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post #9121 of 16125
Thanks capn for sound advice on warranty. I use to buy warranty 15 years ago, and I've never had to use it. But with this tv i just dont know. My last tv was a 52xbr4 lcd and it cost the same as this 65 es8000 and its still going.
post #9122 of 16125
Can you turn off the noise the menu makes when you navigate around it? It is really annoying and unnecessary.
post #9123 of 16125
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Originally Posted by scrimptonMike View Post

Can you turn off the noise the menu makes when you navigate around it? It is really annoying and unnecessary.

Yes. It's in the menu under system - general - sound feedback.
post #9124 of 16125
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Originally Posted by Op's Guy View Post

Yes. It's in the menu under system - general - sound feedback.

Cheers! It was driving me mad.
post #9125 of 16125
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Originally Posted by Fleetski View Post

I saw the mono price cables. Reasonable prices. Just make sure you get hi speed. Honestly I can't recall the brand I bought at Fry's. I literally went for least expensive hi speed and they work like a charm.
Edit: A FEW of the monoprice prices are reasonable. 😉

I believe Garnoch likes Monoprice. http://www.mycablemart.com also have very good cables that are reasonably priced.

I'd make sure that they are 1.4 HDMI compliant - -even if your other equipment is 1.3 - - they will be backward compatible and this will future proof your setup.

Buying cables from Best Buy or any other retailer is a mistake in my opinion. Just make sure they are properly shielded and use Monoprice, MyCableMart or any other online company that you are comfortable with.
post #9126 of 16125
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Originally Posted by nitra View Post

Banding of sorts is normal on all LED/LCD's. You notice it more on larger sets, but it generally happens to all of them, it will not change with age.
If it's something you can't live with, return it.

100% correct.
post #9127 of 16125
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Originally Posted by chrisjmccord View Post

Ok, so who's all settings do I need to look at and what is the WoW disc? I don't know if I can take the time to personally try to calibrate this thing. I have two little boys running around all the time that probably won't give me 5 mins alone to try to calibrate it. So what is the suggestion for me? Have it professionally calibrated? I think I have some friends in the business who can do this.
Ps. Are these the cables I need to buy for my new TV and the XBOX, 3D BluRay, UVerse and Apple TV?
http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10255

Congrats!!
When you can, let us know the Panel #on the back of the TV. My 60" is HS01. Rather than answer your questions here, I'll just refer you to the Guide link in my signature. The bottom section on the Guide is some info about calibration.
post #9128 of 16125
Happy new year to all Owners es series!

Dreams sometimes come true!

For the new year:
No banding
No clouting
No flashlight

No samsung?
post #9129 of 16125
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Originally Posted by nitra View Post

Banding of sorts is normal on all LED/LCD's. You notice it more on larger sets, but it generally happens to all of them, it will not change with age.
If it's something you can't live with, return it.

Thanks for the info
post #9130 of 16125
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Originally Posted by chrisjmccord View Post

I'll take my BluRay questions over to that area, and leave this to TVs, thanks for the info but now I have questions on BluRay!! I'll be over there buggin...lol.
..... As my bro's here in this thread know, I dont over-obsess, over tweak, over think.

Settings: I found my best overall to be in standard mode,contrast 97, color 51, brightness 45, sharpness 25, color temp on Warm1 and color space to native. I wont post the rest. I'll say that this lil combo has almost completely nulified the "flashlight" effect which would be my number one issue. It also captures, IMHO, the quality of color from movie mode while delivering the best
vivid, lifelike and pop" clarity. It also delivers amazing blacks and zero clouding and frankly, I never notice the dimming feature as a negative in Standard. In Movie mode, I think lack of dimming triggers the flashlight effect.. From "Lawrence of Arabia", CNN to football and Avatar, this is where I am on FIOS, Toshiba HDdvd, Samsung e6500 bluray.

Bluray player:I am not a gamer so I wont speak to using xbox or ps3. I have been 100% satified with my Sammy e6500. Razor sharp picture in 2d and 3d, I do all streaming from it's HUB. The 6500 does all the "heavy lifting" and this player has played everything I've thrown at it. I really like the slot load function and design, looks great with my 8000 and it's "ininity" style edge of screen. 6 months of ownership of this monitor and I am still well into the honeymoon...I just walk into the room and look at it and I'm amazed. The 2 Con's I have on the player are:
-Not cutting edge DVD processing (but my Toshiba hd player delivers almost cutting edge DVD playback) ..But i knew this when I paid 160 for it and never use it for DVD
-Occasional lockup on Netflix blurays, but I hear so many other brands do this and I almost expect it on NetFlix...as with all bluray players, their little brains do seem strained by the many tasks they have to do and they all "lock up". Mine has a half dozen times and all i do is unplug power cord, scratch my butt for 30 seconds(which I find particularly pleasing) and reboot and all is good....

I say 100% satisfied because I knew it's weakpoints before buying it.

If you need amazing DVD playback and bluray, step up to 500 bucks and get the OPPO 103 period....

BANDING? Not a hint of it on my 60" panel, in any picture mode, from any source component, with any material.
post #9131 of 16125
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Originally Posted by Ricoflashback View Post


Buying cables from Best Buy or any other retailer is a mistake in my opinion. Just make sure they are properly shielded and use Monoprice, MyCableMart or any other online company that you are comfortable with.

I agree. Just make sure you purchase Certified High Speed HDMI cables and you're good to go now, and for the foreseeable future. Monoprice, MediaBridge, BlueJeans, etc all make good cables that are reasonably priced. Reasonably priced as compared to the "M" brand that BB pushes. They should also be certified for the length that you plan to use. That way you know the cables meet the HDMI spec for that length because passive HDMI cables are only really good to about 25'.
post #9132 of 16125
I make my own HDMI cables.
post #9133 of 16125
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Originally Posted by tommyboy1970 View Post

Hey Guys
Plasma guy here, but i have been eying up one of these TV's for a while now and finally took the plunge and got a 55es8000.
after reading this thread i think i have been paranoid and looking for problems, first night i think i noticed a little flashlighting which i already don't notice anymore:)
My concern is the vertical banding, when i look on an extreme angle i can see some(only on certain modes ie-standard in the black bars on the top and bottom). I cannot see any when i sit straight on.
This is my first LED TV so i am not sure it its normal or if i should be worried about it , like i said its only on an angle that i notice it, and will it get worse over time?
thanks

If you got it bad you'll see it during normal viewing from all sources at all angles. If you can't see it at all during normal viewing then I'd agree with you on the paranoid bit smile.gif
post #9134 of 16125
If you have any interest in gaming then I'd just get the PS3 and use it for your bluray player. FYI- The PS3 has always been rated and reviewed as one of the best bluray players/drives you can get. So don't feel like you're not getting a good drive in that gaming console.
post #9135 of 16125
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Originally Posted by Jestered View Post

If you have any interest in gaming then I'd just get the PS3 and use it for your bluray player. FYI- The PS3 has always been rated and reviewed as one of the best bluray players/drives you can get. So don't feel like you're not getting a good drive in that gaming console.

Well I game but I'm an XBOX gamer, not PS3, and I've always wondered why/how the PS3 keeps up with its BluRay, I mean I know most of it is "software" driven and they update the software, but if the PS3 hardware doesn't actually change, how does the PS3 BluRay drive keep up with say the BDPS790 in the hardware realm? Surely the hardware/software in the stand alone BluRay players have surpassed what was put into the PS3 (that I assume hasn't changed much since its release, besides software upgrades), right? Or is there something I'm missing?

I bought the Sony BPDS790 today along with the Denon AVR 1913, to upgrade my current old BluRay and Denon AVR. Hoping thats a good combo.
post #9136 of 16125
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Originally Posted by chrisjmccord View Post

Well I game but I'm an XBOX gamer, not PS3, and I've always wondered why/how the PS3 keeps up with its BluRay, I mean I know most of it is "software" driven and they update the software, but if the PS3 hardware doesn't actually change, how does the PS3 BluRay drive keep up with say the BDPS790 in the hardware realm? Surely the hardware/software in the stand alone BluRay players have surpassed what was put into the PS3 (that I assume hasn't changed much since its release, besides software upgrades), right? Or is there something I'm missing?
I bought the Sony BPDS790 today along with the Denon AVR 1913, to upgrade my current old BluRay and Denon AVR. Hoping thats a good combo.

Well it sounds like you're all set then, so I wouldn't worry about it or second-guess your decision. To answer your question anyway, the PS3 hardware has changed 3 times so far. In fact the latest hardware release was just a couple of months ago. Let us know how you're liking your new equipment!
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I don't know about the rest of you, but I have no interest in watching a widescreen TV standing on it's side. I really hope this isn't all that Samsung plans on "wowwing" us with at CES!

http://appleinsider.com/articles/12/12/31/samsung-teases-ces-unveiling-of-hdtv-with-unprecedented-new-shape
post #9138 of 16125
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Originally Posted by chrisjmccord View Post

Well I game but I'm an XBOX gamer, not PS3, and I've always wondered why/how the PS3 keeps up with its BluRay, I mean I know most of it is "software" driven and they update the software, but if the PS3 hardware doesn't actually change, how does the PS3 BluRay drive keep up with say the BDPS790 in the hardware realm? Surely the hardware/software in the stand alone BluRay players have surpassed what was put into the PS3 (that I assume hasn't changed much since its release, besides software upgrades), right? Or is there something I'm missing?
I bought the Sony BPDS790 today along with the Denon AVR 1913, to upgrade my current old BluRay and Denon AVR. Hoping thats a good combo.

You should be happy with both. I have the Sony BDP S790 - it does a great job with Bluray and streaming. Denon has been know for solid products for a long time.
post #9139 of 16125
Total Recall Bluray - Audio Dropouts

FYI - To anyone who has had problems with audio dropouts on the recent "Total Recall" Bluray.

At least on my Sony BDP S790 player (which is weird since Sony produced the movie!) - I had to change "Audio" to "PCM" from "Auto" or Bitstream. This is the ONLY disc I have ever had to do this for. Some OPPO players have had the same issue. A minor inconvenience - I changed it right back to "Auto" from "PCM" and everything plays great. It seems that PCM requires higher volume on my receiver than "Auto" or "Bitstream."
post #9140 of 16125
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Originally Posted by Jestered View Post

I don't know about the rest of you, but I have no interest in watching a widescreen TV standing on it's side. I really hope this isn't all that Samsung plans on "wowwing" us with at CES!
http://appleinsider.com/articles/12/12/31/samsung-teases-ces-unveiling-of-hdtv-with-unprecedented-new-shape

Vizio already came out with a true widescreen panel that was a bust. We dont need new shapes/aspect rations, we need better tech.
post #9141 of 16125
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Originally Posted by Jestered View Post

I don't know about the rest of you, but I have no interest in watching a widescreen TV standing on it's side. I really hope this isn't all that Samsung plans on "wowwing" us with at CES!
http://appleinsider.com/articles/12/12/31/samsung-teases-ces-unveiling-of-hdtv-with-unprecedented-new-shape

Good find. Ill check it out at ces next week.
post #9142 of 16125
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Originally Posted by Jestered View Post

Well it sounds like you're all set then, so I wouldn't worry about it or second-guess your decision. To answer your question anyway, the PS3 hardware has changed 3 times so far. In fact the latest hardware release was just a couple of months ago. Let us know how you're liking your new equipment!

Yeah I feel good about my purchase, I just always wondered what made PS3 so great, not that I doubted it, just didn't see how. So to have the latest hardware release on your PS3, you have to have purchased one a few months ago? But I'm talking about like my friends who tout them, but have had the same unit since it first came out, its only been software upgrades for them, right? So how can they keep up without having to keep upgrading the entire box itself? Thats all I mean...
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Originally Posted by chrisjmccord View Post

Yeah I feel good about my purchase, I just always wondered what made PS3 so great, not that I doubted it, just didn't see how. So to have the latest hardware release on your PS3, you have to have purchased one a few months ago? But I'm talking about like my friends who tout them, but have had the same unit since it first came out, its only been software upgrades for them, right? So how can they keep up without having to keep upgrading the entire box itself? Thats all I mean...

I don't think the technology for these bluray players advance all that quickly. At least not the hardware, which leaves software and that can be upgraded. I also think Sony uses the best drives available for the PS3 so they can add functionality through software upgrades later. At least that's what they did with 3D. I thought I was going to have to buy a newer PS3 when it finally supported 3d, but I didn't. They simply put out a software update that enabled it. Since you're also getting a game console with it, I don't think you can beat it for the price. Since you're not interested in that part of it, you might as well go with something different, which you obviously did. For my needs it was the perfect solution, but for others it may not be. Especially if you're willing to throw $1,000 at a stand-alone bluray player. I personally don't think those are worth the price for what you're getting, but that's just me.
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Originally Posted by Jestered View Post

I don't think the technology for these bluray players advance all that quickly. At least not the hardware, which leaves software and that can be upgraded. I also think Sony uses the best drives available for the PS3 so they can add functionality through software upgrades later. At least that's what they did with 3D. I thought I was going to have to buy a newer PS3 when it finally supported 3d, but I didn't. They simply put out a software update that enabled it. Since you're also getting a game console with it, I don't think you can beat it for the price. Since you're not interested in that part of it, you might as well go with something different, which you obviously did. For my needs it was the perfect solution, but for others it may not be. Especially if you're willing to throw $1,000 at a stand-alone bluray player. I personally don't think those are worth the price for what you're getting, but that's just me.

Yeah I agree. I was skeptical spending $250 for this one, I liked the $150 - $179 price range but figured Sony was the BluRay inventor, so they must be making a good player.
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Originally Posted by Jestered View Post

I don't know about the rest of you, but I have no interest in watching a widescreen TV standing on it's side. I really hope this isn't all that Samsung plans on "wowwing" us with at CES!
http://appleinsider.com/articles/12/12/31/samsung-teases-ces-unveiling-of-hdtv-with-unprecedented-new-shape

Agreed. Two thumbs down. Should work on getting improving what they got than messing with the shapes.
post #9146 of 16125
The Sony 790 is superior in speed as a standalone bluray player. They have come along way from 1st generation. I was an early adopter and I am on my third bluray player now. cheaper and faster with more functionality...

I have no desire for a dedicated 2:35:1 screen...rediculous.
post #9147 of 16125
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Originally Posted by chrisjmccord View Post

How does the PS3 BluRay player stack up with say the Samsung BD-E6500 3D WiFi Blu-ray Disc Player? Does it have the same hardware technology as the Sammy or other units of like price?
No idea about the PS3, but the Samsung BD-E6500 is rated #3 behind the Oppo BDP-103 & LG BP620 by Consumer Reports. The Samsung rep @ Best Buy threw in the E6500 for free when I purchased the ES8000 - I was pleasantly surprised that it is Samsung's top Bluray player. I've had no issues with it and I'm absolutely loving 3D movies on it. "IMAX: Under the sea" looks spectacular in 3D! And .. the E6500 looks as sharp as the ES8000 too.
Edited by sabesh - 12/31/12 at 5:24pm
post #9148 of 16125
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Originally Posted by Op's Guy View Post

Monoprice Redmere HDMI cables work like a charm.
Thx. I was looking for skinny HDMI cables. Will wait for the 6' black version to be in stock.
post #9149 of 16125
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Originally Posted by sabesh View Post

No idea about the PS3, but the Samsung BD-E6500 is rated #3 behind the Oppo BDP-103 & LG BP620 by Consumer Reports. The Samsung rep @ Best Buy threw in the E6500 for free when I purchased the ES8000 - I was pleasantly surprised that it is Samsung's top Bluray player. I've had no issues with it and I'm absolutely loving 3D movies on it. "IMAX: Under the sea" looks spectacular in 3D! And .. the E6500 looks as sharp as the ES8000 too.

I would love a FREE 3D BluRay too!! lol...
tongue.gif

Lucky dog!
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Originally Posted by Jestered View Post

I don't know about the rest of you, but I have no interest in watching a widescreen TV standing on it's side. I really hope this isn't all that Samsung plans on "wowwing" us with at CES!
http://appleinsider.com/articles/12/12/31/samsung-teases-ces-unveiling-of-hdtv-with-unprecedented-new-shape

Uhhhhhhhh???
Great website by the way.
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