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post #3061 of 3219
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Originally Posted by ClarkeBar View Post

What settings do you use? After running the scroll bars that long, you shouldn't have any IR from normal usage if your settings are not very high as with Dynamic or Standard. I would continue to run the bars or switch to the Art imagery for awhile which will vary the content continuously over the duration.


There is nothing wrong with using Standard with any settings one prefers.
Dynamic is a whole other story.
I use Standard while watching TV most of the time. I use Movie for movies but sometimes I like a kicked up picture when viewing movies and I use Standard.

I have had zero IR issues and my 860 is nearly a year old.
post #3062 of 3219
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Originally Posted by dub shih View Post

Yea I was confused when someone was praising the DLNA feature... it's horrible... but w/ the PS3 streaming media is EXCELLENT.

DLNA plays almost everything I've thrown at it, other than mkv containers with DTS audio. I've watched atleast a hundred movies. It has limited functionality(FFW), but I enjoy it.
post #3063 of 3219
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Originally Posted by bustdown View Post

DLNA plays almost everything I've thrown at it, other than mkv containers with DTS audio. I've watched atleast a hundred movies. It has limited functionality(FFW), but I enjoy it.

PS3 streaming is excellent as long as you use PS3 media server
post #3064 of 3219
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Originally Posted by EricScott View Post

Have had my b860 since November and despite some buzzing which I've learned to live with it has been great. My son watches a lot of Nick junior which is all 4:3. Whenever I am around I adjust the aspect ratio settings through my FiOS dvr to fill the screen (the tv is set at 16:9). For whatever reason the aspect ratio settings on my dvr never stick (I think because I am running it through my avr). Anyway in the past I have noticed some temporary image retention with side bars (or letter boxing after watching a blu Ray) that usually went away after watching some HD content. But yesterday I saw side bars that looked like TIR and decided to run the scrolling bars to get rid of them. I ran the bars for maybe a half hour and it didn't get rid of the side bars which has me a little worried that they may be permanently burned in. I will say that they are pretty faint and you can only see them on a completely black screen (say at the beginning of a 24 episode). Even on a white screen you can't really notice them. And it's not like I ever let the tv run for very extended periods of time with the side bars....maybe a couple of hours at most.

Any thoughts? Should I run the scrolling bars for a few hours? Other solutions?

Going to be really bummed if this permanent.

When you go to bed run the scrolling overnight and see if that fixes the issue. I hate it when people tell me to turn the brightness down on MY tv. I'll watch it how I please thank you.
post #3065 of 3219
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Originally Posted by nolanski View Post

There is nothing wrong with using Standard with any settings one prefers.
Dynamic is a whole other story.
I use Standard while watching TV most of the time. I use Movie for movies but sometimes I like a kicked up picture when viewing movies and I use Standard.

I have had zero IR issues and my 860 is nearly a year old.

I use Dynamic and I have no IR.
post #3066 of 3219
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Originally Posted by Krunk83 View Post

I use Dynamic and I have no IR.

Your are crazy man but to each his own....

I do like to use it for some sports myself.....
post #3067 of 3219
I have my Sammy for about 5 months. Worked perfectly, no abuse, break in gently.

After watching PPV UFC 114 last night, I turned it off as usual. This morning, while my children were watching cartoon, and I was at work, the TV turn black!!

Using the remote, I can only turn it on and off, with the greeting chime but nothing else, obviously not the main power issue, which is guarded by a Panamax.

No response what so ever with the menu button or any other button, including the source, channel...

Has anyone encountered this problem before? Chances are I will take this back to the seller but, wow.

Thanks all in advance for helping.
PS: quick search in this thread with "blackout", "black dead" showed nothing so is this post.
post #3068 of 3219
Thanks for all of e feedback. I ended up running the art and landscape slides for a an hour or so and I ink it did the trick. The sidebars appear to be gone.
post #3069 of 3219
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Originally Posted by klpham71 View Post

Using the remote, I can only turn it on and off, with the greeting chime but nothing else, obviously not the main power issue, which is guarded by a Panamax.

No response what so ever with the menu button or any other button, including the source, channel...

Have you tried unplugging the power from the TV for a few minutes and then plugging it back in?
post #3070 of 3219
Yes, i did. Still black.
post #3071 of 3219
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Originally Posted by klpham71 View Post

Yes, i did. Still black.

Your motherboard may be dead
post #3072 of 3219
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Originally Posted by bustdown View Post

DLNA plays almost everything I've thrown at it, other than mkv containers with DTS audio. I've watched atleast a hundred movies. It has limited functionality(FFW), but I enjoy it.

Yea but does it play it well?... I can say it runs most files but the picture and sizing is all screwy.

PS3 is the way to go for streaming... in my opinion.
post #3073 of 3219
Is there any fix for the bonehead move I did in the service menu?

Was in there looking at time used and I went into HDMI calibration. Instead of exit with the menu key....I hit the arrow key and now HDMI calibration is no longer success....but failure

The picture seems fine...but would like to see if I can get the HDMI success fixed.

Please help.

Thanks
Mash

Yes im a idiot for goin into the service menu
Learned my lesson....just leave things alone that I dont understand
post #3074 of 3219
Sorry to bother again.

I did manage to fix the HDMI failure in the ADC target menu.

I was wodering if someone would be kind enough to send me or post pics of their menu. I was in HDMI 2 when I messed up and pulled off this bonehead move in the serive menu and got the HDMI error.

I would like to compare my settings in the ADC result menu and the White Balance menu

Thank you so much

I tried to go to the local tv stores here to see if i can find any 850 around but no cigar.....so I have no reference I can get a hold of.

Sorry for being a pain.

Thanks
Mash
post #3075 of 3219
Sent you a PM.
post #3076 of 3219
Thanks Brother

Really appreciate your help
post #3077 of 3219
And I certainly appreciate yours!

Now let's get on with enjoying our sets.
post #3078 of 3219
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Originally Posted by dub shih View Post

Yea but does it play it well?... I can say it runs most files but the picture and sizing is all screwy.

PS3 is the way to go for streaming... in my opinion.

The picture quality is as good as the source. It's plays all the movies from beginning to end without any glitches. PS3 is may be the best option, but for those who have a computer and television and don't want to fork over the extra money for a PS3 just to stream movies, at works.
post #3079 of 3219
Im still a little worried about my mess up in the service menu

Thanks to ClarkeBar i was able to correct some things.

But It would be really helpfull if someone could post there settings in the ADC menu

I just want to make sure mine are very similar. I have some inputs that are greyed out that I think should have some inputs.

Also....if reinstalling firmware fix this issue? If so.....how can u reinstall firmware?

Thanks again all
post #3080 of 3219
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Originally Posted by weedchill View Post

Your motherboard may be dead

So after all this time, Samsung sent some local servicemen who after asking a few questions over the phone, order the "parts" and swapped it out at my place.



Black. Nil. Nothing. No picture. No sound. Just the greeting chime and the annoying purple light.


"Uh..we are getting the third part and will call you back to install it. Sorry"


The saga continues...I know which brand not to buy in my new place in a few months.
post #3081 of 3219
First off , I have had my 860 since November without any issues or buzzing. I love it.
All of a sudden my Verizon DVR lost sync with the set.
Has anyone had any issues with their QIP6416-2 and the hdmi port dropping out sync with their TV's after a recent remote firmware upgrade(verizon box)? First Verzion said my HDMI cable was bad and that it was a known issue with their cables?? Fortunately I had additional HDMI cables to test. They offered and sent me component video cables to solve my problem, I told them the cable was good. I swapped hdmi cables and HDMI ports on my TV to no effect, my PS3 system via HDMI works fine, so I knew it was not the TV or HDMI cable.. Eventually level 2 support admitted to having fielded a new firmware update that is likely causing my issues. I talked with tech support again today and they are sending a replacment unit to see if that will fix my issue. Anyone else with similiar issues or suggestions on how to fix my system?
post #3082 of 3219
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Originally Posted by ClarkeBar View Post

And I certainly appreciate yours!

Now let's get on with enjoying our sets.

Ain't unity great folks.
post #3083 of 3219
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Originally Posted by mr_mash View Post

Im still a little worried about my mess up in the service menu

Thanks to ClarkeBar i was able to correct some things.

But It would be really helpfull if someone could post there settings in the ADC menu

I just want to make sure mine are very similar. I have some inputs that are greyed out that I think should have some inputs.

Also....if reinstalling firmware fix this issue? If so.....how can u reinstall firmware?

Thanks again all

Do you still having problems? I know a way you can fix it!!!! Just let me know
post #3084 of 3219
Just PM'ed you bellacula
post #3085 of 3219
Any thoughts on the PQ of this set versus the C7000?
post #3086 of 3219
Does anyone have, or know where to get, the latest firmware? I can't seem to connect when trying to upgrade and it's not on Samsungs site and can't seem to find it anywhere else.

Thanks.
post #3087 of 3219
I just came back from a one week trip. I turn on my TV and I see a couple of red dots (pixels) randomly showing up and disappearing. they are generally spread around the upper edge and the upper right section of the TV. It last for about one or two minutes then the number of "crazy dots" is gradually decreasing until everything is back to normal.

It seem to occur mainly when I switch to my PS3. Most of the erratic pixels are red but blue and green one also appears. It also seem to stick to an image so if you have for example a white box when it will disappear the erratic pixels will appear where the white box was so you can still see the white box was there (lightly similar to IR but with mainly red dancing dot forming the new image vs white allow for IR).

I did some research on the internet and found a picture describing this effect. It seem to be call "Image Sticking Mal-Discharge". Anyone ever encountered this? I have not called Samsung yet but will do shortly as I don't think this is normal. My TV is only few months old.
post #3088 of 3219
Do you think it will ever be possible to get the PN58B860 to play 3D content? I hate the idea that I just bought this gorgeous set in December, and would need to go buy the 8000 if I wanted 3D content. I know Samsung says they won't support it, but I'm trying to figure out if it's a real hardware limitation of the display, or if it's possible that a firmware update (or hack) could allow 3D content to play. I'm going to go out on a very short limb and guess "no", but with thousands of us with this set, it would be cool if there was a way to do it.
post #3089 of 3219
Does anyone have the calibrated settings for the 58B860?
post #3090 of 3219
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Originally Posted by Pologuy View Post

Does anyone have the calibrated settings for the 58B860?

Try this:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...006&highlight=
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