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Originally Posted by ferl View Post

I bought the Panasonic glasses and I'm pleased with them. I do wear prescription glasses. I save the glasses that came with the TV for children to abuse.
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7-57441520-221/sorta-universal-active-3d-tv-glasses-compared/
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Originally Posted by Siryak View Post

OK I ended up getting a pair of those glasses. How do you get them to sync up to the TV? So far I haven't been able to figure it out.
Edit: Grr they sent me the wrong glasses even though I ordered the right ones. I got model number TY-EW3D3MU, which is for the 2011 models.

Siryak, did you ever get the right glasses?
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I've had a 60 e7000 for a little over a week now, and I do really like it. Problems I'm having however are the common ones. Buzzing and fbr. Buzzing is not so bad. sometimes I don't notice it, other times, slightly annoying. FBR is starting to get to me. not necessarily a deal breaker, just becoming increasingly annoying. isthis consistent on all e7000 or is it like the buzzing issue, some sets are worse than others? is this fixable/adjustable without cracking into the service menu? isthis fixable with an update? any word of one coming? hoping this can be fixed, because as I earlier stated, I really like this set. took awhile, and several returns to find one I like.
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Originally Posted by cdub5 View Post

I've had a 60 e7000 for a little over a week now, and I do really like it. Problems I'm having however are the common ones. Buzzing and fbr. Buzzing is not so bad. sometimes I don't notice it, other times, slightly annoying. FBR is starting to get to me. not necessarily a deal breaker, just becoming increasingly annoying. isthis consistent on all e7000 or is it like the buzzing issue, some sets are worse than others? is this fixable/adjustable without cracking into the service menu? isthis fixable with an update? any word of one coming? hoping this can be fixed, because as I earlier stated, I really like this set. took awhile, and several returns to find one I like.

I have the same display and I can say with certainty that I have no buzzing or fluctuating brightness. Do you live in high altitude?
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Originally Posted by iBoB View Post

I have the same display and I can say with certainty that I have no buzzing or fluctuating brightness. Do you live in high altitude?


Nope, not high altitude
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I just had the delivery guys leave the 64" E7000 and fired it up and I can hear it buzzing from 15 feet away. How is this kind of thing still an issue in 2012? I mean, I remember doing research overload in 2001 trying to ferret out all these little quirks before buying my first HDTV. But for chrissake, this is ridiculous at this point. And its not a 1 in 100,000 issue. My friend went through two E6500s and the second one still buzzes, just not as bad.
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Originally Posted by iBoB View Post

I have the same display and I can say with certainty that I have no buzzing or fluctuating brightness. Do you live in high altitude?

In terms of the fbr, what content do you mainly watch? I ask this because I don't notice during bluray content. I do notice it a lot when playing MLB the show on my ps3. Also, I watched the Seahawks Packers game, and a recorded episode of Survivor, and it happened quite frequently. I'm trying to just ignore it but it's hard once you notice it. It took me about a week of watching this tv before I noticed it. I've read turning cell light down helps, but it didn't seem to help me. Currently my cell light is maxed at 20 contrast 95 brightness 50. I use the cnet settings.

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Originally Posted by Charles J P View Post

I just had the delivery guys leave the 64" E7000 and fired it up and I can hear it buzzing from 15 feet away. How is this kind of thing still an issue in 2012? I mean, I remember doing research overload in 2001 trying to ferret out all these little quirks before buying my first HDTV. But for chrissake, this is ridiculous at this point. And its not a 1 in 100,000 issue. My friend went through two E6500s and the second one still buzzes, just not as bad.

That is what I'm afraid of. The tv I have now buzzes, but many times I don't notice it. Only sometimes can I hear it with volume on from my surround sound. I can hear it from my main viewing position which is about 9-10 ft away, straight in front of the tv. It's true that you don't really hear it in off angle positions, as I have read from others. I just don't want to return it and get one that buzzes louder. I've already returned 2 other tv''s (Panasonic gt50 and Samsung led), which I didn't like, within the past month and a half to best buy, and my wife is getting annoyed with me. Plus BB will probably tell me I can't keep doing this, I'm assuming. I wish tv buying wasn't so difficult, and that I wasn't so neurotic. I'm really on the fence with this, because the fbr is becoming more of an issue than the buzzing. From what I'm reading, it's just a faulty function of this tv. Do I just accept it, or keep returning tv's? For the price of these things this shouldn't even be something that is necessary.
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U have to remember bro! It's almost impossible to find a plasma with zero defects,but that dosent mean ur tv is deflected.as much as we hate buzzing and fbr, it's something that plasma users will always experience on and off sets..I promise u, once ur e7000 hits the 250 hour mark like mine,it will look 10 times better than the awesome pic I had out the box..am no expert but who knows, maybe the new hardware that Samsung promised on the evolution kit can help fix this issue
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Originally Posted by Cev214 View Post

U have to remember bro! It's almost impossible to find a plasma with zero defects,but that dosent mean ur tv is deflected.as much as we hate buzzing and fbr, it's something that plasma users will always experience on and off sets..I promise u, once ur e7000 hits the 250 hour mark like mine,it will look 10 times better than the awesome pic I had out the box..am no expert but who knows, maybe the new hardware that Samsung promised on the evolution kit can help fix this issue

I hear ya. I do love this tv so far, it's just what is the line for accepting certain flaws considering these aren't cheap investments. I try to not find flaws with new toys, but I just can't help it. As I stated, the buzzing is tolerable/unnoticeable most of the time. As my wife stated, the cable box, bluray, and clock on the wall next to the tv make annoying noises and we have grown used to them. I agree, however none of those things cost nearly as much as the tv. I guess I have too high of expectations for today's technology. I've searched this thread about fbr and it seems no one has brought it up for months, until I came along. Wondering if newer builds don't have the issue and maybe I got an older one. DK.
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I am a new owner of a 60 inch E8000 plasma. Scored an awesome deal on an open box at Best Buy (Cheaper than the 60GT50) with 132 hours currently on it. I have put in CNET's settings to adjust the image but to me the image appears dull/not as vibrant compared to my old Panasonic 42PX60U from 6 years ago. Is this normal or are there any other settings out there I can try to help?
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Originally Posted by cdub5 View Post

I hear ya. I do love this tv so far, it's just what is the line for accepting certain flaws considering these aren't cheap investments. I try to not find flaws with new toys, but I just can't help it. As I stated, the buzzing is tolerable/unnoticeable most of the time. As my wife stated, the cable box, bluray, and clock on the wall next to the tv make annoying noises and we have grown used to them. I agree, however none of those things cost nearly as much as the tv. I guess I have too high of expectations for today's technology. I've searched this thread about fbr and it seems no one has brought it up for months, until I came along. Wondering if newer builds don't have the issue and maybe I got an older one. DK.

I cannot understand how buzzing which you hear from 10 feet with a normal volume is considered a flaw which one must accept because no TV has zero flaws. That is completely unacceptable. A dead or stuck pixel is what may be considered a compromise someone may be willing to accept. Same with dse, depending on the extent of it and the visibility when viewing "normal content" (and I am fully aware that normal content varies from person to person, with hockey, football etc showing this the worst). Send the set back. I had two 51" E8000s which did not buzz but perhaps the smaller models are less prone to it. To think that the "evolution kit" is going to fix this is absurd as last year Samsung plasmas were known, more than Panasonics (which have had their fair share of problems in this area), for this. This should have been fixed across the board.
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Originally Posted by taje View Post

I am a new owner of a 60 inch E8000 plasma. Scored an awesome deal on an open box at Best Buy (Cheaper than the 60GT50) with 132 hours currently on it. I have put in CNET's settings to adjust the image but to me the image appears dull/not as vibrant compared to my old Panasonic 42PX60U from 6 years ago. Is this normal or are there any other settings out there I can try to help?

I use the CNET settings on my 7000, and I change the sharpness to 50. Most calibrations recommend setting sharpness to 0, but this always seems to dull the picture for me. I am in no way an expert, but I faced the same issue you were having until I simply turned up the sharpness level. Hope this can help a little.
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Originally Posted by PeterG View Post

I cannot understand how buzzing which you hear from 10 feet with a normal volume is considered a flaw which one must accept because no TV has zero flaws. That is completely unacceptable. A dead or stuck pixel is what may be considered a compromise someone may be willing to accept. Same with dse, depending on the extent of it and the visibility when viewing "normal content" (and I am fully aware that normal content varies from person to person, with hockey, football etc showing this the worst). Send the set back. I had two 51" E8000s which did not buzz but perhaps the smaller models are less prone to it. To think that the "evolution kit" is going to fix this is absurd as last year Samsung plasmas were known, more than Panasonics (which have had their fair share of problems in this area), for this. This should have been fixed across the board.

That's part of the issue. If everyone had buzzing and fbr issues, than I guess you would have to accept it, or go a different route, but since others are saying they have no buzzing and no fbr, it must mean some sets are faulty. Back to BB I go I guess. Although it can be fun to keep bringing home new TV's it's really beccoming annoying.
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I would like to give the pn64e8000 a try as my 65vt50 was found to be defective due to vertical banding/blobs. I am getting a store credit for the 65vt50. I am concerned about the buzzing and Another thing is the brightness pops if they still exist and someone on amazon said something about sub screen cracking of some description. I am mostly worried about the buzzing as I haven't heard much about cracking on this forum.
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I sent it back. You guys are nuts if you think a TV should buzz at 15 feet away. I have two Panasonic plasmas and they don't buzz at 6 inches away.
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Originally Posted by cdub5 View Post

In terms of the fbr, what content do you mainly watch? I ask this because I don't notice during bluray content. I do notice it a lot when playing MLB the show on my ps3. Also, I watched the Seahawks Packers game, and a recorded episode of Survivor, and it happened quite frequently. I'm trying to just ignore it but it's hard once you notice it. It took me about a week of watching this tv before I noticed it. I've read turning cell light down helps, but it didn't seem to help me. Currently my cell light is maxed at 20 contrast 95 brightness 50. I use the cnet settings..

I watch a wide variety of DirecTV HD programming, BD's and DVD's. But I don't mess with SD channels. My settings are close to cnet, but brightness is 45.
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Originally Posted by Charles J P View Post

I sent it back. You guys are nuts if you think a TV should buzz at 15 feet away. I have two Panasonic plasmas and they don't buzz at 6 inches away.

I agree that degree of buzzing shouldn't be tolerated. I've demoed lots of plasmas and I don't recall loud-as-hell buzzing being the norm.
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Originally Posted by TommmyJ View Post

I would like to give the pn64e8000 a try as my 65vt50 was found to be defective due to vertical banding/blobs. I am getting a store credit for the 65vt50. I am concerned about the buzzing and Another thing is the brightness pops if they still exist and someone on amazon said something about sub screen cracking of some description. I am mostly worried about the buzzing as I haven't heard much about cracking on this forum.

I actually went in the opposite direction from what you are contemplating. I went through 3 pn64e8000s that had an intolerable buzzing, swapped the last one out with a 65VT50, and that one's worked out great.
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Ya, I think I am going to try one more 65vt50 before trying anything else. thanks for the info.
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Originally Posted by cdub5 View Post

I use the CNET settings on my 7000, and I change the sharpness to 50. Most calibrations recommend setting sharpness to 0, but this always seems to dull the picture for me. I am in no way an expert, but I faced the same issue you were having until I simply turned up the sharpness level. Hope this can help a little.

That did help the picture a lot. Once I did that though I noticed the stupid Dolby Digital symbol on the bottom right corner of the screen that Best Buy was running in the TV when I bought it in the Magnolia room as it was an open box. On darker scenes it isn't noticeable really but when the screen is lighter/white you can definitely tell. I really don't want to return the TV since I got such a good deal on the TV. Any thoughts on how I can save the TV or am I out of luck and should return it?
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I'd check with BB and see what they'll do. maybe it'll go away, but maybe they'll hook you up with a new one and match your original price. they basically sold you a defective product.
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Just got my new 60 inch E6500. The picture is really great but after having it on for several hours I noticed a lot of what looks like the screen flickering while watching Law and Order.

I used the Cnet settings for now. Is this what some are calling "hockey pop"? I never saw this with my old Sammy C series plasma. Maybe I'm having a problem.
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Originally Posted by al210 View Post

Just got my new 60 inch E6500. The picture is really great but after having it on for several hours I noticed a lot of what looks like the screen flickering while watching Law and Order.
I used the Cnet settings for now. Is this what some are calling "hockey pop"? I never saw this with my old Sammy C series plasma. Maybe I'm having a problem.

Law and Order, probably not hockey pop. You might get a better answer in the E6500 owners thread.
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Hello people I have a quick question,I have about 400 hours on my e7000, and I've benn using extremely low settings pretty much the whole time..will this cause the panel to age slower or is it the same as if it were in dynamic mode the whole time,...my settings are contrast 60 ..cell light 7 brightness 40....it probly has about 15 hours or so on max settings out of the 400 hours..
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It will age slower the dimmer it is.
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Thanks
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not sure if this is the right thread to ask this question but i have a 64" 8000 series that i am getting professionally calibrated next week. currently it is not hooked up to a avr. I am going to buy a AVR soon but was wondering if the video calibration will make any difference once everything funnels through the AVR. if so am i better off canceling the calibration and waiting until i get the AVR?
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My 2007 Sammy 5064 finally took a dump... I am looking at the E7000 and E8000 both with a $200 gift card from BB or the big A, so that brings the "price" down nicely smile.gif for the top of the line models...

Now back in the day, I went for the 5064 NOT the 5054 because it had a better "glare reducing screen" on it than its cheaper sister!
I am SO sorry I dont have time to wade thru the entire thread, so could someone please give me the differences between the two models wink.gif

Here are my concerns apart from Price:

1) The screen: Any difference in handling reflections... I understand it is the same hardware in the display?
2) Handling NON Hd sources: Cable,etc.
3) The Remote: Is the fancy one with the keyboard on the back actually useful? Or do I get the Logitech wireless KB with the Gift card smile.gif
4) Is the 7000 really going to be as "upgradeable" with the Evo slot on the back?

Thanks in advance
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Both screens handle reflections the same...according to cnet the e8000 handles non hd better than the e6500...I have a e7000 and my bro has a 51 e8000 and direct tv looks about the same on both, if anything mines looks better kuz of the bigger size, I have a 60 and his is a 51 inch...the e7000 also has the evolution kit to upgrade the hardware..my advice would be to see them in person,but on paper they are pretty much identical besides the motion controls of the 8000
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Thanks for the two cents... If u wanna do the web onscreen can u hook up a wireless keyboard to the 7000 as well or JUST the 8000?

Dont really care about the voice/hand control but I have an xbox and entering any words onscreen is a PIA eek.gif
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so I checked out my first hockey game on my e7000 cuz I've been having issues with fbr, and I thought it would be a good reference. all I can say is that I am so happy I never watch hockey. the fbr was there, but it was nothing compared to the CONSTANT "pops" I saw. it was like the screen just kept flashing/popping about every 2 seconds. curious if hockey is this awful, and I mean awful, that my set might be defective? although I don't watch hockey, it sucks that it looks so bad. some of my friends are hockey fans, and I would honestly be embarrassed to have them over to watch a game. if this is normal, I feel bad for the hockey fans that have this tv
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