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That settles it. All that is left now is to exchange the 60 for a 64"!
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I'm thinking the 60" is the way to go to, not only is it a lot more affordable it may not show as much HDTV imperfections as a larger 64" might.
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It is a lot more affordable
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I'm coming to a 60" 7000 from a 64" E550 for that reason. 64" is showing way too many imperfections in the source material. Bluray is the only thing that looks good. Unfortunately most of my content is directv and 720p mp4s. Hoping the 7000 is better.
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Originally Posted by mikesz_28 View Post

Default movie mode sharpness is 20, I tried everything I could read about or think about and nothing helped on the gt50. The E7000 is the best tv I have ever seen. It looks so damn good. HD, bluray, ps3, regular DVD it just handles it all.

I agree, I think my E8000 has the best picture I've ever seen on a tv, and that's basically at default settings out of the box in Cinema mode (still breaking it in). Other than some odd random freezing/choppiness which hopefully was caused by my old FIOS box, this tv is really an amazing looking set.
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Originally Posted by cjsiv View Post

I'm coming to a 60" 7000 from a 64" E550 for that reason. 64" is showing way too many imperfections in the source material. Bluray is the only thing that looks good. Unfortunately most of my content is directv and 720p mp4s. Hoping the 7000 is better.

I think that's the key to getting HDTV broadcasts to look as good as possible - keep the screen size reasonable. With the larger screen sizes, nothing really looks good except blu-ray. Just a small step down in screen size can make a world of difference in how HDTV looks.
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Originally Posted by eagle_2 View Post

I think that's the key to getting HDTV broadcasts to look as good as possible - keep the screen size reasonable. With the larger screen sizes, nothing really looks good except blu-ray. Just a small step down in screen size can make a world of difference in how HDTV looks.

Good to hear, I also just pulled the trigger on a 60E7000 from Amazon a few seconds ago, to be delivered Monday with 24 months financing. I think you inspired me cjsiv and mikesz_28, best of luck to all of us. I'll be replacing a 50" S1 that will be finding a new home in a different room in the house.
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So would you guys suggest 55, 60 or 64 incher for me. I currently have 51 and i sit about 8,5-9 feet away from my tv. If i get 64 and wallmount it, then its like 9,5-10 feet.

Here in Finland my only options are 55ST50, 60E6500 and 64E8000. All the tv broadcasts we i watch currently are sd, i still watch bunch of dvd's, but i do have like 250 blu-rays and. I just think that 55-60 might be too litthe step up from 51 Then again, i dont want sd to look totally horrible :P
post #1479 of 4281
Tough decision, Jtm79. Where you watch lots of SD, and DVD, it sounds like a good portion of your viewing is far-less-than-blu-ray quality. With that in mind, personally, I'd stay on the smaller end of things. I know many in here always say the larger the better, and I understand their point when blu-ray is concerned. But the thing you have to think about is - do you want a large portion of your viewing to look far worse than you may be used to, just for the benefit of your blu-rays looking their best?

For me, I totally love and appreciate blu-ray's quality potential (when done well from the studios), but I still watch lots of tv (mostly HD but still compressed) and I own a ton more DVD than blu-ray, and that will be the case for a long time to come. So for me I think about how I want all my favorite DVDs to look. With my 51" E8000, blu-rays look incredible, and DVD holds its own when upconverted. Certainly not blu-ray quality by any means, but a good anamorphic DVD upconverted looks darned nice on a 51" screen. At 60" or 64", it's gonna look rough no matter what. SD tv will look even worse.

So for you, is it worth it to have the 250 blu-rays (which is a nice collection) look their absolute best and really show off what blu-ray can do, at the expense of all your other viewing? For me, the answer is no. Of course it's up to you to decide how important your other viewing is. If you're a big tv fan and don't want to cry when you watch your DVDs, consider keeping it smaller. 55" is a bit of a jump from 51", not huge, but a bit noticeable, and your DVDs will look very nice. I don't know how DVD will look on a 60", but I can't imagine them looking good on a 65". That's just my thoughts.

Bottom line - blu-ray will still look awesome on a 55". SD/DVD will look terrible on a 65".
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Originally Posted by Jtm79 View Post

So would you guys suggest 55, 60 or 64 incher for me. I currently have 51 and i sit about 8,5-9 feet away from my tv. If i get 64 and wallmount it, then its like 9,5-10 feet.

If you're going to mount your new display then your distance will be fine at 64". We still watch a lot of DVD movies at 11' with a wall mounted 60" display. I'm sure that you'll be fine up to 65". Maybe you would be fine at 70".

SDTV is going to look bad no matter what you do so I don't consider it as a factor in buying a HDTV. Enjoy.
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Originally Posted by eagle_2 View Post

I don't know how DVD will look on a 60", but I can't imagine them looking good on a 65".

There are large numbers of outstanding films on DVD that also have good transfers. At 11' they will look good if the DVD player is doing a good job converting to 1080p. DVD movies that were poor quality or were messed up during the transfer process aren't going to look good regardless. The ability to get good results depends on the Blu-ray player or the DVD player.

Bottom line - blu-ray will still look awesome on a 55".[/quote]Actually at 10' with a 55" screen, unless the viewer has better than 20/20 vision, detail will start to disappear.

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SD/DVD will look terrible on a 65".

Not necessarily. See above.
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when watching 3D Blu-ray hugo on my PN60E8000 in movie mode was the best but it still is not as good compared to my UN46D8000 I get a little not sure how to describe it but on my PNE8000 i get a tiny shadow like the left and right eye is not quite in sync but on my UND800 I don't see that it's in sync any thought on this
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Originally Posted by bargervais View Post

when watching 3D Blu-ray hugo on my PN60E8000 in movie mode was the best but it still is not as good compared to my UN46D8000 I get a little not sure how to describe it but on my PNE8000 i get a tiny shadow like the left and right eye is not quite in sync but on my UND800 I don't see that it's in sync any thought on this

I THINK my problem was in picture options film mode was set to off when i chose Cinema Smooth the 3D is nice and sharp now
hope this helps anyone that was experiencing this
post #1484 of 4281
E7000 is still looking great.

My problem now is I've run across 4 of my hd-DVDs that no longer work. Goodfellas starts locking up, same with training day, Poseidon and dukes of hazard won't play at all. Good fellas and training day are scratched some how.

I take great care of my stuff but they still got scratched.
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Originally Posted by eagle_2 View Post

Well I got a brand new FIOS DVR box tonight. It's actually a different newer model with more capacity than the one I had - it still had the plastic wrap on it. Nicer unit - better styling and nice display too.

So we've been watching various Cinemax channels tonight, and so far, we've both come to the conclusion that based on the sampling of Cinemax channels vs the other box, the volume seems to be noticeable louder now. Strange because the first thing I did was set the audio output to "surround" and "fixed volume" with no dynamic compression, just like the other box. We don't have to turn the volume up to 80-90 now to hear Cinemax - 60 seems to be okay on average, with the air conditioner on, and that's with tv sound set to "standard", not amplify. Weird. The FIOS box still goes up to 30 for volume and it stays on 30 when set to fixed, just like the old one did. Not sure why there's a difference in volume. My girlfriend says it does seem to sound louder than the other box.

I still noticed a bit of crackling when watching something this evening. I've got the DVR set to record Lost World tomorrow morning because I know that film had alot of crackling so I can try that tomorrow and see how it sounds with the new box.

I'll keep an eye on the freezing and see if that happens with the new box. One thing that I noticed is I mentioned that when I adjust the tv volume or use the tv menus while watching Cinemax, the sound that the tv produces on default medium volume (the beeps when changing volume) is much louder than the films are on Cinemax. Much louder. When you hear the beeps you think you need to turn down the sound because it's too loud, except the film itself is just right, not as loud as the tv beeps. So that seems to me like the tv is indeed capable of getting quite a bit louder than it seems while watching Cinemax. It seems the tv is capable of getting very loud, but Cinemax just shows their films at a softer volume. Which is fine, but again that makes me wonder then why the tv crackles with Cinemax films if the movies aren't even as loud as the tv beeps.

I experience this if im streaming movies on the smart hub,for example netflix,not sure why that is????
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Recommended Pictures Settings for Video Gaming PN51E8000? I can't find anything online.
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Originally Posted by jroptop View Post

I experience this if im streaming movies on the smart hub,for example netflix,not sure why that is????

Likely audio and video interruptions are because in both cases you are using an internet feed, likely one without sufficient consistent bandwidth. I would get the same before I paid for a fatter pipeline...the ISPs always have you by the you-know-whats in this regard (and to be fair, when my sat dish and trees around my house get in the way of each other similar things happen).
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Originally Posted by ferl View Post

Has anyone tried the Panasonic glasses with the E series?

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Originally Posted by Dstew419 View Post

Thought I'd be able to answer that. Unfortunately the only size I can find is M. I would rather have an L, at 80 bucks a pop. T

I bought a pair of the Panasonic TY-ER3D4MU glasses. They only had mediums on the shelf, but they are plenty big for my fat adult head. They paired easily to the E8000. The nose piece is much larger than the standard Samsung glasses and they fit well over my prescription glasses. They help block some peripheral light. They fold nicely and are very light weight.
If anyone is looking for glasses, I found these to be a preferable alternative.
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Originally Posted by ferl View Post

I bought a pair of the Panasonic TY-ER3D4MU glasses. They only had mediums on the shelf, but they are plenty big for my fat adult head. They paired easily to the E8000. The nose piece is much larger than the standard Samsung glasses and they fit well over my prescription glasses. They help block some peripheral light. They fold nicely and are very light weight.
If anyone is looking for glasses, I found these to be a preferable alternative.

Panasonic TY-ER3D4MU glasses on an amazon review
Right off the bat, these glasses are for the 2012 Panasonic plasma televisions ONLY! So you've been warned. If you're still not sure, check the compatibility chart on the item page to find your tv.
is the review wrong????????
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Originally Posted by bargervais View Post

Panasonic TY-ER3D4MU glasses on an amazon review
Right off the bat, these glasses are for the 2012 Panasonic plasma televisions ONLY! So you've been warned. If you're still not sure, check the compatibility chart on the item page to find your tv.
is the review wrong????????

Yes, that review is wrong. I bought them and they work fine. The only reason I was looking for alternatives to the Samsung glasses, is that the Samsung glasses are lousy. The only good thing that can be said for the Samsung is that they are inexpensive and light in weight. The Samsung don't fold for storage, the nose piece is sized for a child's nose, they don't fit well over prescription glasses and the lenses are small. The Samsung glasses may work better for folks that don't wear prescription glasses.

Here's a CNET review.

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7...sses-compared/
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Originally Posted by ferl View Post

Yes, that review is wrong. I bought them and they work fine. The only reason I was looking for alternatives to the Samsung glasses, is that the Samsung glasses are lousy. The only good thing that can be said for the Samsung is that they are inexpensive and light in weight. The Samsung don't fold for storage, the nose piece is sized for a child's nose, they don't fit well over prescription glasses and the lenses are small. The Samsung glasses may work better for folks that don't wear prescription glasses.

Here's a CNET review.

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7...sses-compared/


Thanks for that info Ferl. I have 2 pairs of the Panasonic glasses that I was going to send back but missed the return window. I was going to try with my E7000. Will do tonight. They are comfortable glasess.
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Originally Posted by jmamhd View Post

Thanks for that info Ferl. I have 2 pairs of the Panasonic glasses that I was going to send back but missed the return window. I was going to try with my E7000. Will do tonight. They are comfortable glasess.

Are they the model number TY-ER3D4MU? I don't know if different model numbers will work.
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Originally Posted by jmamhd View Post

Thanks for that info Ferl. I have 2 pairs of the Panasonic glasses that I was going to send back but missed the return window. I was going to try with my E7000. Will do tonight. They are comfortable glasess.

What are you going to do with the glasses?
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Originally Posted by ferl View Post

Are they the model number TY-ER3D4MU? I don't know if different model numbers will work.

Yes - they are Panasonic VIERA TY-ER3D4MU. I will be planning to use them now if they work. I will let you/everyone know if the work with the 7000.
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Originally Posted by ferl View Post

Yes, that review is wrong. I bought them and they work fine. The only reason I was looking for alternatives to the Samsung glasses, is that the Samsung glasses are lousy. The only good thing that can be said for the Samsung is that they are inexpensive and light in weight. The Samsung don't fold for storage, the nose piece is sized for a child's nose, they don't fit well over prescription glasses and the lenses are small. The Samsung glasses may work better for folks that don't wear prescription glasses.

Here's a CNET review.

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7...sses-compared/

Thats good news because i would love to have a set of glasses that block out the room light from the sides
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How many of you guys are seeing this Dirty Screen Effect on your E7000's or E8000's. Mine newly exchanged unit has it fairly bad and its making it hard to enjoy any material with a solid color background mainly white or lighter colors, I can see the streaks and blotches floating around in the background.

I just called samsung and they are going to exchange it again for the same model but I sure hope I don't keep getting a panel with the same problems.

When I had my PN59D7000 the panel on it was perfect when I ran the break in slides on it the screen uniformity was excellent, same can't be said for this new PN60E7000.
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Originally Posted by Jruc03 View Post

How many of you guys are seeing this Dirty Screen Effect on your E7000's or E8000's. Mine newly exchanged unit has it fairly bad and its making it hard to enjoy any material with a solid color background mainly white or lighter colors, I can see the streaks and blotches floating around in the background.

I just called samsung and they are going to exchange it again for the same model but I sure hope I don't keep getting a panel with the same problems.

When I had my PN59D7000 the panel on it was perfect when I ran the break in slides on it the screen uniformity was excellent, same can't be said for this new PN60E7000.

My 51E8000 had the cleanest screen I've ever seen on a plasma. There was literally no DSE to be found. I've since returned it for the Panny 60ST50, which has DSE, but very minimal and better than most sets I've seen besides the E8000.
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Originally Posted by jmamhd View Post

Yes - they are Panasonic VIERA TY-ER3D4MU. I will be planning to use them now if they work. I will let you/everyone know if the work with the 7000.

The glasses will work with any 2012 3D TV by Panasonic or Samsung per the 2012 3D Glasses Standard agreement.
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Originally Posted by ferl View Post

Yes, that review is wrong. I bought them and they work fine. The only reason I was looking for alternatives to the Samsung glasses, is that the Samsung glasses are lousy. The only good thing that can be said for the Samsung is that they are inexpensive and light in weight. The Samsung don't fold for storage, the nose piece is sized for a child's nose, they don't fit well over prescription glasses and the lenses are small. The Samsung glasses may work better for folks that don't wear prescription glasses.

Here's a CNET review.

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7...sses-compared/

I watch alot of 3D Movies i have 30 or so 3D Blu-rays. I like the fact that these appear to block out room light from the sides then my Samsung's the Samsung glasses are so wide open. so Great i just placed an order from Amazon i should get them Monday I'LL let you know how they perform for Me thanks in advance
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Originally Posted by bargervais View Post

I watch alot of 3D Movies i have 30 or so 3D Blu-rays. I like the fact that these appear to block out room light from the sides then my Samsung's the Samsung glasses are so wide open. so Great i just placed an order from Amazon i should get them Monday I'LL let you know how they perform for Me thanks in advance


The Samsung glasses are great for small head children and because they are relatively cheap to replace they again would be a best bet for a child. When I watch 3D at home I can control the light so there is no worry about light coming in the sides of the Samsung glasses. I prefer the Panasonic glasses but have no problem with the Samsungs.
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