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post #5521 of 5551
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Originally Posted by PiratesCove View Post

The only Samsung LED with great screen uniformity is the UN55D6420 - Best Buy had one for $1399 at clearance.

Due to the lack of motion resolution and artifacts ..

I traded in the LN46D630 for a UN46D6900.
post #5522 of 5551
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Originally Posted by PiratesCove View Post

Due to the lack of motion resolution and artifacts ..
I traded in the LN46D630 for a UN46D6900.

Did they have this left over or is it a refurb? Keep me posted.
post #5523 of 5551
The UN46D6900 had horizontal and vertical banding problems.

I did an exchange with Samsung for the UN46ES7100.

The ES7100 developed dead pixels and bad 3D. mad.gif

I exchanged it for a Samsung F7100 on May 1, 2013.
Edited by PiratesCove - 5/2/13 at 10:41am
post #5524 of 5551
Can anyone recommend a good wall mount unit for the 46a850?
post #5525 of 5551
FYI

Signed into my samsung account turns out our tv's qualify in a class action lawsuit against samsung.

"Covered TV Symptom(s)" as described in the proposed Settlement. The class action lawsuit alleges a defect that may cause the television to experience symptoms such as not turning on, experiencing a delay in turning on, making a clicking sound, cycling on and off, or other similar problems"

My tv has been clicking and not turning on so I now know they will fix it for free.

http://www.samsung.com/us/capacitorsettlement/
post #5526 of 5551
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Originally Posted by adgrimes View Post

FYI

Signed into my samsung account turns out our tv's qualify in a class action lawsuit against samsung.

"Covered TV Symptom(s)" as described in the proposed Settlement. The class action lawsuit alleges a defect that may cause the television to experience symptoms such as not turning on, experiencing a delay in turning on, making a clicking sound, cycling on and off, or other similar problems"

My tv has been clicking and not turning on so I now know they will fix it for free.

http://www.samsung.com/us/capacitorsettlement/

I was informed by Samsung I do not qualify under class action lawsuit as my TV set was manufactured in January 2009....I probably missed it by a few days. :Mad:
post #5527 of 5551
I currently own a 46" A850. There is a local Craig's list add for a 56" A850 for $500. Is that a good deal? The guy is moving Saturday and wants to get rid of it.
post #5528 of 5551
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Originally Posted by paulzoom View Post

I currently own a 46" A850. There is a local Craig's list add for a 56" A850 for $500. Is that a good deal? The guy is moving Saturday and wants to get rid of it.
The largest A850 they made was 52", so 56" is a typo or this is a scam. Also, the A850 came out in Sep 2008, so is a pretty old set. You might be better off saving up a little more and getting a new set. The entry level F6000 series is 120Hz, making it equivalent feature-wise to the A850.
post #5529 of 5551
Sorry, it was a typo. It was a 52" set. So $500 is not that great deal? I've heard so many people say they have had a hard time finding a set as good as the 850 series. I do love my 46 inch one. I actually have the 650 which is the touch of blue color.
post #5530 of 5551
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Originally Posted by paulzoom View Post

Sorry, it was a typo. It was a 52" set. So $500 is not that great deal? I've heard so many people say they have had a hard time finding a set as good as the 850 series. I do love my 46 inch one. I actually have the 650 which is the touch of blue color.
If it's blue, you have the 860. I've had a 52A860 since Sep 13, 2008 and it is, indeed, beautiful. I'll keep it as long as it will have me. But I don't know if I'd spend $500 for a used one. They're getting old.

However, I was wrong earlier to recommend the F6000 series as similar, because they have a matte screen. To get a similar set, with a glossy screen, you'd have to move up to a F7100, which is quite a bit more than $500. Another AVS'er, Pirates Cove had an A850 that broke last year and he tried several sets until landing a F7100. He likes it quite a bit and started the Official 7100 thread. Check out his early posts.
Edited by dfp - 8/14/13 at 1:54pm
post #5531 of 5551
Thanks for the tip. I'm still tempted but I think I'm going to pass based on what you told me.
post #5532 of 5551
I went from the A850 to the F8000...the F8000 is better than the A850 but I still like my A850(in my bedroom). I personally think the A850 is a good buy at $500 just check the hours. The A850 was the "top tier" tv at the time...and the F8000 is this year so I would be comparing them the most personally.
post #5533 of 5551
As a second set, and possible back up, maybe $500 is a good deal. It would be nice to know if it had any bad capacitors fixed for free, or is exhibiting any start-up symptoms.

The A850 was top tier in '08 and I'd probably spring for a 55F8000 if it conked out. But I'd hate spending $2500 again, so I'm also following the 55F7100 at $1700.
post #5534 of 5551
The guy is moving Saturday so I'm going to make a crazy $400 offer and see if he bites. Nothing to lose. I will at least be able to have him turn it on.
post #5535 of 5551
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Originally Posted by dfp View Post

As a second set, and possible back up, maybe $500 is a good deal. It would be nice to know if it had any bad capacitors fixed for free, or is exhibiting any start-up symptoms.

The A850 was top tier in '08 and I'd probably spring for a 55F8000 if it conked out. But I'd hate spending $2500 again, so I'm also following the 55F7100 at $1700.

How is the picture of the 7100 compared to the A850? I don't do 3D and don't need internet. Wondering if there are cheaper options. I only care about picture quality is why I love my A860.
post #5536 of 5551
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Originally Posted by paulzoom View Post

How is the picture of the 7100 compared to the A850? I don't do 3D and don't need internet. Wondering if there are cheaper options. I only care about picture quality is why I love my A860.

Here is an opinion from PiratesCove, originator of the F7100 thread , whose A850 conked out last summer. I suggest PM'ing him for any updates to his opinion. Go to his first post in that thread, click on his name and send him a message.

Originally Posted by dfp - post 742, Official Samsung UNxxF7100 Thread

The old 52A850 still looks gorgeous and will turn 5 on Sep 13. I'm following the F7100 should I need a replacement this year; with all its features and price, it's quite a value. Nice to hear clouding and flashlighting are minimal.

Too bad they instituted automatic firmware updates... In the olden days, we never updated unless we absolutely had to. :-)

PiratesCove:

The Uniformity, Color Accuracy, Black Levels and Contrast Ratio of the F7100 is better than the A850, very amazing.
post #5537 of 5551
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Originally Posted by dfp View Post


The A850 was top tier in '08 and I'd probably spring for a 55F8000 if it conked out. But I'd hate spending $2500 again, so I'm also following the 55F7100 at $1700.

$1730 here: all of us f8000 utilized this site to get best buy to pricematch...gone are the days of paying full price at your local big box. For them to stay competitive and move product they are price matching a lot now.

http://www.greystoneappliance.com/Samsung-UN55F8000-55-240Hz-3D-LED-HDTV-p/un55f8000.htm

This main reason I chose the f8000 over the f7100 was for "smart led" control which we have concluded is a synonm for CE dimming.
post #5538 of 5551
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Originally Posted by adgrimes View Post

$1730 here: all of us f8000 utilized this site to get best buy to pricematch...gone are the days of paying full price at your local big box. For them to stay competitive and move product they are price matching a lot now.

http://www.greystoneappliance.com/Samsung-UN55F8000-55-240Hz-3D-LED-HDTV-p/un55f8000.htm

This main reason I chose the f8000 over the f7100 was for "smart led" control which we have concluded is a synonm for CE dimming.

Wow, that's $800 less, and GA's F7100 is $300 less than BB. I knew BB started price-matching online sellers, but, not being in the market, haven't actually looked to see the difference. I hope it helps BB survive... who wouldn't buy from a local store at the same price. It will be a sad day when we can't walk into a store and check out electronics.

At $1730, I'd opt for the F8000. I paid $2500 each for my last two top tier sets but would like the next one to come in under $2000.
post #5539 of 5551
Very true, times are indeed changing. Another thing to consider is you can upgrade the processor/codecs with the smart evolution kit which might be nice to do if you want to extend the life of the tv. Although its not going to make the picture any better.
post #5540 of 5551
Is there a model below the 7100 with the same picture quality? Like I said, I don't use 3D or the internet functions.
post #5541 of 5551
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Originally Posted by paulzoom View Post

Is there a model below the 7100 with the same picture quality? Like I said, I don't use 3D or the internet functions.

I believe the 7100 is the first model with the Ultra Clear Panel, the glossy screen, which I think is responsible for the great Samsung picture. The A850 had an Ultra Clear panel. The 6000 and lower series have a semi matte screen, which gives a nice clear picture, but lacks the "pop" of the glossy screen.

Don't forget that Best Buy matches prices of certain online sellers. Also, there seems to be a Samsung price reduction this week.

Did you buy the $500 A850?
post #5542 of 5551
Nope. I got scared off by your posts. Didn't seem worth taking the chance on a 5 year old set. My A860 46" is still working great so I'll just ride it out till it dies and get the 7100.
post #5543 of 5551
Man, I had someone off me $950 for my 52"! My wife wanted it for the bedroom though. I had no need for 3d/internet either but still chose the F8000 for control over more settings. It also has an "evolution kit" which allows you to upgrade...so far though I don't see a need for that either.
post #5544 of 5551
Hey Guys,

Sorry to revive such an old topic, but was hoping fellow forum members may be able to help. I currently have an LN52A860 (the ToC Blue color to the 850 which is Red...same TV though). I used to have this TV in my family room as my main TV. While in that room, I did not experience any issues with the IR Interference. I have recently moved the TV into my bedroom (wallmounted) and my HD box (Explorer 4642 I think...non-PVR) is mounted just below the TV. Low and behold, I now experience the IR Interference issue.

It takes about 5 mins before my remote starts to function and can operate the HD Box. I have read various forums and have seen that the issue is with the inverters. My question is, will Samsung still service the inverters on my TV even though it is long out of warranty? Or am I out of luck? Also, an FYI, I'm located in Canada....so if anyone has any info they can share that would be helpful (especially if it's Canada-specific info).
post #5545 of 5551
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Originally Posted by Dr_Kn0w View Post

Hey Guys,

Sorry to revive such an old topic, but was hoping fellow forum members may be able to help. I currently have an LN52A860 (the ToC Blue color to the 850 which is Red...same TV though). I used to have this TV in my family room as my main TV. While in that room, I did not experience any issues with the IR Interference. I have recently moved the TV into my bedroom (wallmounted) and my HD box (Explorer 4642 I think...non-PVR) is mounted just below the TV. Low and behold, I now experience the IR Interference issue.

It takes about 5 mins before my remote starts to function and can operate the HD Box. I have read various forums and have seen that the issue is with the inverters. My question is, will Samsung still service the inverters on my TV even though it is long out of warranty? Or am I out of luck? Also, an FYI, I'm located in Canada....so if anyone has any info they can share that would be helpful (especially if it's Canada-specific info).

I believe they were pretty good about the capacitor problem, so you may luck out. If not, the repair itself may not cost you much. I bought my 52A860 on Sep 13, 2008, and have never had the IR problem. It showed up on this thread several weeks later, so you may find some info in posts around Oct-Dec, 2008. I know some folks found placing a piece of tape over a sensor minimized the problem. Also, I believe a guy created the problem by painting the wall facing the TV white. Also, I remember something about the problem being minimized if the room is bright while turning on the set.

But is it the TV? My question is the HD box... is it a new one? If you still have the old one, why not try it in the bedroom as a test.

When I replaced my original Comcast HDDVR this January with the new Motorola model, I found a few quirks. Occasionally, if I'm in a hurry when powering up and try to change channel or sound level on the Comcast remote while the box and TV are doing the HDMI handshake, before the picture comes on the screen, the two won't connect.... "No signal found". Just being patient for 5 more seconds until the picture is on the screen solves the problem. Also I had HDMI-CEC (Anynet) turned off for five years in my blu ray and receiver to avoid the traditional TV default to the TV input. However, with the new Motorola box, the receiver wouldn't recognize Dolby Digital, until I turned off Anynet in the TV too.

Maybe if you experiment a little, you can find it's something else. Good luck, keep us posted.
post #5546 of 5551
The guy may be willing to drop the price of the 52" LN52A650 to $400. I'm so tempted!
post #5547 of 5551
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Originally Posted by paulzoom View Post

The guy may be willing to drop the price of the 52" LN52A650 to $400. I'm so tempted!
Is it an LN52A650 or LN52A850? Not that it makes that much difference, but, for the record, the A650 came out eight months before the A850, and is 4" thick compared to the A850 at 2", truly one of the first slim sets.

What will you use it for?
post #5548 of 5551
It's definitely the 650 model.



post #5549 of 5551
I was going to replace my 46" touch of blue as my main TV and maybe put the 46" in my bedroom.
post #5550 of 5551
To give you another data point, I found an LN52A650 on Craig's list in my area for $350. You might check other areas to get more data. I noticed in your the picture the set seems to be Canadian, so I don't know what $350US means for you if you're in Canada. Regardless, for a small amount you'd end up with a bigger set as a main TV and also a nice set for the bedroom.

Alternatively, you could pick up a new 1080p 32" Samsung with wifi, for the bedroom for the same amount. It might help if you made up a list of pros and cons to consider.
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