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post #3481 of 6702
It's cool.
post #3482 of 6702
Most dealers drop off those last letters and digits, to a consumer I bet they mean very little if anything at all.
post #3483 of 6702
The FXZA has been on every Samsung I've bought in the last 6 years. I could be wrong but the FXZA signifies it's for private use and not commercial. Again, I could be wrong. Does anyone know if TS01 Panels are in the bigger sizes beyond '55?
post #3484 of 6702
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Originally Posted by AncientAlien View Post

The FXZA has been on every Samsung I've bought in the last 6 years. I could be wrong but the FXZA signifies it's for private use and not commercial. Again, I could be wrong. Does anyone know if TS01 Panels are in the bigger sizes beyond '55?

Yes, they are . I just stopped by a local best buy and the un60f8000 that was in the store was a TS01
post #3485 of 6702

~~Happy Thanksgiving to all: I had to replace my Sony LC-52SE94U and purchased the 55f800.  I have several questions that I am hoping experienced owners can help with before I release liability with the shipper.  I purchased "white glove delivery", which I wouldn't do again but I did.

 

Basically, they will put it in any room, turn it on and verify its working with no problem. If it isn't they will take it back no questions or charges and bring another one. Other than the obvious like dents, scratches, no picture- can you help with these questions;

 

1) What should I look for once it is powered on that is "not so ordinary" that might make me refuse delivery on the spot?

 

2) Any procedures or steps you think I should go through?

 

3) What is the difference between an authorized reseller and an authorized dealer?

 

4) I was assured this is NOT refurbished. Is there anyway to distinguish the two upon delivery?

 

5) What functions on the tv (I'm sure there are tons of features) would you go through while they are standing there?

 

I also purchased a in home service contract. If something is wrong with the tv, I feel I'm protected but I want to make sure I catch anything up front if I can.

 

Lastly, can one calibrate the tv themselves or do you need a professional when so many good people here tell you the settings that work. I know a lot is dependent on your own room/lighting/viewing preferences' etc  but I was curious.  I should have asked if the warranty came with a professional calibration, do you know if standard warranty's do?

 

I'm wondering if I place a service call saying the picture is off, have them come out and ask them to do it then, do you think they will, any experience with that?

 

Thanks in advance,

post #3486 of 6702

I meant to also ask what is a TS01 PANEL?  Thanks again.

post #3487 of 6702
Hi extech ,

Happy Holidays to you as well as to all who read this !! biggrin.gif

Where do you buy it ? "Authorized Dealer" , i.e. BB / Amazon and the like. Best places to buy.

Worst places to buy , because you can not return it are Sears , Paul`s TV , many places online that provide "discount pricing "

It real matters wink.gif

That aside , here is a short list of stuff to look for :

Once the tv is on , turn backlight all the way up , YOU WILL SEE , backlight bleed , don`t worry , just set it back to around 10.

Sound , make sure the speakers are a-ok.

Overall color and contrast , you will tweak later , but how is it out of the box !!!

Other than that there is not much you can do in the short time they are willing to stay , they will want to drop and run , so to speak.

Before they leave , get there names and take note of the time and date of delivery.

Once they are gone , and you have a router , hard wire the F8000 to the router , if possible , the WiFi card is bad , real bad.

Set the tv up and set up a Samsung account ( user name / password . credit / debit card is not needed to log in ).

After it updates the software and the tv is set up , just check that all is a-ok , but keep in mind that it will take a fews days to get the best possible.

As far as calibration , I would give it at least 30 ~ 60 days before you spend the money for ISF.
If ISF is not in the cards , it wasn't for me , then just use your own taste for color a hue.

You should not have to go too crazy , however do take note of all the settings and adjust to your liking.

Call Samsung only if you must !!!! , They do not help and if you do have to call ask you speak to a tier 2 support agent or supervisor.

Most help will come from here , great place for help !!!

Don`t get frustrated , it is a buggy tv , but you can make it work for you.

You may find the not all channels use the same color and tint configuration , thats fine , just try to find a happy medium.

Well , that`s about it , post if you get stuck !!

Later , biggrin.gif

Gary 
post #3488 of 6702
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Originally Posted by AncientAlien View Post

You'll be able to see it on darker content, (HARRY POTTER). I don't have the set but want it and I'm also worried. CNET said it's all good unless you don't have local dimming activated but different panel type could be the reason some have uniformity issues and some don't. I've read TS01 and TS02 panels are best and CH01-02 aren't as good. Based on my experience with Samsung I agree.

Thanks for your help !!

One more thing, does anybody know if this model can play a blu ray structure from from a USB device ?
I know it plays mkv files, but what about AVCHD folders ?
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I just got the UN65F8000BF on Wednesday. I set it up immediately on the stand and plugged in the HDMI cable to the HDMI in1 (STB) input (from DirecTV HR24100) and everything worked great after doing the setup. Then Thursday afternoon with the help of a friend we took my old wall mount down and replaced with the Ultra Slim Tuff Mount. We got everything hooked back up to the TV got it hung on wall and turned it on. No picture and the message popping up there is no signal on HDMI1 and to check that it's on. (IT WAS) Going to the menu on the TV some of the selections including setup were grayed out . Took it down switched to HDMI2 and tried again and it worked fine, so switched it back and still nothing. Finally just put it back on HDMI2 where it worked and hung it back on bracket.
Do you think I have a dead HDMI port? There in absolutely no way for me to try and move the HDMI cables around to trouble shoot with it on the wall as it is way too close to get my hand behind it.

So two questions here.
What's wrong with HDMI1(STB)?

Do they make an ultra slim wall mount that lets you pivot the TV out some to access the back of it?

Thanks
Edited by Brett_FL - 11/29/13 at 3:18am
post #3490 of 6702
Hi ,

# 1 check HDMI cable ( 1.4 works best )

#2 reset and start over and see what happens.

Thats really all the help I can provide right now.

Post later if you need to smile.gif

Good luck biggrin.gif

Me… 

PS:

You must use HDMI 1 only for cable boxes !
post #3491 of 6702
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Originally Posted by Brett_FL View Post

I just got the UN65F8000BF on Wednesday. I set it up immediately on the stand and plugged in the HDMI cable to the HDMI in1 (STB) input (from DirecTV HR24100) and everything worked great after doing the setup. Then Thursday afternoon with the help of a friend we took my old wall mount down and replaced with the Ultra Slim Tuff Mount. We got everything hooked back up to the TV got it hung on wall and turned it on. No picture and the message popping up there is no signal on HDMI1 and to check that it's on. (IT WAS) Going to the menu on the TV some of the selections including setup were grayed out . Took it down switched to HDMI2 and tried again and it worked fine, so switched it back and still nothing. Finally just put it back on HDMI2 where it worked and hung it back on bracket.
Do you think I have a dead HDMI port? There in absolutely no way for me to try and move the HDMI cables around to trouble shoot with it on the wall as it is way too close to get my hand behind it.

So two questions here.
What's wrong with HDMI1(STB)?

Do they make an ultra slim wall mount that lets you pivot the TV out some to access the back of it?

Thanks

I have mine mounted using the Samsung mounts. http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs-accessories/WMN350M/ZA
post #3492 of 6702
I see you stated that you must use HDMI1 only for cable boxes. I have a DirecTV DVR model HR24/100. So I guess it's not a cable box. still does not explain why it worked on HDMI1 the first 24Hrs. then stopped working after I unplugged and replugged later.

Thanks
post #3493 of 6702
Hi Brett ,

I think in order to get the proper content on the "On TV" pane of the "Smart Hub" your Direct TV box should be connected to HDMI 1.
I could be wrong , I`m stuck with Comcast frown.gif … for now smile.gif

I had my F8000 since April 28th and the Main board has already need to be replaced , I was having HDMI issues where I got no sound fro CB / DVD / PS3 and no sound or picture on my Mac Mini 4.1.

Do you have other devices you can hook up via HDMI ? If so , how do they work ?

OK___ later , we are here to help ! Samsung is constantly "Out To Lunch" when it comes to getting any help !!

G. 
post #3494 of 6702
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Originally Posted by jedi29 View Post

Hi Brett ,

I think in order to get the proper content on the "On TV" pane of the "Smart Hub" your Direct TV box should be connected to HDMI 1.
I could be wrong , I`m stuck with Comcast frown.gif … for now smile.gif

I had my F8000 since April 28th and the Main board has already need to be replaced , I was having HDMI issues where I got no sound fro CB / DVD / PS3 and no sound or picture on my Mac Mini 4.1.

Do you have other devices you can hook up via HDMI ? If so , how do they work ?

OK___ later , we are here to help ! Samsung is constantly "Out To Lunch" when it comes to getting any help !!

G. 

I will try again this weekend if I can get some help taking the TV down and replacing, as it is impossible to reach behind the TV with the slim mount.. I maybe just need to reset the TV and start from scratch
post #3495 of 6702
Question guys: just received my new 65F8000 and was wondering a little something about the panel...

It says that I have version TD02: is that a Samsung panel?

And is the TD02 panel actually a good one? Don't remember anyone every mentioning that panel here, only TD01...
post #3496 of 6702
Hey guys, I haven't posted in a while. I'm curious. I was fiddling with my picture settings and I tried something new. I maxed out Gamma to 3+, set black tone to Darkest, and put color up to 60 (higher gamma washes out colors a bit). To me, the picture is much better and easier on the eyes. No shadow detail is lost either with these settings and black level remain just as deep, but over all the picture is brighter and dark tones aren't as harsh in contrast. The picture is sort of resembling my 23" Samsung S23A950D which is a TN 120hz panel.

Anyone with calibrated settings, try those three settings changes out and point out if anything is inherently wrong with it, because to me the picture looks better.
post #3497 of 6702
My wife decided to replace the bedroom TV, a Mitsubishi Diamond 55" projection behemoth that took three guys to remove. It had a great picture but it was time to move on.

She was very unhappy for having missed the Kuro a couple of years ago and set about to find the best set available within reason. She settled in on a 65" Panasonic ZT-60 plasma which had the best scores the raters had ever given. This was a long detailed investigation that I observed but didn't try to influence. I agreed with her that it sure looked like a winner and she set off to Best Buy and got one for the best price available.

I'll stipulate that it has all the bells and whistles a rocket scientist could desire. She plugged it in to the cable and Ethernet and we began our observation. It looked good, full of tiny detail unlike anything we had been used to. I was happy but she began a low-toned chant that never went away, "It's dark!" I tended to watch it at night and saw nothing wrong with it but she turned it on in the afternoon and, without a pitch-black room, everything did look like it was being broadcast from a poorly lighted studio. The detail was there but it was darker than we were happy with.

We fiddled with the settings, even copying in some AVS numbers to the Custom setting, about 75 different adjustments. It was better but still DARK. Their Vivid setting was none too bright either and their Standard setting almost required a flashlight to find the screen! I can't imagine who would use it. For a while we thought that it was just us and we tried to find the pony in the compost heap.

We decided that if the TV were in a cave and our eyes were night-adapted it looked pretty good, but in any kind of real-life situation it was indeed dark. This was not encouraging in a $3000 set. She checked in again at the Magnolia Room and the salesmen agreed with her. Plasmas are inherently lower on light output than LCD sets. The AVS forum backs this up but it consists of a lot of guys like me who are impressed by numbers like "lowest black levels" and not so much by anecdotes from real users who are actually watching content.

Her gloom deepened and she looked around for another couple of days and finally traded it in, out of the normal store return period I might add, for a Samsung 65F8000 and smiles returned to her face. Mine too. The picture is brighter, more vivid and the colors are stunning. It's twice the good experience of the Panasonic! I thought it was something like looking at some dark Van Goghs (the Panasonic) vs. sparkling Monets (the Samsung.) Both are works of genius but the Monets are more fun to look at over a long period.

I don't think I'm going to influence your buying aims here but maybe somebody out there will take the time that we didn't and actually go and look at the sets critically, setting aside the reviews and "shoot-out contests" that tend to overly influence us sometimes. The Panasonic may be technically superior in certain aspects using a light meter but the Samsung rocks!

Bob Sackett
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Originally Posted by jedi29 View Post

Hi Brett ,

I think in order to get the proper content on the "On TV" pane of the "Smart Hub" your Direct TV box should be connected to HDMI 1.
I could be wrong , I`m stuck with Comcast frown.gif … for now smile.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brett_FL View Post

I see you stated that you must use HDMI1 only for cable boxes. I have a DirecTV DVR model HR24/100. So I guess it's not a cable box. still does not explain why it worked on HDMI1 the first 24Hrs. then stopped working after I unplugged and replugged later.

Thanks

I'm on hdmi 3 and the what's on tv features work/watching normal tv works just fine. I only found that out because today I opted to connect to hdmi 3 to mess with ARC--wow I hate it. I wish I could pass audio over hdmi and leave everything else controlled by my harmony remote. For now I will stick with toslink digital output.
post #3499 of 6702
Wanted to say hello and subscribe myself to this thread since I am now a F8000 owner. All I can contribute so far is , AMAZING TV. I am more than satisfied with every penny spent. I got the 65inch and wall mounted it.
post #3500 of 6702
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Originally Posted by Brett_FL View Post

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Do they make an ultra slim wall mount that lets you pivot the TV out some to access the back of it?

Thanks

Mounted my 55F8000 using the below articulating mount, ordered from mountsdirect.com. Works great , pushes tight against wall and it is stout Presume they have something similar for a 65" model. And CHEAP price.
LAMDD-55 Universal Ultra-Slim Articulating mount for 37" to 55" LED TV
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Can anybody tell me is this TV worth buying over any other led tv. I want this tv
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I currently own a Pioneer Elite 1120HD set and as far as I am concerned the picture quality is amazing. Unfortunately, it is only 55" and 720p so looking to go 65" 1080p. in addition, starting to get static lines across the set on all sources so it looks like it may be going night night for good soon. I went to BB and saw the F8000 next to the Samsung plasma and the ZT and VT panasonic plasmas. Hate to say, but the F8000 fell in a far 3rd place. Now of course I assume the pic settings were all out of whack and who knows what the source material was coming from. My main question, will the pic quality once settings are tweaked be as nice if not nicer than my Pioneer Elite 1120HD plasma?

I am hesitant to go with the Sammy plasma because of complaints of buzzing and am afraid to go the Panny plasma because of complaints of fans kicking on and off causing a resonance and buzzing. Thankfully my Pioneer Elite has no buzzing. Any issues with unwanted sounds from the F8000?

Any comments greatly appreciated.
post #3503 of 6702
So I decided to keep my 60f8000 (When I posted my screen pics it was actually the last day I could return anyways) but have some questions

The Samsung site shows fw 1115 but when I check thought the TV say's 1114 is the latest, anybody update to 1115?

ARC - I am getting it work through HDMI 1 is this normal? I use smart hub to watch amazon and youtube and have sound through my receiver. Update - I figured this out, didn't remember doing it but I hooked up the optical out awhile ago from the TV to my receiver.

Xbox360 issue, seems at times I turn it on and the tv/receiver don't sync up with it and I have to shut off the 360 and turn back on to get video, anybody else have this problem?
Edited by Briant73 - 12/2/13 at 5:53pm
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So I just got my Samsung UN46in F8000 yesterday. I go to hook up my Apple TV and Sony Blu Ray Disc Player and it does not recognize them at all. They are Hi-Speed HDMI cables, I've reset it to factory settings, and its updated. Still nothing and I've switched out both HDMI cables as well. Both the Apple TV and Blu Ray player work on other TVs. Any suggestions as to what to do? How to fix? 

post #3505 of 6702
Turley, sounds like bad hdmi ports on the tv board. Does RCA work?
post #3506 of 6702
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Originally Posted by adgrimes View Post

Turley, sounds like bad hdmi ports on the tv board. Does RCA work?

Nope. Doesn't work. But the funny thing is that my Samsung sound bar HWF55C works with the HDMI port. I'm waiting to hear from Samsung Tech Support to give me a call back about it but I thought maybe someone on here might have a solution. 

post #3507 of 6702
Could be video only that's broke? This is very strange. Oh and sorry for not responding when you posted up on my amazon review, I didn't really have a productive answer for you :/
post #3508 of 6702
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Originally Posted by adgrimes View Post

Could be video only that's broke? This is very strange. Oh and sorry for not responding when you posted up on my amazon review, I didn't really have a productive answer for you :/

No worries. I've talked to both Apple and Samsung. Just waiting to hear back from Samsung and hopefully they can tell me where to take it to get it fixed or ship it back to them to have it fixed. I feel like I have tried everything imaginable to see if anything would work as far as the HDMI ports go and yes it is very strange indeed! 

post #3509 of 6702
Hey all! Just picked up a UN60F8000. So far so good. I did have some questions:

1) What are people using for picture settings that they are satisfied with? There's a thread here but it's pretty much dead except for one post which helped with a few things. I haven't gone into the advanced settings too much, except to turn off anything dynamic as that usually means "constantly adjust my picture until I am brought to tears with annoyance". I am not 100% satisfied with the picture and I feel like I am missing something. My settings are essentially:

Movie mode
Backlight: 12
Contrast: 90
Brightness: 45
Sharpness: 20
Color: 50
Tint: 50/50

Picture options:
warm2
off
off
low
off
off
off

2) Anyone have an issue connecting to the SmartHub or whatever? I try to set it up, it says it has Internet access, but then it can't connect to Samsung's servers and says contact Samsung. I know Internet works, I see traffic from the TV through the firewall, so not sure what the issue is. Could Samsung's servers be down? It's going to somewhere in Korea... infolink.pavv.co.kr

TIA

-J
post #3510 of 6702
Is there a jump forward/back button on the smart remote? While watching recorded shows i use the jump ahaed 30 seconds or back 15 seconds on my directv remote often.

Also is there away to turn off the SAMSUNG light at the bottom of the screen?

I have been catching up with DVR shows and have not messed with picture settings but feel it is a little too bright for my liking.
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