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Originally Posted by arenaman View Post

Ok, thanks for that, have you had chance to test your new panel yet?

I little, I still have backlight bleed in lower left corner.....maybe a bit more....... :-( I am hoping it settles down after having for a couple of weeks. I will try to update what
transpires with the pq. All picture settings, firmare remained, by the way. :-)
Edited by mickjcat - 3/26/13 at 3:24pm
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Thanks, I hope it's a good one for you
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I have non-buyers remorse. I was seconds away from pulling the trigger on the 65 incher yesterday at 2699, but reading this thread scared me to hesitation, now its 2850... sad face mad.gif
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Philip, I don't blame you. Go buy it now before it escapes. I am quite familiar with 65's even though I own a 60. I would rather own a 65" es8000 with banding than any other tv unless ya grab a 60".

Fact is IMHO , the 8000 is the cleanest, clearest, most detailed, equal in depth, sharpest and most "engaging" viewing experience available. I ....key word "I"...favor it over the Elite at even dollars, over any plasma period, and over any Sony.

Now, as an operations manager I strongly advise that you call off sick today and buy that tv now. You'll forget about the extra bucks once you sit in your face or whatever and view it.
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I mean, I like my ES8000, but if I had to have a 65, Id probably wait and see what the F8000 has to offer.
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Originally Posted by Mavinwow View Post

I mean, I like my ES8000, but if I had to have a 65, Id probably wait and see what the F8000 has to offer.

+1.... Unless price is a factor, if you have already waited this long, what is one more month? Any reduction in visible banding would still be a massive improvement for Samsung.
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Originally Posted by mickjcat View Post

I little, I still have backlight bleed in lower left corner.....maybe a bit more....... :-( I am hoping it settles down after having for a couple of weeks. I will try to update what
transpires with the pq. All picture settings, firmare remained, by the way. :-)

You mentioned that they used power tools to tighten the screws, well maybe they over tightened a few & that's why u are getting bleed in that corner, you can loosen them a tad & see if that helps.Some1 else on this forums mentioned this when trying to fix flashlighting.
use a hand tightening driver.
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Has anyone tried to use a back-up hard drive via USB to view images/videos on their UNxxES8000? I'm using a 2T Seagate hard drive for my MacBook and tried using it on the TV with no luck. The hard drive has it's own power supply and it was operating properly. However the TV didn't recognize it. I have successfully used a USB flash drive and it worked fine.

The laptops are all working great with TVMobili but, even with them, I can't seem to find a way to feed the data from the Seagate back up hard drive unless I actually transfer the files directly onto a flash drive or a laptop. Suggestions anyone?
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For those of you who have been thinking about trying out a meter but have been intimidated, I threw together a very basic walkthrough for newbies:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1465303/calman-5-tutorial-for-novice-calibrators
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Noticing a from the F8000 pictures that are starting to show up that it also has spot lighting in the corners.
post #14051 of 16126
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Originally Posted by Tarob View Post

Has anyone tried to use a back-up hard drive via USB to view images/videos on their UNxxES8000? I'm using a 2T Seagate hard drive for my MacBook and tried using it on the TV with no luck. The hard drive has it's own power supply and it was operating properly. However the TV didn't recognize it. I have successfully used a USB flash drive and it worked fine.

The laptops are all working great with TVMobili but, even with them, I can't seem to find a way to feed the data from the Seagate back up hard drive unless I actually transfer the files directly onto a flash drive or a laptop. Suggestions anyone?

My guess is that your hard drive is formatted to HFS+ to be compatible with your Mac and the TV can't read it (it can read FAT and NTFS format drives).
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I just saw on Samsung's site that FW v1047 is available for the ES7500 and ES8000 as of today:

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/UN65ES8000FXZA

This firmware is for TV Model(s): UN**ES7500 and UN**ES8000.
The version is 1047.0
This firmware update will improve the following:

- Support iOS Smart view app..

- Support Angry Birds app. and Yahoo SyncPlus app..

- Improves performance of Smart Hub

- Adds print function in photo applications such as the Photo function of AllShare Play or Picasa.

- Supports Samsung Audio Dock and Wireless Keyboard VG-KBD1500

- Resolves compatibility issue with DLNA devices and network router/switch.

- Improves picture quality.

- Enhances Voice Recognition feature.

- Change the TV Power On command from ''Hi TV'' to ''Hi TV Power On'' or ''Smart TV'' to ''Smart TV Power On.''
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Originally Posted by Mavinwow View Post

For those of you who have been thinking about trying out a meter but have been intimidated, I threw together a very basic walkthrough for newbies:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1465303/calman-5-tutorial-for-novice-calibrators
My head is about to explode.
GOOD JOB.
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Originally Posted by AMGala View Post

My guess is that your hard drive is formatted to HFS+ to be compatible with your Mac and the TV can't read it (it can read FAT and NTFS format drives).


Thanks for the prompt reply. Appreciate it.

I kind of suspected the format of the back up drive might have been a contributing factor. However, the MacBook has no problem communicating with the TV.

Needless to say, not too happy with that arrangement. I have another back-up hard drive for the PCs. I'll have to give it a shot.
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Originally Posted by AMGala View Post

I just saw on Samsung's site that FW v1047 is available for the ES7500 and ES8000 as of today:

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/UN65ES8000FXZA

This firmware is for TV Model(s): UN**ES7500 and UN**ES8000.
The version is 1047.0
This firmware update will improve the following:

- Support iOS Smart view app..

- Support Angry Birds app. and Yahoo SyncPlus app..

- Improves performance of Smart Hub

- Adds print function in photo applications such as the Photo function of AllShare Play or Picasa.

- Supports Samsung Audio Dock and Wireless Keyboard VG-KBD1500

- Resolves compatibility issue with DLNA devices and network router/switch.

- Improves picture quality.

- Enhances Voice Recognition feature.

- Change the TV Power On command from ''Hi TV'' to ''Hi TV Power On'' or ''Smart TV'' to ''Smart TV Power On.''
So the difference between 1046 is iOS smart view and printing from picasa?
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Originally Posted by Glenee View Post

My head is about to explode.
GOOD JOB.

Thanks, its not so bad once you get the hang of it and run through your workflow a few times. Definitely a somewhat high barrier to entry though. CalMAN is pretty good though once you understand what you as the user have to give it.
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Originally Posted by Mavinwow View Post

For those of you who have been thinking about trying out a meter but have been intimidated, I threw together a very basic walkthrough for newbies:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1465303/calman-5-tutorial-for-novice-calibrators

Wow - super!! Excellent reference. Do you take Visa or MC? smile.gif
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Originally Posted by 10k View Post

So the difference between 1046 is iOS smart view and printing from picasa?

Looks like the standard jargon from Samsung on updates. With all the "Improves Picture Quality" references - - these TV's should be like looking out your window (clean window!)
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Originally Posted by Tarob View Post

Thanks for the prompt reply. Appreciate it.

I kind of suspected the format of the back up drive might have been a contributing factor. However, the MacBook has no problem communicating with the TV.

Needless to say, not too happy with that arrangement. I have another back-up hard drive for the PCs. I'll have to give it a shot.

If you format the drive as exFAT, it is read/write compatible with both PC and Mac and it can read files larger than 4 GB (which FAT32 can't). However, I am not 100% sure if the TV can read exFAT. If you have some time to try it out, please let us know what you find. Perhaps you can make a separate partition on your external drive and format that as exFAT, keeping the HFS+ partition also.
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Originally Posted by 10k View Post

So the difference between 1046 is iOS smart view and printing from picasa?

Seems like it :-/
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Originally Posted by Tarob View Post

Has anyone tried to use a back-up hard drive via USB to view images/videos on their UNxxES8000? I'm using a 2T Seagate hard drive for my MacBook and tried using it on the TV with no luck. The hard drive has it's own power supply and it was operating properly. However the TV didn't recognize it. I have successfully used a USB flash drive and it worked fine.

The laptops are all working great with TVMobili but, even with them, I can't seem to find a way to feed the data from the Seagate back up hard drive unless I actually transfer the files directly onto a flash drive or a laptop. Suggestions anyone?
. Hi. You have to format. I have to same and it works fine after formatting. I think to ntsc
post #14062 of 16126
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Originally Posted by Bladerunner1959 View Post

Philip, I don't blame you. Go buy it now before it escapes. I am quite familiar with 65's even though I own a 60. I would rather own a 65" es8000 with banding than any other tv unless ya grab a 60".

Fact is IMHO , the 8000 is the cleanest, clearest, most detailed, equal in depth, sharpest and most "engaging" viewing experience available. I ....key word "I"...favor it over the Elite at even dollars, over any plasma period, and over any Sony.

Now, as an operations manager I strongly advise that you call off sick today and buy that tv now. You'll forget about the extra bucks once you sit in your face or whatever and view it.

I love how you start off by Fact is and then lead in with IMHO... haha.

Blade if you want to stick facts, the 8000 is not the highest reviewed set of 2012... in fact most reviews point to the fact that it's a downgrade from the previous years.

I've owned three different brands of TV's and Samsung was the only one I could live with, that had the least amount of issues. I would not say it had the best picture quality of the bunch but it had the least amount of LED issues in regards to the panel.
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Originally Posted by Philip Luke View Post

I have non-buyers remorse. I was seconds away from pulling the trigger on the 65 incher yesterday at 2699, but reading this thread scared me to hesitation, now its 2850... sad face mad.gif
That's a good price IMO. When I bought mine in October the sticker price was over $4000. I got mine for $3600 shipped no tax. The F8000 will be way more than that and my bet is it will be mostly the same TV, assuming you don't get a bad one. $2700 is what I paid in 1996 for a 46" Mitsubishi non HiDef rear projection TV, and what I paid in 2005 for a Samsung 56" HiDef DLP.
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Originally Posted by thebignewt View Post

That's a good price IMO. When I bought mine in October the sticker price was over $4000. I got mine for $3600 shipped no tax. The F8000 will be way more than that and my bet is it will be mostly the same TV, assuming you don't get a bad one. $2700 is what I paid in 1996 for a 46" Mitsubishi non HiDef rear projection TV, and what I paid in 2005 for a Samsung 56" HiDef DLP.

I've seen two prices listed most often for the 65F8000.... $3500 and $4300. Even though 4300 makes more sense, the 3500 is what seems to be popping up most recently. Obviously we won't know until end of April/beginning of May when they start shipping.
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Originally Posted by Bladerunner1959 View Post

CMay and Howzz1854, I agree with both. Dimming should have been added to movie mode from the start, kept there, added via FW and yes....i would be a sucker at 300ish and pay for it IF we confirm Evo brings it.

Cbatc, I have followed the thread closely since May and never saw positive reviews of any FW in the 103- series. That said, i would not. I am not comfortable that it's not posted to Samsung website.

I suggest confidently that you download 1046.2 to your computer download from Samsungs website...then flash it to your tv via thumb drive. That is the ticket. I bought my tv in June and stayed happily on fw 1013.2 until I read enough testimony in multiple forums to justify the update otherwise I would still be on 1013.

My 2 cents...



Thanks alot did the update and it did improve my picture. Now to load some of these custom settings from this forum. The 3D on this TV is second only an actual IMAX showing. I'm going 3D crazy over here. Side note Best Buy has some decent 3D content on sale for 14.99 for those looking to expand their collections.
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Originally Posted by cmay91472 View Post

I've seen two prices listed most often for the 65F8000.... $3500 and $4300. Even though 4300 makes more sense, the 3500 is what seems to be popping up most recently. Obviously we won't know until end of April/beginning of May when they start shipping.
$4300 gets my vote, that's similar to the list price of the ES8000 last year. Like I said mine was $3500 in October online which was the best price I could find. I doubt the F8000 opens at that. But hey, my ES8000 will be the same thing with the EVO kit, right?
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Originally Posted by Ricoflashback View Post

Wow - super!! Excellent reference. Do you take Visa or MC? smile.gif

Haha, just trying to help ease the learning curve! The $300 you spend on the evo kit would be better spent getting a meter and calibrating if your goal is improve PQ.
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Originally Posted by thebignewt View Post

$4300 gets my vote, that's similar to the list price of the ES8000 last year. Like I said mine was $3500 in October online which was the best price I could find. I doubt the F8000 opens at that. But hey, my ES8000 will be the same thing with the EVO kit, right?

$4,300? Yikes, I choked on $3,600 with zero percent financing and a free TV!

Alas - - I hear NO banding on the 65" and bigger picture sets. Seems like they have a software fix in place. smile.gif
post #14069 of 16126
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Originally Posted by Ricoflashback View Post


Alas - - I hear NO banding on the 65" and bigger picture sets. Seems like they have a software fix in place. smile.gif

Please tell us more.....
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Originally Posted by cmay91472 View Post

Please tell us more.....

I heard no banding on my 65. Hearing it on my plasma otoh, well that's a different story smile.gif

I've also heard the evo kit can upgrade your tv from 65 to 75 inches if you buy the limited edition.....which of course is BS! We all know they should have just included it in another blade-esque style FW update.... wink.gif
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