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post #11431 of 16126
This one I can't remember hearing about anywhere in this thread. I would have suggested a full reset had you not done one yesterday. Keep us up to date, ksat3 and good luck.
post #11432 of 16126
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Originally Posted by Bladerunner1959 View Post

OpsGuy, FW and fava beans...GREAT STUFF! Did you say you ran the fw update yet? If so, what did you see ?

Hey Blade... I have done the update but no resetting yet. The PQ has improved a bit. It looks to me that black tones are very pure now. There is a little red color push, but nothing I would say is really affecting the picture. Maybe a tick in adjustment one way or another. Planning on a reset today sometime.
post #11433 of 16126
I have a couple questions about the UN55ES8000. My current TV is a PN51D8000 before that I had a Panasonic TC-P42C2. So as you can see I am only used to plasma TVs but I am by no means a fanboy and I dont mind switching to LED from plasma. My PN51D8000 broke and thankfully I had a warranty through Brandsmart. I got credited my full purchase amount, and now have a store credit for $1300 I was planning on getting the Panasonic TC-P55VT50 but according to everyone I have spoken to in Brandsmart no one store carries that model line of TV and its not even in their system. -_- So my other alternative was the UN55ES8000.

I used my PN51D8000 as my gaming tv for 2D/3D games on my xbox, ps3, and pc. I used that TV as my PC's monitor 24/7 and it did a great job as that. I watched a lot of 2D/3D movies through my PC on it and it looked great. Of course there were a lot of ghosting, which was fixed to an extent by calibrating but it was still there on certain games/movies.

My question are as follows. From what I have read through the reviews on Amazon, AVS, and CNet the ES8000 has its issues but have they been fixed via the firmware updates? Will this TV provide me with a great picture when gaming in 2D/3D, watching movies in 2D/3D, and as well when using as a monitor? How is the ghosting in 3D movies and games on this TV compared to the older models? Will my blacks and whites be as good as a plasma? I see this TV has CMR 960 and the previous line had 840, whats that lol? Last question the TV has 240hz whats the difference from 120hz? Is this like the plasma 600hz?

I wont lie I am nervous to make the switch from plasma to LED but if y'all speak highly and great about this TV I will definitely take the plunge and buy it.

Thanks smile.gif
post #11434 of 16126
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Originally Posted by Bladerunner1959 View Post

Regarding the new FW 1046.2; I am definately going to run that update.

Father to Son:

[long backstory] . . . and forevermore across the land that particular update was known as the "Bladerunner update".
post #11435 of 16126
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Originally Posted by ZiggyGod View Post

I have a couple questions about the UN55ES8000. My current TV is a PN51D8000 before that I had a Panasonic TC-P42C2. So as you can see I am only used to plasma TVs but I am by no means a fanboy and I dont mind switching to LED from plasma. My PN51D8000 broke and thankfully I had a warranty through Brandsmart. I got credited my full purchase amount, and now have a store credit for $1300 I was planning on getting the Panasonic TC-P55VT50 but according to everyone I have spoken to in Brandsmart no one store carries that model line of TV and its not even in their system. -_- So my other alternative was the UN55ES8000.

I used my PN51D8000 as my gaming tv for 2D/3D games on my xbox, ps3, and pc. I used that TV as my PC's monitor 24/7 and it did a great job as that. I watched a lot of 2D/3D movies through my PC on it and it looked great. Of course there were a lot of ghosting, which was fixed to an extent by calibrating but it was still there on certain games/movies.

My question are as follows. From what I have read through the reviews on Amazon, AVS, and CNet the ES8000 has its issues but have they been fixed via the firmware updates? Will this TV provide me with a great picture when gaming in 2D/3D, watching movies in 2D/3D, and as well when using as a monitor? How is the ghosting in 3D movies and games on this TV compared to the older models? Will my blacks and whites be as good as a plasma? I see this TV has CMR 960 and the previous line had 840, whats that lol? Last question the TV has 240hz whats the difference from 120hz? Is this like the plasma 600hz?

I wont lie I am nervous to make the switch from plasma to LED but if y'all speak highly and great about this TV I will definitely take the plunge and buy it.

Thanks smile.gif

I don't have an opinion to share on the different virtues or drawbacks of the two sets in comparison - but there are defintiely lots of opinions out there! I do have one opinion though: given your use cases (lots of PC monitor and streaming from a PC) and given that you've historically been happy with plasma, I would strongly encourage you to do whatever you can to see the set in person and if at all possible, to run some of your own material through it or similar material through it. Some stores will let you tweak the sets (out of store torch mode) and apply some basic settings and then run some content through. All the feedback here and elsewhere is really helpful, but giving it the ol' once over would seem to be key to making the purchase decision. That said, I have an es8000 and remain super happy with it.
post #11436 of 16126
Well the price difference is not that much but the 7500 is available for pickup today at two stores near me. The 8000 has to be ordered.
Seen as though you have one, can you tell me if the 7500 also has ExLink? I do require RS 232 control.
post #11437 of 16126
What panel version does the 55ES8000 use? TS02, US02, or other? The panel lottery is a concern with certain Samsung LEDs.
post #11438 of 16126
Here's my little set up, not spectacular but it does me fine, excuse the dusty floor eek.gif


post #11439 of 16126
I also have some slides showing my panel if anyone's interested
post #11440 of 16126
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Originally Posted by ZiggyGod View Post

I have a couple questions about the UN55ES8000. My current TV is a PN51D8000 before that I had a Panasonic TC-P42C2. So as you can see I am only used to plasma TVs but I am by no means a fanboy and I dont mind switching to LED from plasma. My PN51D8000 broke and thankfully I had a warranty through Brandsmart. I got credited my full purchase amount, and now have a store credit for $1300 I was planning on getting the Panasonic TC-P55VT50 but according to everyone I have spoken to in Brandsmart no one store carries that model line of TV and its not even in their system. -_- So my other alternative was the UN55ES8000.

I used my PN51D8000 as my gaming tv for 2D/3D games on my xbox, ps3, and pc. I used that TV as my PC's monitor 24/7 and it did a great job as that. I watched a lot of 2D/3D movies through my PC on it and it looked great. Of course there were a lot of ghosting, which was fixed to an extent by calibrating but it was still there on certain games/movies.

My question are as follows. From what I have read through the reviews on Amazon, AVS, and CNet the ES8000 has its issues but have they been fixed via the firmware updates? Will this TV provide me with a great picture when gaming in 2D/3D, watching movies in 2D/3D, and as well when using as a monitor? How is the ghosting in 3D movies and games on this TV compared to the older models? Will my blacks and whites be as good as a plasma? I see this TV has CMR 960 and the previous line had 840, whats that lol? Last question the TV has 240hz whats the difference from 120hz? Is this like the plasma 600hz?

I wont lie I am nervous to make the switch from plasma to LED but if y'all speak highly and great about this TV I will definitely take the plunge and buy it.

Thanks smile.gif

What Catt said is great info and I agree. It could be a jarring to move away from plasma so check it out first if you can. I prefer LCD, but I realize some prefer Plasma. Do you get much IR playing games on it? I only do minor gaming and don't use it as a monitor so what I'm going to tell you is from everything I've read in every post from the beginning of this thread and some of what I've read in the Sony 950 thread. The newer firmware updates have continued to improve the picture. I personally prefer the blacks on my ES compared to the Panny Plasma I use at work, but the uniformity is not as good on the ES. Meaning the edge lit LCD ED has some clouding and flashlighting, depending on your settings, this can be minimized to being a non-issue for most people. Banding can be an issue, but usually only with the 65" ES, so personally I'd stay away from it. Mine is a 60" and I love it. This past year, it's been said often that the ES has the best 3D. Someone who bought both the Sony 950 and the ES8000 decided to keep the 950 but said 3D gaming was a little better on the ES. For the record though, he never set the ES up correctly, including having Sharpness up to 50, which looks incredibly bad. Ghosting is very minimal on the ES but some have said it is more apparent with 3D gaming. Some have said that it's more apparent on the 60" ES than the others though. I'm usually very impressed with my 3D though. You'll also get a much brighter picture, which also comes in very handy for 3D with the glasses, which you'll get 4 of. You can look up CMR and 240hz and all that but I don't concern myself too much with all that and some of all that is just marketing crap when it comes down to it. I would be nervous in your situation too so I have no idea what you'll think. You'll either be thrilled or hate it. Personally, I love it. Let us know what you do and good luck!
post #11441 of 16126
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Originally Posted by Garnoch View Post

Now that's a man cave! I could see drinking a lot of beer down there and playing some poker, love it!

Thanks guy!

Here's the Screen I will be getting to replace that other screen I posted. This is my parents Theater Room. A real one with a curtain smile.gif unlike mine



This is my E8000 plasma which also looks better now after that last FW update. This is the TV I bought those new Kef model 7's for the other night. It's a spare bedroom for when I visit, so there's only my plasma and an Onkyo receiver



This is my D8000 LED from 2011 that I gave to my son so I can put my 65" ES up there

post #11442 of 16126
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Originally Posted by arenaman View Post

I also have some slides showing my panel if anyone's interested

Nice man.. I see you bought Samsungs sound dock. I bought the other version but returned it. How do you like yours? Do you use the "Sound share" wireless feature on it to send to the TV?
post #11443 of 16126
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Originally Posted by Garnoch View Post

Great story, Nick! Thanks for the update and congrats. I'm really impressed with how quick it all happened too.

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Originally Posted by eagle_2 View Post

Very nice to hear, and thanks for sharing your experience with us. I had a feeling all along that a tech could just loosen up the stress and that would improve things dramatically. Also nice to know how much Samsung leaves it to the techs to decide what's best to do. Makes me wonder what I did wrong with the tech that came to see my set with the "V", because he was less than useless, and I was nothing but friendly - we even talked about him having the same picture on his wall as I have on mine. But he left me high and dry with no help and just wrote it off as normal and acceptable.

Garnoch and eagle_2 thanks for your support. I can't tell you how this was stressing me out, but this great thread with all of the contributors let me know what to look for and even more important how to fix it. Thank You.
post #11444 of 16126
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Originally Posted by ZiggyGod View Post

I have a couple questions about the UN55ES8000. My current TV is a PN51D8000 before that I had a Panasonic TC-P42C2. So as you can see I am only used to plasma TVs but I am by no means a fanboy and I dont mind switching to LED from plasma. My PN51D8000 broke and thankfully I had a warranty through Brandsmart. I got credited my full purchase amount, and now have a store credit for $1300 I was planning on getting the Panasonic TC-P55VT50 but according to everyone I have spoken to in Brandsmart no one store carries that model line of TV and its not even in their system. -_- So my other alternative was the UN55ES8000.

I used my PN51D8000 as my gaming tv for 2D/3D games on my xbox, ps3, and pc. I used that TV as my PC's monitor 24/7 and it did a great job as that. I watched a lot of 2D/3D movies through my PC on it and it looked great. Of course there were a lot of ghosting, which was fixed to an extent by calibrating but it was still there on certain games/movies.

My question are as follows. From what I have read through the reviews on Amazon, AVS, and CNet the ES8000 has its issues but have they been fixed via the firmware updates? Will this TV provide me with a great picture when gaming in 2D/3D, watching movies in 2D/3D, and as well when using as a monitor? How is the ghosting in 3D movies and games on this TV compared to the older models? Will my blacks and whites be as good as a plasma? I see this TV has CMR 960 and the previous line had 840, whats that lol? Last question the TV has 240hz whats the difference from 120hz? Is this like the plasma 600hz?

I wont lie I am nervous to make the switch from plasma to LED but if y'all speak highly and great about this TV I will definitely take the plunge and buy it.

Thanks smile.gif

Ziggy man, the E8000 plasma I have is awesome, but, its not practical for everything like what you want to use with it. I would definitely go with the LED since you use yours for gaming and a monitor.
post #11445 of 16126
I really want to post pics of my relatives theater in LA. Its so awesome that its unbelievable. I've never seen a theater like theirs. A few magazines wanted to do an article on it but they wouldn't let them. They are big on privacy. I would love to see Rico's reaction though eek.gif
post #11446 of 16126
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Originally Posted by Bladerunner1959 View Post

..Anthony, that is a sweeetAzz setup you coast to coast jet settin av enthusiast...impressive.
...yea, funnyb trolling there, no signs of Mr. SamsungLover there, but I didnt stay too long. Funny stuff; ya know I think tha VT50 is a great tv...just NOT great enough to plunk my cash on it ...dithering...that is what makes me insane and maybe the biggest factor that prevents plasma from having that crystal clear window to the world that my 8000 has, or the Elite, or the Sony.
...oh yea, like i said above my friend...AND, i noticed that in the VT thread some think that dithering dimishes over time. I disagree and think that it may get worse in some units. My brother inlaw has a 2yr old panny flagship plasma that dithered my eyeballs out of my head!!! I always thought his set was great compared to y 2005 Sony rpLCD 60" cuz it was so bright (and that is understandable) but NOW...his plasma was a dithering old dim bulb compared to 8000. Boom!
...I'm wit you but everyone whoever paid attention to my insanity knows that I rebelled against ISF, pro-calibration and what the director intended. I think these new screen have a different standard and ...like we say here...what matters is what we like!!!
....Rico, that is truly literary genious you stud...just for that i'll lend you my wife, and my mistress and her girlfriend!!! LOL....yup, #5 is the flag i'll have to hide under!!! Love it!
....Eagle2, I have my FIOS on 1080i and love it. Its sharp, smooth, no lag in channel changes and definately a better pic than 720p...I tested with Fox NFL and some movies. In my non-professional opthomalogic cataract laden eyes opinion...1080i is the way to go on FIOS with this tv. I have nt turned off the box and looked for a native or direct source selection yet but i will next week and tell ya if i see it any other way...

Regarding the new FW 1046.2; I am definately going to run that update. It sounds like a winner and I have confidence in the members here that have posted detailed results. Normally I would have waited for more input but...I know a new update could potentially obscure and diminish the latest FW benefits so I think i'll run the update after the Super Bowl, reset in all modes for all inputs and then do the full system reset. I wont have time to play and tweak until tomorrow night anyway . I guess from what you all say.; either tweak from default or plug in my old preferred settings and tweak from there? Not clear on the collective opinion of that.

For tonight, cant wait to see the Super Bowl on this beast and I love the current picture so mush that I think i'll be fine. Yes, anything FW where members say that it can possibly reduce flashlighting, improve color, make letterbox bars even darker and improve viewing is a major win.

LOL! Me too Blade! I like my set to be the way "My Eyes" were intended to see it, not what the "Director" wanted. I wouldn't let my relatives see my set just for this reason. They would probably dis own me lol! they are really big on Films and all Film related stuff and every panel to them has to be exactly as the director intended. Not me though! I love That vivid, pop goes the calibration picture smile.gif
post #11447 of 16126
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Originally Posted by Anthony5362 View Post

Nice man.. I see you bought Samsungs sound dock. I bought the other version but returned it. How do you like yours? Do you use the "Sound share" wireless feature on it to send to the TV?

It's alright, it was my lad's christmas present for his tab but I've claimed it biggrin.gif. It syncs up well to the TV, crystal clear sound and no delay
post #11448 of 16126
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Originally Posted by sharkcohen View Post



Very cool there Shark! I swear at first, I thought you had the new 4K Sony with the speakers attached..lol!
post #11449 of 16126
Hi

if anyone uses the BBC iPlayer app do you see the following error message [mediasourceerror Sorry Unkown source 'there has been a problem playing this programme'] when viewing HD content. The SD version is fine but not the HD version - on Africa specifically but also others?

Can someone try it out?

thanks
post #11450 of 16126
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Originally Posted by ajmitchelluk View Post

Hi

if anyone uses the BBC iPlayer app do you see the following error message [mediasourceerror Sorry Unkown source 'there has been a problem playing this programme'] when viewing HD content. The SD version is fine but not the HD version - on Africa specifically but also others?

Can someone try it out?

thanks

Yep, I'm getting the same error
post #11451 of 16126
Thanks for confirming. Was going to do a re set but wont know. Cheers
post #11452 of 16126
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Originally Posted by arenaman View Post

It's alright, it was my lad's christmas present for his tab but I've claimed it biggrin.gif. It syncs up well to the TV, crystal clear sound and no delay

Really! Mine synced up good too, but I got a lot of static. I didn't buy the one you have though. I bought the DA670 when Costco had it cheap. That thing was huge! A lot bigger than it looks..
post #11453 of 16126
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Originally Posted by ajmitchelluk View Post

Thanks for confirming. Was going to do a re set but wont know. Cheers

Maybe try uninstalling the App first. I know there's a way to just uninstall one app if you need to
post #11454 of 16126
Arenaman, Anthony, Shark - Nice pics!!
post #11455 of 16126
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Originally Posted by Bladerunner1959 View Post

Anthony, Garnoch and all; this thread has really kicked into gear as of late from FW, audio and apps to hardcore sharing of settings....awesome!!! I have been crazy busy but I did load my router n wireless password to the 8000. Smarthub wanted to update but I refused since my bd-e6500 has been and is cooking! I will run the update nut won't have time to tweak until midweek so Superbowl will have to be watched in "dynamic" for now biggrin.gif jk... Can't wait for the game on this tv. Hockey has been so amazing. All of you have been incredible in your input and pictures....thanks for all of it. I actually trolled over to the vt50 thread for a while. Nothing surprising. Q...is dithering that "noise" effect it what...I still don't know exactly what it is.

Blade, I don't really know exactly what it is, but I do notice on the couple of plasma that I own, if I sit too close, I can see like millions of green pixels. Sometimes, I notice it from a distance also. Maybe someone else that has a plasma can say if this is dither or not. This is the only flaw I see with mine though. No buzzing, or burn in. I did have some IR at first, but it went away pretty fast and I never saw it again. I have to say with the Plasmas I have, the viewing angle is amazing. Nothing like our LEDs, and the blacks are really black, but our LEDs are very black also. Especially after this update. I like to have both though. If I had to choose only one, it would definitely be the LED.
post #11456 of 16126
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Originally Posted by Anthony5362 View Post

Really! Mine synced up good too, but I got a lot of static. I didn't buy the one you have though. I bought the DA670 when Costco had it cheap. That thing was huge! A lot bigger than it looks..

Mine's the DA-E670

http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/tv-audio-video/home-entertainment/wireless-audio-dock/DA-E670/XU

It was retailing for £299 but I found it on amazon for £179 so quite a good deal, can't say I've had any issues with it yet.
post #11457 of 16126
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Originally Posted by Garnoch View Post

Are you back in the game then, Blade? Yep, I think more than ever if you connected your TV to the network haha. Can't believe your updating, let alone right before the big game. I'm impressed an sad all at the same time. smile.gif And yeah, hockey looks insane. So I guess dithering needs to be used in plasma displays because of its gray level limitations. On your TV, turn Sharpness up and you'll get an idea of it's looks. See these pics......




Great pics Garnoch! This is truly how a set looks when things are not set right. Besides sharpness, doesn't contrast have something to do with as well? I know if you have a washed out pic, lowering the contrast for me really helps. Especially for off angle viewing. This is why I keep mine at around 75-90. My 60" though can take contrast at 90-100 and be good, which really shows me how different panels are.
post #11458 of 16126
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Originally Posted by arenaman View Post

Mine's the DA-E670

http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/tv-audio-video/home-entertainment/wireless-audio-dock/DA-E670/XU

It was retailing for £299 but I found it on amazon for £179 so quite a good deal, can't say I've had any issues with it yet.

This was the one I got for $200 on sale. I'm surprised we don't hear more people talk about using the sound share with these TVs. This is a amazing feature to have, but I don't think many people know you can have a wireless sound dock, or sound bar with these TVs

http://www.samsung.com/us/video/home-theater/DA-E651/ZA?from_mobile=true
post #11459 of 16126
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Originally Posted by eagle_2 View Post

Beautiful, man! Very nice. I absolutely love the lighting.

Thanks Eagle! Yea, I just had the lighting done. So far, this is my favorite part of the room..lol! Its no where near done but should be by summer.
post #11460 of 16126
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Originally Posted by Anthony5362 View Post

Great pics Garnoch! This is truly how a set looks when things are not set right. Besides sharpness, doesn't contrast have something to do with as well? I know if you have a washed out pic, lowering the contrast for me really helps. Especially for off angle viewing. This is why I keep mine at around 75-90. My 60" though can take contrast at 90-100 and be good, which really shows me how different panels are.

Even though these look similar to what mine looked out of the box with Sharpness up to 50, they are actually pictures of plasmas showing dithering. Interesting that you can get higher Contrast on your 60"!
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