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post #1861 of 1918
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Originally Posted by Scottthehat View Post

lance if your using warm 2 then 2pt wb will make a big difference.
and firmware 1028 is out today for the ps
If anyone has the gear to measure the cdm output in movie mode that would be great.
http://www.samsung.com/uk/support/model/PS51D550C1KXXU-downloads?isManualDownload=true

Hi scot, is it ok if I do the HDMi calibration while the set is in dynamic mode? Because once I go to the service menu it turns everything to the default setting which is dynamic. And is it ok that I used my ps3 to show the pattern? Thanks!
post #1862 of 1918
Hello,

Any player is fine to run HDMI calibration, no problem with your PS3 wink.gif

The dynamic mode when you are in service menu is also normal.
post #1863 of 1918
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Originally Posted by KevinNash View Post

Hello,
Any player is fine to run HDMI calibration, no problem with your PS3 wink.gif
The dynamic mode when you are in service menu is also normal.

Thanks alot Kevin.
post #1864 of 1918
I noticed after the HDMi calibration my sets black is too dark so I tried to calibrate the set and even though at 100 brightness i can only see number 20 and up blinking from the avshd disk. And at an all black screen my screen was turning off. Any help please frown.gif
post #1865 of 1918
Check your SM WB settings ( they are set by the HDMI calibration ), here are mines :





You can use the first picture settings and put 128 everywhere on the second one.

What are your values here actually ?
post #1866 of 1918
Hey there kevin I already resolved the issue I searched this thread because I remember someone had the same problem a long time ago. Then I saw janos666's post regarding calibrating in Full RGB mode. My ps3 was set at Limited thats why it was too dark when I calibrated it. Everything is ok now I set it at Full RGB and did the calibration again, the values are 130/50 for the first one. Anyway should superwhite be on as well or it does not matter?
post #1867 of 1918
Anyone know the optimal thumbnail size for the D550's media player? DLNA standard is 128 pixels (height?) but they look like crap. The aspect ratio of the thumbnails on screen measures 7:4... not sure if it's supposed to be 16:9.
post #1868 of 1918
How bout 3D settings?
For both 3D & 2D-3D.

Mine is still only a user menu setting adjustED set.

Thanks.
post #1869 of 1918
I have a P59D550 in the basement and it is seldom use. A few days ago I notice the buzzing/humming sound from it. Is there any solution for this?
post #1870 of 1918
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Originally Posted by tso7036 View Post

I have a P59D550 in the basement and it is seldom use. A few days ago I notice the buzzing/humming sound from it. Is there any solution for this?
Nope. What altitude are you at? It seems to buzz at higher altitudes. I'm at Sea level and have no buzzing with my set.

I'm thinking you can't hear the buzzing once you have the sound level to your hearing level. wink.gif
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Edited by jack54 - 11/15/12 at 7:53pm
post #1871 of 1918
You have to be at fairly extreme altitudes to cause buzzing on modern plasmas. Typically above 9000 feet from what I've read.
post #1872 of 1918
They can't refuse their 25 months warranty just like that with no reason eek.gif

What can we do in that case ?
post #1873 of 1918
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Originally Posted by chambery View Post

Anyone else have a screen like this?!

Stay away from the Samsungs, here is mine after less than a year. And Samsung says they will not fix it under warranty. No explanation given, no ability to escalate my request upwards, nada. Service tech tells me Samsung has been denying warranty claims left and right the last few months compared to before. Samsung is more concerned with big profits than consumer satisfaction.
Strange... I've had several Samsung's in the past, 3 right now in the house and never had a problem.
In consumer guide, they're always at or near the top.
Your leaving something out. rolleyes.gif
post #1874 of 1918
Thats exactly how my 59d6500 looks and it's only 8 months old. On top of that the brightness pops are back with a vengeance. Ive had a Samsung ordered tech out to look and he admitted that Samsung has no fix for this issue other then to keep swapping panels out until I find one that looks better. I have had numerous emails and heated phone conversations with Executive Customer Service at Samsung and all to no avail so I will now begin the process of swapping out panels until I am apply. I am extremely disappointed with the way Samsung has handled the situation so far.
post #1875 of 1918
chambery post is gone, why ???
post #1876 of 1918
post #1877 of 1918
I've had my D550 for about 9 months now, and I've noticed that the black levels on it are pretty bad. Has anyone else noticed this? And if so, have you found a way to fix it? Whether it's going into the service menu or what. It's pretty distracting to me when the darkest part of a movie just looks like dark dark dark dark dark dark dark grey.
post #1878 of 1918
Certainly a bad factory YRR pot setting.

See this thread to have nice inky blacks http://www.avsforum.com/t/1390635/samsung-plasma-panel-tweaks-for-better-blacks

Just focus on the YRR setting wink.gif
post #1879 of 1918
Haha yeah, I'm not so sure that I want to take apart my TV to do it. wink.gif
post #1880 of 1918
I understand.

In fact, that's really simple, just removing some screws and a pot to turn.

Like you I was afraid to do it but the result is really excellent smile.gif

There is no other way to improve your blacks than this one wink.gif
post #1881 of 1918
I need help with the display settings on my PN51D550. I just converted from Comcast to Direct TV. I just noticed that the the "Screen Fit" option is greyed out. Maybe it was like this before but I don't recall to be honest. I have to use 16:9 to get the best view.

The zoom options and the 4:3 options are also active.

Is this normal or is there a setting I need to enable so that I can use the "Screen Fit" setting.

Any and all help is appreciated.
post #1882 of 1918
Whenever I turn on my PN51D550 there is black cloud in the center of the screen. As the images from the source begin to display, the cloud starts to disappear until it is gone (1 minute tops).

Then when I am watching a dark scene and it switches to a bright one, all the pixels on that cloud area remain purplish and begin to fade (10 seconds) until all the bright colors are OK.

Advice anyone??

Thx!
post #1883 of 1918
If I was you, I should try to set my Yrr pot, it could help in this case IMHO http://www.avsforum.com/t/1390635/samsung-plasma-panel-tweaks-for-better-blacks
post #1884 of 1918
Pn60E550 initial thoughts....

I took delivery of this beast on January 2nd after a Boxing Day sale at Futureshop here in Canada. I bought it online for $999. At this time I am using the CNET settings. Still monkeying around with "Smart Hub". There is a lot of stuff in there, a lot of it is fluff.

On power-up I was guided through initial start-up menus. I was connected to my network and upgraded the firm ware in minutes, ...no problems at all. As stated above, I dialed in the CNET settings. I have watched a variety of regular TV, sports and just a few minutes of TLOTR on Bluray. The colours are rich, the flesh tones natural and images razor sharp. I must say I am very impressed. It was while watching the Cotton Bowl that I realized how good this thing really is. I upgraded from a Panny TH-50PX75U which had excellent image quality. The Sammy blows it away! There is a huge difference, as well, when it comes to motion blurring or pixilization. With the Panny, when the camera would follow a player with the crowd panning behind, there would be a lot of picture break-up. None at all with the Sammy.

Another issue that I, thankfully, have avoided is the dreaded "buzz". None! Dead quiet.

Many people have talked about the glare. I will say it has a little more than the Panny, but not a big issue.

Yup...you can call me a happy camper!! Now if we could just get them to DROP THE PUCK!!!
post #1885 of 1918
Sorry...wrong thread! eek.gif
post #1886 of 1918
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Originally Posted by jack54 View Post

Strange... I've had several Samsung's in the past, 3 right now in the house and never had a problem.
In consumer guide, they're always at or near the top.
Your leaving something out. rolleyes.gif

Mine is not a bad, but definately similar. I have two pink bars on the end with green in the middle. They told me it was burn in but there are no legible images on my screen to warrant that claim. I wasn't very happy with Samsung support. For the price I paid form my 59D550, I will have to live with it, I guess.
post #1887 of 1918
Hey guys, sorry if this has been asked and answered before. I have a PN59D550 and I'm looking to pickup a couple pairs of 3D glasses finally. It seems the Samsung SSG-3300CR are the model that are supposed to go with the TV but they appear to be discontinued? (I can't find them anywhere).

Can anyone recommend alternatives? As far as I can tell they have to be bluetooth but aside from that I'm not sure what to look for. Not looking to spend very much on these so if there is a "best budget 3d glasses" option for this TV that would be awesome!

Thanks!

UPDATE: I think Samsung's compatibility checker on their website is wonky because there appear to actually be a lot of compatible models out there. I purchased two pairs of the SSG-4100GB for $25 each based on other reviews. Will report back if they don't work.
Edited by Crowtservo - 1/17/13 at 2:15pm
post #1888 of 1918
Can someone please help me? I currently have a PN51D550. Great tv, had it for about a year. I was originally on firmware 1018 which the tv shipped with. I contacted Samsung support and they sent me firmware 1019 to help with the brightness pops. I installed, everything went great, but now my tv has tiny little black pixels all over the bright areas of the screen. They go away after a few minutes as the show im watching changes, but as soon as I turn the channel, they come back again for a few minutes, and this has been repeating since I upgraded. Also, in my black, looks like white pixel flickering. Can somebody please guide me in the right direction??? im pulling my hair out!!

Thanks in advance
post #1889 of 1918
Hi cmartell,

This problem has been reported awhile back by some other D550 owners after doing the logic board update (brightness pop fix). It can only be fixed by adjusting panel voltages or replacing the panel/logic board. If still under warranty you should call for service.
post #1890 of 1918
hi there and thank you for the quick reply. It is no longer under warranty, unfortunately. Im not familiar at all with the panel voltages, is there any way you could tell me how to adjust them or guide me in the right direction please? as well, if I mess with the voltages, is that going to harm my tv in the long run? or will it cause any other problems?? thanks!
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