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post #4051 of 6700
anyone have issues with added or deleted media reflected in the built in media player?

I've tried minidlna and mezzmo dlna servers.

When I delete a file it still shows up in the player

When I add a file I cannot see it

This was not a problem on my Samsung C series TV
post #4052 of 6700
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Originally Posted by sideout99 View Post

Build date is also on the sticker on the back of the TV.

I see "US02" for the tv on the box label next to the serial number. However no build date. Ship date is Dec.

TV is wall mounted so I can't go back there to check.. It's ok.. smile.gif

TV is good for me. smile.gif
post #4053 of 6700
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Originally Posted by hpp8140 View Post

anyone have issues with added or deleted media reflected in the built in media player?

I've tried minidlna and mezzmo dlna servers.

When I delete a file it still shows up in the player

When I add a file I cannot see it

This was not a problem on my Samsung C series TV

Content refreshing is spotty. Sometimes I see added files without issue and other times I have to leave the Smart Hub and go back in. Other times, when it stubbornly refuses to refresh I have to turn the TV on and off again. Not too elegant. When attempting to playback a streamed file it's not uncommon to see a message that says the file is 'is not compatible at the moment' (I'm translating from Spanish so I don't know how that message reads in English). Trying to play the file again often works though.
post #4054 of 6700
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Originally Posted by tsduke View Post

Is it just my eyes or does turning AMP to clear or off seem decrease overall PQ? I'm rather disappointed in this tv considering the money I forked out for it. Clear is still exhibiting some studder so have to try off I guess.

I contacted Samsung for heck of it. What a waste of time. I'm not sure she would know how to turn my tv on.

This happens on all sources? I have seen instances where stutter happens because of the source and not the TV(assuming the TV is on clear). You are right though, some of us are just more subtle to things that taint the image. Especially when you start looking more and more for it. Clear should solve your issue.
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Originally Posted by hpp8140 View Post

anyone have issues with added or deleted media reflected in the built in media player?

I've tried minidlna and mezzmo dlna servers.

When I delete a file it still shows up in the player

When I add a file I cannot see it

This was not a problem on my Samsung C series TV

I never used the DLNA on my Samsung A series BUT I too have this problem when using DLNA. I find the best way to update a deleted file OR find an updated file is to completely turn the tv off so it disconnects from the network. Then turn it back on. It seems to "refresh" the folder that way. That is the only way I found that worked.
post #4055 of 6700
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Originally Posted by HPQ View Post


I see "US02" for the tv on the box label next to the serial number. However no build date. Ship date is Dec.

TV is wall mounted so I can't go back there to check.. It's ok.. smile.gif

TV is good for me. smile.gif

You still have your box ?  LOL  I got rid of the box after 30 days (can't return to BB) and felt the TV is a keeper.

It's a big dang box, and I live in a 1 bedroom apt.  If I had a garage I might stash it in there.

post #4056 of 6700
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Originally Posted by sideout99 View Post

You still have your box ?  LOL  I got rid of the box after 30 days (can't return to BB) and felt the TV is a keeper.
It's a big dang box, and I live in a 1 bedroom apt.  If I had a garage I might stash it in there.

yeah, It is a giant box. I have a garage so I kept it there.. I put all kinds of smaller amazon and other type of boxes in there. It is more like a storage shed for smaller boxes now. lol. smile.gif
post #4057 of 6700
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Originally Posted by Avon B7 View Post

Content refreshing is spotty. Sometimes I see added files without issue and other times I have to leave the Smart Hub and go back in. Other times, when it stubbornly refuses to refresh I have to turn the TV on and off again. Not too elegant. When attempting to playback a streamed file it's not uncommon to see a message that says the file is 'is not compatible at the moment' (I'm translating from Spanish so I don't know how that message reads in English). Trying to play the file again often works though.

This might be a show stopper for me. I frequently download, watch and delete media.

1. Resume doesn't work like the C series
2. Media doesn't refresh until tv is turned off or re-connect in Network menu.

Didn't think Samsung would take a step back here. Allowing simple network shares would solve this problem.
Maybe I could deal with the delete, but not the case where the media doesn't refresh when new files are added.

Let me check out a few other options. I like not having to deal with htpc.
post #4058 of 6700
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Originally Posted by Magnus_CA View Post

Can anyone with an unmounted 55" measure something on the back panel for me?

I'm looking for the distance from the top edge of the screen to the closest pair of VESA mount holes to the nearest 1/8th inch. I'm trying to help my brother get his mount up before his panel arrives.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Bump.
post #4059 of 6700
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Originally Posted by DRN94 View Post

I did try to make clear that my Standard Mode numbers were probably useless because there was no motion, it was just displaying a plain webpage with the input lag clock on it. If there was motion on the screen I'm very certain the input lag numbers would spike due to the processor taking longer to process the image. Take my Standard Mode with Motion Enhancer's reading with a few grains of salt. It was a rather pointless reading. I should have had a movie playing on the screen when I did the reading, that would have put the processor to work compared to a static webpage. Maybe next time.

Oh, I'm sorry. I missed that line. Now I feel like a jerk!
post #4060 of 6700
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Originally Posted by hpp8140 View Post

This might be a show stopper for me. I frequently download, watch and delete media.

1. Resume doesn't work like the C series
2. Media doesn't refresh until tv is turned off or re-connect in Network menu.

Didn't think Samsung would take a step back here. Allowing simple network shares would solve this problem.
Maybe I could deal with the delete, but not the case where the media doesn't refresh when new files are added.

Let me check out a few other options. I like not having to deal with htpc.

Where do you stream your media from? I used to play daily files I would add/delete as I watched shows. I forgot to add another way i found was just exiting the folder and re-entering could cause it to refresh too. Sometimes though it wouldn't so I would turn TV off.
post #4061 of 6700
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Originally Posted by adgrimes View Post

Where do you stream your media from? I used to play daily files I would add/delete as I watched shows. I forgot to add another way i found was just exiting the folder and re-entering could cause it to refresh too. Sometimes though it wouldn't so I would turn TV off.

I have a usb drive connected to my router, which runs minidlna server.

My C series LCD would refresh every time a folder was accessed. Doesn't look like this F series is programmed to do that.

My workaround is to use android BubbleUPnP to send media to the TV.

The TV is wired using Ethernet, so I was concerned this method might cause stutter on bluray rips, since the android tablet is wireless, but this is not the case.

I sent a 45 min video to the TV, turned off the tablet, and the video played all the way through. I could still use the remote normally to control the TV. Looks like playback is transferred to the TV as if you initiated playback using the built-in media player. This works perfectly, I just use the tablet to browse media instead of the ugly purple interface on the TV. Furthermore, I can even queue and create playlists.

Simple network drive mapping is all this TV needs. Looks like their business plan is to get people to sign up for dropbox, skydrive, and sugarsync that is supported and would avoid using dlna allshare.
post #4062 of 6700
I just bought the 55-inch model of this TV. I could have transported it in my car, but I've heard conflicting info regarding the risk of damage to the TV by transporting it lying flat. The sales people at the store said it was OK, but the store's own website said it wasn't a good idea -- for either LCD or plasma. So I opted to have them deliver it, which will take a few days. I'll fill the time by reviewing the posts about recommended calibration settings.
post #4063 of 6700
I must say i started watching TV content in "game mode" and i F'N love it !

I'm a graphic designer working all day on LED monitors, so i really didnt like the way to motion looked on my TV before with the motion plus on clear or off... but now my eye are quite pleased by the faster response i get in Game Mode.

I'm in love with my TV again. smile.gif
post #4064 of 6700

No Sound with my Samsung F8000 Setup

First post for my new Samsung 55F8000. I have satellite provider receiver (Bell Canada) connected to HDM1... Computer connected to HDM2 DVI and Bluyray dvd connect to HDMI3arc and no sound for any source using Samsung remote. I am using digital audio out from tv to Pioneer av receiver vsx 9040 txh. In Sound/speaker select only external speaker or tv speakers are choices as receiver is grayed out. I can use my satellite receiver remote and after inputting codes for Samsung F8000 TV I can get sound through my receiver to my 5.1 speakers as I could when I had same setup with a Panasonic st60 tv and same blue ray and audio receiver. How can I get the Samsung tv remote and tv to work similar to what happens when I use Satellite remote to recognize receiver and be able to turn Pioneer receiver on and off and adjust volume with Samsung remote....thanks sammy12
post #4065 of 6700
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Originally Posted by sideout99 View Post

You still have your box ?  LOL  I got rid of the box after 30 days (can't return to BB) and felt the TV is a keeper.
It's a big dang box, and I live in a 1 bedroom apt.  If I had a garage I might stash it in there.

Didn't appear too serious to me.

I bought a Panasonic 65" ZT-60 from Best Buy. They delivered it and the movers took the box and all the packaging away forever without a word from me. A couple of weeks later we decided the ZT was too dark and switched to the Samsung UN65F8000. These movers asked me where the Panasonic box was and I told them "Long gone." They scratched their heads and then proceeded to stuff the ZT into the Samsung box which wasn't a very good fit. Off they went and I never heard another word from anybody.

(You might want to look carefully inside the box before you accept your Samsung. There is a ZT out there in disguise!)

BTW, we like the Samsung a lot better than the Panasonic.
Edited by alnilam1 - 1/12/14 at 4:46pm
post #4066 of 6700
Has anyone seen the Samsung LN55A950 in person? It's a 5 year old TV and my friend has it. To my eyes it looks better than the F8000. The blacks are incredibly deep, the whites are eye searing and the viewing angle appears to be miles better than the F8000. The colors are very vibrant too although its probably because he has it in Dynamic mode.

The contrast ratio on my friend's A950 is extremely impressive under his fluorescent lights. Blacks couldn't be deeper and the whites appear brighter than the F8000. I'm even decently off angle and the overall impact of the picture quality is intact.

Are my eyes deceiving or has LED LCD picture quality remain fairly consistent over the past 5 years?

Maybe I just need to look at my F8000's picture again.
post #4067 of 6700
If memory serves me right,that LCD is a full array local dimming lcd so the blacks are going to be better.
post #4068 of 6700
DRN, I actually have a LN46a950. Because of the back lit screen, I've been pretty spoiled. I really thought when I bought it that back lit was the future for LED. I haven't found a match yet in LCD in the same price point. It may not be as slim as new TVs, but that's fine with me. The picture looks great. I only run on movie mode. I've looked at the new F8000 series from Samsung, the w850a from Sony, and the new 2014 Vizio stores since they are LED back lit. I have to admit that I'm shocked that tv manufacturers all but abandoned full array back lighting until recently. there is some blooming on blacks, but the uniformity is great and the viewing angles aren't horrible.
post #4069 of 6700
I just noticed a stuck pixel on my 55F8000 set that is about 2 months old. But fortunately its 4 pixels down from the top and about an inch from the right side so its never in the main picture view. Of course now that I know it's there I keep looking for it and of course makes it not a perfect screen.. Is this considered an acceptable flaw by Samsung?

Thanks.
post #4070 of 6700
Quick question, has anyone tried the smart led on high, for movie mode? Any thoughts, or is the standard mode the proper setting for smart led?
post #4071 of 6700
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Originally Posted by sammy12 View Post

First post for my new Samsung 55F8000. I have satellite provider receiver (Bell Canada) connected to HDM1... Computer connected to HDM2 DVI and Bluyray dvd connect to HDMI3arc and no sound for any source using Samsung remote. I am using digital audio out from tv to Pioneer av receiver vsx 9040 txh. In Sound/speaker select only external speaker or tv speakers are choices as receiver is grayed out. I can use my satellite receiver remote and after inputting codes for Samsung F8000 TV I can get sound through my receiver to my 5.1 speakers as I could when I had same setup with a Panasonic st60 tv and same blue ray and audio receiver. How can I get the Samsung tv remote and tv to work similar to what happens when I use Satellite remote to recognize receiver and be able to turn Pioneer receiver on and off and adjust volume with Samsung remote....thanks sammy12

Universal remote setup should be able to do. It can be setup if you hit source than navigate to slect it in the top right corner of the screen when all your sources are listed horizantally across the screen. If I remember correctly though, it can have it's own negative effects as well...but try it, add your devices and see if it works for you.
post #4072 of 6700
Tried as you suggested and added Phillips av and in source selected optical audio as I have nothing else connected to my av receiver. There was no change and av receiver didn't show up and wouldn't power up or off on screen test.. .. I wonder if I have to run a hdmi from Phillips av to my Hdmi 4 on tv because I don't think tv is seeing it with just optical cord connected to av receiver ??????
post #4073 of 6700
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Originally Posted by effadj View Post

I just noticed a stuck pixel on my 55F8000 set that is about 2 months old. But fortunately its 4 pixels down from the top and about an inch from the right side so its never in the main picture view. Of course now that I know it's there I keep looking for it and of course makes it not a perfect screen.. Is this considered an acceptable flaw by Samsung?

Thanks.

A few stuck pixels are most likely within the margin of error for acceptability.

I know there is a program or some files to run that flips pixels.. I read it on this forum but I don't know where it is. Maybe someone reading this will know or you have to search for it. Folks mentioned that it "fixed" stuck pixels.
post #4074 of 6700
With the NFL playoffs in full swing, I was wondering if anyone had some recommended setting for watching the games. It seems like the usually dreaded SOE would be the desired look because of the feeling of actually being on the field. Just wondering
post #4075 of 6700
I just received the 65F8000 last week from Future Shop (Canada). I have some questions:

It is a Version UD03 Panel. Anybody have information on this version. Is it a Samsung panel. How is the picture quality on the UD03 Panel.

I noticed that it only came with a small silver remote. Should there be another big remote.

Anybody have a decent settings for standard or natural for daytime viewing and night time viewing. I find the setting under natural better.

Is there anything I should know about the settings to make the picture look better. I find the picture from HD satellite box is not that great on this set. Anything I can do to make this better. Though I have not tired out the Blue Ray on this set yet.
post #4076 of 6700
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Originally Posted by bestboy1 View Post

I just received the 65F8000 last week from Future Shop (Canada). I have some questions:

It is a Version UD03 Panel. Anybody have information on this version. Is it a Samsung panel. How is the picture quality on the UD03 Panel.

I noticed that it only came with a small silver remote. Should there be another big remote.

Anybody have a decent settings for standard or natural for daytime viewing and night time viewing. I find the setting under natural better.

Is there anything I should know about the settings to make the picture look better. I find the picture from HD satellite box is not that great on this set. Anything I can do to make this better. Though I have not tired out the Blue Ray on this set yet.



I'm in Quebec, and i also only got the grey remote, i use a Logitech Harmony Smart Control so all is good anyway.

Here in Quebec we only get horrible 1080i for TV, as for the settings, it all depends on your room lighting, just try a few things and calibrate it to your liking.
post #4077 of 6700

Where would you guys recommend getting a warranty from?

post #4078 of 6700
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Originally Posted by krekc View Post
 

Where would you guys recommend getting a warranty from?

Costco, Square Trade.  3 years, $99, starts after the Sammy warranty runs out.

post #4079 of 6700
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Originally Posted by JohnHoward View Post

With the NFL playoffs in full swing, I was wondering if anyone had some recommended setting for watching the games. It seems like the usually dreaded SOE would be the desired look because of the feeling of actually being on the field. Just wondering

I use Buzz settings that he posted near the front of this thread and it works perfectly for me. I use the movie mode since the others are a bit too bright for my eyes. (this is my user preference of course)..

Movie Mode
Backlight 7
Contrast 90
Brightness 45
Sharpness 0
Color 50
Tint 50/50
Picture Size - Screen Fit
post #4080 of 6700
How are you guys finding crosstalk in 3D on this model, specifically if possible, the 65" F8000?


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