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post #151 of 8436
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Originally Posted by irkuck View Post
I wonder if the thread title could carry just D8000?

XX is not needed, anybody will understand all sets are covered.
UN is Northamericancentric which leads to confusions.
D8000 is global generic.
Using the UN and the XX is proper protocol on this Forum. It maintains uniformity and makes the Forum look more professional and less haphazard.
post #152 of 8436
Thanks to nahtanoj and freebits for their early impressions and pictures. I have the un55c8000 and pretty much already know that i'll upgrade to the d8000 later this year.

Regarding the touch remote (given nahtanoj is still getting to know the settings and freebits will get a galaxy eventually), this might be a bit much to ask, but could you guys check whether iphone app available through the itunes store could be used to control the tv?

According to the app's description, so long as the tv & the iphone (i guess ipad also) are on the same wifi network, then you should be able to control the tv with the phone. Some of the snapshots for the app seem to indicate that text entry would be possible as well.

Anyhow - enjoy the tvs and as more folks receive shipment, please keep the pictures, settings, reviews flowing.
post #153 of 8436
Aleitry
There is an app now that lets you control the c8000. Its been out for awhile, I don't know if it will control the new d8000 TVs. I supposed it would but not the twin view feature, Samsung said they would have newer apps for the galaxy tab and phone to control the TV with the twin view on the device. I'm not sure they would pass this on to other non Samsung devices but who knows. I use the iPod touch app on my c8000 now, I put my order in for my d8000 and will test the apps out on my android phone and Ipod when I get my TV.
post #154 of 8436
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Originally Posted by aleitry View Post
Thanks to nahtanoj and freebits for their early impressions and pictures. I have the un55c8000 and pretty much already know that i'll upgrade to the d8000 later this year.

Regarding the touch remote (given nahtanoj is still getting to know the settings and freebits will get a galaxy eventually), this might be a bit much to ask, but could you guys check whether iphone app available through the itunes store could be used to control the tv?

According to the app's description, so long as the tv & the iphone (i guess ipad also) are on the same wifi network, then you should be able to control the tv with the phone. Some of the snapshots for the app seem to indicate that text entry would be possible as well.

Anyhow - enjoy the tvs and as more folks receive shipment, please keep the pictures, settings, reviews flowing.
Of course. I was able to control D8000 using the existing iphone app from Samsung (Prolly it's for C series). but never tried to enter any text to search web. volume and channel, a/b/c/d button, they worked all fine tru wifi network.
post #155 of 8436
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Originally Posted by freebits View Post
I took some more pics to see the uniformity of my d8000.
Pls. check it from the attached.
I got some backlight bleeding. Is is correct term? I see them more clear on gray background image (4th image). But black image is very dark and only mouse cursor is shown. Seems all LED backlights are turned off.

Samsung tech guy confirmed it and agree to replace it to new one this Friday.
If it's the limitation of edge LED TV, then I'll cope with it after replacing it.
Sincerely, freebits, for photos does not seem a significant problem, but if you are bothered is entitled to request the exchange.

Thank you very much for the information that you and nahtanoj we provide.

P. S.

Sorry for the bad translation, I'm from Spain and do not speak your language.
post #156 of 8436
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Originally Posted by freebits View Post
I fully agree on almost all of your comments. This TV is great.
On your 2nd issue, I'm a little surprised that it has a very thin manual since electronic manual is included in TV. I haven't read them all but wasn't it sufficient to fully understand the menu items?
Freebits, Apparently I'm trying to make all of the obvious mistakes so others can learn from me! I saw the reference to a e-manual, but totally forgot to look there. I'll look tonight and see if there are more details about various things. Thanks for pointing that out. I've learned a lot just through making mistakes.
post #157 of 8436
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Originally Posted by aleitry View Post
Thanks to nahtanoj and freebits for their early impressions and pictures. I have the un55c8000 and pretty much already know that i'll upgrade to the d8000 later this year.

Regarding the touch remote (given nahtanoj is still getting to know the settings and freebits will get a galaxy eventually), this might be a bit much to ask, but could you guys check whether iphone app available through the itunes store could be used to control the tv?

According to the app's description, so long as the tv & the iphone (i guess ipad also) are on the same wifi network, then you should be able to control the tv with the phone. Some of the snapshots for the app seem to indicate that text entry would be possible as well.

Anyhow - enjoy the tvs and as more folks receive shipment, please keep the pictures, settings, reviews flowing.
Actually, that's a great idea. I've got 2 iphones and an ipad, so I'll check it out. If it's a "fairly expensive" app on the iphone or ipad, I may not get it. Since so many apps are free or $0.99, $25 seems like a lot. I've got a harmany pro (I forgot the model) in my basement home theater, and I was thinking about getting a cheaper version for the D8000. I don't (yet) need macros, and probably won't need the ability to do things like lighting control that I have in my basement.

What would be cool (to me) is a voice controlled programmable remote app.
post #158 of 8436
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Originally Posted by fearmomo View Post
Sincerely, freebits, for photos does not seem a significant problem, but if you are bothered is entitled to request the exchange.

Thank you very much for the information that you and nahtanoj we provide.

P. S.

Sorry for the bad translation, I'm from Spain and do not speak your language.
I have yet to notice any clouding or if you prefer, non-uniform lighting, light leaking into dark zones, etc. Since it's edge lit, maybe they improved the LEDs themselves, and the filtering. I've been watching critically looking for any sign. I'm sure if production isn't perfect (it never is), there'll be some sets with issues. But I see nothing. In scenes in which the borders around the whole or part of the screen are black, but the center isn't, I see no evidence that the blacks are lighter, degraded or off-color.

In the NHL game I started watching the first day with the TV, the crowd was in the dark and the entire rink is very white, I saw excellent contrast and no compromise of black levels. The Social Network also has a lot of scenes in which I thought clouding might occur, but I didn't see any.

I don't have a gray background to test as freebits did. I'd be a little hesitant to run one, because I don't watch a gray background. So IF the only time it exists is in a test pattern, I'm okay with that. I absolutely DO understand how clouding in a test pattern could be evidence that there could be clouding under certain conditions, but compared to the TVs with clouding and all of the online pics I've seen from previous models, it seems (I'm nervous to say) resolved (don't quote me, I could be wrong!).
post #159 of 8436
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Originally Posted by gagit811 View Post
Aleitry
There is an app now that lets you control the c8000. Its been out for awhile, I don't know if it will control the new d8000 TVs. I supposed it would but not the twin view feature, Samsung said they would have newer apps for the galaxy tab and phone to control the TV with the twin view on the device. I'm not sure they would pass this on to other non Samsung devices but who knows. I use the iPod touch app on my c8000 now, I put my order in for my d8000 and will test the apps out on my android phone and Ipod when I get my TV.
Understood. I never installed it on my ios devices because I didn't want to buy a wifi stick for my c8000. Thanks for offering to test the apps.

And yeah, twin view would be sweet on iphones/ipads, but I also agree that samsung is not likely to extend that functionality to non-samsung products.
post #160 of 8436
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Originally Posted by fearmomo View Post
Sincerely, freebits, for photos does not seem a significant problem, but if you are bothered is entitled to request the exchange.

Thank you very much for the information that you and nahtanoj we provide.

P. S.

Sorry for the bad translation, I'm from Spain and do not speak your language.
Yeah. it seems you're right. the backlight bleeding in 4th image is not so severe. I change it now with darker one at the previous post but it's still not annoying level.

p.s. Me, I'm speaking Korean thus I'm also poor at other language.
post #161 of 8436
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Originally Posted by freebits View Post
yeah. It seems you're right. The backlight bleeding in 4th image is not so severe. I change it now with darker one at the previous post but it's still not annoying level.

P.s. Me, i'm speaking korean thus i'm also poor at other language.
안녕하세요.
post #162 of 8436
Can the people who already received their D8000's and future owners kindly post where they live (even if it's just the country) and actually came with the TV when you received it and if you want, where you bought it (no price talk).

I am curious to see if and when the 2 pairs of 3D glasses will actually be included in the boxes, when and if the QWERTY remote was also inside the box and if you got the 3D promo pack included at no charge?

It seems like some people are getting the 3D promo pack while others are not (different vendors), some have vouchers for the glasses and QWERTY remote which is supposed to be in the box while others already had them inside?

A poll would be a neat idea maybe?

Thanks!!
post #163 of 8436
Have you read this entire thread? The questions about where people live and where they bought have pretty much already been answered if you look closely. Also, what does it matter where they live? A simple Google search will give you several buying options as the TVs are now starting to hit the stores and on-line retailers daily.
post #164 of 8436
Thanks for the awesome reviews Jonathan. Just one question for us Canadian buyers: where was the TV made?
post #165 of 8436
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Originally Posted by Dreams View Post

Can the people who already received their D8000's and future owners kindly post where they live (even if it's just the country) and actually came with the TV when you received it and if you want, where you bought it (no price talk).

I am curious to see if and when the 2 pairs of 3D glasses will actually be included in the boxes, when and if the QWERTY remote was also inside the box and if you got the 3D promo pack included at no charge?

It seems like some people are getting the 3D promo pack while others are not (different vendors), some have vouchers for the glasses and QWERTY remote which is supposed to be in the box while others already had them inside?

A poll would be a neat idea maybe?

Thanks!!

My experience: No glasses or QWERTY remote in box, 3D starter pack was not free, but came with 2 pairs of glasses. Bought two more, and then found voucher in box for 2 free pairs and one for the QWERTY remote. See posts #53 for pics of the glasses I got, store #55 and more details #20. I'm sure linking is more user friendly, but that's the summary.
post #166 of 8436
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Originally Posted by f00kies View Post

Thanks for the awesome reviews Jonathan. Just one question for us Canadian buyers: where was the TV made?

I'll look tonight when I get home.
post #167 of 8436
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Originally Posted by gagit811 View Post

The un and ue have different features built-in, so its ok to have the unxxd8000. If you have a ue or other d8000 that means firmware updates wont be compatible with the un and other features like dvr free-sat tuner for the ue not compatible for the un models. The list goes on but overall the UN is important.

Should UEXXD8000, UAXXD8000 etc... threads be established then
Note also that everybody is calling those puppies by pet names D8000, D7000...
post #168 of 8436
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Originally Posted by nahtanoj View Post

I have yet to notice any clouding or if you prefer, non-uniform lighting, light leaking into dark zones, etc. Since it's edge lit, maybe they improved the LEDs themselves, and the filtering. I've been watching critically looking for any sign. I'm sure if production isn't perfect (it never is), there'll be some sets with issues. But I see nothing. In scenes in which the borders around the whole or part of the screen are black, but the center isn't, I see no evidence that the blacks are lighter, degraded or off-color.

In the NHL game I started watching the first day with the TV, the crowd was in the dark and the entire rink is very white, I saw excellent contrast and no compromise of black levels. The Social Network also has a lot of scenes in which I thought clouding might occur, but I didn't see any.

I don't have a gray background to test as freebits did. I'd be a little hesitant to run one, because I don't watch a gray background. So IF the only time it exists is in a test pattern, I'm okay with that. I absolutely DO understand how clouding in a test pattern could be evidence that there could be clouding under certain conditions, but compared to the TVs with clouding and all of the online pics I've seen from previous models, it seems (I'm nervous to say) resolved (don't quote me, I could be wrong!).

Thank you very much, Jonathan, for your kind response. You know, thanks to the valuable information I am considering to buy the 55D8000. Is doing an excellent job and providing valuable information that we have in mind when buying a new TV.

We are very grateful.

pedro.
post #169 of 8436
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Originally Posted by freebits View Post

I took some more pics to see the uniformity of my d8000.
Pls. check it from the attached.
I got some backlight bleeding. Is is correct term? I see them more clear on gray background image (4th image). But black image is very dark and only mouse cursor is shown. Seems all LED backlights are turned off.

Samsung tech guy confirmed it and agree to replace it to new one this Friday.
If it's the limitation of edge LED TV, then I'll cope with it after replacing it.

Some bleeding from sides might be inevitable (proof of side edge LED) but in your case the bleeding is unsymmetric from left/right. Question is if this is due to bad factory tuning or it is a result of setting other parameters and not caring about bleeding (center is pretty uniform). If Samsung agreed for replacement it could be production glitch, interesting to see how the new set will do.
post #170 of 8436
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Originally Posted by freebits View Post

Yeah. it seems you're right. the backlight bleeding in 4th image is not so severe. I change it now with darker one at the previous post but it's still not annoying level.

p.s. Me, I'm speaking Korean thus I'm also poor at other language.

Your input is very valuable here, thanks to the experience of people like you and Jonathan, we can do a better buy. This is the true essence of forums like this.

One question: How many blacks are degraded to view the screen from the sides?

Thanks again.

pedro.
post #171 of 8436
Just ordered the 46d8000 from abt. Really friendly folks and my set ships out today. Should be here by end of the week. It comes with the querty remote 2 pair 3d glasses and the shrek starter kit with an additonal 2 pair of glasses.

James
post #172 of 8436
I ordered the 55D8000 from Cleveland Plasma last night!

Question for you guys, is it worth it to run through a spears & munsil type disk? Given all of the auto-contrast and enhancements going on it seems like it might be a difficult task to dial it in. And if I disable all of that to do the calibration, what happens when I turn them back on?
post #173 of 8436
Dang in ready for Thursday, the day my 46d8000 will arrive.
post #174 of 8436
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Originally Posted by BoilerJim View Post

Have you read this entire thread? The questions about where people live and where they bought have pretty much already been answered if you look closely. Also, what does it matter where they live? A simple Google search will give you several buying options as the TVs are now starting to hit the stores and on-line retailers daily.

Yes, I've followed and read this thread from it's first post, I know were they bought but as I very mentioned, I also included the words "future owners" in there.

The purpose of this was to make an attempt to bring some clarification to all the speculation as to what is included in the box and the differences with that in comparison to where we live, I didn't ask for their address...

Also, at the same time, it would have given us some feedback as to whether or not some of the items were being included in the box (yet) or if everyone needed to mail in vouchers for these extras.it may not be "important" to some, but I'm sure many will find this info useful, especially Canadians in particular who will probably be crossing the border to buy this TV or ordering it online and not have a USA shipping address to have the glasses and remote shipped to.

On this thread and the other Samsung 2011 thread, you will see that there is a lot of back and forth as to what people were getting e.g. QWERTY remote, touch screen, Galaxy tab etcand as we have posters from all around the world joining us and reading these threads, the people with these questions could know what to expect when buying this set wherever they live.

As for "A simple Google search will give you several buying options" - I am well aware of that, however, it makes no reference to what is actually physically included in the box even though this TV may come with extra items and a lot of the info they are getting is based on Samsung links or websites which most of us know have been incorrect or mixed up.
post #175 of 8436
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Originally Posted by f00kies View Post

Thanks for the awesome reviews Jonathan. Just one question for us Canadian buyers: where was the TV made?

Yup, lol, us Canadian's! Better be made in Mexico!! I'm waiting on this info also!

Are the TV's made for other countries also made in Mexico or does Samsung have another assemble plant overseas?
post #176 of 8436
Would you post the precise dimensions of your set including set height from the shelf to the top of the screen....TIA
post #177 of 8436
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Originally Posted by ninjachicken View Post

nahtanoj, awesome thread. I have my mind set on this TV and will probably pull the trigger in a few months.

As for input lag with games, I have been playing on my current TV the LN52A650 which was a 2008 model with 120hz. I play PS3 games with AMP always set on High. Never noticed input lag on any shooter. The only game that was noticeable was Rockband. But the in-game settings allowed for correction.

Your A650 gets about 100 ms of lag with amp on. However In game mode it is really good...

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...55&postcount=3

100 ms is pretty atrocious. You must either not play online alot or not play at high level. No way anyone can be good with that amount of input lag.

I cant wait to see some lag tests on these new samsung's. Thats the only efficient way to know if they are good or not. Otherwise its just opinions.
post #178 of 8436
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Originally Posted by jphillips63 View Post

Just ordered the 46d8000 from abt. Really friendly folks and my set ships out today. Should be here by end of the week. It comes with the query remote 2 pair 3d glasses and the shrek starter kit with an additonal 2 pair of glasses.

James

Excellent! I'm not talking price, but since I bought everything a la carte, I hope I didn't overpay by too much. If I did, it's the price of being among the first I guess. Maybe I'm better off not knowing. lol. Certainly I am better of if my wife doesn't know!

By the way, if you watch a soap opera with heavy judder corrections causing the soap opera effect, do they cancel each other out so the soap opera looks normal? (that was dumb!).
post #179 of 8436
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Originally Posted by cadmium View Post

I ordered the 55D8000 from Cleveland Plasma last night!

Question for you guys, is it worth it to run through a spears & munsil type disk? Given all of the auto-contrast and enhancements going on it seems like it might be a difficult task to dial it in. And if I disable all of that to do the calibration, what happens when I turn them back on?

I was wondering this too. I have an old configuration spiderTV for tuning the TV or was thinking about getting the Spears & Munsil. Also considering getting the TV ISF calibrated if it will make a big difference. What I heard from last years sets was that they were pretty well calibrated out of the box.
post #180 of 8436
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Originally Posted by Dreams View Post

Yup, lol, us Canadian's! Better be made in Mexico!! I'm waiting on this info also!

Are the TV's made for other countries also made in Mexico or does Samsung have another assemble plant overseas?

Many Japanese and Korean manufacturers have plants in China. Some ship parts to Mexico to be assembled. Some could ship already built.

Maybe there are at least 2 plants, one of which didn't have the glasses or qwerty remotes in, and were told by corporate to meet a deadline, to better compete with the LGs, Sonys and others coming out.

NAFTA like it or not does keep the prices in check for good crossing from Mex to the US or to Canada and back.
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