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post #931 of 2849
I see a lot of different settings posted which i asume are good for watching movies...I was wondering what kind of settings you are using for videogmaes? Anyone have some good starting points for a PS3?
post #932 of 2849
Im somewhat torn between this set and the sony hx850. With my horrific experience with viewing angles on my samsung d6000 im reluctant to get another one of their products. Hows the viewing angle on this set? Ive heard good things about the viewing angle on the hx850.

Also what about input lag for fps games on this set? My d6000 was high even in game mode.
post #933 of 2849
No SmartHub flash. But I'm running on 1020.

Also, it looks like once SmartHub does an update, it will automatically reinstall the SyncApp if it has been deleted.
post #934 of 2849
Well it seems that some are pissed off at the newest issue while others see it as no big deal. After putting up with previously uncorrected issues that lots of us are still waiting for a resolution for about one month, who would believe that more issues are created instead. ALL EFFORT should have gone into fixing the SyncPlus issue before any further changes were allowed PERIOD!!! There is NO EXCUSE for such an out of control software release group and at this point due to the repeated incompentent personnel, there needs some level of management to put a stop to this NOW!. I personnely have been in previous contact via email to the CEO and he is as bad (mabye worse) as the rest. The real issue here is caused by upper management allowing these "low level" engineers to remain employed. I know that mistakes happen but if nothing is learned, and corrected, this WILL in the long run DISTROY a Great Company like Samsung. And... For the record, I did try the Samsung Cares app for reporting a problem twice and was promised a call in 5 minutes. I'm still waiting! I did get 2 emails right away with links for how to guides as the only response. My recourse. I have 2 months to return this just exchanged and 4th E series TV's I've gotten so far. All returned due to BAD software, not hardware.
Edited by mgh26 - 12/4/12 at 2:37pm
post #935 of 2849
" I have 2 months to return this just exchanged and 4th E series TV's I've gotten so far"
What vendor offers this liberal exchange policy?
post #936 of 2849
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Originally Posted by scJohn View Post

No SmartHub flash. But I'm running on 1020.
Also, it looks like once SmartHub does an update, it will automatically reinstall the SyncApp if it has been deleted.

Stick with it for now,...
I am also on 1020.1 after Samsung replaced my main board,...
and I am not gonna do an update anytime soon just yet,,..
post #937 of 2849
Best Buy offers 2 months exchange/returns during the holidays. Just good timing for me this round.
post #938 of 2849
Obviously the 7100 has 3 HDMI inputs and i got my Cox Cable DVR ( HDMI 1 ) and Xbox 360 ( HDMI 2 ) connected with HDMI and the other day i got my Blu-ray player connected using HDMI cable as well so why when im selecting through inputs it says HMDI 3 for Bluray and theres also another setting that say HDMI-CEC BD Player? The only way input 3 was saying bluray player was because i went into tools on the settings and name HDMI 3 Blu-ray player, what is that HDMI-CEC ???
post #939 of 2849
Just picked up my 55" set today and have been going through the thread to get recommendations on the picture settings. I appreciate everyone's input and suggestions. I am sure I will run into other issues, but now, one that should be easy is becoming a huge headache. I am trying to use the Universal Samsung Remote to control my Directv HR-22/100 STB. I have gone through all the steps in the user manual, but can't seem to get it to work. Has anyone out there been able to get it to work with their Directv STB?

I apologize if this is already discussed in this thread. Might take me a while to get through the 900+ posts wink.gif
post #940 of 2849
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Originally Posted by reice23 View Post

Obviously the 7100 has 3 HDMI inputs and i got my Cox Cable DVR ( HDMI 1 ) and Xbox 360 ( HDMI 2 ) connected with HDMI and the other day i got my Blu-ray player connected using HDMI cable as well so why when im selecting through inputs it says HMDI 3 for Bluray and theres also another setting that say HDMI-CEC BD Player? The only way input 3 was saying bluray player was because i went into tools on the settings and name HDMI 3 Blu-ray player, what is that HDMI-CEC ???

HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) is part of newer HDMI specifications that allows various components connected via HDMI to control each other. Samsung calls their version of it "AnyNet+". On the input list, Samsung displays a line item for connected devices that have CEC enabled. So, for example, your Blu Ray player evidently has CEC enabled and likely supports a sub-set of CEC controls like "One Touch Play" and "Deck Control". For a more complete explanation, go to your Internet browser and do a search for "wiki HDMI-CEC" and peruse the wiki page on HDMI.

Note that various manufacturers implement HDMI-CEC to various levels so some functions are probably not implemented or are implemented to work best between devices built by the same company. I've had fairly good luck using CEC in my own setup. For example, with CEC (AnyNet) enabled on my Blu Ray player and on the TV, when I turn on the Blu Ray player the TV automatically turns on and switches to the correct HDMI input. Then the TV remote can be used to operate the basic functions of the Blu Ray player. When I turn off the Blu Ray player, the TV automatically switches back to the previously used HDMI input.

I hope that helps.
post #941 of 2849
Danediz- Acording to the published infomation on www.television.com, the D6000 had a better viewing angle than the Sony 850. Neither were good and the 6000 tested slightly better. The specs that were stated for the 850 is 21 degrees total viewing angle from center position. This is about the same as the 7100 series, mabye a tiny bit better but not enough to matter. The Es8000 series was WAY better as I recall it was arouind 35-40 degrees total from center position. Still not great but OK.
post #942 of 2849
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Originally Posted by Jrgenna23 View Post

Just picked up my 55" set today and have been going through the thread to get recommendations on the picture settings. I appreciate everyone's input and suggestions. I am sure I will run into other issues, but now, one that should be easy is becoming a huge headache. I am trying to use the Universal Samsung Remote to control my Directv HR-22/100 STB. I have gone through all the steps in the user manual, but can't seem to get it to work. Has anyone out there been able to get it to work with their Directv STB?
I apologize if this is already discussed in this thread. Might take me a while to get through the 900+ posts wink.gif

I just programmed the remote to work with my H21/100 STB. I used remote code 1377. Make sure that step 5 in the instructions is successful, ie the top 2 LED's blink. If they do not then go back to step 1 and start again. Try holding the buttons down for a good two count and leave a good 1 second between button pushes. On my third or fourth try I finally got step 5 to blink correctly. I think I was going to fast in pressing the buttons. You might also try resetting the remote as explained on page 21.

Note: I use a Harmony Universal for every day use.
post #943 of 2849
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Originally Posted by videoluvr View Post

... For example, with CEC (AnyNet) enabled on my Blu Ray player and on the TV, when I turn on the Blu Ray player the TV automatically turns on and switches to the correct HDMI input. Then the TV remote can be used to operate the basic functions of the Blu Ray player. When I turn off the Blu Ray player, the TV automatically switches back to the previously used HDMI input.
I hope that helps.

Wow, glad to hear that. For the past four years, when you turned off a blue ray, with Anynet enabled, the TV switched back to the "TV" (Internal tuner) input. Those of us with older sets (A850, etc), have just been leaving Anynet turned off.
post #944 of 2849
So, I just bought this TV and it's in the box in the garage.

From what I'm reading I shouldn't do a firmware update or for that matter even connect it to the internet......is this correct?


Also I keep seeing mention of a problem with Sync Plus and that it relates to a problem with Blu ray and FPS ... could someone please elaborate as to what exactly Sync Plus is?

Thanks, this thread is awesome. I'll be trying some of the picture adjustments soon
post #945 of 2849
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Originally Posted by jtc2112 View Post

So, I just bought this TV and it's in the box in the garage.
From what I'm reading I shouldn't do a firmware update or for that matter even connect it to the internet......is this correct?
Also I keep seeing mention of a problem with Sync Plus and that it relates to a problem with Blu ray and FPS ... could someone please elaborate as to what exactly Sync Plus is?
Thanks, this thread is awesome. I'll be trying some of the picture adjustments soon

You can do and probably should do all the firmware updates available. If you don't know what SyncPlus is, don't touch it.

To avoid the 2-minute Smart Hub flash you can disconnect the TV from the network, but that might as well be after the updates rather than before.There is no good way to avoid a Smart Hub update at any time for any reason if the set is ever connected to the network. It's too aggressive.
post #946 of 2849
I also had problems finding the policy terms and conditions menu- but I finally found it. In case you haven't got it yet:

1. Hit the smart hub button -
2. then on the remote press the button "Tools" then - Settings - Terms and Conditions - SyncPlus Privacy Notice.
post #947 of 2849
Do the 7100's have a cinema smooth option? If not, how do they display 24p content? I'd not be using any interpolation stuff...
post #948 of 2849
Anyone using the RVU source/app with DirectTV? Been using it for a couple weeks on my 7100 with pretty good results. However, I am seeing picture freeze ups about once a minute and issues with fast forward and rewind when viewing DVR content on the DirectTV Genie. I also wish 3D content was view able from the RVU client. Are these minor issues correctable or something I just need to put up with (I know RVU is somewhat in its infancy) Thanks for any help
post #949 of 2849
Miracle. I think I may have gotten a decent copy of a set for once. Didn't test everything yet.

The blacks do seem a bit weaker than the C650 series, maybe almost only half as good (although still more than twice as good as the IPS LG screens) and there is a small, minor cloud but I seem to be more or less free of flashlighting and large edge light leaks bowing into the screen which means I'm pretty lucky for an edge-lit set I guess. On a gray screen there are some non-uniformities, almost like a bear swiped across it but most large size TVs have that these days and, unlike my C series, during motion I never see large bars where the brightness looks different making scrolling look weird, and it doesn't really show other than for middle gray screens, even solid screens other colors mostly hides all of it.

At first I was afraid it had that awful odd-even scanline striping thing going on but if I turn off all the DNR and sharpness and such thankfully is only a little there and only one a very few shades of dark orange and red-orange so it's not the problem it was on my C series set (and so many other C and D series sets that I saw), it would be better it was not there at all, but it's not THAT big of a deal this time as it only shows only a few very shades and even then to a much lesser degree so it barely ever shows up even when looking for it. Thankfully because it really drove me crazy on my C series. It makes a big difference to be free of that. I saw an ES7500 next to an 8000 in BB and one had it a lot and one essentially not at all and the one without it made a so much smoother, less grainy, more filmlike picture.

The calibration controls, as with the C and D series upper mid and higher models, are fantastic again of course and they seem to work even better than on the C series, since on this one I can correct gamut and gamma and color temp and end up with very little obvious banding on gradient patterns while the C series tended to get some gradient banding after you adjusted it to spec.
post #950 of 2849
If any of you guys use the amazon app, does the video seem stretched? Im watching The last Batman and the movie just doesnt seem to be the correct aspect ratio. Any ideas?
post #951 of 2849
Is there another manual other than the e manual? It sucks.
post #952 of 2849
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Originally Posted by thegee View Post

Do the 7100's have a cinema smooth option? If not, how do they display 24p content? I'd not be using any interpolation stuff...

I haven't had a problem with 24p. Looking at Cnet, they tested the ES6500 which should be similar enough and stated that it displays 24p correctly in custom mode with judder set to 0.
post #953 of 2849
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Originally Posted by jtc2112 View Post

So, I just bought this TV and it's in the box in the garage.
From what I'm reading I shouldn't do a firmware update or for that matter even connect it to the internet......is this correct?
Also I keep seeing mention of a problem with Sync Plus and that it relates to a problem with Blu ray and FPS ... could someone please elaborate as to what exactly Sync Plus is?
Thanks, this thread is awesome. I'll be trying some of the picture adjustments soon
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Originally Posted by sinanju View Post

You can do and probably should do all the firmware updates available. If you don't know what SyncPlus is, don't touch it.

I would NOT update firmware yet as the latest firmwares are having problems. There isn't any harm in waiting until the firmware issues get worked out which hopefully won't be too long.

As for Sync Plus it is an app through Smart Hub that does the following: "Samsung Smart TV owners will receive real-time, actionable content that runs alongside and complements TV shows and commercials." Read as it pulls your viewing habits and offers ads, similar to how Gmail displays ads in Gmail based on what is in your email.

You CAN disable with SyncPlus by simply rejecting the terms of use with NO ill effects on your TV. In fact all SyncPlus does is cause issues (screen jumps and lines) with 1080p/60p sources.
post #954 of 2849
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Originally Posted by jtc2112 View Post

Is there another manual other than the e manual? It sucks.

The only other manual is the paper copy that comes with the TV which is a full normal manual, not the randomness of the e-manual.
post #955 of 2849
Kinda disappointed that the TV (I have the 55" version) doesn't support Bluetooth headphones even though it supports a Bluetooth keyboard. How hard could that have been to implement? Connected the audio out (analog) to my Mac and then had that passed to the BT headphones. Works, but kinda kludgy to setup and unfortunately has a very slight audio lag. Too bad you can't stick a BT dongle on the USB port and have the sound piped out that way.
post #956 of 2849
how much light bleeding around the edges is acceptable on these tv's?
is there any way to combat this other than turning down the backlit?
post #957 of 2849
Quote:
Originally Posted by jtc2112

Is there another manual other than the e manual? It sucks.
The only other manual is the paper copy that comes with the TV which is a full normal manual, not the randomness of the e-manual.


You have the option of going to the Samsung site and downloading the e manual in adobe acrobat then printing it.

I agree I prefer a printed manual but the majority of TV manufacturers have gone with the e manual.

I presume it is cost saving measure
post #958 of 2849
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Originally Posted by Myrthin View Post

Ah, I see, so this is "judder" then? Hmm. That's interesting. Thank you. I'll give it a whirl.
My decision process was between the Panasonic ST50 and this Samsung. I picked the Samsung primarily because of reflectance on the Panasonic, heat/energy, and image retention (however temporary). But, it was a difficult choice.

I was looking into the same 2 TVs. The Panasonic has slightly better picture quality. However, the Smart platform exhibited some latency (browsing, streaming etc). The Samsung was clearly faster in that regard, probably due to the dual-core processor. I've decided to order the 7100.
post #959 of 2849
Best Buy is offering in-home calibration for a fee. Is it worth it? Thanks.
post #960 of 2849
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Originally Posted by sabesh View Post

Best Buy is offering in-home calibration for a fee. Is it worth it? Thanks.

You should be able to run these calibration MP4s directly on your set from a thumb drive: http://www.avsforum.com/t/948496/avs-hd-709-blu-ray-mp4-calibration

Why not give those a shot first and see how it goes?
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