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post #2761 of 2849
I wanted to know if the rest of you are having buffering issues with Hulu Plus app. I have 27mbit download so i'm fine on speed and i have Netflix running just fine. For some reason, Hulu plus is not working as it used to. I have it on the lowest quality setting and it still buffers every now and then. I use my router's 5GHz network for the TV only while everything else is on 2.4ghz in the house.

I have a PS3 hooked to the TV and that has no issues on HuluPlus at highest quality setting. I have tried to uninstall Hulu plus / reset smart hub and same issues. I don't want to reset the TV with all my calibration settings but if that's what i have to do, i will. However I know that the network settings don't get reset so maybe its of no use.

Any ideas or have others had similar issues?

Thanks,
Maddy
post #2762 of 2849
When professionally calibrated is there a calDay and calNight that can be enabled on this set?
post #2763 of 2849
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Originally Posted by gsamples View Post

When professionally calibrated is there a calDay and calNight that can be enabled on this set?

Yes
post #2764 of 2849
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Originally Posted by ELMO45 View Post

Yes
I assumed as much but you don't know unless you have one. Any reason to spend the extra 2000 or so for the 8000 if you don't plan on using the apps? I will have a gaming HTPC for web FB and other items like that.
post #2765 of 2849
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Originally Posted by gsamples View Post

I assumed as much but you don't know unless you have one. Any reason to spend the extra 2000 or so for the 8000 if you don't plan on using the apps? I will have a gaming HTPC for web FB and other items like that.

I would say if you have the budget then yes the 8000 is worth it, it has better micro-dimming and a faster refresh rate, also the screen uniformity is better (basically better picture overall). However, it shouldn't be $2000 more, only about $400 or $500. The 7100 vs the 7500 though I don't think the 7500 is worth the extra cost (if you are considering that as well) as they are almost identical in specs and have very similar performance.
post #2766 of 2849
My tv is showing a 1037 update. Im currently on 1034. Anybody try the new one yet?
post #2767 of 2849
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Originally Posted by emailcraigs View Post

My tv is showing a 1037 update. Im currently on 1034. Anybody try the new one yet?

I immediately updated as I was having Auto Motion Plus stuttering issues on 1080i60 sources. This seems to have eliminated it, but not sure what else it addresses.
post #2768 of 2849
I couldnt find the samsung list of changes for the 1037 update. The website only list the 1034.2 update.
post #2769 of 2849
I noticed my TV tried to download 1037, I could not find any info today onf the Samsung website. Steering clear unless I get some info.
post #2770 of 2849
FYI - I just had every board in my TV replaced a week ago (wifi module issues, which ended up being a "shotgun" repair)...not very happy about the entire situation...anyways....

I had to update the firmware to 1037 as the boards installed had an extremely old version. I have yet to find any problems (or noticeable improvements). So far, so good.
post #2771 of 2849
Typically they are slow to list what the update is for.
post #2772 of 2849

Hey guys, long time lurker first time poster. I have a question and i thought this would be the best place to ask, is there any way to switch in and out of game mode quicker, its buried so deep in the settings and is a little annoying to flip on and off a lot.

 

Also what is the latest "approved by the thread" firmware? Tried to dig for it but couldn't find it

 

Thanks!

post #2773 of 2849
I haven't been able to find a way to switch out of game mode quickly. The only way that I know would work is if you have a Logitech Harmony remote and contact support to get a custom macro built (can't self program as the IR stream is too long as harmony only lets you do 5 user commands on a self programmed macro).
post #2774 of 2849
Has anyone ever had this happen to there tv? 012.JPG 1288k .JPG file
post #2775 of 2849
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Originally Posted by wayferd View Post

Has anyone ever had this happen to there tv? 012.JPG 1288k .JPG file

Anytime the tv doesnt detect a signal it will give this message. Switch to different hdmi input and back....sometimes the hdmi handshake doesnt initilize properly. Insure device connected to that input is on. Swap out hdmi cable with known good cable. Attach that device to another hdmi input on samsung tv. Hook that device to another tv. These are all troubleshooting steps to isolate the problem.
post #2776 of 2849
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Originally Posted by emailcraigs View Post

Anytime the tv doesnt detect a signal it will give this message. Switch to different hdmi input and back....sometimes the hdmi handshake doesnt initilize properly. Insure device connected to that input is on. Swap out hdmi cable with known good cable. Attach that device to another hdmi input on samsung tv. Hook that device to another tv. These are all troubleshooting steps to isolate the problem.

I think he was referring to the red line, which isn't an HDMI problem. Probably bad panel or motherboard issue. Hopefully still under warranty, contact Samsung.
post #2777 of 2849
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Originally Posted by ELMO45 View Post

I think he was referring to the red line, which isn't an HDMI problem. Probably bad panel or motherboard issue. Hopefully still under warranty, contact Samsung.

Wow...I totally missed that alongside the glare. Yeah, that appears to be a panel issue. As an aside ELMO have you tried the 1037 update yet or heard anything about it?
post #2778 of 2849
Hey guys. I think I need to turn off SyncPlus as I'm experiencing the mentioned symptoms. I went into the Smart Hub but I can't find it.
post #2779 of 2849
Hey guys im. Thinking of returning my sony 60 inch r550 set. My viewing angle is really bad and i have some white blob clouding and corner flashlighting. Many users on that forum are experiencing the same.

How is the clouding/ screen uniformity on these sets? Im looking at the 65".

How about the viewing angle?

Lastly, you gamers out there. Experience any lag with the sets?
post #2780 of 2849
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Hey guys im. Thinking of returning my sony 60 inch r550 set. My viewing angle is really bad and i have some white blob clouding and corner flashlighting. Many users on that forum are experiencing the same.

How is the clouding/ screen uniformity on these sets? Im looking at the 65".

How about the viewing angle?

Lastly, you gamers out there. Experience any lag with the sets?
Many people referred to buying this set as a panel lottery. Some have gotten sets with flashlighting and clouding while others say that don't have those issues. My set has minimal clouding and I notice flashlighting during some scenes in 3D that are extremely dark. I'm also of the belief that if I didn't read these forums, I would probably have not noticed or ignored these minor issues with my set. My advice is make sure you are able to return it if you run into a bad one. There have been people that have returned sets more than once while others like myself are happy with there purchase. As far as the viewing angle, that is a known issue with these sets. I really only notice it if I watch something with black bars on the sides. One will be black while the other will be lighter. I don't notice it with the actual picture. YMMV. If you have an extreme viewing angle, you may want to consider plasma. Good luck with your decision.
Edited by pappaduke - 11/8/13 at 7:40pm
post #2781 of 2849
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Originally Posted by pappaduke View Post

Many people referred to buying this set as a panel lottery. Some have gotten sets with flashlighting and clouding while others say that don't have those issues. My set has minimal clouding and I notice flashlighting during some scenes in 3D that are extremely dark. I'm also of the belief that if I didn't read these forums, I would probably have not noticed or ignored these minor issues with my set. My advice is make sure you are able to return it if you run into a bad one. There have been people that have returned sets more than once while others like myself are happy with there purchase. As far as. Ice wing angle, that is a known issue with these sets. I really only notice it if I watch something with black bars on the sides. One will be black while the other will be lighter. I don't notice it with the actual picture. YMMV. If you have an extreme viewing angle, you may want to consider plasma. Good luck with your decision.

Same here. This is my first experience with these types of TV's. I am enjoying every minute of it. I got a bad panel and Samsung upgraded my model to the next one up just for the hassle and wait.
post #2782 of 2849
I have the UN55ES7100 model. Using the TV as a display is great - totally love the unit. However the "SmartHub" interface is frustratingly slow. Our internet connection is over 15MBPS Down & typically 2+ MBPS Up. Our Android phones & PCs will stream YouTube, Netflix, & Hulu without issue. The TV receives a good, strong WiFi signal.

The TV however suffers a lot of lag using the SmartHub apps. I assume this is a software or hardware limitation in the TV, but just wondering if anyone has any fixes for the following:

  • YouTube: Will connect to Android YouTube app occasionally, but many times the TV app will not respond to the phone (despite saying it connected) & will sometimes crash. This happens both with iPhone & Android
  • Netflix/Hulu: Programs will usually stream pretty nicely, however after pressing play, there is about a 10-15 second period of time that the TV does not respond to any requests (including volume) either via remote or direct use of the hard button on the back of the TV. Similarly, after fast-forwarding or rewinding, most of the time I go well past the intended place in the program to resume since the TV is not responding to my command to stop fast-forwarding.


The app on the Xbox 360 has no issues, so I guess I will continue to use that. It's a shame such a great TV is just a monitor & the installed software is so clunky & slow compared to the function of a much more compact smartphone.
post #2783 of 2849
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Originally Posted by jmettee View Post

I have the UN55ES7100 model. Using the TV as a display is great - totally love the unit. However the "SmartHub" interface is frustratingly slow. Our internet connection is over 15MBPS Down & typically 2+ MBPS Up. Our Android phones & PCs will stream YouTube, Netflix, & Hulu without issue. The TV receives a good, strong WiFi signal.

The TV however suffers a lot of lag using the SmartHub apps. I assume this is a software or hardware limitation in the TV, but just wondering if anyone has any fixes for the following:

  • YouTube: Will connect to Android YouTube app occasionally, but many times the TV app will not respond to the phone (despite saying it connected) & will sometimes crash. This happens both with iPhone & Android
  • Netflix/Hulu: Programs will usually stream pretty nicely, however after pressing play, there is about a 10-15 second period of time that the TV does not respond to any requests (including volume) either via remote or direct use of the hard button on the back of the TV. Similarly, after fast-forwarding or rewinding, most of the time I go well past the intended place in the program to resume since the TV is not responding to my command to stop fast-forwarding.


The app on the Xbox 360 has no issues, so I guess I will continue to use that. It's a shame such a great TV is just a monitor & the installed software is so clunky & slow compared to the function of a much more compact smartphone.
I switched to a powerline adapter because if the slowness of this set with wifi. Now things function much better. Initially with wifi I could not stream 3D content, now it streams 3D quite well.
post #2784 of 2849

I have had this set for about a year.  Last night I was in the advanced menu under 'Movie' picture mode and I was unable to find a setting where I can switch on or off the 'micro dimming'.  Does anyone have any information on this? Or is it just always on?

post #2785 of 2849
It is my understanding that there is no switch.

Once you select Movie Mode the micro dimming is turned off automatically
post #2786 of 2849
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Originally Posted by James T View Post

It is my understanding that there is no switch.

Once you select Movie Mode the micro dimming is turned off automatically


Interesting considering I thought it was supposed to improve contrast.  Do you guys leave the 240hz on or off when you watch a movie? I cannot figure out what the story is with that and 24p.  BTW, usually when I am watching a movie on this set I am streaming over Netflix, just in case maybe those options aren't in effect for Netflix streaming since it's not over a Blu-Ray HDMI source....?

post #2787 of 2849
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Originally Posted by edb4164 View Post


Interesting considering I thought it was supposed to improve contrast.  Do you guys leave the 240hz on or off when you watch a movie? I cannot figure out what the story is with that and 24p.  BTW, usually when I am watching a movie on this set I am streaming over Netflix, just in case maybe those options aren't in effect for Netflix streaming since it's not over a Blu-Ray HDMI source....?

It does improve black levels some (i.e. contrast) but at the expense of color and gamma accuracy, so you need to take your pick on which is more important. Also using a setting other than movie kicks in the auto-dimming during black or dark scenes; the entire panel's backlight will dim which drives some people crazy.

There is no turning 240hz on or off as that is the display's refresh rate, you are probably thinking of the different motion settings (clear, standard, smooth, custom). The way to get full motion resolution without artifacts in 1080/24p is to set to off or use custom with judder reduction set to 0 and blur reduction set to 10.

Check out the review on cnet for the UN55ES8000 and read the video processing section on page 2 (it explains it better): http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/samsung-un55es8000/4505-6482_7-35118272-2.html
post #2788 of 2849

Hi everyone.  I am thinking about buying this TV.  I have a few questions.  I hear LED is brighter than LCD back light.  Can I turn this down to my liking though? I just dont want it to be super bright on my eyes.  Would I be able to dim it to around the brightness of an LCD backlit if I wanted? also how well does youtube work over wifi? I was thinking about getting a keyboard for it.  Also I seen in the initial pages people said the standard def was horrible, was this improved in any updates?

post #2789 of 2849
Samsung posted the firmware on the website (finally)

Upgrade File(USB type) (Firmware) (ver.1037.1)

This firmware is for TV Model(s):EH4500 / EH5300 / ES6100-7150
The version is 1037.1
This firmware update will improve the following:

- Resolves issue Netfilx doesn''t log on

- Support Samsung Link

- Support Verizon Apps

- Support Netflix 3.2 codec

- Resolves picture shaking and line noise on 1080p source.

- Supports Yahoo SyncPlus app..

- Resolves escaping issue while watching movie on VUDU.

- Resolves issue Cinemanow does not play certain title.

- Resolves compatibility issue with DLNA devices.

- Improves picture quality.

- Supports Samsung wireless audio dock (WAD) - * series ES6500 and above only

- Solves the problem closed caption does not show.
post #2790 of 2849
I want to get a 5.1 sound bar kit for my tv. The sound bar does not have HDMI input so I will have to use the TV to give me audio output using the optical port. Does the es7100 output audio in the same format it received it in? I don't want to get a sound bar to then have it be receiving an input that is not in surround format.
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