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Well I guess my exchange was a waste of time. New TV has a dead pixel as well but now on the right side instead of left. Oh well I tried... I'll live with it now and maybe call samsung 6 months down the road. Here's hoping I can just see it on slides and from up close only.. Maybe I'll get lucky and it comes back to life but highly doubt it.
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Hello, I am new to this forum and have been doing tons of research and I feel that a Samsung plasma is what I want however I am really bothered by the limited size choices. A 55" really fits my room but Panasonic is the only viable choice there and I am reluctant to do that. A 60" Samsung is out of my budget. What I am wondering is if Samsung might come out with a 55" in the near future? This decision is much harder than I expected.
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Originally Posted by slumpey View Post

I did DVR a show (Moonshiners in HD) and still experienced it. I know I am experiencing it while wathincg HD channels with 5.1, but want to see if it happens while watching SD channels with 2.0. I also my try plugging into another HDMI port on the TV.
I am currently using this HDMI cable from Monoprice: 6ft 24AWG CL2 High Speed HDMI® Cable
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Originally Posted by Icon13 View Post

Quote:Does it always happen at the same time on dvr when playing it back? If so, it has nothing to do with your TV, but rather the incoming signal..

No. different times on the DVR as far as I can tell. I believe it is the source as I swapped out the HDMI cable with a duplicate one being used by my PS3 and still expericenced the audio drop out. It wasn't that bad yesterday for some reason. I watched some shows on SD and didn't hear the drop out. Watched Thursday Night Football for about 2 hours and experienced a few audio drop outs. Speaking of Thursday night Football, WOW, quality was amazing from my view. Especially, at the beginning when the announcers were talking. The announcer on the left was wearing a grey, pin-striped suite and I swear I could see fibers. In case people want to know, I have Time Warner Cable with the video coming from a Samsung SMT-H3090 HD-DVR cable box. My picture mode is "Standard" with just 2 adjustments to the setting. I lowered "cell light" to "12" and turned off "motion light". I also watched the Victoria Secret Fashion Show (Giggidy) which I had DVR'd and that was clear too.
Edited by slumpey - 12/7/12 at 4:16am
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Originally Posted by cdub5 View Post

What is your source? I have directv. Btw...I'm jealous. Cuz you have no pops and a 64.

Time warner cable high def. Maybe it is something to do with the Directv signal.
post #2975 of 4279
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Originally Posted by Freddyknuckles View Post

Hello, I am new to this forum and have been doing tons of research and I feel that a Samsung plasma is what I want however I am really bothered by the limited size choices. A 55" really fits my room but Panasonic is the only viable choice there and I am reluctant to do that. A 60" Samsung is out of my budget. What I am wondering is if Samsung might come out with a 55" in the near future? This decision is much harder than I expected.

What is your budget? And are you looking for a plasma tv? I would add a alert for different HDTV's your looking for and wait for deals on Slickdeals.com. I was able to get the 60E7000 for $1547 with a Pricematch from tiger direct. I believe right now is the best time to get a TV if you want to get a good deal on a 2012 TV.
post #2976 of 4279
Looking around a prices (which I try not to do after a purchase) it looks like the 51" Samsung e7000 series plasmas are still going for around $998 (plus a free 3D blu ray player, 6 active glasses or visa gift card at Pauls TV). The 60" is double the cost. It would be hard to justify spending double, for me.

p.s. not sure if we're supposed to talk deals here, but that's a pretty smoking deal at Paul's. They price matched me and I pick up my free blu ray player and glasses on Tuesday. If I'm breaking the rules, let me know and I'll edit my post.

If you really want a 55", Panasonic is the way to go. Samsung may have new TVs come out in the spring that are 55" but you'll likely pay much, much more for a new model year TV at the beginning of the year. Between now and the Superbowl is the time to buy - if getting a good deal is a primary factor. Buying in late spring/early summer is the time to buy if you want the latest model.

At least, that's how it always seems to me.

Good luck deciding!
post #2977 of 4279
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Originally Posted by boondongle View Post


Hi There,
Another new PN51E7000 owner throwing my experience on the pile.
I've had the TV for a little over a week now. Fantastic picture. Blu Rays look amazing. HD comcast through HDMI is very very good. I was watching a concert on the palladia channel last night and it just blew me away.. Really, a very nice TV.
I notice very little buzzing with mine. If I am in front of it, changing a DVD or something I'll hear the buzz. Or, every now and then if the audio is off or very very very low and I turn my head just right while standing up I might notice it, but it's a non-issue. No problems with image retention. I've skipped the 100 hours of slides and have just made sure to use varied content. I've watched movies with bars with no issues. Watched some football last weekend (looked great!) my wive watches the Sprout channel with our son and the stupid logo hasn't stuck. I don't think IR will be a problem.
The box on the TV says Version: TS02 I'd be curious to know if earlier adopters have a TS01 and if so if/when a changeover may have occurred.
How does one tell the manufacturing data of these TVs?
I don't use the Smart Hub much. Some of the apps are ok, I guess. But every time I try a Netflix membership I always remember what lousy movies they have available online and cancel my order. I don't think Hulu offers anything I can't watch On Demand and I really just hate having a bunch of $7.99 a month recurring charges (they add up fast!).
Family Story might be a neat idea but I don't see any apps for iPhone or iPad to integrate with my Samsung TV at all, let alone the Family Story so I don't know how I'm supposed to use it. I worked for Apple for 8 years and am pretty invested there, not going to switch to PC/Android anytime soon. I'm agnostic on what others use, but I have my own preferences. Too bad. Anyone hear any rumors about Samsung introducing decent Apps for iOS?
Sound seems ok. We use the built in speakers for regular primetime viewing. However, when I watch a movie or sports I'll turn on the AV Receiver. I use the digital optical audio out into my HK AVR247 if I want to have the Cable audio output through the AVR. Otherwise my Apple TV and current Blu Ray player (non 3D) are audio into the AVR through HDMI. Also, I have some movies on a portable hard drive and if I watch those the sound comes through the optical audio out on the TV and it seems good.
My HK AVR 247 only has HDMI 1.3 so when I get a 3D Blu Ray player (which needs 1.4 pass through) I'm thinking I'll probably hook it up directly to the TV via HDMI for video and either run Digital Audio from the BluRay 3d player straight to my AVR. Or possibly use the same Optical Audio out from the TV to the AVR. Not sure which will give the best sound. Will have to experiment with that when the 3D blu ray gets here next week.
I'm going to try to add a picture of the setup.
Cheers!

Just an option for the 3D with your 1.3 HDMI receiver. I currently have a few year old Pioneer receiver that only does 1.3 HDMI but I bought a Panasonic BMP310 3D bluray player last year that comes with two HDMI outputs one to the TV & the other to the receiver so you can keep your Lossless audio tracks like DTS-MA & True HD. There are quite a few 3D bluray players out now with 2 HDMI outputs so you don't have to upgrade your receiver if you don't want to.
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Thank you for the nice comparison review. Currently thinking of upgrading and considering these models. Have heard others say that Sammy does a better job on standard definition source material. Since most of my viewing is on cable programming, need a set that does well with that material. Here is a case where the measured numbers do not tell the whole story. In the final analysis the unit must deliver a good picture on available source material and in the customers room environment.
BTW; have four Samsung LCDs in the house and never a problem with any of them.
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Originally Posted by cerchiarax View Post

What is your budget? And are you looking for a plasma tv? I would add a alert for different HDTV's your looking for and wait for deals on Slickdeals.com. I was able to get the 60E7000 for $1547 with a Pricematch from tiger direct. I believe right now is the best time to get a TV if you want to get a good deal on a 2012 TV.
Yes, I definately want a plasma. I want the BEST picture, right? tongue.gif
In all seriousness though I have done lots of veiwing and reading and I think a plasma suits my needs. I agree with boondongle. Hard for me to justify the 51 vs. 60 price difference however that is a smoking deal you got on your 60E7000! Speaking price, I would say that my hard ceiling is $1500. I would be more comfortable with around $1200 though. I am thinking I may thry and sit tight and watch the prices between now and the Superbowl. My dream would be someone clearing out the old 60E7000's to make room for the 2013 line up.
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Originally Posted by cdub5 View Post

Don't know if I answered my own question. Some people say it's from camera flashes...not me. I disagree. If that was the case it would do it on all tv's, even my father in laws crappy LG...which it doesn't. If it's ABL, Samsung needs to get rid of ABL. Cant see how this could be considered "normal" If these "pops" have been greatly reduced, I would hate to see how they used to be cuz it makes basketball and hockey unwatchable. Checked my Knicks destroying the heat tonight and the screen would flash every half second. Sucks.
I have DirecTV and do not get flashes, except from camera flashes. You said your LCD does it? Guess what, there is no ABL in LCD. Either you are so picky that you blame camera flashes as a defect, or your DirecTV is jacked, son. And, I have a 64 inch too. All plasmas have ABL, no matter what brand! You cannot get rid of it, as it is a voltage regulator. Perhaps you are way over your head to be on AVS.
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Originally Posted by Freddyknuckles View Post

Hello, I am new to this forum and have been doing tons of research and I feel that a Samsung plasma is what I want however I am really bothered by the limited size choices. A 55" really fits my room but Panasonic is the only viable choice there and I am reluctant to do that. A 60" Samsung is out of my budget. What I am wondering is if Samsung might come out with a 55" in the near future? This decision is much harder than I expected.
No.
Edited by Icon13 - 12/7/12 at 2:45pm
post #2982 of 4279
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Originally Posted by slumpey View Post

No. different times on the DVR as far as I can tell. I believe it is the source as I swapped out the HDMI cable with a duplicate one being used by my PS3 and still expericenced the audio drop out. It wasn't that bad yesterday for some reason. I watched some shows on SD and didn't hear the drop out. Watched Thursday Night Football for about 2 hours and experienced a few audio drop outs. Speaking of Thursday night Football, WOW, quality was amazing from my view. Especially, at the beginning when the announcers were talking. The announcer on the left was wearing a grey, pin-striped suite and I swear I could see fibers. In case people want to know, I have Time Warner Cable with the video coming from a Samsung SMT-H3090 HD-DVR cable box. My picture mode is "Standard" with just 2 adjustments to the setting. I lowered "cell light" to "12" and turned off "motion light". I also watched the Victoria Secret Fashion Show (Giggidy) which I had DVR'd and that was clear too.
Have you tried another HDMI input? If it does not happen on your other inputs then you need to call Samsung and get a mainboard replacement, as that is where the inputs are located as far as I know. Does this happen on the same HDMI input if you watch blu-ray/DVD from your PS3? If it does not happen with your PS3 your cable box may be the culprit.
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Originally Posted by Jruc03 View Post

Just an option for the 3D with your 1.3 HDMI receiver. I currently have a few year old Pioneer receiver that only does 1.3 HDMI but I bought a Panasonic BMP310 3D bluray player last year that comes with two HDMI outputs one to the TV & the other to the receiver so you can keep your Lossless audio tracks like DTS-MA & True HD. There are quite a few 3D bluray players out now with 2 HDMI outputs so you don't have to upgrade your receiver if you don't want to.

Thanks Jruc03. I don't want to derail the thread on my 4th post, even though it's on it's 100th page and believe it or not I read through them all before making my purchases (if you notice, my registration date is back in Nov.).

However, I'm getting a Samsung BDE5900 as part of the bundle deal I got when I bought my E7000 and it only has one HDMI output (and a USB port, ethernet and digital coax - not even an digital optical). But, you gave me an idea, that perhaps I could just get an HDMI splitter and put that between my BR player and AVR/TV.

Sorry, back to regular discussion.

Edit: looks like my HK AVR 247 doesn't decode DTS-MA or TrueHD anyhow, so I'll just stick with the digital coax.

And this is how one catches a bad case of upgrade-itis.

c'est la vie.
Edited by boondongle - 12/7/12 at 1:58pm
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Any word on when HBO Go will be available on the E series?
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Originally Posted by Icon13 View Post

I have DirecTV and do not get flashes, except from camera flashes. You said your LCD does it? Guess what, there is no ABL in LCD. Either you are so picky that you blame camera flashes as a defect, or your DirecTV is jacked, son. And, I have a 64 inch too. All plasmas have ABL, no matter what brand! You cannot get rid of it, as it is a voltage regulator. Perhaps you are way over your head to be on AVS.

I'm sure I'll be chastised for this, but have you ever considered not being such a DICK ?
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Originally Posted by ncted View Post

Any word on when HBO Go will be available on the E series?

It's available now. Have you looked lately?
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Originally Posted by ferl View Post

It's available now. Have you looked lately?

Is it authorized for all subscribers? I had to use another (friend's) login because Directv wasn't supported for authorization.
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

Is it authorized for all subscribers? I had to use another (friend's) login because Directv wasn't supported for authorization.

Didn't think about that. I have the app on my E8000 and it works for my dish account.
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Originally Posted by ferl View Post

I'm sure I'll be chastised for this, but have you ever considered not being such a DICK ?
I just say it like I see it rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by ferl View Post

It's available now. Have you looked lately?

I looked today. I will check again. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Icon13 View Post

I have DirecTV and do not get flashes, except from camera flashes. You said your LCD does it? Guess what, there is no ABL in LCD. Either you are so picky that you blame camera flashes as a defect, or your DirecTV is jacked, son. And, I have a 64 inch too. All plasmas have ABL, no matter what brand! You cannot get rid of it, as it is a voltage regulator. Perhaps you are way over your head to be on AVS.


You get really fired up about tv's. You don't get out much? I think you need to calm yourself down. Yes, I don't know a lot about TV's and their technology, but that is why I, like so many others, research the internet to inform myself. Learning every day, especially hear on AVS. Didn't know I had to have a high level of knowledge before I was allowed to discuss and ask questions. Is there some test that I need to pass so that I won't be "way over my head"? What I am seeing on my tv is not camera flashes, and yes I am very picky, (especially with a $2000 tv!) however my family and most friends are the complete opposite and they notice it. I mentioned camera flashes because through my research that is what others say it is. Again, I completely disagree. That is why I brought this to this forum, to discuss and hopefully get some helpful input from other members. My bad, I guess I was mistaken that that was the purpose of public internet forums. So thank you for being a complete douche bag. It really helped me and others who may be having this same issue.
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cdub5,

Try this, if possible. While watching a hockey game, reduce the picture to a small box and see if the flashing is restricted to that box or if the full screen flashes. It is easy to do if you have Directv -- any menu will shrink the picture to a small one in the upper left corner of the full screen.

FYI with my 64D7000, the flashing is restricted to the box only. This means that it is the source and not the TV that is at fault.

Larry
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Originally Posted by cerchiarax View Post

What is your budget? And are you looking for a plasma tv? I would add a alert for different HDTV's your looking for and wait for deals on Slickdeals.com. I was able to get the 60E7000 for $1547 with a Pricematch from tiger direct. I believe right now is the best time to get a TV if you want to get a good deal on a 2012 TV.

Ooooh $1550 for a 60" E7000? Sold. Time to repackage the 51" E8000. Haven't used the voice commands/gesture controls yet, probably never will. Any idea how much longer this deal will be on TigerDirect?
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Originally Posted by ncted View Post

I looked today. I will check again. Thanks!

I found it not sure why it didn't show up before. I also see that Amazon video is now available. I guess I need to pay more attention.
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Originally Posted by tbris84 View Post

Ooooh $1550 for a 60" E7000? Sold. Time to repackage the 51" E8000. Haven't used the voice commands/gesture controls yet, probably never will. Any idea how much longer this deal will be on TigerDirect?

Im afraid deal is no longer available it was only for that price with coupon code for 2 days last week. but im sure it might come back and maybe for less. setup the alerts in slickdeals. it helps a lot!
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Originally Posted by Freddyknuckles View Post

Yes, I definately want a plasma. I want the BEST picture, right? tongue.gif
In all seriousness though I have done lots of veiwing and reading and I think a plasma suits my needs. I agree with boondongle. Hard for me to justify the 51 vs. 60 price difference however that is a smoking deal you got on your 60E7000! Speaking price, I would say that my hard ceiling is $1500. I would be more comfortable with around $1200 though. I am thinking I may thry and sit tight and watch the prices between now and the Superbowl. My dream would be someone clearing out the old 60E7000's to make room for the 2013 line up.

yes wait a bit it could happen. just setup those alerts at slickdeals.
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Originally Posted by cerchiarax View Post

Im afraid deal is no longer available it was only for that price with coupon code for 2 days last week. but im sure it might come back and maybe for less. setup the alerts in slickdeals. it helps a lot!

Damn, oh well, I have until Jan 24th to return/exchange this one. I finally moved passed the IR issue, doesn't seem to be hanging onto the ESPN logo anymore after extended sessions.

The only difference I saw between the E8000 and E7000 was the Smart Interaction and Clear Image Panel. I asked a Samsung rep and apparently the E7000 has the CIP as well. I won't miss the Smart Interaction from the E8000 one bit. Would love to pick up a 60" for <1600. Any differences between the 7 and 8 that I am unaware of? From what I've read they're identical.
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Originally Posted by tbris84 View Post

Damn, oh well, I have until Jan 24th to return/exchange this one. I finally moved passed the IR issue, doesn't seem to be hanging onto the ESPN logo anymore after extended sessions.
The only difference I saw between the E8000 and E7000 was the Smart Interaction and Clear Image Panel. I asked a Samsung rep and apparently the E7000 has the CIP as well. I won't miss the Smart Interaction from the E8000 one bit. Would love to pick up a 60" for <1600. Any differences between the 7 and 8 that I am unaware of? From what I've read they're identical.

I spent considerable time viewing the 7000, 8000 and VT50 at two different Magnolias (all in Movie or THX mode). I saw no differences between the 7000 and 8000. On the other hand, the VT50 was markedly different in certain respects.
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Originally Posted by Trackman View Post

I spent considerable time viewing the 7000, 8000 and VT50 at two different Magnolias (all in Movie or THX mode). I saw no differences between the 7000 and 8000. On the other hand, the VT50 was markedly different in certain respects.

Different, but did you prefer the VT50?
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Originally Posted by tbris84 View Post

Damn, oh well, I have until Jan 24th to return/exchange this one. I finally moved passed the IR issue, doesn't seem to be hanging onto the ESPN logo anymore after extended sessions.
The only difference I saw between the E8000 and E7000 was the Smart Interaction and Clear Image Panel. I asked a Samsung rep and apparently the E7000 has the CIP as well. I won't miss the Smart Interaction from the E8000 one bit. Would love to pick up a 60" for <1600. Any differences between the 7 and 8 that I am unaware of? From what I've read they're identical.

The majority say only difference is the added camera and voice feature. But others say the picture is better on the E8000. Another thing to think about is the 51 inch of both tvs supposedly are more subjectable to IR then 60 inch. And some say blacks are also better on 60 inch.
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