Ill be in contact with a calibrator tomorow i have called him today left a message he returned my call but had left my phone at home so ill call him in the morning see if we can arrage a date to get mine done
Hey Derek, good to see you back! How did you make out with your cable box?
I agree man.. Everything just looks amazing now. the letter box bars are pitch black with absolutely NO flashlighting whatsoever! On all my panels!
I set it to output 720p. for now till I look into upgrading to the latest box that has "native". To be honest, the picture is face melting fantastic, I can't see how it could get any better. Blacks cant get any darker and using warm1 the whites are POPPIN.
I still havent tinkered with my wow disk since the 1046.2, I feel it needs some minor fiddleling. but I must say, 1046.2 is were the party"s at.
Im not sure your missing out on anything by not having a box that outputs in "Native" here's my own experience, When I did this with mine, Every time there was a different signal, I got a delay. Meaning, the channels didn't change very smoothly. I ended up going back to 720p because of this
Ya. like I said, I can't see how the picture can get any better. It's almost bluray quality from cable source. I'm happy as it is. Your pictures look nice
[long backstory] . . . and forevermore across the land that particular update was known as the "Bladerunner update".
....Muchas gracias Catt99...
Anthony, Garnoch and all the 8000 bro's... You all know I got my set in June with FW 1013.2 and stayed firm in not updating. I was 100% satisfied and loved my settings. Tolerated the minor flashlighting, but had no V issue or clouding to speak of. Well, the worm has turned.
1046.2 is the T*Ts!!!!...The bomb!...."its where the party's at"
I use hdmi direct to tv for bluray, fios and hdvdvd source. Optical out to my soundbar. Test material on bluray was Lawrence of Arabia, Revenge of the Sith, Fifth Element and Casablanca. Fios was CNN and a boatload of channel surfing. Results....Call me crazy but I'm with you guys!!!
-ZERO flashlighting...zero, nada, NONE!
-Blacker blacks in source material as well as letter box bars...I'm convinced this unit is WAY more software based and I'll side with people who think Cinema Black may have been switched on.
-Deeper better colors, especially in detail of red, orange and fuscia garments....OMG...
-CE dimming, much more tamed as I am at 45 brightness and the stars stay pretty bright as credits dissapear in StarWars
I'm rolling in Standard Mode. all 3 hdmi sources individually got the "reset" before tweak city.
-11 for Backlight althiugh this may be dialed vack to 10 cuz panel seems brighter now...
-12-15 for Sharpness although needs observation since the update really sharpened up an already sharp image...wow
-50 Color...amazing and may need to dial back to 48 or 49 after I finish my acid trip with the Sammy
-Dynamic Con, Black tone, Flesh tone, OFF
-Native Color space...love this
-OFF for gamma
-Motion Light ON
-Color Tone is Warm1 but Standard is much richer now as well and it wouldnt surpise me if i switch back and forth...white does look white on my Warm1 when looking at white "BMW's and Benz's" or white business shirts on CNN and football jersey's
-AMP is on...game effing on babay however, clear is a 2nd choice
-LED Motion OFF
LOVE THIS UPDATE, loved my TV before it, loving it even more after the FW update to 1046.2. Yes, all...the ".2" will show when you check the "Connect with Samsung" window.
LOL Pony show means just messing around taking his time but not doing really anything. Did he explain why he loosened the chassie.Or did he keep to himself?
he did it to get rid of V. it worked really well.
Originally Posted by cmay91472
Over tightened screws causes excess flashlighting. Loosening them often reduces the effect.
This was the reason he loosened it.
Originally Posted by montegoblueguy
Lets all try it. LOL
Not sure if that is sarcasm or not, all I know is it made a difference for me.
Originally Posted by cmay91472
That's a loaded question you are asking as typically Samsung and uniformity are generally not synonymous as quality control is somewhat lacking. All kidding aside, the recent update does appear to have improved black levels according to a few of the posters... but don't expect Samsungs to be flashlight free. With any edge lit set, a combination of viewing conditions and source material can cause this issue. We're you watching in complete darkness? Was the source material dark to begin with? Hockey generally is not an LED tvs friend to begin with due to various uniformity, banding, DSE issues that typically show up to varying degrees on any brand, make or model.
i don't know about everyone out there, but i find hockey way better on LED than plasma. the auto dimming on plasma kills it for me and i don't see any banding on my set.
Thanks for posting the shots of your 65"s and the banding issues.
I would say that the banding is pretty hard to see on the Samsung Picture Test screen.
The best way to really see it is to hook up your laptop or another source and output a full screen of 50% gray. If you don't have a laptop you can hook up, search YouTube on SmartHub for "banding test" or "dead pixel test" - at least one of those videos will have a full white screen (harder to see the banding, but still better visibility than the Samsung Picture Test) or a gray screen. Again, the best test is the 50% gray (or you can even go a little darker - say 65% gray). By the way, the easiest way to output the gray screen is to set your desktop background to that color and output to the TV.
Anyhow, I would be very curious to see the results of the gray screen on your sets if you can post some more pictures it would be appreciated.
In an effort to out-do Cmay, my fourth (#4) set will be delivered this week. This time Amazon is letting me keep the current one in the house to do a comparison and then send back the lesser of the two evils.
PS - appreciate the info on the F8500, but don't prefer the design to either the F8000 released at CES or the current UNES8000 - it looks like it is smiling at me, also the cabinet/stand at the bottom makes it look like a thicker bezel...
Garnoch has one of those as well.
OK, you have to explain one of those to me, because English is not my first language. Do you refer to Garnoch having:
- a cool wife as well? (I did not know you can refer to a wife as "those")
- A Maserati? Or a German vroom-vroom?
All three, haha no. We're an Infiniti family. He meant cool wife. He knows first hand
She likes big TVs and fast nice cars (as long as they are not old, hates my '67 Mustang)