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post #61 of 268
On my end the only time I will have glare issues is during day time when sun light gets into the room, its not a direct beam of light hitting the screen but its all around me. No real major issues or any deal breakers aside from the technology limitation of S-PVA panels. Black levels are awesome even compared to IPS and none of that IPS glow or backlight bleeding.
post #62 of 268
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Originally Posted by Pandemonium08 View Post

On my end the only time I will have glare issues is during day time when sun light gets into the room, its not a direct beam of light hitting the screen but its all around me. No real major issues or any deal breakers aside from the technology limitation of S-PVA panels. Black levels are awesome even compared to IPS and none of that IPS glow or backlight bleeding.

Thanks Pand, I appreciate it. The more research I do on TVS, the more my heads spins.
post #63 of 268
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Originally Posted by sandman512 View Post

Thanks for the reply, overall thoughts on this set?


I think the 5300 is an awesome set! I would go for the 5300 over the 5000. The extra $50 buys quite a lot.
post #64 of 268
You can change the power failure behavior in the service menu.

Meaning after a power failure the TV will always come back on or stay off. The default is to remember what state it is in and return to that.

I prefer it to stay off after a power failure. Lots of times the power is not stable after a power failure, so I would prefer the TV to stay off, which should be safer since some circuits will be isolated. And if the power goes off for a long time, I might go to sleep and then when it comes back on the TV will come on.

You can also use hospitality mode which allows you to set the input on power up, minimum and maximum volume, turn on volume, and lock out the controls and menus, etc. You can allow no menu access at all or block the picture menu and settings. And you can set the analog inputs (or PC input which the 5300 does not have) to music mode. Meaning you can select an analog input even if it has no video signal to listen to music with the backlight off (or on if you want). This mode does blink the power LED which is annoying, but I will be removing it soon.
post #65 of 268
Im taking this tv back. The smearing/blurring is just awful.
post #66 of 268
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Originally Posted by kellybob View Post

You can change the power failure behavior in the service menu.

Meaning after a power failure the TV will always come back on or stay off. The default is to remember what state it is in and return to that.

I prefer it to stay off after a power failure. Lots of times the power is not stable after a power failure, so I would prefer the TV to stay off, which should be safer since some circuits will be isolated. And if the power goes off for a long time, I might go to sleep and then when it comes back on the TV will come on.

You can also use hospitality mode which allows you to set the input on power up, minimum and maximum volume, turn on volume, and lock out the controls and menus, etc. You can allow no menu access at all or block the picture menu and settings. And you can set the analog inputs (or PC input which the 5300 does not have) to music mode. Meaning you can select an analog input even if it has no video signal to listen to music with the backlight off (or on if you want). This mode does blink the power LED which is annoying, but I will be removing it soon.

I've never been able to access the service menu with the steps in the previous page.. I must be doing it incorrectly.

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Originally Posted by jaeelarr View Post

Im taking this tv back. The smearing/blurring is just awful.

This probably affects all Samsung TV's that use S-PVA panels, What TV size are you using ?
post #67 of 268
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Originally Posted by Pandemonium08 View Post

I've never been able to access the service menu with the steps in the previous page.. I must be doing it incorrectly.



This probably affects all Samsung TV's that use S-PVA panels, What TV size are you using ?

Its a 46". If its any help, i have a TS01 panel. I know that every Samsung model has a bad panel set...maybe that is the one.
post #68 of 268
I found this:

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Originally Posted by semlethe3rd
There are three models being discussed in this thread, be a little more specific. So far we know they are LED direct-lit LCD panels, with the following reported model numbers:

EH5000/5050: TS02
EH5300: TS01
EH4000:Haven't heard anything.
The version number for the UN40EH5300 I had was TH01, not TS01.

Also, for what it's worth, the UN40EH6000 I had was Version No. TS02, just like the UN40EH5000 I currently have.

So which one is better?!
post #69 of 268
Are you using the 46" as a computer monitor or as an HDTV for movies/consoles? Im just using the 32" Model and I can see the blurring and smearing when I look for it but nothing major to complain but I can understand where you are coming from and its noticeably visible on a larger screen.

Im not sure if there is a panel lottery on the EH5000 series but another member from another forum told me that the response time on the 32EH5000 he got was pretty good, no ghosting or smearing so Im guessing there is a lottery.
post #70 of 268
I updated the firmware on the 5300 today over the internet. The 5300 is not on the Samsung site yet.

I noticed that now the backlight does not shut off for fade to black. Or perhaps it takes much longer to do so. I have only watched a few TV channels and they do not stay black all that long. This is an improvement to me as before watching movies many times the backlight would be going on and off when it should have been off. I imagine they just removed this feature entirely. PC mode still never shuts the backlight off.
post #71 of 268
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Originally Posted by kellybob View Post

I updated the firmware on the 5300 today over the internet. The 5300 is not on the Samsung site yet.

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/ow...UN46EH5300FXZA
post #72 of 268
I have no major complaint about the smearing but I wish this can be fixed with a firmware update or at least minimized, not a deal breaker (yet)
post #73 of 268
Ok, so just pulled the trigger on the 5300. Can someone tell me where the HDMI inputs are located? Thanks!
post #74 of 268
happy to report no smearing, ghosting, flashlighting or clouding on my recently purchased 40eh5050......panel built april 2012, ts02.
post #75 of 268
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Originally Posted by leftyguitar1963 View Post

happy to report no smearing, ghosting, flashlighting or clouding on my recently purchased 40eh5050......panel built april 2012, ts02.

Smearing and Ghosting is only noticeable if you are playing fast moving games or using it as a PC monitor, certain color combinations makes the smearing very visible but as a HDTV function there are no issues-what-so-ever. Enjoy your purchase

I'm still wondering if there are differences on the 'ts02' version, where did you get the panel build ?
post #76 of 268
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Originally Posted by sandman512 View Post

Ok, so just pulled the trigger on the 5300. Can someone tell me where the HDMI inputs are located? Thanks!

Two on the right side of the back (including the one with the analog DVI audio input) and one on the right side. Right side when viewing TV. 2 USB inputs on the right side. One component/composite also on the back.
post #77 of 268
If you want to eliminate the power LED, you can take off the access cover on the back below the input board and use a pick to remove the purple wire from the connector that plugs into the input board. Easy if you have a pick. Of course, you could also cut the wire.

The wireless module is on the lower left side of the back panel (viewed from the front). It can be unplugged if you do not want wireless spewing out. I am not sure if the wireless transmits when not used or not. I know it can't if it is not plugged in.

I took the back cover off of mine and removed every other bar of the speaker grill using a Dremel. The opening does not allow much sound to get out. This really improved the sound. And there is still enough material to protect the speaker from acccidental pokes, although if you want to destroy the speaker by poking on it you could. The speakers are in sealed plastic enclosures. I am going to see if the have any fiber filling. I have found that sealed speaker enclosures respond well to being stuffed with fiber-fil. Really smooths out the bass.

I think this TV in standard sound mode with the SRS HD on two clicks up on the EQ at 10 kHz sounds damn nice. The only thing is that the bass can be one noteish and slightly sloppy sounding which I have found stuffing wtih fiber-fil really helps. The speakers are mounted what I call motorcycle style. They have rubber grommets that slip over posts. Nice.

The 5300 I have and the other one I sent back both had the left speaker sounding slightly nicer than the right. This could be my equipment as I have not checked to see if the internal tuner sounds this way and my Mac Mini has never been hooked to anything else.

A small amount of light leaks out from the speaker grills stock and more when they are opened up. This is very slight and even in a totally dark room does not bother me at all and I am picky. Just a heads up.
post #78 of 268
I do notice the smearing/ghosting now. I have not tried whatever they call the setting to reduce this. I know you can not use it when set to PC mode and PC mode makes everything so much better looking I would not change from this to reduce the blurring. And the setting really takes the brightness of the TV down which would not be an issue at night since I run the backlight so low, but in the day it would reduce the brightness quite a bit. I am not sure if the blur reduction feature is memorized for each input or not. This TV does so much well that it is not a deal breaker. It is not bad enough that I can't overlook it although I do see it. I am using the 32 as a computer monitor (no gaming) and for watching movies and some TV.
post #79 of 268
Same here, I can see the smearing but its not bad enough for me to return it. The only upgrade step I can think of doing from this TV would be the time when LG releases a similarly priced TV set with directly LED and IPS. Overall very happy with the HDTV as a PC monitor for its price and performance!
post #80 of 268
I just got my 5000 stand and the 5300 service manual. SamsungParts.com did state when I placed the order that some parts were not in stock which conflicted with the information on the site that said these items were in stock. And when I e-mailed about this I received no response. I had other things to do, so did not follow up.

Anyway, the rectangular 5000 stand looks so much better to me. Not sure what good the service manual will do since I changed what I wanted to change without needing it.
post #81 of 268
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Originally Posted by kellybob View Post

Two on the right side of the back (including the one with the analog DVI audio input) and one on the right side. Right side when viewing TV. 2 USB inputs on the right side. One component/composite also on the back.

Thanks! Any other advice on this set? Calibrating? Thanks!
post #82 of 268
Does the 32EH5300 have an oval base or a rectangle base? I've done searches but have seen it displayed both ways.
post #83 of 268
From the post here it seems to indicate that it has a round/oval base but it could be a region/revision thing, I dont really know.
post #84 of 268
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Originally Posted by SuperMachoMan View Post

Does the 32EH5300 have an oval base or a rectangle base? I've done searches but have seen it displayed both ways.

My 32EH5300 came with an oval base.
post #85 of 268
The backlight off at fade to black is still there after the firmware update. I think it did change the operation when watching the tuner, but I am not sure.
post #86 of 268
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Originally Posted by Test Pattern View Post

The EH5300 series isn't even up on the Samsung web site yet (probably in the next week or so). Samsung is a bit behind in getting its support systems up for these new models.

Shouldn't the EH5300 have it's own thread? It differs significantly with features.
Because it differs, it doesn't share the same user manual as the 4000, 4050, 5000, 5050 and 5070.

It may eventually have most discussions centered on the Smart TV / Internet features, and that would unnecessarily clog this thread.
post #87 of 268
Can someone with the 32eh5000 confirm if the TV suffers of clouding or flash lighting??
In this review besides that problem it states that it's a edge lit TV
cheappricesale4u.com/samsung-32eh5000-price

Can confirm it's a full led?
post #88 of 268
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Originally Posted by Daredevil_pt View Post

Can someone with the 32eh5000 confirm if the TV suffers of clouding or flash lighting??
In this review besides that problem it states that it's a edge lit TV
cheappricesale4u.com/samsung-32eh5000-price

Can confirm it's a full led?

I tested one and it had outstanding screen uniformity. No Clouding or flash lighting.
The only very minor thing I noticed, with a white test pattern frame there was very slight darkness in the corners.

It will be referred to as edge-lit until Samsung lists the back light design on their website or corrects what their authorized dealers specs are showing as edge-lit.
post #89 of 268
And what about blurring and smearing that some users reported??
post #90 of 268
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Originally Posted by Daredevil_pt View Post

And what about blurring and smearing that some users reported??

I wasn't using it for gaming, so I didn't have any issues with smearing.

It is a 60Hz refresh rate (sample and hold) frame, so it will smear just by quickly scrolling the screen on a PC. Any 60Hz LCD display will.
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