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post #3661 of 7930
Thanks for the info koffas.

hmm, from samsung site:
what is the actual contrast ratio of the plasma 3d tv Samsung PN50C7000 50-Inch 1080p 3D Plasma HDTV?

Although there is no actual published number for the Dynamic Contrast Ratio on the PN50C7000 , I can say that it is considered to have Mega Dynamic Contrast. This means that the Contrast is high enough (it will be over 1,000,000:1) and fluctuates enough to where an accurate static number can not be given to this unit.

and in some site have the C8000 Contrast Ratio at 7,000,000:1 confusing. That is a huge different. 1,000,000:1 vs 7,000,000:1
post #3662 of 7930
C8000: 8 million to 1 Dynamic ratio
C7000: 7 million to 1 DR
post #3663 of 7930
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Originally Posted by JukeBox360 View Post


Yes. I have the 7000. No. I did not do the firmware hack. Its not worth it. Voiding warranty all for a fix that you can do without going in it? Thanks but no thanks. Besides that. Last time I came on this site Years ago. I was givin advice to go into the menu. Turned out to be the biggest mistake I made on that set lol. I'm still keeping my 7000. Just getting the 8000 as well for size. If best buy sold the 58 inch 7000 then I'd get that. But they don't. So I have no choice.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts on how they compare.
post #3664 of 7930
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Originally Posted by JukeBox360 View Post

Yes. I have the 7000. No. I did not do the firmware hack. Its not worth it. Voiding warranty all for a fix that you can do without going in it? Thanks but no thanks. Besides that. Last time I came on this site Years ago. I was givin advice to go into the menu. Turned out to be the biggest mistake I made on that set lol. I'm still keeping my 7000. Just getting the 8000 as well for size. If best buy sold the 58 inch 7000 then I'd get that. But they don't. So I have no choice.

Why not get a 7000 from amazon with the sick deal they have? I thought you said in an earlier post that you were going to ditch the warranty anyway since you didn't get any burn in?

Anyway, thanks to everyone in this thread for all of the info, especially to those who posted about the 58c7000 amazon deal. Getting mine delivered next week!
post #3665 of 7930
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Originally Posted by Maleni View Post

koffas, can C8000 handle cinema smooth yet? can it do 1080p/24 proper?

Do you think a firmware update will make the c7000 able to handle 1080p /24?

Anyone haven't get a channel logo IR after watching it for hours yet?

Can the PN50C7000 fits in this stand? or maybe someone can recomend a better one?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846

Thanks!

For a tv stand when I was thinking about the 50" i was thinking about this bell'o stand
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...164_339&fsc=-1. Not for sure that it would work but I liked the look
post #3666 of 7930
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Originally Posted by Kinetik View Post


Why not get a 7000 from amazon with the sick deal they have? I thought you said in an earlier post that you were going to ditch the warranty anyway since you didn't get any burn in?

Anyway, thanks to everyone in this thread for all of the info, especially to those who posted about the 58c7000 amazon deal. Getting mine delivered next week!

I will be ditching the warranty. I buy from best buy for 2 main reasons. I work there and safety. I like that if something goes wrong. I'm only 10 mins from where I need to figure things out. That and I have tons of store credit. So it does t actually cost me anything to get it from best buy. I was going to sell my store credit but figured it wouldn't sell. $2000 for 2500. So you'd earn 500 bucks. Dunno how to sell that on eBay though lol.
post #3667 of 7930
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Originally Posted by koffas View Post


Yeah, I just hope they perform as well as they look.

They are identical to the current rechargeable glasses, just a different color. So don't hold out a lot of hope for better performance.
post #3668 of 7930
I think I missed the boat for the Amazon deal.
post #3669 of 7930
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Originally Posted by Tommyboy10 View Post

I think I missed the boat for the Amazon deal.

Not doing it already
post #3670 of 7930
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Originally Posted by wiggo View Post

They are identical to the current rechargeable glasses, just a different color. So don't hold out a lot of hope for better performance.

they do look the same, but the comment in the article I linked to suggested improved performance (though the translation from Greek is rough).
post #3671 of 7930
I need to get HDMI cables, I have a cheap one how 1.3

I pretty confused, I thought I needed hdmi 1.4 cable Now I see they have 1.4a and now I found out about hdmi cable with Ethernet? and ferrite cores?

What exactly do I need? because I can't find one that is "hdmi 1.4a ethernet with ferrite cores" anywhere? can anyone point me to which one to get?

http://www.amazon.com/Cable-Builders...9904734&sr=1-2

looking at those but they don't have ferrite cores!
post #3672 of 7930
Maleni,

May I suggest going up to the top of this page and clicking on the red Monoprice button which is an AVS sponser.

They have tons of offerings for any kind of cable and at the best prices I've seen. I've now in the last 2 months ordered from them twice and they seem to be a great company. I will always go back for my cabling needs.
post #3673 of 7930
Monoprice has the cables....but they are not in stock at the moment. You can click through link at the top of the forum. The is the stand I have that I am going to use with my PN58C7000 is a Tech Craft Flex 52W,(can't post link so just Google it), It's very similar to the Bell'O listed above its 54" wide and the PN58C is 54.6", so I'm hoping it will work well when it arrives sometime next week!
post #3674 of 7930
Yeah I bought my cables from monoprice and I checked there but I don't see they have 1.4a or ethernet ones and I don't know If that ethernet 1.4a is needed or not.
post #3675 of 7930
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Originally Posted by Maleni View Post

Yeah I bought my cables from monoprice and I checked there but I don't see they have 1.4a or ethernet ones and I don't know If that ethernet 1.4a is needed or not.

If I'm not mis-speaking... I believe I heard the HDMI standard is dropping the version #'s and will be known more as "high speed", "ethernet", etc.

Also it seems there are very few if any devices that actually use ethernet through hdmi. I would guess more will in the near future but at which point will a person actually have one and need it?

I believe "high speed" takes care of your 1.4a requirements. They allow 3d and even higher resolutions for the near future.

I don't claim to know too much about it, just some things I've heard debated. Hope it helps some...

BTW they do list some with ethernet.
post #3676 of 7930
Ironmagz

Thanks for the info. I am new to all of this, so I am still learning
post #3677 of 7930
post #3678 of 7930
Amazon is running a deal on the PN63C7000, I'm not sure for how long but right now they have it listed for $2514.63 w/ 3D Starter Kit & BD-C6900
post #3679 of 7930
I just got my RNX-N1 (bought from Newegg for $24.99) and wireless works perfectly

Much cheaper than buying a Samsung wireless adapter...
post #3680 of 7930
So I'll need at least HDMI 1.4 for 3D right? 1.3A/B/C won't do 3D? Is 1.4 back compatible with 1.3?
post #3681 of 7930
I have a general question related to the wireless usb dongles...

I have the pn63c8000. If i stream netflix directly to the tv, how exactly can i get the sound be go through my receiver and be surround sound?
post #3682 of 7930
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Originally Posted by Needanewbewbtube View Post

So I'll need at least HDMI 1.4 for 3D right? 1.3A/B/C won't do 3D? Is 1.4 back compatible with 1.3?

I do not use a 1.4 cable on my set and everything seems to work just fine.
post #3683 of 7930
I belive some of us are confused of hdmi cables 1.3 vs 1.4a in terms of 3d performance.

Have someone use a downloaded 3d content and try it via usb? does it show like a normal 3d or it just shows like a 2d to 3d conversion?

Does having a plasma while living on a 6 floor affect the plasma? I read about elevation or something, but I didn't understand much!
post #3684 of 7930
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Originally Posted by koffas View Post

1) Not yet. Though Samsung released new firmware for the C550/590 series yesterday. Description said:

"To improve HDMI 24P Connection"

Al had some promising observations he posted in the C550 owner's thread...
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...6#post18944466

2) Not "officially."

3) Not on my set. I don't game, but I never see network logo IR.

I am waiting to see if they can fix the 24p processing. Assuming it does get fixed I am really leaning towards either the 63" C7000 or C8000 over the Panasonic VT due to the price difference. I would love to hear that this does get fixed soon, I mean it was supposed to be working when they originally started selling them right!?
post #3685 of 7930
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Originally Posted by Maleni View Post

Does having a plasma while living on a 6 floor affect the plasma? I read about elevation or something, but I didn't understand much!

I thought it was elevation as in "thousands of feet" elevation.
post #3686 of 7930
Pardon if this has already been covered... I've read about 30 pages so far of this thread and just seen references to it, but no definiative info:

You can convert a C7000 into a C8000 with just a software change? Are the panels themselves identical? I'm looking for peak image quality. (specificaly, still image quality)

The C8000 looks like the better set (plus it has 24p, which, on the odd time I watch a movie, would be nice to have) but the C7000 is 500 bucks cheaper. If it's cheaper and is, in fact, identical... I'll go with the C7000 and do the (free) conversion.
post #3687 of 7930
C7000 to C8000 is done in service menu, not software required. and it was done to gain access to MJC as it was on by default (soap opera effect) also to gain access to cinema smooth in the menu which is not working proper yet even in the C8000 ( a firmware update may correct that in the future in both set)

The different is C8000 has real black filter to help with glare in a bright room and I think it has an extra setting for calibration call expert mode. <--- not sure about that one.

has better contrast ratio too : The C8000 offers a higher dynamic contrast ratio (7,000,000:1 vs. the C7000's 5,000,000:1)


Other than that not official review has appear saying it has better picture quality yet. They both using the same panel, the firmware updates is a single one for both.
post #3688 of 7930
I noticed the posts about the 1023 firmware update. I went to the Samsung site and the update they have listed is 1022. Does anyone know where to get the 1023 update?
Kevin.
post #3689 of 7930
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Originally Posted by everyperson View Post

I purchased the PN58C8000 a week ago and now there is a yellow flashing light from the back of the plasma, just above and to the right of the pedestal stand. When I turn the set on, after about two minutes a message pops up that states: A new firmware update is available(I have the latest update installed already-1022.) The plasma appears to be working properly.

I have emailed Samsung.

Any ideas? Or is this some new 3D trick?

I called Samsung. It is a built in feature?!? It signals that the toslink(digital audio) connections are working.

I pointed out that the manual should state something about the blinking light.
post #3690 of 7930
Alrighty then. I've been slaving over the forums for the past few weeks. We are getting ready to move into a bigger place, so daddy gets a bigger TV! After much deliberation, I think I'm about to press "buy" on a 58" c7000 from Amazon. I must be crazy!!! Anyway, I gather from what I've read here that folks who own this set are happy with it. Is that an accurate assessment? If not, please holler now!

Second, since it's so cheap on Amazon, I'm considering getting the square trade warranty. Does anyone know if they are reputable or have any experience with their product. Many thanks (as usual...I get TONS of advice on my tech purchases here) to those who have shared to make this a more informed decision. Cheers!
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