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post #4021 of 4279
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Originally Posted by abalone View Post

Yes, the front glass is part of the panel and gets replaced, as well as all but one of the boards. It's very close to getting a new TV.
Cool, that is good to know. Not that I have noticed any marks on the screen but good knowing the glass will be brand new as well.

With my return period ending this Sunday I think my 2 month TV search will finally end and I can rest again. My wife says she won't believe it until Monday comes.

This site has been a great help with lots of great people here!
post #4022 of 4279
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Originally Posted by Halimali View Post

Even though the new hub looks nice but does it justify the price of $300? NOOOO
I guess people who bought their TVs last year should skip buying this evolution kit. At least this year and maybe buy one in 2014

and by the way whats the warranty period on this evolution kit? one year?

The best thing is probably to upgrade every other year IMO....Samsung has said the sets will be compadible for 5 years (from teh date of manufacture) to get these upgrades....If they are worth it is up to you, but if you like your TV and are only looking for maybe a little snappier interface as well as access to something new they offer than 300$ is better than 3K for a new TV wink.gif
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Originally Posted by abalone View Post

I believe it does include a HW upgrade from 2 to 4 CPU's. That's hard to do with a firmware upgrade. Not saying it's worth the money, but it is more than just a UI and a remote.

You are correct, it goes from 2 core to 4 core.....
post #4023 of 4279
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Originally Posted by abalone View Post

I believe it does include a HW upgrade from 2 to 4 CPU's. That's hard to do with a firmware upgrade. Not saying it's worth the money, but it is more than just a UI and a remote.
The upgrade from single core to dual core from the 6500 to 7000 was for faster smoother smart tv features. I'm sure this is only part of the same
post #4024 of 4279
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Originally Posted by abalone View Post

I believe it does include a HW upgrade from 2 to 4 CPU's. That's hard to do with a firmware upgrade. Not saying it's worth the money, but it is more than just a UI and a remote.

Well why don't they just offer the CPU HW upgrade with the optional evolution kit and Firmware update our Smart Hub UI's Free? Which also should be optional if we want to upgrade or not. Or we could just switch back and forth from either UI whenever.
post #4025 of 4279
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Originally Posted by badboy808 View Post

Well why don't they just offer the CPU HW upgrade with the optional evolution kit and Firmware update our Smart Hub UI's Free? Which also should be optional if we want to upgrade or not. Or we could just switch back and forth from either UI whenever.
Because like every company out there it is all about creating more revenue each year. If they offer the hub for free and an optional HW upgrade, not many people will opt for that harware upgrade as dual core should be more then enough to run anything right now.

So they know that most people aren't going to run out and buy a new TV if they just bought one a year or 2 ago so to them they will not make any money from these people and are considered a loss to them but, if they have a way to create additional revenue from people who already own their TVs it is actually a great business move on their behalf and also gives the consumer great options in keeping their TV up to date if they choose.

For each one they sell it is putting money in their pocket that would not not general be getting from that consumer.

I am a big fan of Android devices and a good way to compare is when you buy the latest Android device it will come with the latest software but Samsung will usually only support upgrades for a short time. Once they have your money they are not interested in keeping you up to date, that does not bring them in any additional money. They need you to by another device in order for them to get more revenue from you so they want you to buy their latest with the latest OS that will not come out for your current phone.

If they would offer software upgrades to Android devices at a price to each latest version I am sure people would eat that up except with Android being open source I do not believe they can do that. So it is great that Samsung can offer something like this for their TVs and who knows, after a while the price might drop a bit and more people will run out to get the kit.
post #4026 of 4279
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Originally Posted by badboy808 View Post

Well why don't they just offer the CPU HW upgrade with the optional evolution kit and Firmware update our Smart Hub UI's Free? Which also should be optional if we want to upgrade or not. Or we could just switch back and forth from either UI whenever.

Could be the SW upgrade needs more CPU power. But as another post states Samsung isn't a charity. It's a marketing decision and a pretty innovative way to extract some extra revenue from customers who wouldn't consider buying a new TV every year or two. I like the concept, but the key will be whether the kits offer enough value. We'll see.
post #4027 of 4279
I just installed the following devices
PN60E8000 and Denon- AVR1913

Im very happy with everything so far. I also have a Harmony One remote and would like to add an activity for SmartHub. Currenly, i have to use the Samsung remote and the audio comes from TV instead of the receiver.

Does someone have step by step directions on how to setup a SmartHub activity for the Harmony one remote? Im sure it is out there but unable to find it on this thread

Also, is it true the IR blaster would interfere with the Harmony remote? Do i even need to install the IR Blaster?

thanks
Edited by Scag2 - 4/12/13 at 5:46am
post #4028 of 4279
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Originally Posted by Scag2 View Post

I just installed the following devices
PN60E8000 and Denon- AVR1913

Im very happy with everything so far. I also have a Harmony One remote and would like to add an activity for SmartHub. Currenly, i have to use the Samsung remote and the audio comes from TV instead of the receiver.

Does someone have step by step directions on how to setup a SmartHub activity for the Harmony one remote? Im sure it is out there but unable to find it on this thread

Also, is it true the IR blaster would interfere with the Harmony remote? Do i even need to install the IR Blaster?

thanks

Why would you need a dedicated Activity just for SmartHub?

Make an activity for Watching TV (which you probably already have), then add the SmartHub button to your customized buttons for that activity. All your other buttons should already be set up to navigate it.

As for the audio, are you outputting from the TV to the receiver? If not, use an optical cable from the TV to receiver to get 2.1, or use an HDMI (2) cable to the ARC port of your receiver (if you have one) for 5.1. Once you do either of those, you can turn off the internal TV speakers in the TV menus. SmartHub will output sound the same way you have that set up.

I haven't messed with the IR blaster yet.

Edit: I just realized you probably have your Watch TV activity set up to control a set top box, not the TV.
You have 3 options:
  1. Just click devices, pick your TV, and just use the remote as device specific instead of an activity.
  2. Set up another activity, just like your Watch TV one, but instead do not include the set top box. Pick the option to change channels via the TV. You should probably only have 2 devices on this Activity (TV, receiver). Then set up your customized buttons to include the SmartHub button on the screen. There is probably not a way to automatically make an Activity auto switch to the SmartHub, because of how the Harmony software is set up (only thing that is managed by switching activities is power and input).
  3. Do what I originally said, and just add the SmartHub to your customized buttons in your original Watch TV activity, Then further customize your buttons to figure out a way to include the Samsung's directional pad in conjunction with your set top box's directional pad (this would be the jankiest yet laziest solution).

Good Luck
Edited by dangerFlakes - 4/12/13 at 6:22am
post #4029 of 4279
do anybody know if the new Samsung F5500 is better than the e7000? They are about the same price for 64inch..
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I have a Pn64e8000. Just wanted to know about any good 3D picture settings. I've heard 3d movies and regular movies should not have the same settings. Any suggestions.
post #4031 of 4279
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Originally Posted by johnscare84 View Post

do anybody know if the new Samsung F5500 is better than the e7000? They are about the same price for 64inch..

While the F5500 has the newer smart hub features I am pretty sure the picture qaulity is not the same. I do not believe the F5500 has a tru black pro panel and I have also read the 5500 used a pentile screen which shows a screen door effect up close. There have not been many reviews done on the set yet but it seems more like a low maybe mid tier TV with 3d and smart features. The e7000 offers the same picture quality as Samsungs top of the line 2012 e8000 minus the motion and built in camera features.

I would personal go with the e7000.
post #4032 of 4279
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Originally Posted by eric3316 View Post

While the F5500 has the newer smart hub features I am pretty sure the picture qaulity is not the same. I do not believe the F5500 has a tru black pro panel and I have also read the 5500 used a pentile screen which shows a screen door effect up close. There have not been many reviews done on the set yet but it seems more like a low maybe mid tier TV with 3d and smart features. The e7000 offers the same picture quality as Samsungs top of the line 2012 e8000 minus the motion and built in camera features.

I would personal go with the e7000.

I would do the same thing and get the E7000 then you can have the evolution slot
post #4033 of 4279
I have the PN60E8000 coming on the 17th. Wanted the 64 wife said too big. smile.gif Bottom line is I looked for the E7000 but they were out of stock everywhere. Was told it was a end of model year thing. If you want a 7000 I would move fast. I found one place that had two left but the cost was more than I spent on the 8000. smile.gif Good luck
post #4034 of 4279
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Originally Posted by budda109 View Post

I have the PN60E8000 coming on the 17th. Wanted the 64 wife said too big. smile.gif Bottom line is I looked for the E7000 but they were out of stock everywhere. Was told it was a end of model year thing. If you want a 7000 I would move fast. I found one place that had two left but the cost was more than I spent on the 8000. smile.gif Good luck

So let me ask the question is the f8500 worth a thousand dollars more expensive then the E8000 I know the f8500 has quad core but is it a completely redesigned model please let me know I want to stay in the 60 inch size
post #4035 of 4279
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Originally Posted by bargervais View Post

So let me ask the question is the f8500 worth a thousand dollars more expensive then the E8000 I know the f8500 has quad core but is it a completely redesigned model please let me know I want to stay in the 60 inch size
You will probably be better off asking that in the 8500 thread where people own the TV. From the sound of the improvements if you have the money I would say sure. If you would really be putting yourself out spending the extra cash then nothing is really worth it. Buy the best you can afford and from what I have read the f8500 is sure Samsungs best Plasma to date.
post #4036 of 4279
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Originally Posted by bargervais View Post

So let me ask the question is the f8500 worth a thousand dollars more expensive then the E8000 I know the f8500 has quad core but is it a completely redesigned model please let me know I want to stay in the 60 inch size

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Originally Posted by eric3316 View Post

You will probably be better off asking that in the 8500 thread where people own the TV. From the sound of the improvements if you have the money I would say sure. If you would really be putting yourself out spending the extra cash then nothing is really worth it. Buy the best you can afford and from what I have read the f8500 is sure Samsungs best Plasma to date.

eric has given sound advice........

The F8500 implements a new cell structure so yes it is different on top of a new filter and the quad core CPU......We cant spend your money and determine if the value is worth it, only you would be able to do that. No one is going to take the responsibility and say its for sure wirth the extra 1000, becasue its not thier money and they wont be watching the set.
post #4037 of 4279
If you hook up a the Samsung Camera to the e7000 does the motion features work or the camera has to be built in?
post #4038 of 4279
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Originally Posted by eric3316 View Post

If you hook up a the Samsung Camera to the e7000 does the motion features work or the camera has to be built in?

The software would need to support the feature. If you select TOOLS, do the first two options allow you to toggle VOICE & MOTION control on or off? Those are the first options on the 8000.
post #4039 of 4279
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Originally Posted by ferl View Post

The software would need to support the feature. If you select TOOLS, do the first two options allow you to toggle VOICE & MOTION control on or off? Those are the first options on the 8000.
Don't have a camera yet but was just curious.
post #4040 of 4279
I read that the F8500 isn't to good for gaming. Tests from what I read online have it go to 60 ms while the e7000 gets almost half that in game mode. Maybe another reason to stay with the older model and save a few bux if you're a gamer. But who knows maybe they will fix the input lag with a firmware update.
Edited by cerchiarax - 4/14/13 at 11:34am
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Does anybody know of any good Aquarium apps for the smart TV? Random question but I couldn't find any. Also any other apps I'm general you would recommend. I use amazon prime and Netflix through my PS3 but was wondering if i am missing out on something. Most of the apps that I have seen I would rather use on my computer or phone and not my TV. Am very bummed that Comcast does not support HBOGO.
post #4042 of 4279
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Originally Posted by pywackett View Post

Does anybody know of any good Aquarium apps for the smart TV? Random question but I couldn't find any. Also any other apps I'm general you would recommend. I use amazon prime and Netflix through my PS3 but was wondering if i am missing out on something. Most of the apps that I have seen I would rather use on my computer or phone and not my TV. Am very bummed that Comcast does not support HBOGO.
Post on comcast forums. Join the thousands if unhappy comcast customers
post #4043 of 4279
So I am getting my panel swapped out Friday. What level should I keep my brightness and contrast on during the break in period or what is the highest levels I should not pass?

After the break in is there anything wrong with keeping the contrast on 95? I know CNets settings are that high but wondering if it is safe to keep it that high on a broken in plasma. Want to make sure I keep my panel as safe as possible but also want to enjoy the best picture as well.
post #4044 of 4279
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Originally Posted by SeanD12 View Post

I have a Pn64e8000. Just wanted to know about any good 3D picture settings. I've heard 3d movies and regular movies should not have the same settings. Any suggestions.

You've already asked that in this thread.
post #4045 of 4279
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Originally Posted by OfficialPG View Post

You've already asked that in this thread.
I have didnt I. Well did I get a answer or any suggestions for my question ? If I did I must have overlooked it. But Thanx for keeping me updated on how many times I ask the same question.
post #4046 of 4279
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Originally Posted by SeanD12 View Post

I have didnt I. Well did I get a answer or any suggestions for my question ? If I did I must have overlooked it. But Thanx for keeping me updated on how many times I ask the same question.

Keep asking it man. We need more discussion about this set in this thread. That said, I haven't seen anyone post any 3d settings yet.
post #4047 of 4279
I have had the PN51E7000 since Nov and haven't had any issue with it until maybe the last month I've noticed that sometimes when I first turn it on after the picture comes up I cannot change channels, adjust volume, change inputs, etc. Basically it is acting like it freezes up (although the picture is fine). This may last like 10 -20 secs and then the tv turns itself off and back on by itself and then functions normally. Kind of wondering if anyone else is having an issue similar to this or if I have the start of something going bad? Not sure if a recent firmware update may have started this issue?

Also, I just noticed recently on a certain scene from Breaking Bad watching from Netflix that the tv screen acted like it was turning off and on. It was a very dark scene that just had cigarette smoke scrolling across the picture for about 10 seconds. Maybe I have a setting I need to change as I thought I read in earlier posts about other people having issues that seemed similar?

Thanks,
Ken
post #4048 of 4279
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Originally Posted by KenHJr View Post

I have had the PN51E7000 since Nov and haven't had any issue with it until maybe the last month I've noticed that sometimes when I first turn it on after the picture comes up I cannot change channels, adjust volume, change inputs, etc. Basically it is acting like it freezes up (although the picture is fine). This may last like 10 -20 secs and then the tv turns itself off and back on by itself and then functions normally. Kind of wondering if anyone else is having an issue similar to this or if I have the start of something going bad? Not sure if a recent firmware update may have started this issue?

Also, I just noticed recently on a certain scene from Breaking Bad watching from Netflix that the tv screen acted like it was turning off and on. It was a very dark scene that just had cigarette smoke scrolling across the picture for about 10 seconds. Maybe I have a setting I need to change as I thought I read in earlier posts about other people having issues that seemed similar?

Thanks,
Ken


Yeah my 51e7000 becomes unresponsive from time to time. Though its mainley when I'm watching a big mkv file via USB, but it has happened just watching normal tv. I haven't found a fix for it and it doesn't happen very often for me to fuss over it. On the other issue with the screen turning off that is common and you can increase the brightness to fix that
post #4049 of 4279
So what level do you guys run your contrast on? Cnet's settings say 95 but others have said that is way to high of contrast on a plasma so curious why people with this TV have it at. Another review site actually had the contrast at 100.
post #4050 of 4279
e8000 calibrates perfectly with contrast at 100
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