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post #5581 of 16125
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Originally Posted by JDenham View Post

I'm guessing the new 1040 FW update has no issues ?? I did notice after this last FW 1035.2? That my pq and blurr improved. Curious if its worth updating

Yes. Update it.
post #5582 of 16125
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Originally Posted by Ricoflashback View Post

On second look, I believe Anthony is correct. There is a picture degradation, at least on my set, with firmware 1040. I have escalated a request (written chat) with Samsung support as well as filing a service claim. It's serious enough to warrant review. I can't believe I updated (my fault, it is not set to "auto update" and I read comments from other users saying they didn't see any difference.)
Huge difference for me - - CNN was dead razor sharp. Now, it's soft, and lacks detail.
I could save Samsung a ton of money - - just allow a rollback on firmware versions. That solves all issues. Samsung can worry about firmware releases if they get too far out of date.
So - - update with caution. Your set might not be affected, but mine was.

No PQ change on mine. CNN still looks just as good as before. Sorry to hear that about yours.
post #5583 of 16125
Avatar 3D - Oppo 93 and Samsung ES8000 Also posted in the 'Official OPPO BDP-93 Owner's' Thread

I ran into a problem trying to play the just released Avatar 3D, and I think it may be unique to the Samsung ES8000 series. When I try to play the 3D version, the Oppo does not see my TV as 3D. Then again, it may be the DVD manufacturer which seems to require a hot 3D signal before the 3D version will even play.

I have '3D auto-detect' set to on, but '3D Mode' (where I select 2D ->3D, side-by-side, top-by-bottom, etc.) automatically re-sets to off when 3D content is not playing.

It seems as though the TV is waiting for a 3D signal to turn on, and the Oppo is waiting for the TV to show 3D before it will play.

The work-around is to, with every 3D disk, turn 3D mode to side-by-side (which turns on 3D), then the player will play in 3D.

There was another movie recently which did the same thing, but I can't recall the title.

So who could and should fix this, the 3D blu-ray manufacturer, Samsung, or Oppo?
post #5584 of 16125
I don't mean to offend anyone who is having issues with their set. I am, like many others, very frustrated with the lack of communication from Samsung and lack of clear explanations of what exactly micro-dimming does, when it does it, why we can't disable the auto-dimming in standard (and movie also to a lesser degree), and so on. That being said, I wonder if at least some of the concern over picture quality changes with recent updates is simply due to power of suggestion and fears and distrust of Samsung and their mystery updates.

I updated my 7500 tonight and to be honest I see no difference in image quality. I will spend more time surfing through channels, but my first impression is that nothing has changed regarding image-quality. With so much concern lately with how Samsung handles their customers' frustrations, I wonder if at least some of the negative changes people are seeing may just be like a placebo effect, or power of suggestion (a person is so convinced that there will be negative changes after the update that they believe there is after they update). I don't mean to suggest that people aren't noticing differences, because the way Samsung handles these updates, none of us really know what is happening behind the scenes so to speak. But if an update is issued that affects image quality, we're all going to be affected, not just some of us. Either an update will cause "x" or "y" to happen, or it won't - It won't just affect some sets but not others. It doesn't work like that.

Anthony, I'm sorry to hear you having such frustration with Samsung. I was at boiling point last year, and early this year, before getting the 7500. They seem like they want to help over the phone, but seemingly know little to nothing about their own products, even with tier 2 or higher. Their email support is lousy - I've sent 2 letters to the office of president over the course of a few weeks, and I never got a response back from either one. I was really hoping we would actually hear some useful info on this micro-dimming. Until I know for a fact what this is supposed to be doing and how and under what conditions, I"m going to call it like I see it - voodoo. Sure, it seems to make some sort of difference, but nobody knows quite what is happening or why if it's so great we can't use it in movie mode.

I'm still frustrated by the awful clouding, especially the V-shape in the lower-center, which is by far the most noticeable. I asked a few pages ago but maybe it was overlooked - if all it takes is to dis-assemble the back and loosen some screws, why can't I request a tech come down and see the clouding, and when he arrives, just ask him to try loosening the screws and see if that helps iron it out? I do not want to risk voiding my warranty - so why can't I ask a tech to?

Also, I'd love to get Best Buy down here to tweak the color at the very least, but since I just read yesterday how a glitch doesn't allow correct calibration in more than 1 mode, I don't want to use up my free calibration until it is resolved with an update (if ever - how would we know when it is fixed, since they never tell us anything in the notes?).

On another topic, I was playing around with Samsung's 3D streaming clips, and there's some good stuff to see. I highly recommend "Battle of Grunwald" - it's a short 3D fly-through of the famous painting, fully translated into 3D - it's really quite stunning to be inside a painting.

For anyone looking for some really good 3D blu-rays - check out Lichtmond and Lichtmond 2 - I've never seen them in the stores so you'll have to get them through the 3D blu-ray rental service if they have them, or buy them online. It's just some colorful cgi fly-throughs of various fantasy worlds and landscapes, but the 3D is absolutely top-notch. Some of the clips have a very high contrast ratio so you do see some mild crosstalk at times, but the 3D practically wraps around you at times. Some of the best I've seen. Nice music too.
post #5585 of 16125
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Originally Posted by cglenn View Post

Avatar 3D - Oppo 93 and Samsung ES8000 Also posted in the 'Official OPPO BDP-93 Owner's' Thread
I ran into a problem trying to play the just released Avatar 3D, and I think it may be unique to the Samsung ES8000 series. When I try to play the 3D version, the Oppo does not see my TV as 3D. Then again, it may be the DVD manufacturer which seems to require a hot 3D signal before the 3D version will even play.
I have '3D auto-detect' set to on, but '3D Mode' (where I select 2D ->3D, side-by-side, top-by-bottom, etc.) automatically re-sets to off when 3D content is not playing.
It seems as though the TV is waiting for a 3D signal to turn on, and the Oppo is waiting for the TV to show 3D before it will play.
The work-around is to, with every 3D disk, turn 3D mode to side-by-side (which turns on 3D), then the player will play in 3D.
There was another movie recently which did the same thing, but I can't recall the title.
So who could and should fix this, the 3D blu-ray manufacturer, Samsung, or Oppo?

I don't have Avatar 3D yet, but will probably buy it very soon. And I also have an Oppo 93. I'll report back if and when I get Avatar 3D and confirm if I see the same issue. I only have a few 3D BluRays and haven't encountered this issue with any of them yet, so I am curious about this issue. Thanks for sharing it.
post #5586 of 16125
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Originally Posted by eagle_2 View Post

. . . Also, I'd love to get Best Buy down here to tweak the color at the very least, but since I just read yesterday how a glitch doesn't allow correct calibration in more than 1 mode, I don't want to use up my free calibration until it is resolved with an update (if ever - how would we know when it is fixed, since they never tell us anything in the notes?) . . .

Me too. I remain very impressed (perhaps more so than most) with my PQ, but I'd still like to get a free calibration even if it's crap and I go back to what I'm enjoying. Heck, at least I can get a Cal-Day and Cal-Night mode enabled (if I understand correctly) and have some fun watching what's involved in a calibration, even a deficient one. I think I'll wait until I know for sure that calibrations can be done in more than one mode effectively before I consume my "free" visit.
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On another topic, I was playing around with Samsung's 3D streaming clips, and there's some good stuff to see. I highly recommend "Battle of Grunwald" - it's a short 3D fly-through of the famous painting, fully translated into 3D - it's really quite stunning to be inside a painting.

Good to know and thanks for the info. We'll give it a go.
post #5587 of 16125
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Originally Posted by Catt99 View Post

Heck, at least I can get a Cal-Day and Cal-Night mode enabled (if I understand correctly) and have some fun watching what's involved in a calibration, even a deficient one.

I have the 7500. Does anyone know, will I get both a Cal-Day and Cal-Night mode with a calibration, or just 1 Cal mode?
post #5588 of 16125
Anthony and others,

Because the story is continuing, and Anthony is becoming more and more convinced that's something is really wrong here, I did a quick search on the internet if the issue was known in my country. Boom, the first search was a hit. A found a newstopic on a famous hardware-tweakers site in Holland that actually explains the story exactly as we have been discussing. The article explains that there was a court case against Samsung on 17-10-2011. Why? Because of the actual proof of usage of leaking condensators in the production of there tv's. Many customers had complained about these defects and many of them told that the issues started to become noticeable just after the expiring of the warranty period. Now, this is no longer just a story here. It's not only a guess or an assumption done by Anthony. This is a documented case, Samsung was suited for it, and should be suited for it again. For who cares, here is the link to the dutch website:

http://tweakers.net/nieuws/80218/samsung-schikt-in-zaak-over-lekkende-condensators-in-tvs.html

Also the comments on the article where very clear. Some smart guy mentioned the following. He said that in the production process, a standard part of it is accelerated life testing (ALT). It's a process to simulate the amount of wear of hardware in a short time period. So the amount of wear of 1 year, could be simulated in couple of days or weeks. He said that because of this, it was impossible that Samsung was unaware of the bad leaking condensators, and because of it, it was possible the defects where planned and designed from the start. It was impossible, he said, that these condensators had passed these tests. Samsung was aware of it, and probably still is now. It all makes me wonder more and more. And the feeling that maybe we where all a little-bit to suspicious, or to obsessed with our believes or our assumptions, I have no longer. What is mentioned in this tread the last 50 pages, by Anthony and others, is reality and something should be done about it.
post #5589 of 16125
Recognizing USB stick with USB extension cable

I am trying to view pictures from an USB stick. Because my panel is wall mounted, I used an USB extension cable because the USB port is set to far inside. But I cannot see the USB connection on my screen.
Then I read in the manual that an USB stick may not be recognized if an extension cable is used. So that explains my problem.

But I understand the manual, that with some extension cables it works, and may not work with other cables.
Does anyone have experience with that? With what type of extension cable does it work?
post #5590 of 16125
the only issue i havent been able to figure out yet is hdmi in/dv1 doesnt allow sound thru, i have my laptop going thru this port and i can surf from the comfort of my couch with my logitech wireless keyboard/mouse, but as soon as i play something with sound i get nothing. I thought it was something to do with the laptop settings but my Galaxy S2 does the samething when pluged into that port. I ordered the latest version hdmi cables to see if this would resolve the issue, im thinking the cables dont allow that fuction... any one else have this issue?
post #5591 of 16125
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Originally Posted by Stefanhvt View Post

Anthony and others,
Because the story is continuing, and Anthony is becoming more and more convinced that's something is really wrong here, I did a quick search on the internet if the issue was known in my country. Boom, the first search was a hit. A found a newstopic on a famous hardware-tweakers site in Holland that actually explains the story exactly as we have been discussing. The article explains that there was a court case against Samsung on 17-10-2011. Why? Because of the actual proof of usage of leaking condensators in the production of there tv's. Many customers had complained about these defects and many of them told that the issues started to become noticeable just after the expiring of the warranty period. Now, this is no longer just a story here. It's not only a guess or an assumption done by Anthony. This is a documented case, Samsung was suited for it, and should be suited for it again. For who cares, here is the link to the dutch website:
http://tweakers.net/nieuws/80218/samsung-schikt-in-zaak-over-lekkende-condensators-in-tvs.html
Also the comments on the article where very clear. Some smart guy mentioned the following. He said that in the production process, a standard part of it is accelerated life testing (ALT). It's a process to simulate the amount of wear of hardware in a short time period. So the amount of wear of 1 year, could be simulated in couple of days or weeks. He said that because of this, it was impossible that Samsung was unaware of the bad leaking condensators, and because of it, it was possible the defects where planned and designed from the start. It was impossible, he said, that these condensators had passed these tests. Samsung was aware of it, and probably still is now. It all makes me wonder more and more. And the feeling that maybe we where all a little-bit to suspicious, or to obsessed with our believes or our assumptions, I have no longer. What is mentioned in this tread the last 50 pages, by Anthony and others, is reality and something should be done about it.

This is very old news, the bad cap issues hit manufacturers all over the world, not just Samsung.
I alone replaced hundreds if not thousands of components from all types of hardware because of this.
The bad caps are no longer in service, they've not been for years, however, components are still failing because of it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
Also, as an electrical engineer, the cap issue didn't show until some of the components are 1-2 years old, hence the reason there was really one generation that was pulled into the recall, by the time is was known, the next generation was already out.
post #5592 of 16125
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Originally Posted by Derek Gosselin View Post

the only issue i havent been able to figure out yet is hdmi in/dv1 doesnt allow sound thru, i have my laptop going thru this port and i can surf from the comfort of my couch with my logitech wireless keyboard/mouse, but as soon as i play something with sound i get nothing. I thought it was something to do with the laptop settings but my Galaxy S2 does the samething when pluged into that port. I ordered the latest version hdmi cables to see if this would resolve the issue, im thinking the cables dont allow that fuction... any one else have this issue?

HDMI is HDMI, cable version will not change this.
I assume you right clicked your speaker icon after the HDMI cable was hooked up and set the HDMI out as the default audio device under playback devices?
If not, do that.

I just tested my HDMI1 with an old xbox HDMI cable, worked flawlessly.
Also, keep in mind, not all video cards support HDMI audio out, I'd update the drivers on it too, you shouldn't need another cable, if you get picture, you should get sound.
Do you use an AVR or anything else? or just the TV speakers?


I can't speak for the S2, I have an S3, but no cable for it.
post #5593 of 16125
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Originally Posted by cglenn View Post

Avatar 3D - Oppo 93 and Samsung ES8000 Also posted in the 'Official OPPO BDP-93 Owner's' Thread
I ran into a problem trying to play the just released Avatar 3D, and I think it may be unique to the Samsung ES8000 series. When I try to play the 3D version, the Oppo does not see my TV as 3D. Then again, it may be the DVD manufacturer which seems to require a hot 3D signal before the 3D version will even play.
I have '3D auto-detect' set to on, but '3D Mode' (where I select 2D ->3D, side-by-side, top-by-bottom, etc.) automatically re-sets to off when 3D content is not playing.
It seems as though the TV is waiting for a 3D signal to turn on, and the Oppo is waiting for the TV to show 3D before it will play.
The work-around is to, with every 3D disk, turn 3D mode to side-by-side (which turns on 3D), then the player will play in 3D.
There was another movie recently which did the same thing, but I can't recall the title.
So who could and should fix this, the 3D blu-ray manufacturer, Samsung, or Oppo?

That's an Oppo issue, contact them, they are not reading the EDID correctly for the Samsung.
Unless of course, you have an AVR in the mix, if that's the case, try it direct and see if the issue still exists.
post #5594 of 16125
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Originally Posted by Ricoflashback View Post

On second look, I believe Anthony is correct. There is a picture degradation, at least on my set, with firmware 1040. I have escalated a request (written chat) with Samsung support as well as filing a service claim. It's serious enough to warrant review. I can't believe I updated (my fault, it is not set to "auto update" and I read comments from other users saying they didn't see any difference.)
Huge difference for me - - CNN was dead razor sharp. Now, it's soft, and lacks detail.
I could save Samsung a ton of money - - just allow a rollback on firmware versions. That solves all issues. Samsung can worry about firmware releases if they get too far out of date.
So - - update with caution. Your set might not be affected, but mine was.

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Originally Posted by Op's Guy View Post

No PQ change on mine. CNN still looks just as good as before. Sorry to hear that about yours.

I ran through the gamut of tests, sharpness didn't change at all, if you are indeed having this issue Rico, have you tried other channels? Is this only happening on CNN?
As with all Firmware updates, if you have an issue, above all else, "Reset your picture options", and dial it back in, this happens from time to time, and yes it's a pain in the ass, but you keep them written down for a reason wink.gif
post #5595 of 16125
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Originally Posted by turboman123 View Post

Recognizing USB stick with USB extension cable
I am trying to view pictures from an USB stick. Because my panel is wall mounted, I used an USB extension cable because the USB port is set to far inside. But I cannot see the USB connection on my screen.
Then I read in the manual that an USB stick may not be recognized if an extension cable is used. So that explains my problem.
But I understand the manual, that with some extension cables it works, and may not work with other cables.
Does anyone have experience with that? With what type of extension cable does it work?

Not all cables pass power properly, also, the longer the cable, the worse of an experience you may have. To be a little safer, I'd try a USB3 extension cable, the specs are a bit higher on those cables, you may have better luck.
post #5596 of 16125
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Originally Posted by Stefanhvt View Post

Anthony and others,
Because the story is continuing, and Anthony is becoming more and more convinced that's something is really wrong here, I did a quick search on the internet if the issue was known in my country. Boom, the first search was a hit. A found a newstopic on a famous hardware-tweakers site in Holland that actually explains the story exactly as we have been discussing. The article explains that there was a court case against Samsung on 17-10-2011. Why? Because of the actual proof of usage of leaking condensators in the production of there tv's. Many customers had complained about these defects and many of them told that the issues started to become noticeable just after the expiring of the warranty period. Now, this is no longer just a story here. It's not only a guess or an assumption done by Anthony. This is a documented case, Samsung was suited for it, and should be suited for it again. For who cares, here is the link to the dutch website:
http://tweakers.net/nieuws/80218/samsung-schikt-in-zaak-over-lekkende-condensators-in-tvs.html
Also the comments on the article where very clear. Some smart guy mentioned the following. He said that in the production process, a standard part of it is accelerated life testing (ALT). It's a process to simulate the amount of wear of hardware in a short time period. So the amount of wear of 1 year, could be simulated in couple of days or weeks. He said that because of this, it was impossible that Samsung was unaware of the bad leaking condensators, and because of it, it was possible the defects where planned and designed from the start. It was impossible, he said, that these condensators had passed these tests. Samsung was aware of it, and probably still is now. It all makes me wonder more and more. And the feeling that maybe we where all a little-bit to suspicious, or to obsessed with our believes or our assumptions, I have no longer. What is mentioned in this tread the last 50 pages, by Anthony and others, is reality and something should be done about it.

This is what happened in 2010 when some angry consumer in Alabama finally did something about it. The point here is that There is another new issue. From what the Samsung employees are telling me, the new issue is with faulty panels and power boards. Sony did just stop using Samsung's panels in their models and I have a feeling, this is why. Sony started having millions of their high end TV's fail with bad panels. The point here is that Samsung knew about the faulty parts, but yet they continued to use them. They knew these TV's wouldn't last, but yet they didn't care or stop it. Heres a link from the last Class Action Lawsuit. There are many involved right now in trying to have another Class Action Lawsuit for the models from 2009 to present. This will take time, but FaceBook and other social sites are flooded with consumers who had their $3K TV fail after the one year warranty ended. Millions of others all over the world. Most of them don't know any better and feel there is nothing that can be done. this is wrong! something can be done and something WiLL BE DONE

http://www.dailytech.com/Samsung+to+Pay+Millions+to+Settle+Lawsuits+Over+Mass+LCD+TV+Failures/article24065.htm

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7-57376508-221/samsung-power-defect-causes-some-tvs-to-fail-and-a-class-action-suit-follows/

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/02/24/cbs4-investigates-samsung-compensation-coming-to-some-tv-owners/

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/02/09/2-investigators-some-samsung-tvs-wont-turn-back-on-owners-get-repair-bills/

Now, This is old news since it all went down in Feb of this year. It took 3 years for this to be processed. The Same media that has covered this story, will also be doing a new story. As i said, the proof is all over the net. Look on FB and you will see that even the newer models are failing after only a year. Its not another capacitor issues this time, Its a panel and power board issue. There are Attorneys involved, The Government is now aware, The Media is sort of aware now. This is going to be a story just like in these links above. We as the consumers should stand up here. Even if your set isn't affected, there are millions of others that are. Do people here only care about themselves? I know i sure as h.. don't. Its sad how many Selfish people who only look out for themselves there are in the world. Im doing everything in my power to help others. Even if my sets didn't have an issue, I would till be doing this because its wrong! Its wrong that we are all just sitting by why Samsung takes advantage of people. Do you know how many Consumers that are disabled Veterans, and on social security and fixed incomes that had this happen to? millions!
There are many, many more sites with complaints like this. Do I really have to post links for every single one for people to stop caring about themselves only? This is a place where people get together to help people.
Edited by Anthony5362 - 10/17/12 at 6:10am
post #5597 of 16125
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Originally Posted by nitra View Post

I ran through the gamut of tests, sharpness didn't change at all, if you are indeed having this issue Rico, have you tried other channels? Is this only happening on CNN?
As with all Firmware updates, if you have an issue, above all else, "Reset your picture options", and dial it back in, this happens from time to time, and yes it's a pain in the ass, but you keep them written down for a reason wink.gif

Nitra - thanks for the post. Yes, I tried reset, everything. There is a noticeable difference (sharpness and clarity) and it is on all satellite channels and even recorded shows. I've had to change some of the settings to try and get back to where I was before. It's great that other folks do not see any difference.

I asked Samsung (service request in - not sure if it will accomplish anything) if I could "roll back" to the previous release. Initial "chat" support said no, then she agreed to forward up the chain to Samsung corporate. She also suggested that I fill out a service request, which I did.

To me - - the best solution is to permit a roll back to a previous version. I'm not anywhere as technical as you but I certainly think the TV should have the capability of doing this.

By the way - - I received Avatar 3D yesterday and it is very cool. Just viewed the first thirty minutes (will be having friends over this weekend to watch) and it's very well done. Lots of eye candy.
post #5598 of 16125
You can never Roll back the FW.. Sorry, but the only way to do so, would be to replace the board in the TV and hope it has an older FW

Samsung is taking advantage of the poor, the disabled, Veterans and people on Fixed income. They all have sent me Emails begging to know what to do and how to do it. These are people that dont have the connections that I have. These are people that saved for a whole year to buy their dream TV to only have it working for a year. Am i the only one that cares about others on here? This is not a fanboy thread and I suggest all fanboys leave, cause this is not going to end until Samsung fesses up and admits their problems? Do you know with all the 65" units with Vertical Banding, that Samsung hasn't logged this as an issue? They would never
Edited by Anthony5362 - 10/17/12 at 6:04am
post #5599 of 16125
Avatar 3D, Firmware and reliability ...


1st: I am on fw 001013 and staying there. Thats what the tv had when I got it. Based on "issues" with my 2nd generation bluray player from Samsung, the bdp-1200, it's behaviour was odd and pic quality with DVD diminished as I continually upgraded the FW. ...And that player was known to be amazing with dvd processing. Like I said, i'll comfortably sit on fw 001013 until i see 4 to 6 months of positive scrutiny and reporting here until i budge. I do not use voice and motion or the hub from the tv...so i dont care.

Avatar 3D: Seemless loading from my Samsung bd-e6500 player. Blu and 3d are on the same disc. The 3d picture is nothing short of amazing and this is definately a disc to consider the cornerstone or part of the short list of "must have or die" 3d movies. I can watch this movie all day in 2d or 3d. It's rediculous. If anybody is familiar with the artist Roger Dean (YES album covers) ...it's like much of Dean's ideas come to life in this movie. I seriously need to get a bong and watch this again...and again....and again....dude, where's my remote? biggrin.gif

Reliability: I'm committed to this purchase, zero remorse based on the past 3 months plus. I feel horrible people having the issues. 60" is the screen i want and need as a minimum. IF...only IF....something bad happens after the warranty is up, I'll have to depend on the DTVexpress warrranty to cover me. I'm going to invest in a 3 yr at 139.00. I figure that timefram will show the truth in this particular piece of hardware. I have a 60" Sony rpLCD downstairs. In its 7th year it started to show odd stuff on the panel. That showed well after the recall and expiration of recall plan. My 60" Tosh Cinema series crapped out in its 4.5 yr mark. I planned and hoped for 4 to 5 solid years on my 8000. Long live the King!
Edited by Bladerunner1959 - 10/17/12 at 6:07am
post #5600 of 16125
I have excellent working Samsung TV's still. TV's that have never had an issue. But, that doesn't make me blind to see the bigger picture here. Wake up people!
post #5601 of 16125
Bladerunner, I don't blame you for staying on that FW. So long as you dont care about the "smart TV" part, then you should be all set.

As I said, Samsung's employees told me to go to the Media. In Big Bold writing. They said that because of their religious beliefs, they couldn't work there anymore and had to quit. They said that there are new issues besides the old Capacitor issue that had to be settled through court. Samsung will fight all the way till court. This is why it takes a while to see anything be done. The new Issues are with faulty panels, and faulty power boards. The employes told me in big bold writing to stay away from samsung. they said RUN away actually. They said that they are told to lie to the consumer every day! They said that thousands of calls everyday from people with C8000, D8000, B8500 all power boards failing after the one year is up. I would love to show you the proof, but unfortunately, if I do, then the case will be ruined and I wouldn't have these Employees as witnesses anymore.
Edited by Anthony5362 - 10/17/12 at 6:18am
post #5602 of 16125
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Originally Posted by nitra View Post

HDMI is HDMI, cable version will not change this.
I assume you right clicked your speaker icon after the HDMI cable was hooked up and set the HDMI out as the default audio device under playback devices?
If not, do that.
I just tested my HDMI1 with an old xbox HDMI cable, worked flawlessly.
Also, keep in mind, not all video cards support HDMI audio out, I'd update the drivers on it too, you shouldn't need another cable, if you get picture, you should get sound.
Do you use an AVR or anything else? or just the TV speakers?
I can't speak for the S2, I have an S3, but no cable for it.

yes mylaptop is set to external speakers

I've got a samsung avr (ht-650)

the weird thing is it use to work months back but it just recently started doing this. I spent nights going threw the tv/avr/laptop menus and I must have unplugged the hdmi cables 50 times. Like i said i dont think it's with the laptop because my S2 use to work and now doesnt, i think the issue is with the tv or arv.

I sure there is a simple fix, i just havent stumbled on it yet. really frustrating because i prefer listening to streamed radio or youtube from the laptop.
post #5603 of 16125
The audio out only works with the HDMI 2 input

I also want to explain that the only reason why Samsung admitted to the capacitor issue and fixed it, is because they had to by the court and if this other consumer in Alabama didn't have connections, this issue will still be here. There were actually 2 guys in Alabama that filed the Class action against Samsung. But there were millions of consumers that had the same issue and didn't have the right connections to do anything about it. They were stuck and went through a lot of stress over this. These were people that saved for years to buy their dream TV and only to have it die within a year or two. This is happening all over again with the new models, just different parts.

Look, all Im saying is that we are the consumers and Samsung is the multi billion dollar company making money from us. We all need to stick together. So what if your TV is ok and hasn't had any issues. There are still others that are having issues and we should be on their side here cause you don't know what's going to happen to your TV in a year or two. Who knows, maybe your new ES will fail too down the road. You really don't know. What I do know though is that there are way too many complaints against Samsung these past 2 years. Too many to just sit back and ignore. I don't work. I don't have to work, so I have the time to help people out and that's all Im doing. You want to hate me for that, then go right ahead. Just remember, Karma's a bi&$@
Edited by Anthony5362 - 10/17/12 at 6:42am
post #5604 of 16125
hmm, does every one else not get sound through hdmi1?
post #5605 of 16125
ARC stand for audio return channel. If you look in that area, you will see that only the HDMI 2 is equipped for ARC. If you want audio to come out from a HDMI, then you have to use HDMI 2. If your using HDMI for video and Optical for audio, then it doesn't matter which input you use
post #5606 of 16125
You should get sound through all 3 HDMI inputs. Whether it is from your connected PC, Blu Ray, Set Top Box, whatever, all 3 inputs should support sound. If you are connecting directly to the set, and using the TV Speakers, you should get sound.
post #5607 of 16125
Are you talking about internal speakers or external here? If internal than yes, all inputs should work, but if external then only HDMI2
post #5608 of 16125
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anthony5362 View Post

ARC stand for audio return channel. If you look in that area, you will see that only the HDMI 2 is equipped for ARC. If you want audio to come out from a HDMI, then you have to use HDMI 2. If your using HDMI for video and Optical for audio, then it doesn't matter which input you use

I may have misread the original question, but I believe he is just trying to play sound from his connected PC/Laptop through the TV speakers, so ARC should not be a requirement.
post #5609 of 16125
Correct, i thought he was trying to get sound from external speakers using HDMI 1
post #5610 of 16125
Quote:
Originally Posted by 7011jrs View Post

I may have misread the original question, but I believe he is just trying to play sound from his connected PC/Laptop through the TV speakers, so ARC should not be a requirement.
actually the tv is output to my avr (suround sound system)
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