Originally Posted by wattheF
I see fluctuations in brightness like what you describe here ALOT while watching hockey and also have seen a few with other content. BUT the fluctuations during hockey are apparently NOT true Fbr/brightness pops. People are calling them "hockey pops''. Some on this site have tryed to diminish the fact that what i am seeing is a problem by saying all i am seeing is the flashes of camera's at the arena. This is NOT the case and i know for me it is enough that i am trying to get a cash refund to buy a different TV. I love the picture on the E8000 but am affraid that if i just request a new panel i will see the same problem on that one as well because Samsung acted like they knew nothing of this issue when i called them about it.
Do you see these "hockey pop" fluctuations as well on your E8000?!?!?
Well, I would say that getting your money back may be your best option as you don't seem as if you will be satisfied any other way. I sense a bit of buyers remorse - just my opinion - .
I would suggest you look at your next tv before buying (even though seeing a tv in a place like bb is not a really good place to judge it) one. I think you will find out that not only is the samsung E8000 one of the best tv's there is for pq but many (if not all) have the same troubles you describe with hockey. I have the E8000 and love it. I have not noticed any of the above mentioned problems at all. I am considering another one, a 64 inch for our family room, because it has such an awesome picture and all the new features are a plus for me. I also love the full web browser. I am really looking forward to the upgrade feature next year, as in what it will include . It will be great next year to be able to update the hardware/software of this tv for a little cost, and not have to buy a new tv again. I have a hunch many people may be wishing that they bought an E8000 next year when these upgrades come available. Now, I could be wrong but I just have a feeling this new feature is going to really be realized next year and the year after.
I reccomend anyone with this tv to watch Happy feet 2, it is really great. I was impressed with the 3D on this tv, even better than the D8000, IMHO. I have watched Alice in wonderland, Avatar, Happy feet 2, Tron, IMAX Under the sea, Tangled, Beauty and the beast and How to train your dragon on this tv so far and I am super impressed with the performance. No ghosting/xtalk - (very minimal on very fast scenes with alot of movement- as in under the sea, all the little fish swimming around very fast. again, very minimal.) and the colors are so vivd and crisp. Well, ENJOY everyone.