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Does anybody know a good calibration for samsung firmware 1035?

CAL DAY and CAL NIGHT

Thanks!
post #5492 of 5875
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Originally Posted by JKidd10 View Post

here you go Lordy http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...postcount=4783

Thanks JKidd for suggesting these settings I finally figured out how to apply them I've been using then for the past few hours and I like the outcome much thanks...!
post #5493 of 5875
Hey all,

My PN63C8000 (bought from Best Buy) never showed any 'blinking' problems in my 6 or 7 months of ownership. I was very sorry to hear about all the people experiencing this isssue - completely unacceptable that this should be such a common problem in such a high end (by my standards) tv.

My wife surprised me a few weeks ago with a 50" Samsung plasma 550 series for one of our other rooms. I'm not sure if it's a 2010 or 2011 model - i think it's 2011 because it has 3d support? I haven't watched it much myself yet, but yesterday she told me she saw it 'blink' two or three times inside an hour. We were having some problems with the cablebox in that room but i think they are resolved now. So then i told her about the 'blink' problem that some Samsungs have and she flipped out. I will have to watch a DVD in that room to see if we get blinks with sources other than the cablebox.

I know this is a '8000 series thread, but do you guys know if the blink is common to other Samsung series? Do you know if it was addressed in 2011 models - i think i read that some people were still seeing it.

thanks,
joe
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Hey all - I've been very pleased with my 58C8000 that I purchased last November...up until now. See attachments and check out what this thing is doing, it started doing it a few weeks ago and has been getting worse (watch the blinking in the upper right hand corner). It's the worse on white backgrounds but does it with all colors although easiest to see on white. It does it on all channels, hd or sd, regardless of source, hdmi cable or input. i called samsung and waiting for the warranty repair service to call me back with an appointment. I wonder if this is fixable or if they will replace it? I love this set and get compliments by anyone who sees it....just want it back the way it was
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post #5495 of 5875
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Originally Posted by jfabes View Post

Hey all - I've been very pleased with my 58C8000 that I purchased last November...up until now. See attachments and check out what this thing is doing, it started doing it a few weeks ago and has been getting worse (watch the blinking in the upper right hand corner). It's the worse on white backgrounds but does it with all colors although easiest to see on white. It does it on all channels, hd or sd, regardless of source, hdmi cable or input. i called samsung and waiting for the warranty repair service to call me back with an appointment. I wonder if this is fixable or if they will replace it? I love this set and get compliments by anyone who sees it....just want it back the way it was

Same thing happened to my 58c8000. Samsung will try to fix it by replacing the panel. If they can't or don't have the panel they will move on to other means to help you (replace or refund), depending on where you bought it. I bought mine online, and so they're in the midst of arranging a refund of my original purchase price. Don't be too concerned about all that, they seem to be treating me right and I replaced my 58C8000 with a 59D8000 on Sunday--- Loving it so far!
post #5496 of 5875
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Originally Posted by ItzMe View Post

Same thing happened to my 58c8000. Samsung will try to fix it by replacing the panel. If they can't or don't have the panel they will move on to other means to help you (replace or refund), depending on where you bought it. I bought mine online, and so they're in the midst of arranging a refund of my original purchase price. Don't be too concerned about all that, they seem to be treating me right and I replaced my 58C8000 with a 59D8000 on Sunday--- Loving it so far!


Wow, interesting. Glad i found another with the same problem. I bought mine online too (authorized samsung seller). the problem with a refund is that i will have to add cash to get into the 59D8000 as I got a good deal on my 58C8000. But we'll see what happens...i'll keep ya'll posted.
post #5497 of 5875
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Originally Posted by jfabes View Post

Wow, interesting. Glad i found another with the same problem. I bought mine online too (authorized samsung seller). the problem with a refund is that i will have to add cash to get into the 59D8000 as I got a good deal on my 58C8000. But we'll see what happens...i'll keep ya'll posted.

You may come out better than you think.
post #5498 of 5875
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Originally Posted by jfabes View Post

Hey all - I've been very pleased with my 58C8000 that I purchased last November...up until now. See attachments and check out what this thing is doing, it started doing it a few weeks ago and has been getting worse (watch the blinking in the upper right hand corner). It's the worse on white backgrounds but does it with all colors although easiest to see on white. It does it on all channels, hd or sd, regardless of source, hdmi cable or input. i called samsung and waiting for the warranty repair service to call me back with an appointment. I wonder if this is fixable or if they will replace it? I love this set and get compliments by anyone who sees it....just want it back the way it was

My PN58C8000 just started doing the EXACT same thing a few days ago. It's the worst on xbox 360 start up screen which is an all white background. Waiting on a call back as well.
post #5499 of 5875
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Originally Posted by rkranz View Post


My PN58C8000 just started doing the EXACT same thing a few days ago. It's the worst on xbox 360 start up screen which is an all white background. Waiting on a call back as well.

What do you mean by "blinking"? My 50c8000 will sometimes go black screen for a second while watching comcast cable. I have only noticed it when watching cable and not on my other sources. All sources are in AVR and only input two (arc) is used on tv.
post #5500 of 5875
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Originally Posted by movieslover View Post

i just started experiencing a strange problem when watching blu ray discs. Every once in a while (like 2-5 times/movie), a sort of semi transparent horizontal line will roll down the screen from top to bottom. When i rewind and play the offending section over again the problem does not repeat (so its not a flaw in the disc).

It could be my tv (samsung pn63c8000 or the bd player (samsung bd-c6900) or conceivably the denon 4311 avr that the video flows through from the bd player to the tv.

Anyone else have this?

Any thoughts for a fix or explanation???

Thanks,

I posted the above problem 3 months ago and got no responses. Am i really the only one that has this?!?!?!
post #5501 of 5875
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Originally Posted by MoviesLover View Post


I posted the above problem 3 months ago and got no responses. Am i really the only one that has this?!?!?!

I had something similar happening, but it was the video processing in my receiver. Try direct connecting the source to the TV, and see if it still happens. If it stops, you'll know it's your receiver. If that is the problem, I can give you more details on how I fixed it, if not.....sorry.
post #5502 of 5875
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Originally Posted by ferl View Post

I installed a recessed housing (for a power outlet and hdmi connections) directly behind the display where the power cord exits the display.

Back again with another question, for Ferl, or anyone else who can answer. You indicated you purchased a recessed housing.After noting the extreme thickness of the plug, (well over an inch) and the clearance behind the slim profile mounts, it is obvious that I will need to use one of these to hide all the wires. My preference is one of the power extender kits. I am concerned that the plug will not fit into most of them however, due to its configuration. I have found the following kit:

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

Is this what you used? Has anyone successfully used a different kit? I am looking at a very slim mount which would allow less than 1" clearance behind the set...

Thanks,

Darren
post #5503 of 5875
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Originally Posted by DarrenK View Post
Back again with another question, for Ferl, or anyone else who can answer. You indicated you purchased a recessed housing.After noting the extreme thickness of the plug, (well over an inch) and the clearance behind the slim profile mounts, it is obvious that I will need to use one of these to hide all the wires. My preference is one of the power extender kits. I am concerned that the plug will not fit into most of them however, due to its configuration. I have found the following kit:

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

Is this what you used? Has anyone successfully used a different kit? I am looking at a very slim mount which would allow less than 1" clearance behind the set...

Thanks,

Darren
I used this enclosure http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1&ddkey=Search and installed a surge protecting outlet in the enclosure. I then used the pre cut holes to run my other cables down through the wall and came out behind the cabinet housing my equipment. This wall box is much larger than the one you linked to on amazon.


This is not the brand I bought but this is the type of outlet I installed in the wall box.

http://www.lowes.com:80/pd_248359-60...=$25%20-%20$50

This is a different brand of wall box, but a better picture http://www.lowes.com:80/pd_332112-60...ter&facetInfo=


Did you purchase the wall mount for the TV yet?
post #5504 of 5875
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Originally Posted by ferl View Post
I used this enclosure http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1&ddkey=Search and installed a surge protecting outlet in the enclosure. I then used the pre cut holes to run my other cables down through the wall and came out behind the cabinet housing my equipment. This wall box is much larger than the one you linked to on amazon.


This is not the brand I bought but this is the type of outlet I installed in the wall box.

http://www.lowes.com:80/pd_248359-60...=$25%20-%20$50

This is a different brand of wall box, but a better picture http://www.lowes.com:80/pd_332112-60...ter&facetInfo=


Did you purchase the wall mount for the TV yet?
I did not buy a wall mount yet, pending my figuring out the power situation. I had narrowed my choices down to:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...t=1#largeimage (1.22" clearance)

And

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2 (.75" clearance)

before I measured the plug to protrude at least 1.22", and the top is rounded making a true measurement difficult.

I saw the options you posted about. Both of those require tying into the existing live electrical system of my house. What I like about the Powerbridge and DataComm solutions is how easy it is to DIY, the fact that there is no connection made to a live source, and I can use my external surge protector which has a much higher joule rating than the in-wall outlet type. I am admittedly nervous about trying to connect a new outlet to an already live outlet in my house, plus the positioning of the existing outlet is way off. The two solutions I mentioned are incredibly simple to install, with only minor drywall cutouts to be made, and no patching or painting required (unless I goof it up!)

I would be tempted to try the following:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

if I could find a recessed male outlet sold individually which I could then use in the same fashion as the other power extension kits, along with the purchase of some romex.

Darren
post #5505 of 5875
[quote="DarrenK"]

I did not buy a wall mount yet, pending my figuring out the power situation. I had narrowed my choices down to:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...t=1#largeimage (1.22" clearance)

And

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2 (.75" clearance)

before I measured the plug to protrude at least 1.22", and the top is rounded making a true measurement difficult.

I saw the options you posted about. Both of those require tying into the existing live electrical system of my house. What I like about the Powerbridge and DataComm solutions is how easy it is to DIY, the fact that there is no connection made to a live source, and I can use my external surge protector which has a much higher joule rating than the in-wall outlet type. I am admittedly nervous about trying to connect a new outlet to an already live outlet in my house, plus the positioning of the existing outlet is way off. The two solutions I mentioned are incredibly simple to install, with only minor drywall cutouts to be made, and no patching or painting required (unless I goof it up!)

I used the Powerbridge option my self for similar reasons. I highly recommend this option.
post #5506 of 5875
I wanted to ask out there if anyone knows of any calibration settings for gaming (360) other then the default (game mode) settings and if there's a significant difference going custom....?
post #5507 of 5875
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Originally Posted by rudy4rail View Post

I used the Powerbridge option my self for similar reasons. I highly recommend this option.

Which Powerbridge solution did you get? How well did it work with the Samsung plug?

Darren
post #5508 of 5875
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Originally Posted by DarrenK View Post


Which Powerbridge solution did you get? How well did it work with the Samsung plug?

Darren

I used the SSPBIW-6-WH single solution kit from Amazon. It worked fine with the plug. I just had to coil it behind the TV.
post #5509 of 5875
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Originally Posted by rudy4rail View Post

I used the SSPBIW-6-WH single solution kit from Amazon. It worked fine with the plug. I just had to coil it behind the TV.

Several reviewers said the Samsung plug did not work with that particular setup. Did you get a plug extender? How close to the wall is your wall mount?

Thanks,

Darren
post #5510 of 5875
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Originally Posted by jfabes View Post

Hey all - I've been very pleased with my 58C8000 that I purchased last November...up until now. See attachments and check out what this thing is doing, it started doing it a few weeks ago and has been getting worse (watch the blinking in the upper right hand corner). It's the worse on white backgrounds but does it with all colors although easiest to see on white. It does it on all channels, hd or sd, regardless of source, hdmi cable or input. i called samsung and waiting for the warranty repair service to call me back with an appointment. I wonder if this is fixable or if they will replace it? I love this set and get compliments by anyone who sees it....just want it back the way it was


I call it vibrating purples. They are purple/red lines that show up in the upper right hand corner of the plasma and sort of flicker or vibrate across the screen horizontally. The background is almost always white, light grey or the like. I started to notice on darker backgrounds too.

I had a service repair tech come out and they replaced the panel. Since then, their have been no problems. I used to get the problem on my tv cable channels, 3-d bluray, wii, and internet movies.
post #5511 of 5875
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Originally Posted by gonnab View Post

I call it vibrating purples. They are purple/red lines that show up in the upper right hand corner of the plasma and sort of flicker or vibrate across the screen horizontally. The background is almost always white, light grey or the like. I started to notice on darker backgrounds too.

I had a service repair tech come out and they replaced the panel. Since then, their have been no problems. I used to get the problem on my tv cable channels, 3-d bluray, wii, and internet movies.

just confirmed with the repair place that samsung authorized a new panel based off the pictures i sent and will be out friday evening to replace. i was kind of hoping that they would just "offer" me a 59D8000 however, from what i've been reading on the XXD7000/8000 board, not much of a difference between the 58/63C and 59/64D...especially in the black level department. it does seem though, that like last year, the smaller panels, i.e. 50C and 51D have decreased black levels over the larger panels, whether CS is on or off. Not sure why Sammy can't get that right on the smaller sets...
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My new panel has been great. I am not sure what caused the vibrating purples, but havent had the problem yet with this set. I really love this tv and dont want this to happen again. I hope that this problem is now fixed with the new panels.
post #5513 of 5875
My buddy has the Samsung PN50C8000 set up in his office and he is LOVIN' it!
Here are some pics showing that glare is not a major problem even under all the bright office lights.







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post #5514 of 5875
BTW, here are some cheap affordable third-party 3D glasses (battery-powered) if ya ever need 'em:

http://www.ultimate3dheaven.com/dlp3dwiglfis.html

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Originally Posted by OverpricedCables View Post

BTW, here are some cheap affordable third-party 3D glasses (battery-powered) if ya ever need 'em:

http://www.ultimate3dheaven.com/dlp3dwiglfis.html

Do you know how well these work by any chance???
post #5516 of 5875
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Originally Posted by Lord Android View Post

Do you know how well these work by any chance???

They work GREAT!
They're 100% compatible with my buddy's Samsung PN50C8000, so I assume they're prolly also compatible with pretty much all the of the Samsung 3D plasmas and LEDS made in 2010.
My buddy ordered 2 pairs of 'em like 3 months ago and they've been working perfectly so far.
He E-mailed the company prior to ordering them to confirm that they're fully compatible this model.
The price for each pair gets cheaper when you order additional pairs.
The flat-rate shipping fee is the same no matter how many pairs ya order.
Each pair comes with a soft fleecy bag and a microfiber cloth included to help you keep the glasses clean.
The glasses are very lightweight and will fit over most prescription glasses.
With these glasses on, it helps cut down on the glare a bit and boosts the perceived contrast by about 25% (deeper blacks and richer colors).
We have even noticed that they also make the picture alot sharper than with normal 2-D viewing.
Works even with the lights on during the daytime!
And YES, they'll still work fine even you move off-angle from the screen.
When you face AWAY from the screen, the glasses will dis-engage temporarily so that you could see like normally.
Just face the screen again, and they'll automatically re-engage in 3D mode.
They operate on a single cheap 3v lithium coin battery (CR2032) and will last you for WEEKS.
When the glasses make a "BEEPING" noise, that means you've still got 3 hours of battery juice left.
They also have the rechargeable ones, but I would highly recommend the battery operated ones instead cuz then ya don't ever have to worry about those built-in rechargeable batteries getting all worn out after lotsa multiple recharges.
Lithium coin batteries are hella cheap and convenient, at least everytime when you replace the battery with a fresh new one, you're guaranteed to have full power.
post #5517 of 5875
I sometimes see a faint grayish line 4-5" from the top of the screen during a motion shots containing white or blue/gray scenes. I have read about horizontal line bleed but thought that was found in situations where, for example, an espn score box is displayed on te screen.

Is what I am seeing common with plasma screens? It is not seen very often at all and is most noticed during shots of the sky.

I apologize if this has been covered. I searched on google for this and other sites but could not find it
post #5518 of 5875
I have the 58C8000. My DirecTV receiver just went. So while we wait for the replacement HD DVR to arrive, I hooked up the coax feed from my Comcast Internet. It carries the unscrambled local channels in HD. However, all of them are only showing in 480i on the TV. Is there a setting somewhere that I'm missing, or is this TV not capable of showing HD via coax? Anyone have any ideas?
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Originally Posted by KK in CT View Post

I have the 58C8000. My DirecTV receiver just went. So while we wait for the replacement HD DVR to arrive, I hooked up the coax feed from my Comcast Internet. It carries the unscrambled local channels in HD. However, all of them are only showing in 480i on the TV. Is there a setting somewhere that I'm missing, or is this TV not capable of showing HD via coax? Anyone have any ideas?

Did you scan for the channels, mine show a lot of hd channels from the comcast feed, but the numbers are 5-1, 21-36, etc.
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