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post #3181 of 6700
Baldhd grl, you can adjust the camera angle. There is an a small adjustment lever on the top back portion of the camera. Use your finger to move it front to back. -John
post #3182 of 6700
Any suggestion guys? I'm trying to decide if the flash lighting I'm seeing needs me to exchange the unit
post #3183 of 6700
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Let me know if you guys think this warrants an exchange or it's normal for un60f8000
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This is the flashlighting when turning the tv on
post #3185 of 6700
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Originally Posted by Tom Imp View Post

I'm afraid of the answer, but I'll ask anyway.

For this set, is it normal for the screen to look brighter or even washed out if you get too close or watch at an extreme angle? From afar this looks great, but as soon as I get up and move closer, it starts to wash out.

Yep.
post #3186 of 6700
Genza that doesn't look like my set but its possible its the camera you are using is exaggerating how it looks. I find my iPhone 5 does this in a completely dark room. What is your backlight and brightness at? Do you have Smart LED on? Try taking the picture with lights on in the room, that bad of flashlighting should still show up.
post #3187 of 6700
Back light 12
Brightness 45

Smart led standard mode
post #3188 of 6700
I mean picture is amazing but I noticed some flash lighting / clouding? I usually never noticed until I read the forums here and saw people complaining about if. : x
post #3189 of 6700
Also i noticed if I exchange it possibly next one could be worse. Not sure if the flash lighting clouding I'm experiencing is worth the hassle if it's someone normal to experience this
post #3190 of 6700
SO I've got it down to this the f8000, the w900a or a couple plasmas...vt60 and f8500.

I'm looking for a 60". I know the w900a is only 55" (why), but I'm willing to take a loss of screen space if it is that much better.
I would be all about a plasma if it were not for the burn in issues. I know burn in is hard to get, but I also don't want image retention for weeks either. Some people say you don't have to worry, others say it is a problem. I don't want to have to worry about it.

I also hate the soap opera effect. That has to be eliminated.

Anyways, What are your recommendations? Thanks.
post #3191 of 6700
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Originally Posted by genza93 View Post

I mean picture is amazing but I noticed some flash lighting / clouding? I usually never noticed until I read the forums here and saw people complaining about if. : x

All LED edge lit LCDs have some degree of corner flashlighting and panel cloudiness.
post #3192 of 6700
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Originally Posted by Selvos View Post

SO I've got it down to this the f8000, the w900a or a couple plasmas...vt60 and f8500.

I'm looking for a 60". I know the w900a is only 55" (why), but I'm willing to take a loss of screen space if it is that much better.
I would be all about a plasma if it were not for the burn in issues. I know burn in is hard to get, but I also don't want image retention for weeks either. Some people say you don't have to worry, others say it is a problem. I don't want to have to worry about it.

I also hate the soap opera effect. That has to be eliminated.

Anyways, What are your recommendations? Thanks.

I've always been a plasma guy (4 plasmas in the past 8 years), but I probably enjoy the F8000 more than my previous plasmas overall. There are pros & cons to both technologies for sure. With plasma, I always hated the buzz they make (I'm sensitive to it), the heat they generate (a LOT), the dimness (nowhere near as bright as LCD, although this year's Samsung F8500 is probably bright enough from what I've read), and the image retention (I watch a lot of TBS and could see the TBS logo for months on an all-white screen on some of my previous plasmas).

With the F8000, about the only thing I don't love is some minor vertical banding which is noticeable during panning. I tried 2 65" F8000 displays and they both had it. Other than that, I have no real complaints. It's WAY brighter than any of my previous plasmas which is nice when you're watching TV in a reasonably well lit room. I also think the F8000 handles glare during the daytime from a window off to the side (90 degree angle) much better than my previous plasmas. The blacks aren't as good on the F8000, but they're good enough for me. Honestly, if it weren't for the vertical banding during panning, I'd probably have no reason to think about upgrading for a long time. It's not that the banding isn't tolerable - it's just the only flaw that I'm really bothered by.

Hope this helps!
post #3193 of 6700
Are there particular sizes with the f8000 that are more prone to have vertical banding or do all sizes have it?
Edited by bulgolgiman - 10/18/13 at 8:14am
post #3194 of 6700
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Originally Posted by jkozlow3 View Post

I've always been a plasma guy (4 plasmas in the past 8 years), but I probably enjoy the F8000 more than my previous plasmas overall. There are pros & cons to both technologies for sure. With plasma, I always hated the buzz they make (I'm sensitive to it), the heat they generate (a LOT), the dimness (nowhere near as bright as LCD, although this year's Samsung F8500 is probably bright enough from what I've read), and the image retention (I watch a lot of TBS and could see the TBS logo for months on an all-white screen on some of my previous plasmas).

With the F8000, about the only thing I don't love is some minor vertical banding which is noticeable during panning. I tried 2 65" F8000 displays and they both had it. Other than that, I have no real complaints. It's WAY brighter than any of my previous plasmas which is nice when you're watching TV in a reasonably well lit room. I also think the F8000 handles glare during the daytime from a window off to the side (90 degree angle) much better than my previous plasmas. The blacks aren't as good on the F8000, but they're good enough for me. Honestly, if it weren't for the vertical banding during panning, I'd probably have no reason to think about upgrading for a long time. It's not that the banding isn't tolerable - it's just the only flaw that I'm really bothered by.

Hope this helps!

THanks for the great reply! What plasmas did you have in the past?

Did you take precautions to stop image retention? I don't really want to have to think about it all the time. I just want to enjoy watching and playing.
post #3195 of 6700
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Originally Posted by Selvos View Post

THanks for the great reply! What plasmas did you have in the past?

Did you take precautions to stop image retention? I don't really want to have to think about it all the time. I just want to enjoy watching and playing.

Most recently, I had the Panasonic VT30 which had TERRIBLE IR and was pretty dim in the daytime. I didn't take many precautions - just watched TV like normal and avoided doing anything dumb like leaving static content up on the screen for extended periods. The translucent station logos would still cause IR that lasted for several weeks/months though!
post #3196 of 6700
now that this set been out for some time now. what are the best setting for console gaming xbox 360,.
im currently using the gaming pre setting, with little tweaks here and there.
i have 55"
post #3197 of 6700
Hey guys, does this tv have a built in IR receiver or do you need to install the provided external ir receiver?

I'm trying to integrate my Tivo remote but it doesn't seem to accept any of the listed Samsung IR commands.
Edited by adidino - 10/20/13 at 9:01am
post #3198 of 6700
I'm pretty sure it has one. I started using my Harmony one, which was programmed two Samsungs ago without a glitch, and without any additional programming.

Of course, I don't use any of the smart TV features, if I wanted those I'd probably have to add some commands, but as far as I can tell, it's all IR. I don't have ant RF in my system.
post #3199 of 6700
Anyone have a recommended source to purchase the exlink cable? Seems like there are a few websites out there but none I'm familiar with.
post #3200 of 6700
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Originally Posted by adidino View Post

Hey guys, does this tv have a built in IR receiver or do you need to install the provided external ir receiver?

I'm trying to integrate my Tivo remote but it doesn't seem to accept any of the listed Samsung IR commands.

Are you trying to get the TiVo remote to control basic functions of the television like power on and volume or is there a deeper integration you're referring to? My previous television was a Samsung plasma and my remote worked with my F8000 for the basic functions based off the previous programming.
post #3201 of 6700
hi all,

Anybody here know anything about the sony KDL-55W900A? How does it stack up vs the UN55f8000? I have the f8000, but I hear great things about the KDL as well.

thanks
post #3202 of 6700
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Originally Posted by bd5400 View Post

Are you trying to get the TiVo remote to control basic functions of the television like power on and volume or is there a deeper integration you're referring to? My previous television was a Samsung plasma and my remote worked with my F8000 for the basic functions based off the previous programming.

Just power and volume control. Do should work then? I'll need to try different codes then.
post #3203 of 6700
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Originally Posted by adidino View Post

Just power and volume control. Do should work then? I'll need to try different codes then.

I'd try different codes because it should definitely work. I'm using the remote from my Premiere.
post #3204 of 6700
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Originally Posted by bd5400 View Post

I'd try different codes because it should definitely work. I'm using the remote from my Premiere.

Did you happen to remember which code you ended up using? smile.gif
post #3205 of 6700
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Originally Posted by adidino View Post

Did you happen to remember which code you ended up using? smile.gif

Sadly no, sorry!
post #3206 of 6700
Are there any better 3D glasses than the ones that came with the set, especially in regards to fitting over prescription glasses?
post #3207 of 6700
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Originally Posted by AGuy01 View Post

Are there any better 3D glasses than the ones that came with the set, especially in regards to fitting over prescription glasses?

I had the same issue, and I ended up buying the Panasonic glasses to use with my Samsung F6400. They fit perfectly over my prescription glasses.

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-TY-ER3D4MU-Active-Shutter-Eyewear/dp/B007EHI1DK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1382392761&sr=8-1&keywords=panasonic+3d+glasses
post #3208 of 6700
Has anyone had HDMI handshake issues with this set?

This weekend I got a new UN65F8000 and a Sony STR-DN840 receiver. First setup, everything was working great. I have all my sources connected to the STR-DN840, including my DirecTV DVR, Xbox 360, and Apple TV.

The trouble is that after I powered everything off, and powered it back on, there's no image on the TV. There will be no sound coming from the receiver's speakers, either.

The TV will say no signal (distinctly different message from no cable connected). If I pull the HDMI cable out of the TV, the Sony will start playing sound through the speakers and the TV will switch to a "no cable" message.

Reconnect the HDMI cable and no picture. I've tried both with CEC turned on and off at the TV. I fixed it once, by upgrading the firmware in the STR-DN840 but I believe that only "fixed" it by wiping the STR-DN840's memory. I can connect the STR-DN840 to another small TV I dragged in there and get a picture, and if I connect my DirecTV DVR directly to my UN65F8000 I get a picture immediately.

Anyone have any ideas? I love the TV, but at this point I'm thinking of taking it back and getting a non-Samsung model.
post #3209 of 6700

Anyone have the Samsung UN46F8000 and willing to measure the distance between the top edge of the back panel and the top mounting holes?  I am trying to decide if this TV will work in a tight spot on my wall and I need that measurement to find a suitable mount (if one exists).  Samsung does not provide this information anywhere and I can't find a local store that has it on display.  Thanks!

post #3210 of 6700
My 65" came in last week. Mounted it to the wall with an Omnimount articulating mount. Adjusted the picture to a mix of some various settings posted here, and proceeded to watch baseball, football and various neteworks and other channels off a DISH Hopper receiver. Have not watched a Blue Ray yet as I had to order a blue ray (Sony 5100 I think) and I had enough stuff to watch including a University of Wyoming football game off the DISH on the Root Sports Network. it could have been the best picture I have ever seen. I would assume it was uplinked directly to Dish and the to my dish. Could not have been better. I cannot detect any flashlighting or banding or clouding, but maybe I am not a critical enough watcher.

My questions for the other owners are easy I hope.

Anyone using both DISH and DIRCT TV have any "handshake HDMI problems. I have none at this point because I am not going through a receiver, as my receiver is an older Denon with no HDMI inputs or outputs. I would like to upgrade to a hdmi receiver and am looking for someon with a similar setup to mine who has some first had experience with any of the common poplular brands. Not looking to break the bank and would like to stay under 750 for a name brand AV receiver.

Any ideas?
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