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post #7891 of 16126
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Originally Posted by sabesh View Post

Samsung VG-KBD1500 keyboard - Is this the best option for surfing on the web browser? I also see another model: RMC-QTD1. Not sure which is better.
Are there any 3rd party options that are not too big? Thanks.
The best option is to get an iPad. Seriously, the browser on this TV is so bad I'd rather they had spent the engineering time on other things than including it in the first place.
post #7892 of 16126
Terry Malloy Thinks FINDING NEMO On Blu-ray Is The New Demo Disc For His Collection
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/59979

Hmmm, UP is already one of mine, so I may have to grab this.
post #7893 of 16126
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Originally Posted by mo949 View Post

nearly to the current post. But this one definitely made me feel better as I'm only one week in and hoping to see/realize all this!

If I had to re-write that now, I'd say it was more like 50% for massaging and that was before the trick for diminishing CE Dimming in Standard - which is where I've been for a while now. Colors in Movie are still a tad better with the extra controls, but I got Standard close with less flashlighting and clouding. Like I've said before - now if I could only have 10p white balance in Standard or Micro Dimming in Movie, I'd be even happier than I already am.
post #7894 of 16126
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Originally Posted by Garnoch View Post

If I had to re-write that now, I'd say it was more like 50% for massaging and that was before the trick for diminishing CE Dimming in Standard - which is where I've been for a while now. Colors in Movie are still a tad better with the extra controls, but I got Standard close with less flashlighting and clouding. Like I've said before - now if I could only have 10p white balance in Standard or Micro Dimming in Movie, I'd be even happier than I already am.


Unless you have a colorimeter, messing with the 10p white ballance is useless. IMO, Micro-dimming is a marketing hoax. If you want real dimming, you need to go with a Full array local dimmer, period. Just look what Samsung is doing with their "ES9000" for 9K! All it is is a ES8000 with a new feature called "cinema Black" which turns off the top and bottom LED's so you don't see that nasty clouding on letterbox movies, which the 8000 series should have had in the first place. Shame on Samsung trying to rip people off like that.

A perfect example of Samsung contradicting their marketing is how they said with the 8000 they didn't need cinema black because the contrast is so good with micro-dimming. 5 months later they touting their top of the line ES9000 but with Cinema black. Makes you wonder what this "Micro Dimming" stuff is really doing, if anything. In my comparisons to a couple full array local dimmer's I had side by side with the ES8000, the ES8000's "Micro Dimming" Couldn't hold a candle to the full arrays and did not even remotely come close to the depths of black the 2 local dimmers were producing. Although I will say one local dimmer had a awful blooming effect where as the other one was pretty much perfect with blooming non existent.
Edited by Bolt989 - 12/12/12 at 12:27pm
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Any
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Originally Posted by DravensPain View Post

I've played the original Black Ops in 3d - it is really quite good (though in general people seem to really criticize it's performance). I personally love shooters in 3d, but if I can, I have to turn of the aiming reticle and go pure iron sights, as they never seem to be able to get an appropriate depth for it and it messes with my head! ;-) I also really enjoyed Arkham City and Gears 3.

Any settings I need to check to get the best outta the 3D game play ? I set AMP to Clear and LED MOtion ON.
post #7896 of 16126
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Originally Posted by JDenham View Post

Any
Any settings I need to check to get the best outta the 3D game play ? I set AMP to Clear and LED MOtion ON.

I would highly recommend turning AMP off completely for gaming. You will just be adding tremendous amounts of controller input lag with those features on. Also turn off LED motion plus. For gaming, you will want the least amount of processing going on to reduce the amount of controller lag. Especially on games like FPS's.
post #7897 of 16126
Sweet
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Originally Posted by Bolt989 View Post

I would highly recommend turning AMP off completely for gaming. You will just be adding tremendous amounts of controller input lag with those features on. Also turn off LED motion plus. For gaming, you will want the least amount of processing going on to reduce the amount of controller lag. Especially on games like FPS's.
Sweet will turn those off.
post #7898 of 16126
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Originally Posted by Bolt989 View Post

Unless you have a colorimeter, messing with the 10p white ballance is useless. IMO, Micro-dimming is a marketing hoax. If you want real dimming, you need to go with a Full array local dimmer, period. Just look what Samsung is doing with their "ES9000" for 9K! All it is is a ES8000 with a new feature called "cinema Black" which turns off the top and bottom LED's so you don't see that nasty clouding on letterbox movies, which the 8000 series should have had in the first place. Shame on Samsung trying to rip people off like that.
A perfect example of Samsung contradicting their marketing is how they said with the 8000 they didn't need cinema black because the contrast is so good with micro-dimming. 5 months later they touting their top of the line ES9000 but with Cinema black. Makes you wonder what this "Micro Dimming" stuff is really doing, if anything. In my comparisons to a couple full array local dimmer's I had side by side with the ES8000, the ES8000's "Micro Dimming" Couldn't hold a candle to the full arrays and did not even remotely come close to the depths of blacks the 2 local dimmers were doing. Although I will say one local dimmer had a awful blooming effect where as the other one was pretty much perfect with blooming non existent. None, of the LED sets were on pat with the plasma's in the room through. Only one local dimmer (The Elite) could get pretty close to the Plasma's.

Yeah yeah yeah haha. smile.gif
MD is supposed to be present in all modes except Movie and Cal-Day & Cal-Night. I can see its difference from Standard to Movie. Now I am definitely not saying its not marketing though, nor am I saying it's better. My guess is it was cheaper this way - and did away with the halo/blooming issues. You still won't get me to go plasma my friend. smile.gif It's bad enough I have to work with one every day.

As for 10p, you're totally correct, but after trying many many settings to see what worked best more me, CNET's 10p settings were what I chose and they make a difference between Movie and Standard. So if I could combine those with MD, then I would be happier.
post #7899 of 16126
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Originally Posted by Bolt989 View Post

I would highly recommend turning AMP off completely for gaming. You will just be adding tremendous amounts of controller input lag with those features on. Also turn off LED motion plus. For gaming, you will want the least amount of processing going on to reduce the amount of controller lag. Especially on games like FPS's.

Agreed, less the better to free up that processing and to get less lag. Damn it, Bolt, please please please never make me agree with you again. DAMN IT
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Originally Posted by Garnoch View Post

Yeah yeah yeah haha. smile.gif
MD is suppose to be present in all modes except Movie and Cal-Day & Cal-Night. I can see it's difference from Standard to Movie. Now I am definitely not saying its not marketing though, nor am I saying it's better. My guess is it was cheaper this way - and did away with the halo/blooming issues. You still won't get me to go plasma my friend. smile.gif It's bad enough I have to work with one every day.
As for 10p, you're totally correct, but after trying many many settings to see what worked best more me, CNET's 10p settings were what I chose and they make a difference between Movie and Standard. So if I could combine those with the supposed MD, then I would be happier.

Gotchya.... Ona side note if Samsung wanted to do away with the blooming effects from Cinema black, why would they add it in to their 9,000 dollar top of the line ES9000 model? See what I am saying? They cant say that is the reason. That feature should have made it in the ES8000 and the ES9000 should have just been a larger ES8000 for half the price of the 9000.
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Stop saying stuff I agree with....
post #7902 of 16126
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Originally Posted by Garnoch View Post

Agreed, less the better to free up that processing and to get less lag. Damn it, Bolt, please please please never make me agree with you again. DAMN IT

Though I'm a little late to the agreement party, absolutely turn off any added processes! As both Bolt and Garnoch mention, they just add lag!
post #7903 of 16126
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Originally Posted by sabesh View Post

Samsung VG-KBD1500 keyboard - Is this the best option for surfing on the web browser? I also see another model: RMC-QTD1. Not sure which is better.
Are there any 3rd party options that are not too big? Thanks.

I bought the Logitech wireless keyboard with the touchpad from Best Buy. Since I don't really use the browser all that often on the TV, I didn't want to spend a lot of money, so about $30 was plenty, and this fit the bill, literally.

It doesn't have the buttons that simulate the full remote like the Samsung Keyboard does, but it works fine otherwise.
post #7904 of 16126
For my exchange (for the D6900) I was offered a ES6600.....I refused.

I asked for a ES8000, both have ultra-clear panels and top features/options.

Samsung called back and offered a ES7100...I took the offer.

I believe I could have held out for/ negoitated the ES8000 but didn't want to wait for weeks....
post #7905 of 16126
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Originally Posted by PiratesCove View Post

For my exchange (for the D6900) I was offered a ES6600.....I refused.
I asked for a ES8000, both have ultra-clear panels and top features/options.
Samsung called back and offered a ES7100...I took the offer.
I believe I could have held out for/ negoitated the ES8000 but didn't want to wait for weeks....

What you think? They are going to replace your low end 6900 with a top 8000 model? Wishful thinking there. I doubt they would have gave you a 8000. If I were Samsung I would have told you to hit the road on the first deny. They offered you a comparable model, which is fair. People always trying to get stuff free these days. What makes you so special that you think Samsung should give you a 8000 when the rest of the 8000 owners had to pay top dollar for it? You should be happy they even considered replacing it with a new 2012 model to begin with.
Edited by Bolt989 - 12/12/12 at 1:59pm
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Sometimes they do or can offer more if you add some cash to it. I think you made out pretty good though! Thanks for the update.

The Ultra version of Micro Dimming won't come into play in Movie mode and not sure you'd see much of a difference anyway, and the smart tech seems to not get much use.

What size? I can't remember.
post #7907 of 16126
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Originally Posted by Bolt989 View Post

What you think? They are going to replace your low end 6900 with a top 8000 model? Wishful thinking there. I doubt they would have gave you a 8000. If I were Samsung I would have told you to hit the road on the first deny. They offered you a comparable model, which is fair. People always trying to get stuff free these days. What makes you so special that you think Samsung should give you a 8000 when the rest of the 8000 owners had to pay top dollar for it? You should be happy they even considered replacing it with a new 2012 model to begin with.

Do you work for Samsung...LOL?

The D6900 has almost all the features of the D8000 including Ultra-Clear panel, the QWERTY Remote etc..

By the way, I am Special.....cool.gif

I'll be happy if the HDTV looks great in person......
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Originally Posted by Garnoch View Post

Sometimes they do or can offer more if you add some cash to it. I think you made out pretty good though! Thanks for the update.
The Ultra version of Micro Dimming won't come into play in Movie mode and not sure you'd see much of a difference anyway, and the smart tech seems to not get much use.
What size? I can't remember.

46 inches....
post #7909 of 16126
Awesome. Good luck and tell us your thoughts when you get it.
post #7910 of 16126
WoW,

I found another great app (imediashare) for streaming music and video..... Better than last app I posted. Enjoy! It even has Victoria Secrets video. It's free for the lite version and $4.99 for full version which I purchased. smile.gif

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=safari&tbo=d&q=imediashare+iphone&oq=imediashare+iphone&gs_l=mobile-gws-serp.3..0l5.13801.35008.0.35651.9.6.0.3.3.0.248.1004.1j3j2.6.0.les%3B..0.0...1ac.1.9EzWs7V0oxA
post #7911 of 16126
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Originally Posted by Garnoch View Post

If I had to re-write that now, I'd say it was more like 50% for massaging and that was before the trick for diminishing CE Dimming in Standard - which is where I've been for a while now. Colors in Movie are still a tad better with the extra controls, but I got Standard close with less flashlighting and clouding. Like I've said before - now if I could only have 10p white balance in Standard or Micro Dimming in Movie, I'd be even happier than I already am.

im starting to realize that I may have to make the wifey jealous of the tv soon with this new massage technize biggrin.gif
post #7912 of 16126
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Originally Posted by aaronwalker1974 View Post

So I think I finally fixed my clouding problem for good.
My tv had clouding very similar to this picture:

I used this as my guide. But the screws they metion loosening wasn't causing my clouding problem.
http://www.forodvd.com/tema/108005-tutorial-eliminar-clouding-la-serie-es8000-de-samsung/
If you look at this picture, you will see a circuit board near the bottom of the tv. It is covered by a metal housing. This housing is what you screw the tv stand into.

Anyways, the circuit board has 4 screws that on my set were very very very tight. I loosened all four screws and then snugged them back. I ran my tv for a few hours to make sure it was good and warm.
I watched a movie I saw just the night before that exhibited bad clouding and I couldn't see any clouding. I hope this helps a few that might have bad clouding but don't want to deal with an exchange.


this seems like a hidden gem to the brave few. so was anyone brave enough to try this out and confirm it?
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A little more info........

"Security Experts Show How Samsung's Smart TV Could Be Watching You!"
http://www.forbes.com/sites/adriankingsleyhughes/2012/12/12/how-samsungs-smart-tv-could-be-watching-you/
post #7914 of 16126
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Originally Posted by badabing View Post

WoW,
I found another great app (imediashare) for streaming music and video..... Better than last app I posted. Enjoy! It even has Victoria Secrets video. It's free for the lite version and $4.99 for full version which I purchased. smile.gif
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=safari&tbo=d&q=imediashare+iphone&oq=imediashare+iphone&gs_l=mobile-gws-serp.3..0l5.13801.35008.0.35651.9.6.0.3.3.0.248.1004.1j3j2.6.0.les%3B..0.0...1ac.1.9EzWs7V0oxA

Victoria's Secret you say? Hmmm, a man after my own heart. No one bothered to look up my obscure Operation Desert Stormy reference yesterday haha.
post #7915 of 16126
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Originally Posted by mo949 View Post

im starting to realize that I may have to make the wifey jealous of the tv soon with this new massage technize biggrin.gif

Another man after my own heart HAHA. Slow and gentle and do it in front of her. I swear it works.
post #7916 of 16126
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Originally Posted by mo949 View Post

this seems like a hidden gem to the brave few. so was anyone brave enough to try this out and confirm it?

We talked about this a few times but not in quite a while. I think aaronwalker1974 was the only to try it. You can find several in a web search though.
post #7917 of 16126
"Dear Valued Samsung Customer,

We are sending you this email today to inform you of upcoming scheduled maintenance of the Smart Hub service that is available on your Samsung device between 9:00 PM on 12/12 and 3:00 AM EST on 12/13/12. During this time users may experience difficulties connecting to Smart Hub servers and using various functions of the Smart Hub service. We expect normal operation to be restored after this time, and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. If you have any questions or concerns about this situation, please feel free to contact our customer support at any time via the links in this email.

Thank you for choosing Samsung."

wonder what they are changing.
post #7918 of 16126
Hopefully no more flashing smarthub. Had my first flash last night.

It was a really quick flash, but I swear it was RicoFB doing the flashing. Had nightmares last night.
Edited by Garnoch - 12/12/12 at 5:32pm
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I thought it was appropriate to post this here:

http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/12/how-an-internet-connected-samsung-tv-can-spill-your-deepest-secrets/

"How an Internet-connected Samsung TV can spill your deepest secrets"
post #7920 of 16126
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Originally Posted by 7011jrs View Post

I bought the Logitech wireless keyboard with the touchpad from Best Buy. Since I don't really use the browser all that often on the TV, I didn't want to spend a lot of money, so about $30 was plenty, and this fit the bill, literally.
It doesn't have the buttons that simulate the full remote like the Samsung Keyboard does, but it works fine otherwise.
Is this the one you got?

http://www.logitech.com/en-ca/product/wireless-touch-keyboard-k400?crid=26

Thx!
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