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post #61 of 998
So is anyone else getting these shifts in brightness? It appears they are seeing what I see on the 7000 thread. My fiancee and I were watching lost on Netflix last night and from time to time the picture would go dim. The episodes we watched were mostly jungle scenes, so a lot of dark colors on the screen. When it wasn't "dim", the picture looked great even without me tweaking anything yet. It went dim more than few times an episode though, which I don't think is something I want to deal with long term, even though I really like this TV.

It is streaming content, so I wasn't sure if it was the source. I was using the TV's Netflix app. I think I noticed it a few times watching 3D movies the night before with the PS3, but I guess I need to watch more TV to see when I notice it.
post #62 of 998
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Originally Posted by BurtReynolds View Post

So is anyone else getting these shifts in brightness? It appears they are seeing what I see on the 7000 thread. My fiancee and I were watching lost on Netflix last night and from time to time the picture would go dim. The episodes we watched were mostly jungle scenes, so a lot of dark colors on the screen. When it wasn't "dim", the picture looked great even without me tweaking anything yet. It went dim more than few times an episode though, which I don't think is something I want to deal with long term, even though I really like this TV.

It is streaming content, so I wasn't sure if it was the source. I was using the TV's Netflix app. I think I noticed it a few times watching 3D movies the night before with the PS3, but I guess I need to watch more TV to see when I notice it.

I think I may be getting the same thing....i just got it yesterday and i am noticing it while watching the hockey game....about every 5 seconds, its seems like it is having a screen flicker....not sure what to do.
post #63 of 998
Do you guys have the ECO settings on? I have not experienced any issues on my set, and I made sure to turn off all ECO settings right away. I know last years sammys were very notorious ffor doing this with ECO on...
post #64 of 998
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Originally Posted by FrancoisC View Post

a friend of mine is coming over with a CRT monitor this week, when get here i'll update my first post with photos from my setup and the input lag on this set, with gaming mode and without it.

Did you ever get around to doing this Francois?
post #65 of 998
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Did you ever get around to doing this Francois?
Not yet, as soon as he come I'll post the result.
post #66 of 998
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Originally Posted by FrancoisC View Post
Not yet, as soon as he come I'll post the result.
I have of all the enhancers, eco settings etc.
thanks
post #67 of 998
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Not yet, as soon as he come I'll post the result.
Thanks for the effort. I don't know how they do it (don't own a 3DTV and am unfamiliar with the options and behavior), but flatpanelshd.com claims to measure 3D mode lag as well. If you can find a way to do this, it'd be much appreciated if you could try it out. Just make sure you're not measuring the TV's real time 2D>3D conversion feature, as that's not really useful for true stereoscopic content.
post #68 of 998
Hi,

Do the new models have the same buzzing problems as last year's models?
Any idea how they compare to the Panasonic models (in terms of buzzing)?

Thanks in advance.
post #69 of 998
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Hi,

Do the new models have the same buzzing problems as last year's models?
Any idea how they compare to the Panasonic models (in terms of buzzing)?

Thanks in advance.

mine buzzes....but it is very faint. I can only barely make it out when completely silent. It has less noise though than my Mits DLP that it replaced.
post #70 of 998
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Originally Posted by gm2376 View Post

mine buzzes....but it is very faint. I can only barely make it out when completely silent. It has less noise though than my Mits DLP that it replaced.

Thanks for the reply, from what distance can you hear it?
post #71 of 998
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Originally Posted by ecosse_011172 View Post

Thanks for the reply, from what distance can you hear it?

its sort of a direct sound. I can only hear is when there is no volume, directly in front of it from about 4 feet. If I'm at the sides, i can't hear it at all.
post #72 of 998
Personally I only heard a buzz right next to the TV. I was specifically trying to hear if there was anything.

Also the dimming issue I mentioned before seemed to go away once I switched from the Samsung Netflix app back to Netflix through the PS3. Not sure why this is the case.
post #73 of 998
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Starting today, Future Shop gives the Shrek 3D starter kit with 2 pairs of glasses free with the D6900

Can you get a discount if you don't want the kit?
post #74 of 998
My D6500 buzzes as well, but as I've mentioned before, it's very directional. The TV had to be sitting directly at my eye level (on its stand, elevated only about 2 feet off the floor) for me to really hear it. Acoustics of my media room play into this as well I think.

Since I've mounted the TV on the wall and the bottom of the bezel is about 35 inches off the floor now, I no longer hear it.
post #75 of 998
It appears the Shrek starter kit glasses are IR. But this set uses bluetooth. Can anyone who received the Shrek kit with their TV report which exact model number glasses they received?
post #76 of 998
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Originally Posted by obveron View Post

It appears the Shrek starter kit glasses are IR. But this set uses bluetooth. Can anyone who received the Shrek kit with their TV report which exact model number glasses they received?

ssg-p3100s/zd (that's the kit I got)

ssg-3100gb (that's the glasses)
http://www.samsung.com/ca/consumer/t...ype=3d-glasses
post #77 of 998
Can anyone tell me if there is a really huge difference between the d6500 and the d8000. I am supposed to be picking up a d6500 tonight and wondering if it is really worth it for me to pay the $800 cost diff to get the d8000.
post #78 of 998
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Can anyone tell me if there is a really huge difference between the d6500 and the d8000. I am supposed to be picking up a d6500 tonight and wondering if it is really worth it for me to pay the $800 cost diff to get the d8000.

no its not, but upgrading to the d7000 if you have cash to spare may be your cup of tea. But i'd save the cash since the 6500 is a fantastic TV especially for the price. Buy yourself new tires or 4 xboxs if anything. :P
post #79 of 998
What's the benefit of the d7000? I'm getting 4 glasses 8 shriek movies a pn59d6500 for $2300 tax in. Should I just stay with that?
post #80 of 998
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Originally Posted by Blwn281 View Post

What's the benefit of the d7000? I'm getting 4 glasses 8 shriek movies a pn59d6500 for $2300 tax in. Should I just stay with that?


the d7000 has the added black filter, but I mean is that alone worth the extra cost? For some yes but trust me the 6500 is a fantastic TV and well you seem to be getting a good deal with the glasses so ya. I'd stick with that. If im not mistaken a starter kit alone costs 300$ so you seem to be getting 2 of em for the price of 1 since the TV itself costs round 2000 dollars.
post #81 of 998
I think my 6500 looks great, and it still looks good in a room with three windows alongside where the TV sits. I don't have any issue with reflections that would push me to buy a higher model.
post #82 of 998
I agree i am very very happy with my 59" 6500. Awesome set! And i have went through a few exchanges on some LED TVs. Plasma is deff the way to go at the moment.
post #83 of 998
It's been one week since I gof my 51D6500 and I love it. It' my first HDTV and I'm glad I don't regret my 6 years old JVC iArt CRT. Even for gaming and extroardinary viewing angles! I watched DVD of Finding Nemo with the kids and it looks almost HD.
post #84 of 998
What about from a d550 to 6500. Big difference or no?
post #85 of 998
Would it be worth it for me to go with a Smaller tv and get the 8000? I'm debating between as 59d550 a 59d6500 and the 8000. Is it worth it to lose 8" to get the 8000?? I have to big windows that shine on my tv. But have blinds that allow me to block that out. Most tv n movie watching is done at night. I'm looking to get the best pq. I play alot of vids and watch movies and sports mostly. Apps are fancy but care less really. I like the fact the 6500 and 8000 are slim. is there a huge benefit to the micro dimming and real black filter in the 8000.
post #86 of 998
Hey guys I might be getting the D6500! Can some of you help me out with some info? Is there any major difference between the D550 and the D6500? The D6500 is around $1400 here while the D550 is around $1,000. How are the blacks? Or the input lag? I have a PS3 and 360 so it's important. Have any of you tried the 3D? If so, how is it? How do HD channels look on this set? Does the set look very dim with the blinds open? Or is there a lot of glare?

Can someone post some pics of a blu-ray movie playing in the dark? Thanks.
post #87 of 998
The micro dimming is an LED feature, not Plasma. From what you are saying it sounds like the 6500 or 7000 would be a good fit for you.

To answer your first question, no, it is not worth it to go down in screen size to get the 8000 in my opinion.
post #88 of 998
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Originally Posted by AstroDad View Post

The micro dimming is an LED feature, not Plasma. From what you are saying it sounds like the 6500 or 7000 would be a good fit for you.

To answer your first question, no, it is not worth it to go down in screen size to get the 8000 in my opinion.

The samsung website says the the pn59d8000 has micro dimming. thanx for your opinion as well. Could you tell me if there is much a difference between the 550 and 6500 other than looks. It's a $370 difference between the 2 for me is it worth it?
post #89 of 998
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Originally Posted by Blwn281 View Post

The samsung website says the the pn59d8000 has micro dimming.

I am having trouble finding a reference to micro-dimming for the plasma. Are you looking at this page? If not, where do you see it?
post #90 of 998
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Originally Posted by Blwn281 View Post

The samsung website says the the pn59d8000 has micro dimming. thanx for your opinion as well. Could you tell me if there is much a difference between the 550 and 6500 other than looks. It's a $370 difference between the 2 for me is it worth it?

What the D6500 adds over the D550: Better anti-glare filter, built in wi-fi, Samsung apps (Smart TV).
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