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post #3571 of 3645

Guide queries..

FreeFree tuner - when viewing the Guide it shows the 'current TV channel prior to entering the Guide' in the top-left.

Is it possible to 'preview a channel within the Guide' and if so how?

As at present it only shows current channel prior to going into the Guide and when you select a channel it immediately goes to full-screen.

It would be handy if you could preview a channel via the Guide by pressing select button once and then if you wish to view the channel fully press select button for a second time to go full screen.

 

FreeSat tuner - when viewing the Guide it shows a 'logo' in the top-left.

Is it possible to see 'current TV channel prior to entering the Guide' when viewing the FreeSat Guide rather than a 'logo' and if so how? 

If this is possible is it then possible to preview a channel within the FreeSat Guide? 

 

Thanks.

 

post #3572 of 3645
Got in touch with samsung today! Got a tech schedule within 4 mins then got an email an hour later that they were ordering parts smile.gif and did not need to have the tech diagnose the issue! Sounds like a known issue!!! Also sounds like I have a new panel on the way!
post #3573 of 3645

Question about connecting audio to 55F8000. currently i have an older receiver without hdmi. the cable box is connected hdmi1 via hdmi. an optical runs from the tv to the receiver. blu-ray connected the same way.

 

i recently got a newer receiver with hdmi and 3d sound. what is the best way to now hook up the three devices. is optical out of the tv better then hdmi. its split yes. what is ARC, and what does it get me? its only on one port correct (hdmi3)?

 

if its only on one port what one device do i connect to it? why is there only one. forgive me i read about arc and still dont really understand it. hdmi is hdmi isnt it?

 

do i need optical anmore. i have to admit it sounds great in 5.1. but i wanted a smaller footprint and hdmi- was it worth it when optical sounds pretty good. one two less cables i guess.

 

your input is appreciated,

post #3574 of 3645
Just bought a UN75F8000 and have been offered an extended warranty. Terms are that if it's not used in the time of the warranty period, an in store credit for the full value is issued. It's $1200, would you do it?
post #3575 of 3645
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Originally Posted by genodm View Post

Just bought a UN75F8000 and have been offered an extended warranty. Terms are that if it's not used in the time of the warranty period, an in store credit for the full value is issued. It's $1200, would you do it?

1. How long is the extended warranty?
post #3576 of 3645
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Originally Posted by CaptMike View Post

1. How long is the extended warranty?

Three years.
post #3577 of 3645
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Originally Posted by genodm View Post

Three years.

Depending what store it is from, I would most likely not purchase it.
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Speaking of warranty.. Is the Samsung extended warranty worth it? Did anybody get it? By registering online you get 3 additional months with Samsung in addition to the year.

I called the Samsung warranty dept and they offer 3 additional years which covers parts/labor as with what is covered with the original warranty. Over 32 inch is in home service.

They stated I can get the 3 year which goes after the 15 months initial for $389.69. If not repaired, will get same model but if that model is not available then get the next model up.

Can purchase it within the first 6 months, past the first 6 months, pricing may change.. They can't fix the price ($389.69) but it is valid for the first 6 months.

So, should I get it? $389.69 good value?
Edited by HPQ - 1/7/14 at 9:06am
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Originally Posted by HPQ View Post

Speaking of warranty.. Is the Samsung extended warranty worth it? Did anybody get it? By registering online you get 3 additional months with Samsung in addition to the year.

I called the Samsung warranty dept and they offer 3 additional years which covers parts/labor as with what is covered with the original warranty. Over 32 inch is in home service.

They stated I can get the 3 year which goes after the 15 months initial for $389.69. If not repaired, will get same model but if that model is not available then get the next model up.

Can purchase it within the first 6 months, past the first 6 months, pricing may change.. They can't fix the price ($389.69) but it is valid for the first 6 months.

So, should I get it? $389.69 good value?

I got a 3 year warranty (from the date of purchase, stupid I know. So technically a 2 year warranty) with SquareTrade for $189. It was a decent price, could have been cheaper. I'm fairly confident my F8000 will outlast the 3 years and many more but it never hurts. I can do a power board or main board replacement out of pocket no problem, those parts usually cost $100 bucks for both and if you're familiar with building computers it's a relatively easy repair. What the extended warranty REALLY protects you against is a panel failure, which last time I checked, a replacement panel for the F8000 was around $1100. For that kind of money it'd be cost effective to get a panel replacement or replacement TV through the extended warranty OR just take the money you would have spent on the repair and put it towards an OLED.

Best case scenario, your F8000 will be reliable for decades to come. Worst case scenario, you'll be forced to upgrade to an OLED. Win win situation in my opinion.
post #3580 of 3645
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Originally Posted by DRN94 View Post

This was posted on the F8000 Owner's Thread by yours truly:

Originally Posted by DRN94 View Post

Input lag tests for the F8000 as of firmware version 1116 are as follows:

Standard Mode (With motion enhancers turned on):

1st reading: 34.1 ms
2nd reading: 34.0 ms
3rd reading: 33.0 ms
Average: 33.7 ms

Standard Mode (With motion enhancers turned off):

1st reading: 32.1 ms
2nd reading: 33.1 ms
3rd reading: 34.1ms
Average: 33.1 ms

Game Mode:

1st reading: 26.9 ms
2nd reading: 24.0 ms
3rd reading: 27.0 ms
Average: 26.0 ms

PC Mode:

1st reading: 27.0 ms
2nd reading: 27.1 ms
3rd reading: 29.0 ms
Average: 27.7 ms

Methodology: I have the Samsung S23A950D as my PC monitor and it is confirmed by DisplayLag to have an input lag reading of 22ms. I took the difference of the A950D minus the F8000 and then added the 22 ms of the A950D to get the final input lag reading. Shutter speed on my Lumia 925's camera was 1/200 of a second with ISO at 400. Ample brightness and the numbers were captured perfectly clear. Clock used: http://tft.vanity.dk/inputlag.html

Source: http://www.displaylag.com/display-database/ (look for the S23A950D to confirm 22ms)

Very pleased to see these numbers. I'm surprised that Game Mode is actually a hair quicker than PC Mode. But I'm not going to complain because Game Mode allows you to still use the Smart LED and a lot of other picture settings that are off limits in PC Mode. Over all, 26.0 ms average on Game Mode is fantastic. No one should have any problems using the F8000 for competitive gaming.

To be fair, the motion enhancers on/off was probably a negligible difference because nothing was moving to warrant the motion enhancers to process anything except for the input lag clock. But for standard mode with all the picture processing bells and whistles running, 33.1 to 33.7 ms of input lag is not at all bad. No lip sync issues when watching movies is nice.

So this f8000 series have like 20-30 MS better then all other samsung tvs with that size out there?

In reviews it is mentioned as higher:

http://www.trustedreviews.com/samsung-ue65f8000_TV_review_3d-audio-and-conclusions_Page-3#tr-review-summary

As many hours of GTA 5 can attest, the Samsung UE65F8000 makes one hell of a gaming monitor. Partly because of its good motion handling and excellent contrast/sharpness/colour performance, but also because we measured its input lag when using its Game setting at just 38ms - low enough not to introduce enough delay into the imaging ‘chain’ to seriously reduce your skills.


and someone ever worse:

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/samsung-un55f8000/4505-6482_7-35576107-2.html

Updated September 23, 2013 In Game mode as of the latest firmware update (version 1112) the Samsung showed a decent input lag measurement of 46.8ms. That's about twice as good as the original score prior to the firmware update.
Edited by snakzz - 1/7/14 at 11:10am
post #3581 of 3645
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Originally Posted by DRN94 View Post

Best case scenario, your F8000 will be reliable for decades to come. Worst case scenario, you'll be forced to upgrade to an OLED. Win win situation in my opinion.

Yeah, I am a worrier. So, I think I will get it.. The price is good for first 6 months.. Worse case, I lost that money but it isn't something I am going to lose sleep over. lol smile.gif
post #3582 of 3645
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Originally Posted by snakzz View Post

So this f8000 series have like 20-30 MS better then all other samsung tvs with that size out there?

In reviews it is mentioned as higher:

http://www.trustedreviews.com/samsung-ue65f8000_TV_review_3d-audio-and-conclusions_Page-3#tr-review-summary

As many hours of GTA 5 can attest, the Samsung UE65F8000 makes one hell of a gaming monitor. Partly because of its good motion handling and excellent contrast/sharpness/colour performance, but also because we measured its input lag when using its Game setting at just 38ms - low enough not to introduce enough delay into the imaging ‘chain’ to seriously reduce your skills.


and someone ever worse:

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/samsung-un55f8000/4505-6482_7-35576107-2.html

Updated September 23, 2013 In Game mode as of the latest firmware update (version 1112) the Samsung showed a decent input lag measurement of 46.8ms. That's about twice as good as the original score prior to the firmware update.

I did the readings with firmware version 1116. Which was released much later than the two reviews you've cited. Samsung has made great progress in reducing the input lag with firmware updates. Since I posted those readings, firmware version 1117 was released. I haven't tested the new release yet but at this point, any improvement would be marginal. The response is impeccably quick now. You can't complain with input lag less than 30ms in game mode.
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Hi guys, my first post after some extensive reading on this site. (After which I finally decided to buy an UE46F8000, and loving it!)

However I have the following question/luxury problem: Samsung has a local offer where they provide you with a discount for the Galaxy Tab3 if you sent them a original barcode. I've used mine already, but now my brother also would like to use this discount.

So i was wondering if someone of you would be willing to send me their barcode from the box?

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Originally Posted by lindeman View Post

Hi guys, my first post after some extensive reading on this site. (After which I finally decided to buy an UE46F8000, and loving it!)
However I have the following question/luxury problem: Samsung has a local offer where they provide you with a discount for the Galaxy Tab3 if you sent them a original barcode. I've used mine already, but now my brother also would like to use this discount.
So i was wondering if someone of you would be willing to send me their barcode from the box?

I have returned 2 Galaxy tab 3's so far.

Not a great WIFI connection and they are pretty heavy
post #3585 of 3645
I just bought the 65F8000 last week. I noticed the firmware on it is 1114. Should I upgrade to most recent firmware? What is the most recent firmware. How does the new firmware compare to my installed 1114. Does the new firmware produce better picture or anything else is better?
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Hey Capt. M , I have the Galaxy Note 2014 , it`s not to bad, syncs up nice with the F8000 , battery life is dreadful , I mean bad.

I too looked at the Tab`s and only the 8" had mirroring , so I picked up the 2014 , that is a tablet on steroids biggrin.gif , it will take me months to figure all the stuff out.

BB1 , the latest firmware is 1117 , it "fixes" stuff , however I don`t know what , but if you have NetFlix I guess you can get 5.1 ??? I don`t have NF !

Never really hurts to get the latest , the F8000 was pretty messed up before it left the assembly line !!

Take care guy`s ! smile.gif

Later ,

Me 
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Can you connect bluetooth headphones (Bluedio r+ headset) to the Samsung F8000 wirelessly in anyone has done this already or maybe with a different wireless headset ?

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Can someone tell me why my PC has suddenly stopped recognising the F8000? I've been using double screen setup for months using a Dell 24'' and the F8000 with no problems.

Have tested the cable and the graphics card ports and both are fine. I've also installed the latest firmware update for the F8000 and rolled back to a previous display driver on the PC. Doesn't make any sense.
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Originally Posted by Substance2020 View Post

Can someone tell me why my PC has suddenly stopped recognising the F8000? I've been using double screen setup for months using a Dell 24'' and the F8000 with no problems.

Have tested the cable and the graphics card ports and both are fine. I've also installed the latest firmware update for the F8000 and rolled back to a previous display driver on the PC. Doesn't make any sense.

When you say double screen, do you mean using the TV as a computer monitor whereby you use two screens for the PC? Or do you mean, double screen like what you are showing on your PC is instantly shown on the TV? If the latter is the case, can you tell me the steps you used for the double screen setup? I haven't figured that part out.. smile.gif
post #3590 of 3645
Just the desktop spread across two screens.
post #3591 of 3645
i put in the owner thread but will put here also for those not following the F8000 owner thread.

I just finished watching "how to train your dragon" in 3d and all I got to say is just wow!

The blacks were great blacks and the movement of the dragons back and forth and the fighting between the dragons was just amazing.

The F8000 handled it like a pro.

Wow!
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post #3593 of 3645
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Originally Posted by CaptMike View Post

Could this be a game changer to the F8000?

http://www.ubergizmo.com/2014/01/vizio-announces-p-series-ultra-hd-full-array-led-smart-tv-range/


We're all certainly hoping so biggrin.gif

The P Series is UHDTV (4K).

The M Series is 1080p, also FALD, and costs less ($1500 for 65"), so it is probably the more direct competitor to the F8000...

-fafrd
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I haven't heard good things from folks who had a Vizio. .So, I am kind of skeptical. smile.gif
post #3595 of 3645
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Originally Posted by HPQ View Post

I haven't heard good things from folks who had a Vizio. .So, I am kind of skeptical. smile.gif

As you should be...

But companies evolve and we will all benefit if Vizio has chosen 2014 as the year they are going to step into the top tier (and successfully delivers the performance and execution to deserve it...).

-fafrd
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Originally Posted by fafrd View Post

We're all certainly hoping so biggrin.gif

The P Series is UHDTV (4K).

The M Series is 1080p, also FALD, and costs less ($1500 for 65"), so it is probably the more direct competitor to the F8000...

-fafrd

Well that would be nifty as I just purchased my 3D, pass through, 4K AVR
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Hey guys , i just bought 46F8000 ( in my region it is called F8880 ) . since its my first TV after 7 years i have some questions ( i've upgrade it to the latest firmware in my region it is 1113) 

1- i checked some websites and they mentioned the movie mode with some calibration is the best , i did it and also calibrated based on their post but the movie mode looks so foggy and unclear somehow compare to other modes , also it has its yellow color on it when i change to standard or dynamic i think the movie mode shows white colors yellowish . is this ok ? maybe i need to get use to it ( if this mode and little calibrations are really the most accurate colors among the rest ) . 

2- im going to watch movies and play games on it , i play a lot of games but im not a shooter fan and i dont play multiplayer games so often so input lag is not that important ( if it is not noticable ) , i play RPG with ps3 and Wii u , since the game mode and pc mode are literaly rubbish , can i play my games on movie mode which i calibrated ? is there gonna be any problem ?

3- when i turn motion plus off i can see slow screens on scenes with camera movement in bluray movies , i watched avatar bluray and in certain scenes when the camera is moving i can see the screen slowly follows the camera , why ? i thought F8000 with 240 hz panel doesnt need motion plus on to show fast scenes ok , when i turn motion plus on  it is too fast and its looks like somebody filmed it with handy cam ( the screen moves so fast and wiered) . custom mode with 2 on both looks good though but im not satisfied .

4- regarding Diiming , i cant see the option to turn it on or off , i see you guys said something about Smart-Led  but i cant find , where is this option exactly ?

5- playing games in movie mode with sharpness set to zero is not so good , the picture looks unclear and blurry somehow but turning it on to higher lvls ( around 40) makes the screen so much better . then why everybody says we have to turn sharpness as low as we can ? what should i do ?

(pardon my bad english guys , hope you can help me , thanks .)

post #3598 of 3645
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Originally Posted by ModernCowboy View Post

Hey guys , i just bought 46F8000 ( in my region it is called F8880 ) . since its my first TV after 7 years i have some questions ( i've upgrade it to the latest firmware in my region it is 1113) 
1- i checked some websites and they mentioned the movie mode with some calibration is the best , i did it and also calibrated based on their post but the movie mode looks so foggy and unclear somehow compare to other modes , also it has its yellow color on it when i change to standard or dynamic i think the movie mode shows white colors yellowish . is this ok ? maybe i need to get use to it ( if this mode and little calibrations are really the most accurate colors among the rest ) . 
2- im going to watch movies and play games on it , i play a lot of games but im not a shooter fan and i dont play multiplayer games so often so input lag is not that important ( if it is not noticable ) , i play RPG with ps3 and Wii u , since the game mode and pc mode are literaly rubbish , can i play my games on movie mode which i calibrated ? is there gonna be any problem ?
3- when i turn motion plus off i can see slow screens on scenes with camera movement in bluray movies , i watched avatar bluray and in certain scenes when the camera is moving i can see the screen slowly follows the camera , why ? i thought F8000 with 240 hz panel doesnt need motion plus on to show fast scenes ok , when i turn motion plus on  it is too fast and its looks like somebody filmed it with handy cam ( the screen moves so fast and wiered) . custom mode with 2 on both looks good though but im not satisfied .
4- regarding Diiming , i cant see the option to turn it on or off , i see you guys said something about Smart-Led  but i cant find , where is this option exactly ?
5- playing games in movie mode with sharpness set to zero is not so good , the picture looks unclear and blurry somehow but turning it on to higher lvls ( around 40) makes the screen so much better . then why everybody says we have to turn sharpness as low as we can ? what should i do ?
(pardon my bad english guys , hope you can help me , thanks .)

Please post this in the Owners thread. They will give you insight from owners perspective.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1463286/official-samsung-unxxf8000-owners-thread

There maybe some owners here but most everybody on that other thread are owners. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by SONY0070 View Post

Can you connect bluetooth headphones (Bluedio r+ headset) to the Samsung F8000 wirelessly in anyone has done this already or maybe with a different wireless headset ?
No, but here is a quote from Samsung on my question:
"You cannot connect the Bluetooth headphones to the TV model UN46F8000AFXZA, However; If your Bluetooth headphones comes with an adapter to use with the TV then you can connect the Bluetooth headphones to the TV.
And you can not connect the Bluetooth headphones to the sound bar HW-F550/ZA."
Not sure what they mean by BT headphones coming w/ an adapter. Most if not all BT devices I ever owned never came w/ an adpter. That's why it's BT! Will any generic BT adapter work?
I sent a new request email.
Edited by rocknrobn26 - 2/6/14 at 10:30am
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Hi there. I just got my ES8000 replaced with F8000. Question - how do I get SD channels to take full screen on this TV?

I've had a few samsung models in the past (A, B, C) and every new model worked differently than the previous one in this regard. I'd set cable box to 1080i and 4:3 stretch on some, to 1080i and 4:3 480i/p on others. With ES8000 I had set to 720 and 4:3 off and all non-hd channels were always taking all horizontal space and most of the time all vertical.

My TV setting has always been set to screen fit.
Always used HDMI connection
Cable box Motorola xfinity RNG150N


I played with CB settings and I can make it take all horizontal, but can't figure out how to get all (or as much as possible) vertical. I don't want to do WIDE FIT as it seems ot mess up even HD channels.

If there's no easy way to do what I'm trying to do, is there a way to have different screen settings for different resolutions, like screen fit for HD and wide fit for SD? (I think Sony XBR4/5 allowed that, but I could be wrong)

Thanks

P.S. Yeah, I know F8000 and sd channels... in 2014.... but most of the channels I use are SD and ES8000 had the best Samsug image quality I ever seen and I hope F8000 will be even better (at least cnet rating is very high, while ES8000 was pretty bad not sure why), but ES8000 with nitra's settings is much better than F8000 out of the box IMO
Edited by nikon5400 - 2/25/14 at 6:31pm
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