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post #8371 of 8436
Thanks i try those settings would you use those settings for game settings too?
post #8372 of 8436
I can't do much about clouding on smart hub at all still bad clouding, what's cinema i'm pretty sure i don't have the option on my tv, i'm in the uk!
post #8373 of 8436
Well,

I just had BB come over and calibrate my the TV since I am a premier silver customer and it was free! I must say that I am very impressed with the outcome! I was scared at first, but the guy was really cool and we talked about video games and stuff while he calibrated. I asked him about how long he was doing calibrations and he said he has done it over the last 6 years. I was telling him how interested I was in learning the skill and knew a lot by the forums I read. I told him it was an expensive hobby and he said yes it is. He then told me the equipment he was using and it was in a big case and he told me that there was $7,000 sitting there that he would have never been able to afford. So at that point, I knew he knew his trade. So he ended up programming a CAL-DAY and CAL-NIGHT on the TV and did some of the adjustments in the service menu. He moved around that menu so fast, I could tell he has done it a while. He was a professional in everything he did. I was lucky and told him that if he sounded like he did not care about his job on the phone, I was going to turn him away. He started laughing at that point. But he explained everything and even went through my Playstation 3 and my Sony Blu-ray S790 to make sure everything was good setting wise and he showed me what everyone did as far as my current settings and what the purpose was. It was no 12 hours like the guru's on here, but he did a good job for the 2 hours he was here. MKANET settings I was using before he came, and I must say, the calibrator did wonders to the pic. MKANET settings did not work anymore like they did before after I re-entered my settings, but the picture now is excellent and it is true to my eyes. Not yellowish or greenish. He will send me the before and after calibration reading in a pdf file in another day or so. Here are some pics of the tv after cal. I set my camera up to make sure that the picture you see is what I am seeing. That was hard as hell to do, but I did it!!

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post #8374 of 8436
I have noticed that my 55D8000 has been flashlighting pretty bad. I can really see it on the black screens on ending credits of movies. it was very minimal in the beginning, in the corners. Now it seems it is all over the screen. My question is, can this be a claim for a warranty? Can it be fixed? I bought a three year extended warranty. Thanks for any answers.
post #8375 of 8436
Quote:
Originally Posted by JSteel View Post

Well,

I just had BB come over and calibrate my the TV since I am a premier silver customer and it was free! I must say that I am very impressed with the outcome! I was scared at first, but the guy was really cool and we talked about video games and stuff while he calibrated. I asked him about how long he was doing calibrations and he said he has done it over the last 6 years. I was telling him how interested I was in learning the skill and knew a lot by the forums I read. I told him it was an expensive hobby and he said yes it is. He then told me the equipment he was using and it was in a big case and he told me that there was $7,000 sitting there that he would have never been able to afford. So at that point, I knew he knew his trade. So he ended up programming a CAL-DAY and CAL-NIGHT on the TV and did some of the adjustments in the service menu. He moved around that menu so fast, I could tell he has done it a while. He was a professional in everything he did. I was lucky and told him that if he sounded like he did not care about his job on the phone, I was going to turn him away. He started laughing at that point. But he explained everything and even went through my Playstation 3 and my Sony Blu-ray S790 to make sure everything was good setting wise and he showed me what everyone did as far as my current settings and what the purpose was. It was no 12 hours like the guru's on here, but he did a good job for the 2 hours he was here. MKANET settings I was using before he came, and I must say, the calibrator did wonders to the pic. MKANET settings did not work anymore like they did before after I re-entered my settings, but the picture now is excellent and it is true to my eyes. Not yellowish or greenish. He will send me the before and after calibration reading in a pdf file in another day or so. Here are some pics of the tv after cal. I set my camera up to make sure that the picture you see is what I am seeing. That was hard as hell to do, but I did it!!

Cool thanks for the impressions. I am a Silver Reward member as well but never got around to getting the guys to come out. But your post may just get me to do so.
post #8376 of 8436
I am glad I could help. Make sure whoever does your TV knows what they are doing and not there to just get the job done and walk away. The first thing the calibrator did on my tv was reset everything and started from scratch with the white balance and he did most of his adjustments in the Service Menu. So make sure everything is too your liking and he shows you the charts before he puts his equipment away.
post #8377 of 8436
Hello all,

This may be a dumb question but I noticed that on all the Blurays I play on my PS3 that is connected to my TV (UN55D8000) have black bars on top and bottom. I know this has something to do with aspect ratio but after viewing videos online and seeing pictures, I saw some people watching Bluray movies in fullscreen (no black bars). Is there a way to do this?

I really like full screen but I do not know what choices I have or what my be best for viewing. Any opinions/suggestions?

Thanks,

TVMan1414
post #8378 of 8436
This company is selling the Samsung UN65D8000 for $2200 shipped. Do you think think that is a good price? In that price range who do you think makes the best HDTV, Samsung, LG, or Sony?

Thanks for any advice.


http://www.bestcompsolution.com/samsung-un65d8000-65-full-hd-1080p-led-smart-tv.html
post #8379 of 8436
Quote:
Originally Posted by TVMan1414 View Post

Hello all,

This may be a dumb question but I noticed that on all the Blurays I play on my PS3 that is connected to my TV (UN55D8000) have black bars on top and bottom. I know this has something to do with aspect ratio but after viewing videos online and seeing pictures, I saw some people watching Bluray movies in fullscreen (no black bars). Is there a way to do this?

I really like full screen but I do not know what choices I have or what my be best for viewing. Any opinions/suggestions?

Thanks,

TVMan1414

Yes it is dependent on the aspect ratio of the source material. Many movies are at 1.85:1 or 2.35:1 which will cause the black bars.

Technically you actually want the black bars as otherwise you will lose picture on the left and right when it zooms in to fill up the top and bottom.

Other things (most TV shows for example ie Game of Thrones on Blu-Ray) shoot at 16:9 which is the aspect ratio of the screen, so you won’t get the black bars.

Anyway this is just scratching the surface, I’d suggest Googling aspect ratios to learn more. But basically you're fine. There are ways to zoom the picture to get rid of the bars on the TV, but most aficianados would advise against it.
post #8380 of 8436
Hey guys I am helping friends out with their tv.

I am having a couple of issues connecting the tv to the internet. I can get it connected but it constantly says something like it is unable to connect bc of 'network interference occurred, please try again later'.

I have moved to a wired connection from wireless. Both set-ups state that the internet cannot be seen, yet it is downloading updates from the web. I changed the DNS from auto to manual, no joy.

I reset the smart hub and it is updating.

I was looking for a way to update the firmware, and could not find it. Any idea on how I can do that?

Any ideas for getting the smart tv up and going?

Thanks,
Ser
post #8381 of 8436
Quote:
Originally Posted by JSteel View Post

I am glad I could help. Make sure whoever does your TV knows what they are doing and not there to just get the job done and walk away. The first thing the calibrator did on my tv was reset everything and started from scratch with the white balance and he did most of his adjustments in the Service Menu. So make sure everything is too your liking and he shows you the charts before he puts his equipment away.

Was there a need to go into the service menu? I alway thought we had everything we needed for calibration right in the normal menu on this TV but I could be wrong.
post #8382 of 8436
Hi all, can someone tell me if its possible to sort media files in the Video apps? I have hundreds of files and its a pain in the rear to scroll through all of them to find a movie. Ideally if like the files to sort by dates added.
post #8383 of 8436
Samsung have stitched me up good and proper regarding warranty. Only a few days remain on my tv warranty. According to the Samsung site it clearly states that warranty only covers reports or repairs by a official Samsung Service Centre. But Samsung have talked my nearest centre to go along with "working within specification" even though it has clouding in the top right hand corner on my ue46d8000 and a quarter of the screen. The other local Samsung Service Centre won't deal with me as they don't cover my area. Samsung know this, it's there way of dealing with clouding on this set and warrantys.
post #8384 of 8436
Hey D8000 Fans,

There is a NEW Firmware available!


Upgrade File(USB type) (Firmware) (ver.1031.1)

1.Title Firmware for LED TV D8000 series.(ver 1031.1)
2.Applicable Model UN46D8000Y,UN55D8000Y,UN60D8000Y, UN65D8000X
3.Description

- Supports the latest Verizon, MLB.TV, Netflix apps.

- Decreases flickering problem on 3D mode.

- Changes the way to get out of Store Demo Mode

- Prevents escaping issue when pressing volume button on video apps(Netflix, Vudu, etc)

- Supports Remote Service

All OS Mar 16, 2013 ENGLISH 130.27MB
post #8385 of 8436
Has anyone got good settings for this tv regarding PS3 AND X box ? does it matter regards naming the hdmi inputs etc ? Also read earlier that some one said that when using HDMI devices that you have to switch on Xyvcc on in the menu's but you can only do this if tou have a full signal with your tv and your hdmi devices.


Regards


MrCoolxxx
post #8386 of 8436
I would like to know as well. I am on the fence re: this TV but I need to know if it suffers from gaming lag. That would be the deal breaker for me.
Could someone chime in real quick and give me a thumbnail sketch of their gaming experiences on this Beautiful TV? I want to buy it but.......biggrin.gif

Thanks in advance,
Jeff
post #8387 of 8436
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Originally Posted by boidsonly View Post

I would like to know as well. I am on the fence re: this TV but I need to know if it suffers from gaming lag. That would be the deal breaker for me.
Could someone chime in real quick and give me a thumbnail sketch of their gaming experiences on this Beautiful TV? I want to buy it but.......biggrin.gif

Thanks in advance,
Jeff

You know this is 2 model years old right? ES8000 is last years model, F8000 is the current new model. Can still find deals on the ES8000, not sure where you would find a D8000 other than ebay/craigslist
post #8388 of 8436
@Mavinwow:

Well hell-thanks. Got my model numbers mixed. eek.gif
This is me leaving...wink.gif
post #8389 of 8436
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Originally Posted by boidsonly View Post

@Mavinwow:

Well hell-thanks. Got my model numbers mixed. eek.gif
This is me leaving...wink.gif

smile.gif
post #8390 of 8436
Quote:
Originally Posted by JSteel View Post

Hey D8000 Fans,

There is a NEW Firmware available!


Upgrade File(USB type) (Firmware) (ver.1031.1)

1.Title Firmware for LED TV D8000 series.(ver 1031.1)
2.Applicable Model UN46D8000Y,UN55D8000Y,UN60D8000Y, UN65D8000X
3.Description

- Supports the latest Verizon, MLB.TV, Netflix apps.

- Decreases flickering problem on 3D mode.

- Changes the way to get out of Store Demo Mode

- Prevents escaping issue when pressing volume button on video apps(Netflix, Vudu, etc)

- Supports Remote Service

All OS Mar 16, 2013 ENGLISH 130.27MB

Anyone see any improvement or advantage to this latest firmware? My current firmware is working pretty well so there would have to be a good reason to upgrade.
post #8391 of 8436
Just dropping by to say HI & see if there's anything new like FW updates for the D series.
Kinda surprised if ppl are still able to get "NEW" d8000's these days.
post #8392 of 8436
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sacrament055 View Post

Anyone see any improvement or advantage to this latest firmware? My current firmware is working pretty well so there would have to be a good reason to upgrade.


There was no difference in PQ. It was mainly for 3D flickering and Apps. I upgrade and did not have any issues. TV is still performing well!
post #8393 of 8436
So have a tough choice right now, my warranty is about to end (about 2 months left of the extended 15month warranty) and I got an offer from Samsungs extended warranty partner (called Samsung and confirmed it's legit) for a 1-3 year extended warranty.

1 year = $150
2 year = $255
3 year = $360

I'm not normally a big fan of electronics extended warranties, but this TV was pretty pricey ($1600), and I'm coming off a warranty repair about 2 months ago for an entirely replaced circuit board (had the issue with trouble powering up when you don't get the Samsung splash screen, lots of clicking, red power light off and on, and eventually turns on). Warranty repair went smooth and everything is happy now (and has the newer revision board).

Things is I'm a little worried this fancy TV might freak out again. Those extended warranty prices are pretty high, but no one else offers anything this late in the game after purchase. Again, I normally wouldn't go down the extended warranty path, except that I have now had one failure with the TV and fear a second one may lay in my future.

What does the threads collective "wisdom" think? How many of you would or wouldn't go with an extension? Would you go 1 year or the full 3?

I'm really on the fence on this. An extension would provide peace of mind, but I HATE spending money I really shouldn't need to. $360 is a big chunk towards a new TV, but I hope to have this one around for another 5-10 years (assuming holograph 3D visual surround viewing environments for your living room haven't come out yet). $150 is a little more doable, and maybe 1 year would be enough to make sure all the components, old and replaced, have had some shake out time.

Thanks!
post #8394 of 8436
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Originally Posted by D-Caf View Post

So have a tough choice right now, my warranty is about to end (about 2 months left of the extended 15month warranty) and I got an offer from Samsungs extended warranty partner (called Samsung and confirmed it's legit) for a 1-3 year extended warranty.

1 year = $150
2 year = $255
3 year = $360

I'm not normally a big fan of electronics extended warranties, but this TV was pretty pricey ($1600), and I'm coming off a warranty repair about 2 months ago for an entirely replaced circuit board (had the issue with trouble powering up when you don't get the Samsung splash screen, lots of clicking, red power light off and on, and eventually turns on). Warranty repair went smooth and everything is happy now (and has the newer revision board).

Things is I'm a little worried this fancy TV might freak out again. Those extended warranty prices are pretty high, but no one else offers anything this late in the game after purchase. Again, I normally wouldn't go down the extended warranty path, except that I have now had one failure with the TV and fear a second one may lay in my future.

What does the threads collective "wisdom" think? How many of you would or wouldn't go with an extension? Would you go 1 year or the full 3?

I'm really on the fence on this. An extension would provide peace of mind, but I HATE spending money I really shouldn't need to. $360 is a big chunk towards a new TV, but I hope to have this one around for another 5-10 years (assuming holograph 3D visual surround viewing environments for your living room haven't come out yet). $150 is a little more doable, and maybe 1 year would be enough to make sure all the components, old and replaced, have had some shake out time.

Thanks!

Most of us get a 3 year warranty from Squaretrade through Costco for $100. Not sure if it is too late for you to buy. Do not have to be a costco member.
post #8395 of 8436
Yes, unfortunately to late for Square trade, has to be within like 90 days of purchase. I found another reasonably well regarded extended warranty vendor but they had a 6 month limit.

So Samsung direct seems to be the only option. Like I said normally I wouldn't even be tempted, but after having the board failure (and reading about a fair number of them) two months ago, I'm a little more receptive to the idea.

Thanks though.
post #8396 of 8436
D-Caf if peace of mind is worth $360 then go for it. I use to laugh a extended warranties but after my experience with Sony color blocks i'll always spend an extra 10% for 4 yrs of peace of mind.
post #8397 of 8436
In Australia they seem to have released a new firmware for the UA55D8000 - 1028.0. It is about double the size of the previous firmware and I cant install it.

Any ideas? I might just be a mistake.

http://www.samsung.com/au/support/model/UA55D8000YVXXY-downloads
post #8398 of 8436
Why is there not a option to view amazon video on the D8000 HDTV's? It seems rather silly to me that it hasn't been added to a firmware upgrade. If it is in the smart hub, I have not been able to find it, and I believe I have searched thoroughly.
post #8399 of 8436
Planned obsolescence
post #8400 of 8436
Then Samsung will drift into obsolescence from my wallet.
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