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post #31 of 246
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Originally Posted by dkegel View Post

Hello,

First post here...

I wanted to let you know that I just received a PN63c7000 today (From Abt) and it has FW v1020 in it. Dated 04/23/2010. I'm assuming Samsung will update their site soon with this newer version.

The TV looks awesome, BTW.

Regards,

Dave Kegel

OK, guess it's my second post. oops!

I picked up my pn58c8000 on friday and attempted to upgrade the firmware to 1019.1 from the samsung site and. I was unable to update the firmware and then noticed I have the same 001020 firmware that you mentioned. What's the difference between this version and the 1019.1 version that appears to have a newer release date?
post #32 of 246
Looking on Samsung's website today, it looks like they just released another firmware. 1021.2

http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/t...il&tab=support
post #33 of 246
Ok if nothing else, the fact that they are responding this quickly makes me happy... Please report back changes / improvements when you see them. Will apply this tonight.
post #34 of 246
Grabbing 1021.2 now...

* Updated, so far so good. Have not noticed any differences as of yet but have not tested everything.

I wish they could figure out a way to update firmware without loosing menu/calibration settings... ASK and so it becomes with 1022.1 .

Jason
post #35 of 246
i have c8000 led tv and the firmware actually made picture quality more natural looking great job.
post #36 of 246
Looks Samsung posted another firmware update yesterday. Downloading now!
post #37 of 246
1022.1 http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/t...il&tab=support

1. Title
2010 PDP TV firmware(version : 1022.1)
2. Applicable Model
PDP C6400, C6500, C7000, C8000
3. Carrier or Corporate Customer
All Customer
4. Description
. To prevent ''No Picture, Sound OK''
. ''Plug & Play'' Issue
* Problem : The TV will go to ''Plug & Play'' everytime you turns the TV on
. enable to enjoy ''Netflix'' and ''Blockbuster''
. enhanced 3D picture quality (3D TV only)
. intermittent problem some stream may have when playing ''Media play''


Grabbing it now... (slowest firmware DL so far)

Jason
post #38 of 246
I have 1021.2 on my C7000 right now but when I look for an update (1022.1), my TV says its already up to date.
post #39 of 246
You'll have to download the update from the website and toss it on a usb stick/hd, the tv's do not seem to be grabbing the firmwares as of yet.

Jason
post #40 of 246
I downloaded the latest trial version of PowerDVD 10, which supports 3D Blu-ray playback. I have the Samsung 63" C8000. PowerDVD seems to be outputting checkerboard 3D, but I can't find a way to force the Samsung into 3D checkerboard mode. The emitter never triggers the glasses. In the Samsung menu, there seems to be a checkerboard 3D option, but it's grayed out.

Has anyone else run into this, or found a solution?
post #41 of 246
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Originally Posted by Joseph Clark View Post

I downloaded the latest trial version of PowerDVD 10, which supports 3D Blu-ray playback. I have the Samsung 63" C8000. PowerDVD seems to be outputting checkerboard 3D, but I can't find a way to force the Samsung into 3D checkerboard mode. The emitter never triggers the glasses. In the Samsung menu, there seems to be a checkerboard 3D option, but it's grayed out.

Has anyone else run into this, or found a solution?

Set the HDMI input name on the tv to PC. It should enable checkerboard.
post #42 of 246
If I firmware new version.....Is it Possibe Back old Firmware..??
Thanks
post #43 of 246
My new set, June 2010 manufacture date has the 1021.2 Firmware. Should I bother upgrading as I have not had any problems...

DarrenK
post #44 of 246
Any idea how to get the firmware on a usb with a mac? I can't do anything with and .exe file.
post #45 of 246
Calibration settings - So I just noticed that you mentioned the TV's calibration settings get removed during the firmware updates. But maybe not if they changed that with the last one.

I'm using the PN63C8000 and i'm wondering if there is such a thing as a basic calibration starting point? The TV set looks absolutly beatiful as is but i'm wondering if I can fine tune it further and perfect the picture even further?



(best buy wanted like $150 for calibration and it would have also cost another $100 for the 4 year service plan w/calibration)
post #46 of 246
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Originally Posted by froh View Post

I'm using the PN63C8000 and i'm wondering if there is such a thing as a basic calibration starting point?

I put my first approximations for my pn58c8000 in this thread, including settings for 3d (ignore the first 3d settings I gave, please):
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1263011
Also, it would probably give reasonable results to use settings worked out using calibration instruments for the c7000 in this thread:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1245336

I can't yet find an online downloadable 1022 firmware, but judging from the descriptions of 1021 (what I have) and 1022 in the first post of this thread, I'm guessing it doesn't make any difference for the c8000.
post #47 of 246
Thanks for the calibration tips

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Originally Posted by GregLee View Post

I can't yet find an online downloadable 1022 firmware,

It's located at: 1022.1 DL

Just click on the Firmware tab and you can DL it.

NOTE: after download you will only be able to update the TV via USB and you need to first un-zip the file and toss it all onto the USB - The TV will then read it correctly and update it.
post #48 of 246
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Originally Posted by froh View Post

It's located at: 1022.1 DL (http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/t...il&tab=support)

Thank you, but I meant that I couldn't find one which can be downloaded using the "by Online" menu selection, as opposed to the "by USB" menu selection. I will go to the trouble of using usb for the download, if someone advises me there is any point to it.
post #49 of 246
So what's the improvement from 1021 to 1022?
post #50 of 246
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?
post #51 of 246
Mine does that to, maybe its the light for network connectivity.
post #52 of 246
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by almostinsane View Post

Mine does that to, maybe its the light for network connectivity.

Mine blinks even when there is no network cable plugged in.
post #53 of 246
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(mine is yellow).
post #54 of 246
hmm, I only have 1 HDMI cord going into the TV, no toslink.
post #55 of 246
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Originally Posted by almostinsane View Post

hmm, I only have 1 HDMI cord going into the TV, no toslink.

That doesn't matter. The yellow light shows that the toslink connections are ready for inputs(they are active and in working order)--the light does not signify that you have a connection(s) via toslink.
post #56 of 246
Just a quick question for a newbie.

I am considering the Samsung Plasma 8000, but am not very high-tech.

Is the firmware update a simple task? I have never firmware update my old TV's, but it sounds like there are big advantages to doing this.

Is this something I need to do as soon as I get it off the Best Buy shelves this week?

Does it explain this process in the manuals?

I don't seem to bump into any discussion of Panasonic 3d Tv firmware updates...does this firmware update offer an advantage?

Thanks!
post #57 of 246
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Originally Posted by scagg View Post

Just a quick question for a newbie.

I am considering the Samsung Plasma 8000, but am not very high-tech.

Is the firmware update a simple task? I have never firmware update my old TV's, but it sounds like there are big advantages to doing this.

Is this something I need to do as soon as I get it off the Best Buy shelves this week?

Does it explain this process in the manuals?

I don't seem to bump into any discussion of Panasonic 3d Tv firmware updates...does this firmware update offer an advantage?

Thanks!

It's a very simple process for the Samsungs...you go onto the Samsung Web site and download the firmware file to a thumb drive (firmware for the C8000 can be found here: http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/t...il&tab=support The file is in a zipped format on Samsung's site so once you have the file on the thumb drive you unzip the compressed file into the root directory of the thumb drive. Then insert the thumb drive into one of the USB slots on the back of the TV and the TV will ask if you want to play media or update the TV's software: choose software update and the TV does all the rest for you.

The TV you purchase this week likely will have an older firmware installed so the firmware update is the first thing you should do once you get the set home. The current version for my Samsung PN50C7000 (and your C8000 as well) is 1022.1.
post #58 of 246
It's even easier if you connect the TV to your home network (wired or wireless). Just go to firmware update in the menu and it'll do everything for you.
post #59 of 246
Not sure why there is a firmware thread sticky for Samsung but 1026 is out now.

http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/co.../T-VALAUSC.exe

Easiest way to DL is to use the program 'getright', paste in the URL above and set Getright to use 4 threads to download.
post #60 of 246
just updated my PN58C8000 to the new FW 1026. The best way to check for ghosting, is to watch "Wild Safari: A South African Adventure" on Directv on ch. 103(it's playing today).

About 4 minutes into the program look for the guide to get into her Jeep and when the sun hits her LEFT shoulder and arm, you will easily see ghosting at its best(worst?). There is a ghost image of her left arm which is easy to see. I've never seen this much ghosting in any 3D video. Keep watching, as this goes on for quite some time.

The FW 1026 did not fix this. I am a firm believer that the ghosting problem has very little to do with the plasma/LCD that you have, and much more to do with the actual video/film production.

It would be interesting for other 3D owners who own a different brand of 3D set to test it on this video to see if it is replicated.

Anyone know what was added to this update, as it went from minimal numeric increases (120-122) and jumped to 1026.
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