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post #1231 of 2849
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Originally Posted by PiratesCove View Post

I also did the Reset and haven't logged in, result no Flash after 2 min. from power on.

How long has it been since you reset Smart Hub? Just curious as mine, for one reason or another, automatically updated after two days. I'm hoping this time it will stick...
post #1232 of 2849
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Originally Posted by nubbers View Post

How long has it been since you reset Smart Hub? Just curious as mine, for one reason or another, automatically updated after two days. I'm hoping this time it will stick...

2 days, but I have the Wi-Fi disconnected..I haven't re-downloaded the apps.

I use the Xbox360 for my online streaming.
post #1233 of 2849
PiratesCove is correct - only reset Smart Hub.

I may be mistaken, but I don't think resetting actually disconnects your TV from WiFi - it simply doesn't take you through the setup steps. Your account (if created) will remain on the server unless you deactivate it. The only way to truly disconnect from WiFi (again...my understanding) is to reset the TV (not Smart Hub) back to factory settings.
post #1234 of 2849
Thanks, As I do want to disconnect from WiFi - to keep the radio waves from interfering with my intercom system. The flash, while a quick nuisance is not a big problem to me, but the WiFi interferance is.
post #1235 of 2849
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Originally Posted by nubbers View Post

PiratesCove is correct - only reset Smart Hub.
I may be mistaken, but I don't think resetting actually disconnects your TV from WiFi - it simply doesn't take you through the setup steps. Your account (if created) will remain on the server unless you deactivate it. The only way to truly disconnect from WiFi (again...my understanding) is to reset the TV (not Smart Hub) back to factory settings.

The Smart Hub Reset disconnects Wi-Fi, no need for a Factory Reset.
post #1236 of 2849
excellent - thanks
post #1237 of 2849
Picked one up on Sat! Love it. I don't seem to have the clouding issues mentioned. Lucky me! I will have to look out for the Smart Hub flash.

I denied the extended warranty coverage though, what are your guys thoughts on that? I have had luck with Samsung and the reliability, so I based it off that.

Anyone use an App via smartphone or tablet to control the TV?
post #1238 of 2849
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Originally Posted by Barrios35 View Post

Picked one up on Sat! Love it. I don't seem to have the clouding issues mentioned. Lucky me! I will have to look out for the Smart Hub flash.
I denied the extended warranty coverage though, what are your guys thoughts on that? I have had luck with Samsung and the reliability, so I based it off that.
Anyone use an App via smartphone or tablet to control the TV?

Warranty?

Pros. Peace of Mind, Ability to absorb cost of defective HDTV (I had the Best Buy warranty which indirectly lead me to the ES7100).

Cons. Most repairs are need with the normal 1 and 1/2 year warranty (get 6 mons. more by registering with samsung support online).

Right now my Smart Hub (and Apps) is in limbo..until its 100% fixed.
post #1239 of 2849
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Originally Posted by PiratesCove View Post

Warranty?
Pros. Peace of Mind, Ability to absorb cost of defective HDTV (I had the Best Buy warranty which indirectly lead me to the ES7100).
Cons. Most repairs are need with the normal 1 and 1/2 year warranty (get 6 mons. more by registering with samsung support online).
Right now my Smart Hub (and Apps) is in limbo..until its 100% fixed.

I passed on the extended warranty - I couldn't reconcile at the time of purchase an extra couple hundred dollars to cover beyond the 12-mo. warranty. Build date of my TV was November, so I'm hoping a later model = less concern. I have another week to decide if I want to purchase through Best Buy and I'm waffling.

PiratesCove...are you in limbo only b/c of the Smart Hub? Is your TV otherwise functioning normally? I'm thinking about going w/Apple TV regardless of whether or not Samsung applies a fix.
post #1240 of 2849
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Originally Posted by nubbers View Post

I passed on the extended warranty - I couldn't reconcile at the time of purchase an extra couple hundred dollars to cover beyond the 12-mo. warranty. Build date of my TV was November, so I'm hoping a later model = less concern. I have another week to decide if I want to purchase through Best Buy and I'm waffling.
PiratesCove...are you in limbo only b/c of the Smart Hub? Is your TV otherwise functioning normally? I'm thinking about going w/Apple TV regardless of whether or not Samsung applies a fix.

The Smart Hub flash and I use the Xbox360 for streaming.

The HDTV is otherwise normal.....
post #1241 of 2849
After a week of owning the 60", I am going to return this and exchange it because of the clouding that's happening. I just can't the picture right on this thing compared to the 55" I had before. When I had the 55" for about two weeks I never had this issue. We'll see if this works.
post #1242 of 2849
I just order the 60 inch model from Best Buy Canadian website for $1944 plus 50 s/h. Is it a good deal? The main question is do I need/should buy extended warranty ($400) for 4 years!
thanks for your help in advance and Happy Holidays!
post #1243 of 2849
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Originally Posted by gkulig13 View Post

I just order the 60 inch model from Best Buy Canadian website for $1944 plus 50 s/h. Is it a good deal? The main question is do I need/should buy extended warranty ($400) for 4 years!
thanks for your help in advance and Happy Holidays!

The pundits clain if something is going to go wrong it normally happens within the first 90 days as the set breaks in,I really do not know how true that is?

Samsung in the USA was giving three months additional warranty if you registered on the web site immediately that may be available to you in Canada.


An other aspect of the purchase if you you use your credit card many of the card companies give you an extra 1 year warranty so potentially you would have a 2 yr 3 month warranty as opposed to a total of 4 years.

Also you may have the opportunity to buy the extended warranty at any time up to 1 year.
I do not know if it makes any difference but are you buying the warranty from Samsung or is it a best buy warranty..... is there a difference in the price?.

This time around I did not buy warranty the last time I did buy a 4 year warranty which I never used.

I can tell you some of the repairs can be costly as these new tvs consist of circuit boards having recently had a tv struck by lightning the circuit board was 550 installed.. It was covered by insurance and they bought me a new tv instead because of the high repair cost and that is always an alternative for you if the repairs get too costly.

One additional note the extra warranty is 400 dollars plus gst so that makes it $452.00

It really depends on your comfort level but the majority of the companies make money on additional warrany so
you will have to make an informed decsion that suits your needs and requiremnents..
Edited by James T - 12/26/12 at 3:16am
post #1244 of 2849
I have great color on the ES in Movie Mode with Custom.

For Standard Mode which is more accurate, Auto or Native?

Currently I'm using Custom that is set to/shared with Movie Mode.

To bad Movie Custom color and Standard Custom color can't be set independently.
post #1245 of 2849
So I noticed the clouds last night but very minimal! UGH... Does the cloud mean bad hardware or software? I can live with though. I would have never noticed it or thought it was normal if I did not read this thread.

Yeah, I am going to pass on the warranty. I figure with the Samsung warranty I am only paying two additional years and it cost 1/3 of the price that I paid for the TV. Crossing my fingers...
post #1246 of 2849
So I have a million remotes now. My old smart remote is about 14 yrs old. What are you guys using with the TV and does it keep all the features?
post #1247 of 2849
Morning, I've had my 46 inch 7100 for a month now. Love it but I have 2 new issues with it that started a few days ago. First, when changing channels using the cable box the screen goes black and then I have to wait for the source to show (HDMI3) and then the picture comes on. This takes only 6 ot 7 seconds but is annoying, The more serious problem now is that the picture comes on and then goes off about every 3 seconds. The only way to fix it is to shut the tv off and then on again. Any ideas for a fix for either or both of these problems before I call Samsung?
Thanks
post #1248 of 2849
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Originally Posted by tony mo View Post

Morning, I've had my 46 inch 7100 for a month now. Love it but I have 2 new issues with it that started a few days ago. First, when changing channels using the cable box the screen goes black and then I have to wait for the source to show (HDMI3) and then the picture comes on. This takes only 6 ot 7 seconds but is annoying, The more serious problem now is that the picture comes on and then goes off about every 3 seconds. The only way to fix it is to shut the tv off and then on again. Any ideas for a fix for either or both of these problems before I call Samsung?
Thanks

Some suggestions You need to do a little troubleshooting
1.Disconnect the cable box and try it direct on the cable if it is comcast there are still some channels you can get direct to the tv.

2.An other option is to try the cable box on an other set the problem could be with the cable box
3.There use to be some settings in the cable box for the type of signal you receive also check that out,\.
4.Exchange the cable box with your cable company
5.Un plug the cable box wait 30 senconds then plug it in that resets the cable box
5.One other thing before you do anyting unplug the hdmi cable from the cable box and the tv then reconnect sometimes the cables come slightly loose and impact the signal /alternately try a new hdmi cable

What u want to do is elimainate the cable box and the hdmi cable as a source of the potential problem

I suspect you may have an hdmi problem

Once you have eliminate the cable box and the HDMI cable as a source of the problem call samsung
Good luck with your troubleshooting
Edited by James T - 12/26/12 at 7:56am
post #1249 of 2849
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Originally Posted by Barrios35 View Post

Picked one up on Sat! Love it. I don't seem to have the clouding issues mentioned. Lucky me! I will have to look out for the Smart Hub flash.
I denied the extended warranty coverage though, what are your guys thoughts on that? I have had luck with Samsung and the reliability, so I based it off that.
Anyone use an App via smartphone or tablet to control the TV?

What year is your panel built? I'm reading Nov, Dec 2012 panel have better or none existant clouding issues. Thanks! I checked mine and it is Dec 2012 built and still have some minor lighting issues.
Edited by dcontto - 12/26/12 at 9:59am
post #1250 of 2849
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Originally Posted by tony mo View Post

Morning, I've had my 46 inch 7100 for a month now. Love it but I have 2 new issues with it that started a few days ago. First, when changing channels using the cable box the screen goes black and then I have to wait for the source to show (HDMI3) and then the picture comes on. This takes only 6 ot 7 seconds but is annoying, The more serious problem now is that the picture comes on and then goes off about every 3 seconds. The only way to fix it is to shut the tv off and then on again. Any ideas for a fix for either or both of these problems before I call Samsung?
Thanks

Exactly what James T said. I'm a technician for Comcast and we have that issue all the time. Simplest fix is to swap out the cable box. I always explain that possible issue when I install an HD box using an HDMI cable, but I leave them with a component cable if they really don't need HDMI. (ie non-3D tv's, non-cable clutter conscious). You can also try calling Comcast (or whoever your provider is) and have them walk you through re-calibrating your box to HD. If the box was reset for whatever reason, they can lose their HD settings so every time you change the channel, it looks for the optimal resolution instead of already knowing which resolution it should be on. That's why there is such a long pause between channel changes.

Good luck.
post #1251 of 2849
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Originally Posted by PiratesCove View Post

I have great color on the ES in Movie Mode with Custom.
For Standard Mode which is more accurate, Auto or Native?
Currently I'm using Custom that is set to/shared with Movie Mode.
To bad Movie Custom color and Standard Custom color can't be set independently.

I changed my Standard Mode to Color Space: Auto based on color measurement infomation on the UNXXES8000 thread.
post #1252 of 2849
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Originally Posted by tony mo View Post

First, when changing channels using the cable box the screen goes black and then I have to wait for the source to show (HDMI3) and then the picture comes on. This takes only 6 ot 7 seconds but is annoying, The more serious problem now is that the picture comes on and then goes off about every 3 seconds.

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Originally Posted by James T View Post


5.One other thing before you do anyting unplug the hdmi cable from the cable box and the tv then reconnect sometimes the cables come slightly loose and impact the signal /alternately try a new hdmi cable

I suspect you may have an hdmi problem

I also believe its a HDMI problem, I learned that higher speed HDMI cables make a difference.

I had a over two year history of display problems, static electricity lines, weird color artifacts and the brief black/blank screen.

All because of cheaper low speed HDMI cables. I now have Monster HDMI for Directv and Blu-ray.

I also have the offical Xbox360 HMDI cable for Xbox360.
post #1253 of 2849
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Originally Posted by tony mo View Post

Morning, I've had my 46 inch 7100 for a month now. Love it but I have 2 new issues with it that started a few days ago. First, when changing channels using the cable box the screen goes black and then I have to wait for the source to show (HDMI3) and then the picture comes on. This takes only 6 ot 7 seconds but is annoying, The more serious problem now is that the picture comes on and then goes off about every 3 seconds. The only way to fix it is to shut the tv off and then on again. Any ideas for a fix for either or both of these problems before I call Samsung?
Thanks
I agree with the others who answered you that it's probably the cable company. This happens once a year for a few hours with our Comcast service, then clears up. I assume they're doing something with their servers, etc.

If it doesn't, it's probably that somehow your cablebox got reset and it's now sending out the native signal for the various stations. Another poster mentioned that, but here's more info in case you're a novice. When in native mode, the cablebox sends out 720p for ABC, ESPN, Fox, and others, and 1080i for NBC, CBS, and most other HD stations, and 480i for Standard definition broadcasts. Your TV takes time to sync up with the signal when you change channels. If the cablebox is set to always output 1080i, your TV will switch channels immediately. Check the info box to see what signal it's trying to pull in, and, if you see it's different for those key stations, then call your cable company and find out how to set the box to always output 1080i.

Another thing to try for the second problem is to unplug the cable box and the TV for a few minutes then plug them back in. (Note that it will take awhile for your cable guide to re-populate with listings.) I really doubt it's your TV
post #1254 of 2849
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Originally Posted by PiratesCove View Post

I also believe its a HDMI problem, I learned that higher speed HDMI cables make a difference.
I had a over two year history of display problems, static electricity lines, weird color artifacts and the brief black/blank screen.
All because of cheaper low speed HDMI cables. I now have Monster HDMI for Directv and Blu-ray.
I also have the offical Xbox360 HMDI cable for Xbox360.

I am not going to beat this subject to death but here is a link fromCNET on monoprice HDMI cables who are a supporter of this forum.

You do not need expensive HDMI cables to make the samsung 7100 to work. at top efficiency

I suggest new comers to the forum also read it The savings could be substanial

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7-57551588-221/hdmi-cable-buying-guide/
post #1255 of 2849
I've been strongly considering the 7100 for a while now, and one particularly tempting boxing day sale is making me considering it harder. One major thing is giving me pause: Some of the user's comments on Amazon claim that the 7100 line looks notably inferior to last year's 7-series models, which I find surprising as spec-wise, it seems closer to last year's D8000 (so you would think it should be even better or, at the very least, as good). Can anyone here who has had the chance to compare sets confirm that the 7100 looks at least as good as last year's D7000 did?

As a funny aside, has anyone noticed that while the D7000 and D8000 sets from last year were reviewed in detail on most of the major tech sites (cnet, Tech Radar, What Hi Fi, HDTV Test etc, not to mention a bunch of non-pro You Tube reviews), none of these sites have bothered reviewing the 7100 this year? Weird!
post #1256 of 2849
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Originally Posted by James T View Post

I am not going to beat this subject to death but here is a link fromCNET on monoprice HDMI cables who are a supporter of this forum.
You do not need expensive HDMI cables to make the samsung 7100 to work. at top efficiency
I suggest new comers to the forum also read it The savings could be substanial
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7-57551588-221/hdmi-cable-buying-guide/

+1, I agree you can get high quality- high speed HDMI cables at low prices.
post #1257 of 2849
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Originally Posted by Dizzyboy View Post

I've been strongly considering the 7100 for a while now, and one particularly tempting boxing day sale is making me considering it harder. One major thing is giving me pause: Some of the user's comments on Amazon claim that the 7100 line looks notably inferior to last year's 7-series models, which I find surprising as spec-wise, it seems closer to last year's D8000 (so you would think it should be even better or, at the very least, as good). Can anyone here who has had the chance to compare sets confirm that the 7100 looks at least as good as last year's D7000 did?
As a funny aside, has anyone noticed that while the D7000 and D8000 sets from last year were reviewed in detail on most of the major tech sites (cnet, Tech Radar, What Hi Fi, HDTV Test etc, not to mention a bunch of non-pro You Tube reviews), none of these sites have bothered reviewing the 7100 this year? Weird!

I also noticed the lack of reviews.

The uniformity on the October build and later 7100s is better than most D8000 and D7000s.

My 7100 is flashlight, clouding and banding free...

The main differences are lighter black level and narrow viewing angles.

I owned the 6900 and it had much darker black levels, but major black crush.
post #1258 of 2849
Thanks. Are the black levels significantly lighter? That doesn't sound very good.
post #1259 of 2849
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Originally Posted by Dizzyboy View Post

Thanks. Are the black levels significantly lighter? That doesn't sound very good.

According to Television Info's measurements: http://www.televisioninfo.com/

The D8000 had a black level of 0.06 cd/m2 and peak brightness of 357.93.

The ES8000 had a black level of 0.08 cd/m2 and peak brightness of 351.48.

The ES7100 had a black level of 0.10 cd/m2 and peak brightness of 286.02.

Daylight viewing black level is exceptional, night viewing is still very strong black performance on the ES7100.
post #1260 of 2849
In my opinion, the picture on the 2012 ES 6000, 7000 and 8000 series Samsungs in regards to blacks/contrasts were a step backwards. Our D series 6000 set looks much better in that regard. I have postponed my purchase this year hoping that the 2013 models are improved. The motion sensor feature of the 7500 and 8000 series this year are problematic, "wastefully" add to the cost of the TV, works inconsisently, and difficult to set up. I hope they drop the feature for the new models, and devote the costs for improved picture, contrast, and features. I might even jump up from the 7100 in that case.
Edited by Rick0725 - 12/26/12 at 8:15pm
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