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Originally Posted by 10k View Post

I've updated my Standard mode calibration linked in my sig below. I used the average brightness patterns found on the GCD calibration disk ( http://www.avsforum.com/t/1406352/gcd-gamut-calibration-disk ) played on the TV via DLNA. The intent of using average brightness patterns was minimise the impact of the dimming features of standard mode while measuring grayscale and colors. I've abandoned trying to get a sane calibration which incorporates the CE dimming defeat tweak, so if you hate CE dimming probably dont bother trying out the below.

Thank you very much! I just bought the 46" at the weekend and we were enjoying it but the colors/contrast looked awful. I qualify for a free calibration from Geek Squad once the unit has settled in but really wanted something looking good right away.

Found your post to be extremely easy to follow and had the standard settings for satellite TV dialed in and looking much better.

I've been following this thread for the past month or two and it looks like there has been a great crowd-sourcing effort with the calibration. I'll try and nail down the movie settings when I get time but for now, it made a huge difference to use your settings 10K so thanks again.

Of course, our first full day of the new TV, we encountered the network errors everyone seems to be seeing - I've taken the TV offline for now so can someone shout out when it all looks good again as I have not yet set up much of the SmartHub stuff?
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I have been stalking the UN55ES8000 on camelcamelcamel for the past few months and Amazon's price is the best it has ever been. I have tried searching online for information about the next generation models that Samsung will be coming out with but I haven't found many details. Besides the increased price with a new model, is there anything special/worth waiting for for the new models? Also does anyone know when the new modelss will they be hitting the stores as I would like to know when I have the best chance of getting the cheapest price. Lastly I currently have a high quality cantilever mount that is about 5-6 years old. Would there be any reason this new TV wouldn't mount. Thanks in advance for your suggestions and I apologize if this should have been put in another forum.
post #13173 of 16125
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Originally Posted by alien2108 View Post

If you need "USA" version of SmartHub (due to Netflix, Pandora...) you can do it with simple selection in menu!

When in SmartHub press: >> 2 8 9 <<

Cheers, may give that a try, However, my burning question is how about installing the US firmware on my UK 46" ES800, and if there are any side efeects or benifits to the US firmware.
post #13174 of 16125
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Originally Posted by trufans View Post

I just took some new picture of the problem I am having. this time I also took pictures of the same program on the other Samsung tv we have to show the difference.

The first two are the UN60ES8000 and show the problem I am having. The channel is 280 TLC HD on Directv, the show is Dateline: Real life mysteries.





These next pictures are of the same show at the same time on the Samsung UN46C6300 tv we have that is 2-3 years old





Any help or advice with this issue would be appreciated. I do not want to appear pushy since I have posted a few times in the last few days, I am just looking for any ideas on what the problem may be. Or should I exchange this tv also???

Once again, Thank You!

First post here. I have been lurking for a couple weeks now. Anyways I just got a 60" es8000 and my picture quality on direct tv looks like trufans pictures above. I played with settings and no luck. Is it possible I have a bad set that I should return. Mind you the tv is only a couple days old.
Edited by adromero15 - 3/5/13 at 5:20am
post #13175 of 16125
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Originally Posted by thebignewt View Post

Yeah AZ is 9.3% until the end of the month, then drops to 8.3 (temporary 1% tax to help schools during the recession, voted down as permanent in November). I went to Ireland and it's 22% there. Not on food I don't think. Americans can get an exemption/rebate on a lot of things using some card you turn in at the airport when you leave. I used Abt Electronics. Amazon you pay the state sales tax now which is probably 6% here.

OMG, you SERIOUSLY wanna start a war over this & how guv treat their ppl?.......................DAMN..............GO move here & find out but LOSE ur dual cit !!
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Originally Posted by Jestered View Post

If you have an HDMI AVR, you don't need to pass your other component audio through the TV back to the AVR. You would simply connect all devices to the AVR using HDMI and let the AVR pass the video to the TV over the one HDMI connection to the TV. You would then use that one HDMI connection on the TV to also pass back the audio from the SmartHub and streaming apps found there. All the other device audio would simply go straight to the AVR and not through the TV first.

Thanks. I wasn't sure if I would also want to be able to take advantage of the different settings 'profiles' you can associate with the various inputs on the T.V. (maybe even 'game mode' for reduced lag perhaps).

So, if I did try to have at least some HDMI inputs connected directly to the TV, is it possible to use the ARC channel back to the receiver to get more than stereo sound from the 'external' HDMI devices?
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Originally Posted by tbris84 View Post

Just found the 55" ES8000 on BuyDig for 1699.99 and Amazon just price matched it. Pretty sweet deal, 55" ES8000 for 1700 bucks.


DAMN right, JUST imagine i got that @ canadian donnaros....JAJAJJAJAA....makes me soo happy i got a deal i RARELY come across..... its sick how abused the average canadian is with pricing. cool.gif


DAMNIT, lost my metropass.....what a crappy end to this day frown.gif
Edited by OugaBooga - 3/4/13 at 11:25pm
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Originally Posted by OugaBooga View Post

DAMN right, JUST imagine i got that @ canadian donnaros....JAJAJJAJAA....makes me soo happy i got a deal i RARELY come across..... its sick how abused the average canadian is with pricing. cool.gif

I'm confused. Did you get this deal? Or what?
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Originally Posted by Ricoflashback View Post

***CALLING ALL CALIBRATORS....CALLING ALL CALIBRATORS!!!***

Just a quick post to obtain some advice & pricing on what the calibrators on this forum are using - equipment wise and how it has worked for you.

I am in the process of adding a BenQ W1080ST projector to my home theater setup and would like to find some calibration equipment and software that doesn't break the bank, but does provide some extra tweaking and reference points.

I think it will be used more for the projector than my Sammy 65" - - but if I get proficient enough, I'll probably use it on both.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated - - either via PM or post.

Thanks - Rico

hello Rico
Some more comments in addition to those from 10k and jestered.
So you have a flat panel and a projector. And I understand in the same room where we will eat the pizza and drink scotch. I mean, panel and projector in the same room.
Two systems to calibrate takes more time. And from what I understand from your comments, a projector has to be done more regularly. In that case, something to consider would be an external video processor like a radiance that can do automatic 125p calibration. The advantages are:
- automatic calibration. takes less time.
- calibration at 125 points for different colours and saturation and luminance. A simple calibration like 10k, jestered and myself do only calibrate at 6 points. So it is always a compromise. Hence the discussions: calibrate at 100% or 75% luminance or saturation. The 125p calibration has the same accuracy as the simple calibration, but calibrates many more points.

However, only certain software can do the automatic calibration, such as Calman and Chromapure. So when you decide about calibration equipment, it is better to give it some thought at the beginning how far you want to go.

Note: I am not sure if the Radiance can store calibration values for different outputs.
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Guys need your help.. I bought a 60" Samsung Smart LED TV UN60ES8000F model last year around September 2012. A few hours ago, I notice a vertical colored lines on the TV. frown.gif At first there are 2 noticeable lines after about an hour the vertical lines multiplied. There are now more than 9 lines. I tried changing the channels and even watching HD movies from a blu-ray disk to see if the vertical lines will disappear but it did not.

I tried turning-off the TV for a few minutes and power it on again... still the vertical lines are there. I called Samsung customer service and made an appointment with them. They said, they're gonna visit to check the problem. The TV is still under warranty... Im hoping they would replace it... keeping my fingers cross..



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Originally Posted by turboman123 View Post

hello Rico
Some more comments in addition to those from 10k and jestered.
So you have a flat panel and a projector. And I understand in the same room where we will eat the pizza and drink scotch. I mean, panel and projector in the same room.
Two systems to calibrate takes more time. And from what I understand from your comments, a projector has to be done more regularly. In that case, something to consider would be an external video processor like a radiance that can do automatic 125p calibration. The advantages are:
- automatic calibration. takes less time.
- calibration at 125 points for different colours and saturation and luminance. A simple calibration like 10k, jestered and myself do only calibrate at 6 points. So it is always a compromise. Hence the discussions: calibrate at 100% or 75% luminance or saturation. The 125p calibration has the same accuracy as the simple calibration, but calibrates many more points.

However, only certain software can do the automatic calibration, such as Calman and Chromapure. So when you decide about calibration equipment, it is better to give it some thought at the beginning how far you want to go.

Note: I am not sure if the Radiance can store calibration values for different outputs.

The radiance cannot only store values for different outputs but also have virtual outputs on one output. Rico you'd want the radiance 3d mini I've been eyeing wink.gif
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yea, i got a very good deal, not seen such a price in the USA, i saw a price almost the same but we canadians rarely get USA prices.I AM happy N i don't care too much bout some lil issues there might be in a blue moon,this tv is great for gaming & so far i can't complain bout movies. SD channels suck from what i see.
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I haven't watched SD TV in a few years. Don't miss it.
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Originally Posted by alien2108 View Post

If I am not mistaken Samsung is doing maintenance today!!! I saw a message on my TV this morning (SmartHub), that there will be maintenance today on March 3rd! Looking at same issues in the past (search Google for bind error) it also was linked to Samsung doing maintenance and people thought something with their TV was at fault...

Maybe they started early? This is from SamsungTV Facebook:

Maintenance Alert: The Your Video, Search All and Smart Program Guide server will be down for scheduled maintenance Monday, March 4 from 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. (EST).
During this time, service downtime may occur and service may not work properly.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Does anyone know if this ever happened?
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Originally Posted by turboman123 View Post

hello Rico
Some more comments in addition to those from 10k and jestered.
So you have a flat panel and a projector. And I understand in the same room where we will eat the pizza and drink scotch. I mean, panel and projector in the same room.
Two systems to calibrate takes more time. And from what I understand from your comments, a projector has to be done more regularly. In that case, something to consider would be an external video processor like a radiance that can do automatic 125p calibration. The advantages are:
- automatic calibration. takes less time.
- calibration at 125 points for different colours and saturation and luminance. A simple calibration like 10k, jestered and myself do only calibrate at 6 points. So it is always a compromise. Hence the discussions: calibrate at 100% or 75% luminance or saturation. The 125p calibration has the same accuracy as the simple calibration, but calibrates many more points.

However, only certain software can do the automatic calibration, such as Calman and Chromapure. So when you decide about calibration equipment, it is better to give it some thought at the beginning how far you want to go.

Note: I am not sure if the Radiance can store calibration values for different outputs.

Thanks Turboman123. Right now, I think I'll spend time learning about the process before I buy anything. From the helpful suggestions on this site - - I've got some studying to do. It's a good thing!
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Originally Posted by mo949 View Post

The radiance cannot only store values for different outputs but also have virtual outputs on one output. Rico you'd want the radiance 3d mini I've been eyeing wink.gif

Thanks, MO949. If you have any links or additional info - - please send them my way. And if you do pull the trigger on the radiance - - please let me and others know how it works.
post #13187 of 16125
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Originally Posted by migs267 View Post

Guys need your help.. I bought a 60" Samsung Smart LED TV UN60ES8000F model last year around September 2012. A few hours ago, I notice a vertical colored lines on the TV. frown.gif At first there are 2 noticeable lines after about an hour the vertical lines multiplied. There are now more than 9 lines. I tried changing the channels and even watching HD movies from a blu-ray disk to see if the vertical lines will disappear but it did not.

I tried turning-off the TV for a few minutes and power it on again... still the vertical lines are there. I called Samsung customer service and made an appointment with them. They said, they're gonna visit to check the problem. The TV is still under warranty... Im hoping they would replace it... keeping my fingers cross..




Um, don't think I can help you with that one. Methinks you need a new unit. I've not seen anyone with that particular screen problem.
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Originally Posted by Ricoflashback View Post

Thanks, MO949. If you have any links or additional info - - please send them my way. And if you do pull the trigger on the radiance - - please let me and others know how it works.

Anytime. Plenty of practical info here http://www.avsforum.com/t/1304556/official-lumagen-radiancemini-3d-thread
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Originally Posted by thebignewt View Post

Um, don't think I can help you with that one. Methinks you need a new unit. I've not seen anyone with that particular screen problem.

Were those multiple whole rows of pixel failure? I've seen one or two rows fail, but never that many on one set so close in proximity.
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Originally Posted by migs267 View Post

Guys need your help.. I bought a 60" Samsung Smart LED TV UN60ES8000F model last year around September 2012. A few hours ago, I notice a vertical colored lines on the TV. frown.gif At first there are 2 noticeable lines after about an hour the vertical lines multiplied. There are now more than 9 lines. I tried changing the channels and even watching HD movies from a blu-ray disk to see if the vertical lines will disappear but it did not.

I tried turning-off the TV for a few minutes and power it on again... still the vertical lines are there. I called Samsung customer service and made an appointment with them. They said, they're gonna visit to check the problem. The TV is still under warranty... Im hoping they would replace it... keeping my fingers cross..




I had vertical line issue, its a circuit contact problem in the Panel. Only fix is Panel replacement or exchange.

Samsung will try to replace the panel if they have extras (they are older/used) after 3 failed fixes or the inability to order a Panel, they may offer a refund or exchange.
post #13191 of 16125
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Originally Posted by PiratesCove View Post

I had vertical line issue, its a circuit contact problem in the Panel. Only fix is Panel replacement or exchange.

Samsung will try to replace the panel if they have extras (they are older/used) after 3 failed fixes or the inability to order a Panel, they may offer a refund or exchange.
I would wager that the panel is the lion's share of the cost of the TV. When it comes to repairs the other big cost is the people who mess with going to your house, hauling stuff, doing the phones, etc. You'd think they would just give you a whole new unit rather than screwing around exchanging the panel, then maybe again and again. Cut your losses the first time.
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According to Cleveland Plasma, the 55F8000 has officially hit the street early. Will be interesting to see comparisons between the 55ES8000 and 55F8000 to see if indeed the F is just a repackaged ES or if it is truly a new TV.
post #13193 of 16125
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Originally Posted by cmay91472 View Post

According to Cleveland Plasma, the 55F8000 has officially hit the street early. Will be interesting to see comparisons between the 55ES8000 and 55F8000 to see if indeed the F is just a repackaged ES or if it is truly a new TV.
Then get your as* over there and bring one home. We expect a review by morning!
post #13194 of 16125
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Originally Posted by cmay91472 View Post

According to Cleveland Plasma, the 55F8000 has officially hit the street early. Will be interesting to see comparisons between the 55ES8000 and 55F8000 to see if indeed the F is just a repackaged ES or if it is truly a new TV.

Wonder if its purposeful to release the smaller screens without all the issues early for all the reviews that will get published....then by the time the big 65's come out with problems all the reviews are written and done for the model.
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Originally Posted by mo949 View Post

Wonder if its purposeful to release the smaller screens without all the issues early for all the reviews that will get published....then by the time the big 65's come out with problems all the reviews are written and done for the model.

+1

I've thought that to myself many times after learning most sites like CNET review one size and apply the review to all sizes.
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Originally Posted by thebignewt View Post

I would wager that the panel is the lion's share of the cost of the TV. When it comes to repairs the other big cost is the people who mess with going to your house, hauling stuff, doing the phones, etc. You'd think they would just give you a whole new unit rather than screwing around exchanging the panel, then maybe again and again. Cut your losses the first time.

+1, exactly right...Best Buy wasted an excess of $4000 trying to repair my Samsung A850 three times.

Samsung wasted an excess of $4000 trying to repair my Samsung D6900 three times.

Not to mention the Days/Hours I wasted waiting on repair techs.

In the end I was offered a new ES7100...estimated at around $2000 at the time.

Its waaaaay cheaper to just replace the set the first time.
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Do they refresh the warranty after an exchange? Or are you up sh*ts creek if it fails and gets replaced a week before the original warranty expires?
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Tbris.I couln't get Amazon to price match Buydig saying they don't have the Tab bundled with the Tv.How did you do it? Tried a couple of times.
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Originally Posted by tbris84 View Post

Do they refresh the warranty after an exchange? Or are you up sh*ts creek if it fails and gets replaced a week before the original warranty expires?

No warranty refresh...but additional 3 months for registering at Samsung support.

Lucky (really unlucky wink.gif ) for me I had it replaced a little less than 3 months after purchase.
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Hello all, new to this whole calibration process, anyway I convinced myself to take the plunge and buy some supplies. (I1 pro with calman5 basic) maybe upgrade later. I have a question, when you guys measure your 10pt greyscale do you measure 10-100, or 90-10 then 100. I read you should do 90-10 then 100 and it seems to be giving me better results? Thanks for any input.

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