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post #571 of 776
Do u lose usb doing hack everytime?
post #572 of 776
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Originally Posted by janos666 View Post

I guess:
51DFHcD - Size, D-Series, and may be Double Full High Definition (FHD image for both eyes in 3D mode) or Definition Full High.
But this is only my guess. I have no idea what the "c" stands for, may be it signs 3D.

But I think this should be the same on EU and US models.
If you already changed it by accident, I guess this is the best you can try.

Thank you for the reply.

Unfortuntaly as you stated... the "c" is what we need to know

Any fellow US versions, can someone please confirm what exact TYPE it should be.

Thank you!
post #573 of 776
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Originally Posted by mikebaz View Post

yeah, I really wish someone with a US version could just check the service menu like you said. I'm trying to be patient

I emailed Samsung and asked, they advised me to do a FACTORY RESET

According to my service menu (A USA model PN51D550) It is set to 51DHHcD!

Hope that helps!
post #574 of 776
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Originally Posted by mikebaz View Post


Any fellow US versions, can someone please confirm what exact TYPE it should be.

Thank you!

My Canadian type is 51DFHcD.
post #575 of 776
A BIG NOTE TO ALL....

Just entering the service menu resets all your settings! Damn I wish I had written them all down now!!!
post #576 of 776
what exactly does the 10 pt do that makes it so much better picture?

Also, Without tools how do you calibrate the 10 pt system? I have a calibration dvd, How would I use that(spear and munsil) to calibrate the 10 pt?

Or basically do I just choose someones settings from here for the 10 pt if I dont have tools?
post #577 of 776
Anyone able to answer my above question?
post #578 of 776
Just more points to adjust, or foul up adjustment! A calibration disc should do the trick for you!

Im still debating this change/hack as it is much easier to find suggested and tuned settings for the standard adjustments than the hacked 10 point adjustments!
post #579 of 776
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tech Geek View Post

According to my service menu (A USA model PN51D550) It is set to 51DHHcD!

Hope that helps!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mexicanuck View Post

My Canadian type is 51DFHcD.


Thank you all very much!!!
post #580 of 776
Quote:
Originally Posted by tech geek View Post

just more points to adjust, or foul up adjustment! A calibration disc should do the trick for you!

Im still debating this change/hack as it is much easier to find suggested and tuned settings for the standard adjustments than the hacked 10 point adjustments!

-i reversed the hack and to my very picky eyes i can't tell any difference. I thought it made a huge difference but now going between the two i'm just as satisfied with the picture quality now as i was. Other than the glare (which i can tolerate) i love this tv!!!
post #581 of 776
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Originally Posted by volblood View Post

-i reversed the hack and to my very picky eyes i can't tell any difference. I thought it made a huge difference but now going between the two i'm just as satisfied with the picture quality now as i was. Other than the glare (which i can tolerate) i love this tv!!!

what settings are you using mate?
post #582 of 776
I'm using the settings on the first page of this thread (cues) without changing the model in the service menu. I didn't like the idea of not having all the functions of my tv... USB, hdmi inputs. The hack may help a little in areas of dialing in colors but unless u calibrate for your specific environment there isn't a benefit.
post #583 of 776
I too use Cue settings But I havent hacked it yet so I dont know how different it is once hacked.

Can people who have hacked state if it was clearly a improvement or just "slightly" better?
post #584 of 776
Quote:
Originally Posted by LanceX View Post

I too use Cue settings But I havent hacked it yet so I dont know how different it is once hacked.

Can people who have hacked state if it was clearly a improvement or just "slightly" better?

Just try it and see. It doesn't take long to do it.
post #585 of 776
I think I will Sunday . Ill try to take pictures so I can at least try and see if theres a difference
post #586 of 776
Many thanks for this great thread. Very happy with my PN59D550 after all. Also, took some help from the D7000/D8000 calibration thread.
However, couldn't find a solution to use my A/V receiver efficiently and need your help.

I have a PS3, XBox 360, Dish 722 and they are all connected to my Pioneer VSX-1021-K A/V Receiver.
I tried the HDMI splitter on all devices but none work. I mean, I cannot switch to that device via the A/V receiver!

Could somebody help me on how I can use this setup without purchasing a dummy HDMI device!
If you using a particular cheap device, a model # and a link is greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

P.S. Read almost all the pages but couldn't find a definitive solution or work around!
post #587 of 776
You need at least TWO HDMI devices plugged into the TV to use the hack. One of them wont work after its in. 3 HDMI = 2 work 4 HDMI = all work.
post #588 of 776
are u talking to me about calculating the difference? i appoloigize just unsure and do not know what you mean...
post #589 of 776
Quote:
Originally Posted by LanceX View Post

You need at least TWO HDMI devices plugged into the TV to use the hack. One of them wont work after its in. 3 HDMI = 2 work 4 HDMI = all work.

I know that already but how is one setting up if he/she wants everything to go via the A/V receiver? Are you using a dummy second HDMI device which I am sure will work or have a workaround or a different setup?
post #590 of 776
Run all your HDMI to the TV and use digital optical and coaxial for your audios.

PS3 cant do 3D and audio HD at same time so you wont lose much

Basically you cant do the hack without a dummy HDMI if your running all to reciever. Buy a 25$ dvd player and use that as a dummy. or run HDMI from your Dish to the TV and use that as dummy. Run Component cables from your dish to A/V reciever and digital optical.

Problem solved ^. You dont need HDMI with TV because most is 720p and 2 channel
post #591 of 776
LanceX - did you try the hack?
post #592 of 776
just had my first case of image retention with this set, was playing fifa 12 on 360 and left it on the menu screen for about 15 mins. cleared up about 5 mins later, still not great considering it was only on for bout 15 mins. i have left ps3 on menu screen for a half hour before, its weird. guess you gotta be careful not to have any slip ups!
post #593 of 776
not yet vol was WAY too busy but next weekend I will. Maybe Wednesday
post #594 of 776
Does this void the warranty, even if you reverse it before having any work done? Can they tell if you get in the service menu at all?
post #595 of 776
Quote:
Originally Posted by LanceX View Post

Run all your HDMI to the TV and use digital optical and coaxial for your audios.

PS3 cant do 3D and audio HD at same time so you wont lose much

Basically you cant do the hack without a dummy HDMI if your running all to reciever. Buy a 25$ dvd player and use that as a dummy. or run HDMI from your Dish to the TV and use that as dummy. Run Component cables from your dish to A/V reciever and digital optical.

Problem solved ^. You dont need HDMI with TV because most is 720p and 2 channel

I have the same problem as watchcricket. As alternative, will it work if i also use a powered hdmi splitter and hook up my DISH to the splitter and hook one hdmi to the TV and another to the AV receiver? And if it does, does it have to be a powered hdmi splitter or just plain splitter? Thanks
post #596 of 776
component 2 doesnt work either after the hack. not sure if thats already been covered or not. component 1 works fine for me.
post #597 of 776
So I performed the hack yesterday and here's what I found...

I thought that I could use one of the additional hdmi outputs from the receiver connected to the tv as the idle port. Nope doesn't work. Additionally, I then hooked up PS3 to an additional hdmi on the tv and found that it has to be active and turned on... you can use it in standby mode.

One other thing, I found an update on Samsung's website that is dated Aug 31, 2011. I downloaded the firmware and put it on a thumbdrive and tried to do the update from the TV and it keeps stating that there is no available firmware after is scans the thumbdrive. My current version is 2011/08/03_001018. I think I'll have to find a way to hook up a long cat 5 wire to the tv or move the tv into the room that has my router.
post #598 of 776
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zacreth View Post

So I performed the hack yesterday and here's what I found...

I thought that I could use one of the additional hdmi outputs from the receiver connected to the tv as the idle port. Nope doesn't work. Additionally, I then hooked up PS3 to an additional hdmi on the tv and found that it has to be active and turned on... you can use it in standby mode.

One other thing, I found an update on Samsung's website that is dated Aug 31, 2011. I downloaded the firmware and put it on a thumbdrive and tried to do the update from the TV and it keeps stating that there is no available firmware after is scans the thumbdrive. My current version is 2011/08/03_001018. I think I'll have to find a way to hook up a long cat 5 wire to the tv or move the tv into the room that has my router.


Did you unzip the firmware folder you downloaded? Copy the folder to your USB drive, then unzip the folder. TV will then recognize the update.
post #599 of 776
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Originally Posted by chambery View Post

Did you unzip the firmware folder you downloaded? Copy the folder to your USB drive, then unzip the folder. TV will then recognize the update.

Yea the instructions that I read from the website said to click on the .exe file and unzip the contents to the thumbdrive location. When I did that it created a folder on the thumbdrive. When i drill down the folder it has 9 files. I tried it that way and also by moving those files to the root of the drive and no success either way.
post #600 of 776
OMG.....Real real basic's please guys, i am getting this TV the day after christmas. I will be connecting my ps3 and my surround sound system to it. Like i said real basic but what is the best way so i can do the advanced calibration? UK dummy here ...sorry :-(
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