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post #1801 of 1918
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Originally Posted by KevinNash View Post

I am with gamma 2.2 too, PS51D550 with firmware 1024.
I did the frbfix ( logicboard update ) and it radivcally chaged my mll and brightness, I also have black pixels misfire, previously my brightness was 58.
I don't know if you did that update too ?
Did you saw my previous post about the real Panel Temperature ?
wow thats a big difference, what mml is yours outputting in movie mode,
mine is only 95 max and standard at max is 139mll, im on firmware 026 now again which is what the tv come with, never tried 1024 and 1025(so dont know the differeces)
and i did see your previous post about the temp,
its just a pain as it resets the tv setings, i really should of cheacked the temps, but i know for sure the difference was day and night.
post #1802 of 1918
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Originally Posted by Scottthehat View Post

its just a pain as it resets the tv setings, i really should of cheacked the temps, but i know for sure the difference was day and night.

Good news bro, mute+7+3+7+enter when the TV is on doesn't reset your settings, it's not service menu but only logic board menu and this one leave your settings as they are wink.gif

Regarding the fbrfix, my 100% black was 0,006 cd/m² before and 0,002 cd/m², 3 times less eek.gif in the worst case, 24p and cinemasmooth !
post #1803 of 1918
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Originally Posted by KevinNash View Post

Good news bro, mute+7+3+7+enter when the TV is on doesn't reset your settings, it's not service menu but only logic board menu and this one leave your settings as they are wink.gif
Regarding the fbrfix, my 100% black was 0,006 cd/m² before and 0,002 cd/m², 3 times less eek.gif in the worst case, 24p and cinemasmooth !
thanks kevin thats interesting and usfull to know, what size is yours mine is the 59"
post #1804 of 1918
PS51D550 for me.
post #1805 of 1918
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Originally Posted by BIG ED View Post

lOOking at a "refurbished" PN59D550.
lOOking for any comments by D550 owners.
[even if you'd spend the 1200 bucks on something else]

I spent 2 weeks fiddling with a Panny 55ST30 trying to get it to look OK to my eyes, but I couldn't. I kind of got the PN59D550 spontaneously, because it was $100 less than the 55ST30, and was really the size that I was after. In summary, I have been completely thrilled with the PN59D550. Excellent everything. The only thing to watch out for is the rather reflective screen. If you have a light controlled room though, it shouldn't be in issue.

Quote:
What are the BEST 3D Active Glasses for this series?
[comfort, rechargeable, non-prescription, effects]
Set wont come w/glasses.
lOOking at these:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Samsung-SSG-3100GB-3D-Active-Glasses-Black-Compatible-With-2011-3D-TV-/390433217376?pt=US_Video_Glasses&hash=item5ae7a21b60
BIG thanks!

I found some SSG-4100GB's at the local London Drugs (Canada) store for $30 per pair. They take a battery, but I figure the battery will last a year or two, so it seems economical to me. They are very light and comfortable.
post #1806 of 1918
Thanks for the information Kevin. So I guess everyone posting all of their particular settings are of no good to anyone else, if each panel is unique. Thanks for the advice about needing the right equipment to calibrate or this hack really does you no good.

As far as pros and cons for doing the hack from what I can see they would be -

Pros:
Awesome picture

Cons:
Only very good picture
HDMI mapping issues
Loosing functionality in USBs
I thought I read something somewhere about remote control issues
What do you do about firmware updates? Do you update to the 550 or 7000?
What other issues are there?

So in thinking about this (and I've been doing way too much of that about whether to do the hack or not) this is strictly a software hack. Why can't some of you real smart fellows come up with a software hack that would allow you to do this without having to rename the set and deal with all the negative issues? Any sofware developers out there that could tackle this?

Bottom line for someone like me - Cons far outweigh the Pros for what you gain.
post #1807 of 1918
tvs about getting the best picture possable for me i only need 2 hdmis so as loog as 2 work im happy, the usb are nothing for me my bluray players and ps3 have them.
I have not had problems with the remote, so the question is if your gonna get te tv calibrated of buy some calibration stuff your self then you can get a awsome picture from the tv as normal,but if you want even better then the unlock is a god send, as for updating you do it as a d550, i will say one thing is that i have found a drop in sound quality from the tv it really lacks, but thats not a real problem for me as i use my amp 99% of the time.
post #1808 of 1918
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Originally Posted by bhess5 View Post

I thought I read something somewhere about remote control issues
What do you do about firmware updates? Do you update to the 550 or 7000?

So in thinking about this (and I've been doing way too much of that about whether to do the hack or not) this is strictly a software hack. Why can't some of you real smart fellows come up with a software hack that would allow you to do this without having to rename the set and deal with all the negative issues? Any sofware developers out there that gaincould tackle this?
Bottom line for someone like me - Cons far outweigh the Pros for what you.

Remote is perfectly fine, 100% OK with the hack.

The firmware upgrade is still the 550 one, no need to reverse the hack before, I tried last week from 1026 to 1027, no problem at all.

IMHO I guess the firmwares are digitally signed by Samsung for the set to accept it, so without the " master key " I don't think someone can do a custom firmware.
post #1809 of 1918
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Originally Posted by KevinNash View Post

Remote is perfectly fine, 100% OK with the hack.
The firmware upgrade is still the 550 one, no need to reverse the hack before, I tried last week from 1026 to 1027, no problem at all.
IMHO I guess the firmwares are digitally signed by Samsung for the set to accept it, so without the " master key " I don't think someone can do a custom firmware.
have you noticed any diffrence with 1027 from 1026.
post #1810 of 1918
Why is movie mode better for movies? It changes the color in the picture so much, almost a foggier yellowish tint

do yall use movie for gaming too?
post #1811 of 1918
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Originally Posted by Scottthehat View Post

have you noticed any diffrence with 1027 from 1026.

To be honest, I can't really say, I rolled back just after to 1024 who's my favorite.
post #1812 of 1918
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Originally Posted by KevinNash View Post

To be honest, I can't really say, I rolled back just after to 1024 who's my favorite.
sorry, which is your fav 1024(is there any reason why you prefer it.
post #1813 of 1918
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Originally Posted by LanceX View Post

Why is movie mode better for movies? It changes the color in the picture so much, almost a foggier yellowish tint
do yall use movie for gaming too?
use movie mode go to the white balance and adjust the red gain down slowly then the green down slowly then the green up try red gain on 5 g gain on 8 and blue gain on 30. and see how that look on your whites.
post #1814 of 1918
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Originally Posted by Scottthehat View Post

sorry, which is your fav 1024(is there any reason why you prefer it.
So is the latest FW update 1027 and if so where are you getting it? Samsung still shows 1018.1 and I'm using 1019.5 from an earlier link in this forum.
post #1815 of 1918
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Originally Posted by Scottthehat View Post

sorry, which is your fav 1024(is there any reason why you prefer it.

The Samygo method rollback the set to 1023, this one as a bug with digital noise filter always on http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/samsung-ps51d550-201109221412.htm.

1024 corrected the bug. It seems I have better blacks with 1024 than 1025 or 1026. I don't know about black level with 1027.

To bhess5, 1027 is for eu model PS51D550, PNxxD550 have different firmware version number wink.gif
post #1816 of 1918
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Originally Posted by KevinNash View Post

The Samygo method rollback the set to 1023, this one as a bug with digital noise filter always on http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/samsung-ps51d550-201109221412.htm.
1024 corrected the bug. It seems I have better blacks with 1024 than 1025 or 1026. I don't know about black level with 1027.
To bhess5, 1027 is for eu model PS51D550, PNxxD550 have different firmware version number wink.gif
Thats interesting so cheers, do you know if the output is more cdm, i measured 1023 in movie mode and it was 152cdm. 1026 was 100cdm and 1027 was 125cdm, wish i had done 1024 and 1025 now.
im happy with 1026 so wont bother changing again + the blacks i think are wasome and can be as black as the frame,(but the bigger sammys are suppose to have better blacks)
post #1817 of 1918
Same output as 1023 for 1024, about 150 cd/m² wink.gif

1024 is the best of the 2 worlds IMO best whites and best blacks for this set smile.gif
post #1818 of 1918
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Originally Posted by WayneNumm View Post

I spent 2 weeks fiddling with a Panny 55ST30 trying to get it to look OK to my eyes, but I couldn't. I kind of got the PN59D550 spontaneously, because it was $100 less than the 55ST30, and was really the size that I was after. In summary, I have been completely thrilled with the PN59D550. Excellent everything. The only thing to watch out for is the rather reflective screen. If you have a light controlled room though, it shouldn't be in issue.
I found some SSG-4100GB's at the local London Drugs (Canada) store for $30 per pair. They take a battery, but I figure the battery will last a year or two, so it seems economical to me. They are very light and comfortable.
Sammyfabulus!
At this point (got too have 3D for "Dial M... ) I was going too grab it anyway; really appreciate the response tho.
Got a completely black room (if I want) & just bought the CinemaQuest Ideal-Lume Panelight (backlight); so should be good-too-go.

SSG-4100GB:
man, those things lOOk funky!!!
No frontal-effects w/having the frames so far in front of your eyes???

All,
The HDMI issues w/the 7000 hack would be a non-issue if you only use one (say #1) HDMI input, right?!?!
post #1819 of 1918
i think you need two.

Can i use a HDMI splitter on my cable box by chance?
post #1820 of 1918
I still have 1018.1 running on my pn64d550. I see that there are a bunch of firmware versions folks are using since the old 1018.1 still listed as the current f/w version on the Samsung site. Does anyone know why Samsung don't update their site with the newer versions?

Are the newer versions 1084, 1085, 1086 developed by Samsung or are they hacks? From what I've read, it seems that 1084 seems to be a good version . . . do I need to reset to 0000 to install 1084? And who is hosting all these new firmware versions.

Thanks.

Ian
post #1821 of 1918
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Originally Posted by KevinNash View Post

Same output as 1023 for 1024, about 150 cd/m² wink.gif
1024 is the best of the 2 worlds IMO best whites and best blacks for this set smile.gif
isthat in movie mode, i measured 1023 and that had about 158 in movie mode which was slightly higher than standard and dynamic.
post #1822 of 1918
with the d7000 hack if you only need one hdmi you have to have 2 hdmis connected, and you can use a spliter like a 1 in 2 out.
post #1823 of 1918
Can someone here please let me know where these firmware versions are found. Also, does anyone know why Samsung don't update their site with the latest versions - they still only show 1018.1 as the latest.

Any help would be appreciated.

Ian
post #1824 of 1918
teeger rolleyes.gif :
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Originally Posted by KevinNash View Post

1027 is for eu model PS51D550, PNxxD550 have different firmware version number wink.gif
post #1825 of 1918
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Originally Posted by KevinNash View Post

teeger rolleyes.gif :

Hi, Kevin . . .

I did read that the 1027 f/w version was for European units, but what about versions 1024, etc.? I don't know where to get these. Any advice? Thanks.
post #1826 of 1918
"Official" D550 Owner [according too BB.com/refurbished 59"/no delivery date yet]!
Just can't believe I got "this" set cause of the glasses! tongue.gif
EDweird.
I thought from the lOOks of 'um the frames on the 3500 & 3700 would get in the viewing sight lines & checked 'um out at the store... they do.
Who ever designed those should get fired & who ever OK'd 'em should be fired as well.
The 3100's are comfortable & only the top & sides of the frame are in the sight line.

And got three prs & two hard cases for them on eBay just now for 86 bucks total delivered (like $70US for 3pr/original retail was $170US per pair!!).

Thanks for all the suggestions on this thread too take this Sammy tier too the next level!
1st I'll check the firmware & next I'll see if I can tackle the 8000 gamma service menu mod [all after taking it out of touch mode, of coarse rolleyes.gif ]
post #1827 of 1918
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Originally Posted by teeger View Post

Hi, Kevin . . .
I did read that the 1027 f/w version was for European units, but what about versions 1024, etc.? I don't know where to get these. Any advice? Thanks.

1024 is also for EU PS model.

Just check your local Samsung.com for last firmware, there's no other way to get them.

It doesn't mean PS 1027 is better than PN 1024 for example wink.gif

Sometimes there's update related to digital TV here in Europe, known as TNT and there was a lot of change in many EU countries the last couple of years.

So each time Samsung release an update for the TV tuner, that doesn't improve the set, just the tuner compatibility smile.gif
post #1828 of 1918
Im on 1045 now as i retested my movie mode on 1026 and it was 81cdm thats with cell 18 ,contrast 95,brightness 45 and with cell and contrast on max i was getting 99cdm.

now on 1024 with cell 18, contrast 90, brightness 62 im getting 124cdm and with cell and contrast on max 158cdm. also the blacks are defo better on 1024.
post #1829 of 1918
Yep, 1024 is clearly best than 1025 and 1026, did you tried 1027 to see if good cdm is back ?
post #1830 of 1918
yes i did and it was about 5cdm more than 1026 but temprature got upto 50c and on 1026 it was 46c and and 1024 is 47c so 1024 it is, i must say the blacks are defo better i was happy before but am even happier now.
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