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post #1561 of 1918
I feel the plasma does take a few hours of use to settle in. I spent the first week messing around with the settings because I was never satisfied. Having had this for 3 weeks now, I am very pleased. I find that it does a great job or truly representing the source material. Shows that are dark appear dark. Its not the tv, its the intended lighting. For example Glee was rather dark last night but other shows in a studio or just in brighter settings are great.

I use the mpeg and digi noise filters on low because Cablevision sucks and many of their channels are choked for bandwidth. The mpeg filter helps smooth the macroblocking for me. I also just like the way the digital noise filter works in low setting. Seems to add that "pop" I like.
I have it in a room that is a little bright during the day so I use a higher cell light but my settings are

cell 20
contr 95
bright 58
sharp 20
Tint: G50/G50
Black Tone Off
Dynamic Contrast Off
Gamma 0
Colour Space Auto
Flesh Tone 0
Edge enhancement Off
Motion lighting Off
Color tone Warm2
Digital Noise Filter LOW
MPEG Noise Filter LOW
HDMI Black level Low
Film mode Off
Size Screen Fit
no color offsets/gains changed

When watching 3D I use the same settings but in Standard mode which brightens up the picture enough to compensate for the glasses.

This is on the 1019 fw.

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Originally Posted by phrossbyte View Post

I'm confused. I replaced my 42" Panasonic plasma with the Samsung 51" and when watch cable (VerizonFIOS HD 1080i) the picture quality doesn't seem as good.

Now I don't know if this is because the TV isn't as good, or if it's the opposite. That the TV is so much better than my Panasonic and I am now able to see more detail in the HD picture and faults in the picture are more noticeable.

I have calibrated the settings to this...

Picture preset: Movie
Cell light 18
Contrast 90
Brightness: 52
Sharpness: 15
Tint: G50/G50
Black Tone Off
Dynamic Contrast Off
Gamma 0
Colour Space Auto
Flesh Tone 0
Edge enhancement Off
Motion lighting Off
Color tone Warm2
Digital Noise Filter Off
MPEG Noise Filter Off
Digital Noise Filter Off
HDMI Black level Low
Film mode Off
Size Screen Fit
R-Offset 26
G-Offset 24
B-Offset 26
R-Gain 30
G-Gain 20
B-Gain 29

And I think the picture is as good as it can get. But it just really bugs me that the HD picture while watching TV doesn't look as good.

Any advice?
post #1562 of 1918
Quote:
Originally Posted by ripple420 View Post

Guys no need to sweet talk the tech support.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...3#post21538723

That user got the 1019 on a USB stick by doing the same- chatting up tech support.
He was kind enough to share it with us all.

I and a few others have downloaded this and upgraded without any issues.

Now that made my day! I don't have any issues, but I'm going to try it anyway... what can it hurt?
post #1563 of 1918
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Originally Posted by phrossbyte View Post

And I think the picture is as good as it can get. But it just really bugs me that the HD picture while watching TV doesn't look as good.

Any advice?

Are you talking about Standard Definition programming? Advice is to stop watching SD programming.
post #1564 of 1918
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Originally Posted by dxjnorto View Post

Are you talking about Standard Definition programming? Advice is to stop watching SD programming.

No I mean HD, 1080i. The picture quality also appears very inconstant. Some shows/commercials will be very clear, others will be complete crap. I didn't notice that before with my other plasma.

I'm wondering if it's like watching SD on an HD tv, it looks worse than it would if you watched the same thing on a standard CRT TV. The better the TV the more it shows "faults" in the picture.

Might that be the case of the Samsung I have now?
post #1565 of 1918
Quote:
Originally Posted by phrossbyte View Post

No I mean HD, 1080i. The picture quality also appears very inconstant. Some shows/commercials will be very clear, others will be complete crap. I didn't notice that before with my other plasma.

I'm wondering if it's like watching SD on an HD tv, it looks worse than it would if you watched the same thing on a standard CRT TV. The better the TV the more it shows "faults" in the picture.

Might that be the case of the Samsung I have now?

...something is wrong with YOUR settings as mine is perfect, no flaws.
I can't go back to SD programs after watching HD.
post #1566 of 1918
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Originally Posted by phrossbyte View Post

What are your settings?

I'm watching a show right now... I'll check afterwards... if it's me your talking to.
post #1567 of 1918
What are your settings?
post #1568 of 1918
Yeah
post #1569 of 1918
Quote:
Originally Posted by phrossbyte View Post

The better the TV the more it shows "faults" in the picture.

Might that be the case of the Samsung I have now?

Yes indeed. It definitely matters what you watch. There's a lot of "HD lite" programming out there in cable land. SD shows that are stretched or in that weird stretchy mode where things change shape as they move from center to edge. You can't undo that stuff on your end. When you don't like their Picture Quality, don't watch those channels. You got like how many channels? Get rid of the crappy ones and maybe even save something on your cable bill. Remember The Wall by Pink Floyd — 85 channels of sh!t on the air - something like that in the lyrics.
post #1570 of 1918
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Originally Posted by King5six1 View Post

You should be able to get it here...

http://www.mediafire.com/file/36qwt7...T-MST4AUSC.zip

I zipped the entire folder. Again this is 1019.5 from what Samsung sent me via usb. After it installed it ran some optimizer on the TV and I have been watching dark knight and haven't seen any pops yet. Hopefully it works for everyone.

Thanks !

Downloaded the zip file to computer, then to the usb and when I tried to open it on usb per instructions:
http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/co...nstruction.pdf it gave me this message, see jpg screenshot:

post #1571 of 1918
Quote:
Originally Posted by dxjnorto View Post

Yes indeed. It definitely matters what you watch. There's a lot of "HD lite" programming out there in cable land. SD shows that are stretched or in that weird stretchy mode where things change shape as they move from center to edge. You can't undo that stuff on your end. When you don't like their Picture Quality, don't watch those channels. You got like how many channels? Get rid of the crappy ones and maybe even save something on your cable bill. Remember The Wall by Pink Floyd 85 channels of sh!t on the air - something like that in the lyrics.

Oh I am well aware of that. My Panasonic plasma was my first and I had it for 3 years. I noticed a lot of HD lite channesl. What I am noticing now though is channels that seemed perfectly clear on my Panasonic are being displayed as what I would consider sub par on my new Samsung. And I know I had the Panasonic calibrated correctly.

But I don't know if I have the Samsung calibrated correctly. I guess I was just expecting to be blown away by it and it's a little underwhelming.

But if the truth is that the HD TV picture quality doesn't seem as good is because the TV shows more detail than I can live with that. If that makes sense?
post #1572 of 1918
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Originally Posted by jack54 View Post

Downloaded the zip file to computer, then to the usb and when I tried to open it on usb per instructions:
http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/co...nstruction.pdf it gave me this message, see jpg screenshot:...

By pressing 'Enter' (or 2ble-clicking w/ the left mouse button) on the zip file, you are actually 'viewing' its contents. Rather, you're supposed to 'extract' the contents of the zip file onto the USB drive. You can try this: right-click on the zip file and a context menu should appear. Select Winzip, then 'Extract to' and select your USB drive. Your USB drive should then have a folder named 'T-MST4AUSC' with these files in it.
post #1573 of 1918
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Originally Posted by sherpa25 View Post

By pressing 'Enter' (or 2ble-clicking w/ the left mouse button) on the zip file, you are actually 'viewing' its contents. Rather, you're supposed to 'extract' the contents of the zip file onto the USB drive. You can try this: right-click on the zip file and a context menu should appear. Select Winzip, then 'Extract to' and select your USB drive. Your USB drive should then have a folder named 'T-MST4AUSC' with these files in it.

Strange though, I've used WinRAR for well over a year now and never had a problem like this before? I guess I'll download Winzip and try that...
post #1574 of 1918
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Originally Posted by sherpa25 View Post

By pressing 'Enter' (or 2ble-clicking w/ the left mouse button) on the zip file, you are actually 'viewing' its contents. Rather, you're supposed to 'extract' the contents of the zip file onto the USB drive. You can try this: right-click on the zip file and a context menu should appear. Select Winzip, then 'Extract to' and select your USB drive. Your USB drive should then have a folder named 'T-MST4AUSC' with these files in it.

I tried as you said, left clicked, same problem. WinRar is more popular than winzip now too. So, now what???

post #1575 of 1918
Quote:
Originally Posted by jack54 View Post

I tried as you said, left clicked, same problem. WinRar is more popular than winzip now too. So, now what???

Right-click, not left-click. Anyway, do this:
1. copy the zip file to your usb drive
2. In Explorer, go to (i.e. select) your usb drive
3. Right-click on the file, then select 'Extract here'.... Done.

Doesn't matter w/c is more popular, for it to work.
post #1576 of 1918
Quote:
Originally Posted by sherpa25 View Post

Right-click, not left-click. Anyway, do this:
1. copy the zip file to your usb drive
2. In Explorer, go to (i.e. select) your usb drive
3. Right-click on the file, then select 'Extract here'.... Done.

Doesn't matter w/c is more popular, for it to work.

I meant right click... my bad. (I couldn't have gotten the screenshot you saw if I left clicked)
I'll try what you said, copy to usb and go from there.
post #1577 of 1918
Hey guys, do you know when can we expect the 1019.5 firmare for euro d550-s? I tried to upgrade mine with firmare uploaded here, but no success :/ IMHO, samsung is so bad at this firmware/software stuff.

p.s. I own PN51d550, with brightness pops, of course
post #1578 of 1918
Quote:
Originally Posted by dxjnorto View Post

Yes indeed. It definitely matters what you watch. There's a lot of "HD lite" programming out there in cable land. SD shows that are stretched or in that weird stretchy mode where things change shape as they move from center to edge. You can't undo that stuff on your end. When you don't like their Picture Quality, don't watch those channels. You got like how many channels? Get rid of the crappy ones and maybe even save something on your cable bill. Remember The Wall by Pink Floyd 85 channels of sh!t on the air - something like that in the lyrics.

I noticed yesterday that the picture quality is much improved. It looks more like I expected it too. I wonder if the TV requires a break in period?
post #1579 of 1918
Quote:
Originally Posted by jack54 View Post

I meant right click... my bad. (I couldn't have gotten the screenshot you saw if I left clicked)
I'll try what you said, copy to usb and go from there.

Jack54 or anyone else - I have the 1019.5 USB if you want it - I have already manually updated. So, let me know.

I am also still waiting on Samsung to send the downgrade to 1018 and then the upgrade back to 1019.5 on USB sticks. When I get those I will not need them either.
post #1580 of 1918
I'll take it! I'll PM my address.
Many THANKS man!
post #1581 of 1918
Quote:
Originally Posted by phrossbyte View Post

I noticed yesterday that the picture quality is much improved. It looks more like I expected it too. I wonder if the TV requires a break in period?

Good. Watch more Blu-ray.
post #1582 of 1918
Wondering what the differences are between the 1019.5 and the Asian versions. My PS51D550C1N bought last month came with 1020, and no update history is even shown in the support site. hmmm.
post #1583 of 1918
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Originally Posted by hamiltonpl View Post

Jack54 or anyone else - I have the 1019.5 USB if you want it - I have already manually updated. So, let me know.

I am also still waiting on Samsung to send the downgrade to 1018 and then the upgrade back to 1019.5 on USB sticks. When I get those I will not need them either.

I am a bit confused. I have downloaded the 1019.5 firmware that was linked in this thread. I haven't yet installed it. Currently I'm running 1018.1

Hamiltonpl, why do you need Samsung to send a downgrade file of 1018 and then the upgrade back to 1019.5? Since 1019.5 is downloadable here on the Forum and 1018.1 is available to download from Samsung, then why are files send from Samsung needed or desired?

I don't want to instal 1019.5, since I may be missing something I need to know first.

May Samsung PN64D500 is a Canadian model - which is the same (and runs the identical software) as the US model.

In short, can I simply run the file offered here on the forum (that was given to a member by Samsung) on my TV and be good to go. But, if I wanted to revert back to 1018.1, do I need a difference firmware than what I've got.

Any help is appreciated.

Ian
post #1584 of 1918
Quote:
Originally Posted by teeger View Post

I am a bit confused. I have downloaded the 1019.5 firmware that was linked in this thread. I haven't yet installed it. Currently I'm running 1018.1

Hamiltonpl, why do you need Samsung to send a downgrade file of 1018 and then the upgrade back to 1019.5? Since 1019.5 is downloadable here on the Forum and 1018.1 is available to download from Samsung, then why are files send from Samsung needed or desired?

I don't want to instal 1019.5, since I may be missing something I need to know first.

May Samsung PN64D500 is a Canadian model - which is the same (and runs the identical software) as the US model.

In short, can I simply run the file offered here on the forum (that was given to a member by Samsung) on my TV and be good to go. But, if I wanted to revert back to 1018.1, do I need a difference firmware than what I've got.

Any help is appreciated.

Ian

That's is a good question. I asked Samsung CHAT about that and they said that it would "fix the issue".

The issue I have had and others have had upgrading to 1019.5 is that sometimes the second step which OPTIMIZES does not occur. So, Samsung is feeling that downgrading and then upgrading again might trigger this to happen. I don't know. They could not tell me why this would be the case. But since, I have applied the manual fix provided by ZOYD on another thread and this flashed/upgraded the logic firmware to the correct version - which did not occur by doing the basic upgrade provided by Samsung and the one USB with 1019.5 on it.

Give it a whirl. It won't hurt anything - likely it will upgrade to 1019.5 but it may not perform the necessary second step. If it does not, then you are no worse off but you will have to do the second step manually OR contact Samsung for the two USBs that downgrade/upgrade.
post #1585 of 1918
Aach, somebody please post when they ship with 1020. My trigger finger is itchy.
post #1586 of 1918
DX are you talking about newest firmware? theres firmware in the FBR discussion thread that you can download and do 100% easy. Just buy the TV
post #1587 of 1918
Quote:
Originally Posted by hamiltonpl View Post

That's is a good question. I asked Samsung CHAT about that and they said that it would "fix the issue".

The issue I have had and others have had upgrading to 1019.5 is that sometimes the second step which OPTIMIZES does not occur. So, Samsung is feeling that downgrading and then upgrading again might trigger this to happen. I don't know. They could not tell me why this would be the case. But since, I have applied the manual fix provided by ZOYD on another thread and this flashed/upgraded the logic firmware to the correct version - which did not occur by doing the basic upgrade provided by Samsung and the one USB with 1019.5 on it.

Give it a whirl. It won't hurt anything - likely it will upgrade to 1019.5 but it may not perform the necessary second step. If it does not, then you are no worse off but you will have to do the second step manually OR contact Samsung for the two USBs that downgrade/upgrade.

Thanks Hamiltonpl,

The only two files I have are 1018.1 (currently installed) and the new 1019.5. I don't have a link or a copy of the "manual fix" file supplied by ZOYD. Can you post the thread or link for this file? Is this a Samsung issued fix, or has someone created a "fix" for 1019.5 not fully optimizing? I wonder if there are problems, and this is why Samsung hasn't rolled 1019.5 out?

If all the needed upgrade files (including ZOYD's fix) are on the forums then what would the USB's from Samsung be needed for - assuming these files are identical to what's posted here (1019.5) and by ZOYD?

I'd appreciate a list of the steps that I need to take (and what files I may also need from Samsung) to complete the whole process since I might a) need the fix file and b) need a way to complete the upgrade if it doesn't optimize or I have to roll back to 1018.1.

Many thanks!

Ian
post #1588 of 1918
...sigh.....LOVE the tv.....and then I get a horizontal black line and LOUD buzzing 2 months later

sigh....service tech coming out thursday
post #1589 of 1918
I notice judder when using Cinema Smooth (CMS) on 24Hz films, and when I turn it off (setting it to 60Hz), the judder disappears. I thought this was what CMS was for, to 'smoothen' motion. What could be wrong (i.e. setup or feature)?
post #1590 of 1918
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Originally Posted by sherpa25 View Post

I notice judder when using Cinema Smooth (CMS) on 24Hz films, and when I turn it off (setting it to 60Hz), the judder disappears. I thought this was what CMS was for, to 'smoothen' motion. What could be wrong (i.e. setup or feature)?

I thought cms was color management system lol. Could it be placebo? What's the source?
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