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post #3271 of 4279
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Originally Posted by boondongle View Post

Anyone have any apps they really use on a regular basis on their TV? Maybe I missed one?

The FIOS app is excellent- except that it is usually redundant.

The FIOS app allows almost every cable channel- except the broadcast networks- in a quality as good as regular programing.

One could save the cost of renting a STB. What makes it redundant is that for the sets it comes with, you would attach a STB for DVR, VOD, etc.

I have a small TV in a home office tuned just to financial and news channels. If I knew what the app was capable of before I recently bought a TV for that space, and if it was available on a much smaller set, I would use the app and save the cost of a STB.

I can imagine an instance where I would use the app. Our DVR is capable of recording two channels but you can't watch anything else live while it is recording. If needed, we will now be able to watch something using the app.
post #3272 of 4279
If I hook my wii up to my pn60e7000, can I send audio to my receiver via optical from the tv? I have been using ARC but I'm having an issue with my oppo bdp-103 because of arc.
post #3273 of 4279
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Originally Posted by uglysteve View Post

If I hook my wii up to my pn60e7000, can I send audio to my receiver via optical from the tv? I have been using ARC but I'm having an issue with my oppo bdp-103 because of arc.

Yes, but I believe it will only be a stereo signal (no 5.1 etc.) except with respect to content received over the air (i.e. through the TV tuner) in which case it should pass on whatever audio signal the tuner receives.
post #3274 of 4279
Hi,

I have just ordered the 64pne7000, and whilst I am reading my way through this whole thread, it is very large and so I wondered if someone could post a quick out of box setup guide I can use to show sceptical wife what netlix and blu ray looks like on a good plasma (she currently has only seen crappy LCD ) . I don't need full calibration settings as I know ISF cal is specific to each setup, but just basics such as out of dynamic to xxxx (what movie?) then warm xxx , brightness, sharpness, contrast and any known correct changes to greyscale, whites , colours etc and auto or correction settings that need switching off ?

Don't have direct tv or anything so only watching BR and web content and anthing I stream to it that I get from bit torrent.

thanks
post #3275 of 4279
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Originally Posted by simonoaks View Post

Hi,

I have just ordered the 64pne7000, and whilst I am reading my way through this whole thread, it is very large and so I wondered if someone could post a quick out of box setup guide I can use to show sceptical wife what netlix and blu ray looks like on a good plasma (she currently has only seen crappy LCD ) . I don't need full calibration settings as I know ISF cal is specific to each setup, but just basics such as out of dynamic to xxxx (what movie?) then warm xxx , brightness, sharpness, contrast and any known correct changes to greyscale, whites , colours etc and auto or correction settings that need switching off ?

Don't have direct tv or anything so only watching BR and web content and anthing I stream to it that I get from bit torrent.

thanks

If you're coming from a crappy LCD the default settings will look way better than what your coming from. However, if u do a quick search in the thread for settings you'll find different ones you can try out.

Sent from my Galaxy SIII
post #3276 of 4279
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Originally Posted by simonoaks View Post

Hi,
I have just ordered the 64pne7000, and whilst I am reading my way through this whole thread, it is very large and so I wondered if someone could post a quick out of box setup guide I can use to show sceptical wife what netlix and blu ray looks like on a good plasma (she currently has only seen crappy LCD ) . I don't need full calibration settings as I know ISF cal is specific to each setup, but just basics such as out of dynamic to xxxx (what movie?) then warm xxx , brightness, sharpness, contrast and any known correct changes to greyscale, whites , colours etc and auto or correction settings that need switching off ?
Don't have direct tv or anything so only watching BR and web content and anthing I stream to it that I get from bit torrent.
thanks
I have the same TV, PN64E7000. Here is a link to the basic calibration I did with the WOW bluray. http://www.avsforum.com/t/1400627/official-samsung-pnxxe7000-pnxxe8000-owners-thread/3000#post_22687080 This is as extensive of a calibration you should do without owning a colorimeter. Do not touch grayscale, color space, or white balance.

Also, when you get your TV be sure to download the Plex app for streaming media. You will not regret it, especially if you download a lot of torrent files.
post #3277 of 4279
Happy Wed,
We got our e8000 in the summer, watched some 3d movies, but haven't done 3d gaming till this holiday. 3D just wasn't as good as at the theater.
During the break, i tested some games in 3d, but It wasn't the best experience, especially 3D Assassin's creed III on console, although some games were ok in 3D via console, such as Halo: anniversary, and Uncharted 3.

My concern/question is more for PC, 1080p24 is just terrible, as soon as i put on the glasses i feel sick, i understand it has something to do with additional processing due to unpacking the frames. I did some research and the first thing i picked up on was checkerboard and/or frame sequential, but it appears that only the LCD model for the E8000 series has this according to manual.

It's a shame to have to pick great quality, vivid colors vs 3D compatibility! I love my plasma but can't help but feel I could have saved a few bucks and gotten the none 3d model.

Worst case scenario, i hope/prey that the evolution kit, and/or if a firmware update can upgrade to HDMI 2.0 when released, which sounds like it will add more 3d standards.

Anyone know why it was removed, as it was on the C8000 series?

Also, is it possible to request/petition SAMSUNG to add it via firmware update? if so how?

Sorry for long post,
Thanks for the help
Edited by reaver shado - 1/8/13 at 10:36pm
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Playing the new Wii u!!!! On the 60 e7000...calibrated with WoW disk..Beautiful..
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great thanks.

I moved here about 9 months ago from UK - been avforum member there for 9 years, and left behind my whole setup - panny plasma, onkyo amp B&W speakers etc, so starting all over again ! I think this TV is a very good start.

I do not know that app, as due do licensing restrictions, you cannot get the same apps in UK as over her, even Hulu and Netflix have different (read worse) content in UK.

I have 1 TB of torrent data, one disappointment I have is that my current Panny BR player is seriously bad at netorking and cannot play Dvix files or stream any media like it should and wouldn't play files from USB or external drive due to disk format, so I just use it for Netflix at the moment (which is great for me as I have years of stuff on there that I haven't seen such as Friday Night Light, Mad Med , Sons of Anarchy etc.

Anyway, with this TV, can it just 'see ' my laptop via the home wifi connection, then let me brows to a particular folder of external HDD drive connected to PC , then open a folder and play a VLC media files? Or do I have to move everything to a certain place on the network, or connect the HDD drive ? If so, does the drive have to be format to a particular standard such as FAT32 ?

thanks
post #3280 of 4279
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Originally Posted by cerchiarax View Post

After your panel was replaced is it like a new tv where the hours are set back to 0? And you have to go through the process of burn in with slides or watching full screen only?

yes to screen. But having owned several plasmas over the years, I think in th elast 5 years, there is no need to do all that messing around. My 7000 is due next week, and I can assure you you I will set it up using recommended cal settings straight away and watch and enjoy in a normal way right from the start!
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Originally Posted by simonoaks View Post

great thanks.
I moved here about 9 months ago from UK - been avforum member there for 9 years, and left behind my whole setup - panny plasma, onkyo amp B&W speakers etc, so starting all over again ! I think this TV is a very good start.
I do not know that app, as due do licensing restrictions, you cannot get the same apps in UK as over her, even Hulu and Netflix have different (read worse) content in UK.
I have 1 TB of torrent data, one disappointment I have is that my current Panny BR player is seriously bad at netorking and cannot play Dvix files or stream any media like it should and wouldn't play files from USB or external drive due to disk format, so I just use it for Netflix at the moment (which is great for me as I have years of stuuff on there that I haven't seen such as Friday Night Light, Mad Med , Sons of Anarchy etc.
Anyway, with this TV, can it just 'see ' my laptop via the home wifi connection, then let me brows to a particular folder of external HDD drive connected to PC , then open a folder and play a VLC media files? Or do I have to move everything to a certain place on the network, or connect the HDD drive ? If so, does the drive have to be format to a particular standard such as FAT32 ?
thanks
Download Plex for your PC and TV. Ask questions later. It will do everything your heart desires. Samsung has their own network media server called allshare, but is sucks ass compared to Plex. Plex will display all of your media's dvd covers on your TV with a detailed description of the movie/show. This info (metadata) gets downloaded stored on your PC via the Plex media server.
Edited by Icon13 - 1/9/13 at 7:45pm
post #3282 of 4279
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Originally Posted by simonoaks View Post

yes to screen. But having owned several plasmas over the years, I think in th elast 5 years, there is no need to do all that messing around. My 7000 is due next week, and I can assure you you I will set it up using recommended cal settings straight away and watch and enjoy in a normal way right from the start!
As long as you are talking about basic calibration and not advanced, such as 10pt, color space and white balance. These settings vary from set to set and should not be copied unless you want a less accurate picture.
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Originally Posted by Cev214 View Post

Playing the new Wii u!!!! On the 60 e7000...calibrated with WoW disk..Beautiful..
For video games you do not need to use your calibration settings. They are for blurays and hdtv. Games are not made using the same reference standard. Use game mode. It will cut down on lag time for online play, and hopefully reduce chances of IR from static images on games.
Edited by Icon13 - 1/9/13 at 4:46pm
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Originally Posted by Icon13 View Post

Download Plex for your PC and TV. Ask questions later. It will do everything your heart desires. Samsung has their own network media server called allshare, but is sucks ass compared to Plex. Plex will display all of your media's dvd covers on your TV with a detailed description of the movie/show. This info gets stored on your PC via the Plex media server.

great , thanks, I will. Maybe I will invest in a 2TB wireless hard drive to store everything on, as I am running out of space at 1.5TB lol.

So you can dowload apps via tv to the tv or do you have to install via a usb ? does it have an app search function built in like google play for android ?

thx
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Also , I bought a Roku 2 ,, just because it looks cool, but I don't actually have standard tv as I think it is a waste of money in usa - one of the very few things that is more expensive here as a 240 p/m package here is just 65 bucks p/m in UK. But hey , I get almost everything else cheaper , including tv.
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First time poster here, and question goes to Mr Icon13 smile.gif

Does your "simple" calibrationsettings work with e8000-series aswell? Im from Finland and have PS64E8005, and there aint any proper forums for our model or any settings for that matter. Those aint different, i know, but still just need to be sure smile.gif thanks for your answers
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Originally Posted by Jessi123 View Post

First time poster here, and question goes to Mr Icon13 smile.gif

Does your "simple" calibrationsettings work with e8000-series aswell? Im from Finland and have PS64E8005, and there aint any proper forums for our model or any settings for that matter. Those aint different, i know, but still just need to be sure smile.gif thanks for your answers
I would assume the settings would be different from a 7000 to 8000. I am pretty sure, but that does not prevent you from downloading the free AVS calibration slides. http://www.avsforum.com/t/948496/avs-hd-709-blu-ray-mp4-calibration. I preferred the WOW bluray myself, however. But, it will get the job done.
post #3288 of 4279
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Originally Posted by simonoaks View Post

great , thanks, I will. Maybe I will invest in a 2TB wireless hard drive to store everything on, as I am running out of space at 1.5TB lol.

So you can dowload apps via tv to the tv or do you have to install via a usb ? does it have an app search function built in like google play for android ?

thx
There is a Samsung app store located in the Smart Hub.
post #3289 of 4279
Just got my replacement E7000 today, and I have three pixels that can't produce red, but can produce green/blue. Is this common? I tried to run a couple of blaster programs but nothing has worked so far. Is there a way to fix this?
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Originally Posted by YZach View Post

Just got my replacement E7000 today, and I have three pixels that can't produce red, but can produce green/blue. Is this common? I tried to run a couple of blaster programs but nothing has worked so far. Is there a way to fix this?

With usage, they may go away. At least they are not dead and I found that with my 2 x 51" E8000s that,over time, a few of them were not stuck in any particular colour. I will have to say that it appears that pixel issues appear to be more of an issue with 2012 Samsungs than Panasonics. If you still have a return period remaining, I would watch this and periodically run slides. If the issues still bother you within your return period then return the TV (if you have the option).
post #3291 of 4279
I have the PN51E8000. What are best picture settings.
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Has anyone had any luck with installing and running the Redbox Streaming app? It appeared to install fine, but when i start it up, all i get is a blank (gray screen). App is running, because when i hit the Smarthub button, i am asked if i want to exit the application.
post #3293 of 4279
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Originally Posted by hambletw View Post

Has anyone had any luck with installing and running the Redbox Streaming app? It appeared to install fine, but when i start it up, all i get is a blank (gray screen). App is running, because when i hit the Smarthub button, i am asked if i want to exit the application.

I just installed the app and got the same blank screen as you described. I exited out of smarthub, relaunched smarthub and then the Redbox app worked. I was presented with a screen offering a 1 month free trial. I didn't sign up but I may try it.
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Hey guys new to this thread but not new to the tv industry I own a pioneer 5020 and am looking for something newer. There were some in here who were nice enough to answer my PMs so thank you. Anyway I'm looking at the GT50 vs E7000. I like the 7000 way more the GT50 seemed clunky and just weird good picture but the Sammy seemed just better. This is viewing the Blu ray (Jurassic park at BB Magnolia...panny I'm thx Sammy in movie) Obviously the worst place to compare but it's all I have around here. So I have been reading both the Sammy and Panny thread for the st50, vt50, gt50, e7000,e6500...and all the "versus" threads.

My question really lies in the black level performance coming from a 5020 I'm pretty spoiled with black level performance and overall performance. Is the Sammy that much worse in black performance compared to the VT50? And the E7000 I viewed at best buy had no Buzz and my ear was right to the top and sides of the panel. Noticed some line bleed and weird motions on the panny...and on the Sammy a little bit of the "pinkish/reddish" issue especially In faces. I had this problem with my 5020 due to restrictions of the ISF controls but after time the picture got better just like all plasmas do but I didn't find this to be a huge issue as far as selling me the TV so I can only imagine that's what goes on here with the Sammy. Idk it just seemed sharper and just plain better. The VT50 was gorgeous but the crappy picture it produces with anything but a blu ray is convening as well as IR (pioneer never had an issue played games from day one). The buzz doesn't bother me on the Sammy cause my 5020 does buzz but at the correct viewing distance and the setting you can not hear it. Technically all plasmas buzz that's just the technology so I can live with that.

Looking for opinion I know you guys have wrote alot about it..I don't mind reading stuff so even if you point me to a certain page I'm more than happy with that response but your feedback would be greatly appreciated. I have been researching and studying these threads for years but fell off a little and are just picking back up on all these new tvs. Back then there were good tvs and crap tvs now there good tvs best tvs great tvs best bang for your buck and the list goes on..
Thank you all and have a great day and weekend
post #3295 of 4279
Just a quick questions: If I get a soundbar that doesn't do HDMI/ARC and just use optical from the e7000 to the soundbar, what will it passthrough? DTS /DD 5.1or HD audio too ?

thanks
post #3296 of 4279
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Originally Posted by simonoaks View Post

Just a quick questions: If I get a soundbar that doesn't do HDMI/ARC and just use optical from the e7000 to the soundbar, what will it passthrough? DTS /DD 5.1or HD audio too ?

thanks

FYI, You can download a pdf of the manual from the Samsung website.
This is from that manual.

DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL)

• When you connect a Digital Audio System to the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL) jack, decrease the volume of both the TV and the system.

• 5.1 CH (channel) audio is available when you connect the TV to an external device supporting 5.1 CH.

• When the receiver (or home theater) is set to on, you can hear sound output from the TV's optical jack. When the TV is receiving a DTV signal, the TV will send 5.1 CH sound to the home theater receiver. When the source is a digital component such as a DVD player / Blu-ray player / cable box / STB (Set-Top-Box) satellite receiver and you connected it to the TV via HDMI, you will only hear 2 CH audio from the home theater receiver. If you want to hear 5.1 CH audio, connect the digital audio out jack from your DVD / Blu-ray player / cable box / STB satellite receiver directly to an amplifier or home theater.
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Great thanks. So basically I can't connect my BR, DVD and Roku into tv via hdmi and then have a single output via optical to a sondbar?
Seems pretty crappy for a 2012 feature. I guess it drastically reduces my soundbar options to one with HDMI and ARC! ysp2200 or Sony 150 , I guess
post #3298 of 4279
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Originally Posted by simonoaks View Post

Great thanks. So basically I can't connect my BR, DVD and Roku into tv via hdmi and then have a single output via optical to a sondbar?

You can, just not 5.1. It will output stereo via optical when the source is not the TV. I don't know how much of a concern this is when outputting to a soundbar though. What do you plan on doing with the Roku? Does it offer a content provider you use that's not available from the smarthub?
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Is there any way to use the web browser on the E7000 without purchasing the accessory keyboard? I haven't seen any way, but I thought maybe there was an on screen keyboard and you could tab to the appropriate box by using the arrows on the remote. ?
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Originally Posted by LTE15 View Post

Is there any way to use the web browser on the E7000 without purchasing the accessory keyboard? I haven't seen any way, but I thought maybe there was an on screen keyboard and you could tab to the appropriate box by using the arrows on the remote. ?

You don't need a keyboard. Put the mouse or pointer into the address bar [enter] and a keyboard shows up on screen.
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