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post #4981 of 6716
Oh yeah, that "only wanting only the best" thing. I understand. I refer to it as "having good taste". wink.gif Hope you're pleasantly surprised by its pq!!
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I just have to ask, DRN94, since I've seen it reported at more than one site that the Movie mode's grayscale and color DEs right out of the box are under 3, imperceptible to the human eye (3.34 and 1.5 respectively) why are you attempting to improve on that?

Yes, movie mode's white balance is superb out of the box. Standard mode, however, is rather awful once you switch it over to Warm 2. And I was able to do an alternating comparison of the default movie mode and the standard mode with the adjustments I've made and it's identical accept the it is a much cooler white on Standard. I've tried getting a warmer hue on standard but it's just resulted in noticeable red and/or green deviations around the mid and high grey range while the peak white remains very cool temperatured. Perhaps Standard is just naturally cooler than movie mode?
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Anyway, just got the set. It arrived quite chilled; it's about 28F right now. By the time I got it unpacked most of the screen was clouded with condensation, so I won't be powering it up for awhile...probably a day or two.

Mine arrived icy to the touch, but no surprise there because of where I'm located. I assembled and attached the Klingon battlesword stand, put the TV on my cabinet, and then let it sit for a few hours until it hit room temperature before flipping it on. No condensation on mine, or I would have definitely waited longer, so good call on that, and an important point for people expecting theirs soon.

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We'll see how well they sell, I guess. I'm interested in checking it out. It sure seems like a gimmick, but could be fine.
I feel like this is one of those scenarios where they’re artificially delaying the rollout/price drop of new tech. To be honest, I feel like that about 4k, given that the there is no real infrastructure for delivery of 4k quality picture at this point... but the curved screens seem even more egregious.
 
This article (http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/why-did-the-us-get-stuck-with-curved-oled/) implies that essentially curved screens are just a way for early adopters to separate themselves from the herd, given that flat panels are now the norm. Since it was published, however, all the tech blogs have run in with articles about why curved is better, and blah blah blah.
 
Five years ago, I figured that by today I would have been able to buy a flat panel 1080p OLED for a bit more than I paid for my 60” F8000. I realize that’s probably naive, but frankly, all this emphasis on curved and 4k seems like a delaying tactic.
post #4985 of 6716
Curved displays will blow up on the manufacturer's face. Similar to that one manufacturer who created a widescreen display. No buyers. smile.gif
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Mine arrived icy to the touch, but no surprise there because of where I'm located. I assembled and attached the Klingon battlesword stand, put the TV on my cabinet, and then let it sit for a few hours until it hit room temperature before flipping it on. No condensation on mine, or I would have definitely waited longer, so good call on that, and an important point for people expecting theirs soon.

Definitely best to wait. Mine also came in from freezing temperatures. I didn't open the box for 2 hours,
I assembled the stand, connections, etc., and waited approx. another 2 hours before turning it on for
the first time. Yes, the waiting was torture smile.gif
post #4987 of 6716
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Definitely best to wait. Mine also came in from freezing temperatures. I didn't open the box for 2 hours,
I assembled the stand, connections, etc., and waited approx. another 2 hours before turning it on for
the first time. Yes, the waiting was torture smile.gif

Sounds wise, even to the point of not opening the box right away.  Seems freezing would not be good for these TVs, plasma or LCD, panel and electronics.  But then I guess they are shipped that way all the time in winter.  No harm, no foul.  Still, glad I live in Ca. and dont have to go through torturous waiting, having the TV but have to wait...

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Originally Posted by FltTester View Post

I just have to ask, DRN94, since I've seen it reported at more than one site that the Movie mode's grayscale and color DEs right out of the box are under 3, imperceptible to the human eye (3.34 and 1.5 respectively) why are you attempting to improve on that?

Out of the box, in Movie mode with Warm2, I did not think that greyscale and white balance where that superb. I haven't recorded it but I seem to remember that dECIE94 was around 6.
But, the good news is that the errors were very consistent over the whole greyscale and gamma. So I expected that a white balance calibration would be able to show good results.
With a quickie calibration, I got very good results for greyscale and flat gamma (again, did not keep a record), with following settings:
RGB offset: 24, 25 23
RGB gain: 14, 25, 18

A few times I saw a reference to the settings from Buzz. I had not much time to find out where he reported that, but I am curious to know what it is.
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The TV came!!!.........and went. Would start up with lines all over it and shut back down......the wait continues.
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The TV came!!!.........and went. Would start up with lines all over it and shut back down......the wait continues.

what? it turned on and then it went defective?
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what? it turned on and then it went defective?

Yup. Best buy took it back. Hope to get one here on Friday. If not, next Wednesday.
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Originally Posted by Thelt2000x View Post

The TV came!!!.........and went. Would start up with lines all over it and shut back down......the wait continues.

wOw  Are you maybe one of those getting frozen TVs ?

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Sorry, DRN94, I forgot you like the Standard mode. So have you tried going the other way? I mean with the pic settings...Movie jazzed up to the Standard pic.

I'm surprised, Turboman, your set was off that much from the factory. I guess it just shows there really are slight differences in the panels and one set of values isn't best for all sets.

Bummer, Thelt2000x! Haven't powered mine up yet, so that's definitely not encouraging....and mine was frozen!
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wOw  Are you maybe one of those getting frozen TVs ?

 

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Bummer, Thelt2000x! Haven't powered mine up yet, so that's definitely not encouraging....and mine was frozen!

 

Well, by waiting, you're avoiding those issues, FltTester. With regards to the condensation, the reason to wait is to make sure that everything evaporates properly before you power up to prevent from shorting anything out, so I think you'll be okay.

 

ETA: Mine was frozen, but after getting to room temp is now flawless.

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Hi guys noted weird behavior...my tele ua55f8000 made in Dec-2013) switches off for half a second or so esp when watching movies through hdmi. Am on the latest software (1113.1). Otherwise excellent picture.... Help
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Hi guys noted weird behavior...my tele ua55f8000 made in Dec-2013) switches off for half a second or so esp when watching movies through hdmi. Am on the latest software (1113.1). Otherwise excellent picture.... Help

Strange. Auto update is off, right?
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Strange. Auto update is off, right?
yep its off. Not connected to the Internet...Don't see the behavior when watching cable TV via AV connection. Could it be hdmi connection issue??
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yep its off. Not connected to the Internet...Don't see the behavior when watching cable TV via AV connection. Could it be hdmi connection issue??

not sure. but you can try to isolate it for the hdmi..

you might try switching HDMI cables or perhaps one of your HDMI connectors on one of your components is getting worn out, not making perfect contact any more, etc.
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Strange. Auto update is off, right?

 

 

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Hi guys noted weird behavior...my tele ua55f8000 made in Dec-2013) switches off for half a second or so esp when watching movies through hdmi. Am on the latest software (1113.1). Otherwise excellent picture.... Help

My UN65F8000 did that for the first time ever last night.  Shut off and back on, about 5 seconds.  Was watching the Olympics on my TWC.  Connected with HDMI.  Auto update off.  I updated to 1118 a few days ago.

post #5000 of 6716
a bug with firmware 1118?
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a bug with firmware 1118?

Maybe too soon to tell.  Only did it once.  Been on 1118 for about 5 days.

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I have 1118 as well but my tv isn't on as much as you guys have it. I only turn it on in the evenings if I have something to watch like a blu ray movie or some tv show.. Will see if I see anything.
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wOw  Are you maybe one of those getting frozen TVs ?

Doubt it. I live in Florida
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Doubt it. I live in Florida

Seems as the saying goes...  if it were not for bad luck you'd have not luck at all, with TVs anyway.

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Seems as the saying goes...  if it were not for bad luck you'd have not luck at all, with TVs anyway.

All good. I'm not sweating it too much. Just hope we can get another one here on Friday. I thought the TV itself looked really nice. I really liked the stand. The .001 seconds I saw of the Samsung screen looked pretty nice too lol. As I always say, everything happens for a reason.
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All good. I'm not sweating it too much. Just hope we can get another one here on Friday. I thought the TV itself looked really nice. I really liked the stand. The .001 seconds I saw of the Samsung screen looked pretty nice too lol. As I always say, everything happens for a reason.

I love the stand, truly makes the TV look almost as if it is floating.  Compliments the rest of the sleekness of the TV.  Mind old plasma had like a 3" bezel, compared to this one's 1/3".  My plasma was a 58" but because of the huge bezel, my 65F8000 is the same size, but, of course, more screen.  .001 seconds  LOL  When you get a good panel, I am sure you will love the PQ.

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Hi everyone. Long time lurker here and finally decided to purchase a high-end HDTV. I've been debating between plasma and LED. I know both have their inherent flaws, but I believe mine is more pronounced than what is typically accepted for an LED panel.

 

I purchased the UN65F8000 a couple weeks ago noticed there is a nagging white cloud that is on the upper right hand corner of the screen even during scenes that aren't very dark. I want to leave the brightness of the panel up because I'm used to bright displays and using my OLED phone on maximum brightness. I've attached a picture that shows what this looks like. The exposure time on my camera is accurate in showing how the screen looks to my eyes in a darker room. Should I return it? Are there calibration settings to remove this? 

 

 

 

If not I was considering getting the PN64F8500. My only issue with plasma is that it always looks little dimmer than LED and whites seem more yellow than I like. I look forward to everyone's thoughts. 

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Originally Posted by Dale Jackson View Post
 

Hi everyone. Long time lurker here and finally decided to purchase a high-end HDTV. I've been debating between plasma and LED. I know both have their inherent flaws, but I believe mine is more pronounced than what is typically accepted for an LED panel.

 

I purchased the UN65F8000 a couple weeks ago noticed there is a nagging white cloud that is on the upper right hand corner of the screen even during scenes that aren't very dark. I want to leave the brightness of the panel up because I'm used to bright displays and using my OLED phone on maximum brightness. I've attached a picture that shows what this looks like. The exposure time on my camera is accurate in showing how the screen looks to my eyes in a darker room. Should I return it? Are there calibration settings to remove this? 

 

 

 

If not I was considering getting the PN64F8500. My only issue with plasma is that it always looks little dimmer than LED and whites seem more yellow than I like. I look forward to everyone's thoughts. 

Do you have Smart LED on ?  Does look like a lot of flashlighting/clouding going on there.

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Originally Posted by Dale Jackson View Post
 

Hi everyone. Long time lurker here and finally decided to purchase a high-end HDTV. I've been debating between plasma and LED. I know both have their inherent flaws, but I believe mine is more pronounced than what is typically accepted for an LED panel.

 

I purchased the UN65F8000 a couple weeks ago noticed there is a nagging white cloud that is on the upper right hand corner of the screen even during scenes that aren't very dark. I want to leave the brightness of the panel up because I'm used to bright displays and using my OLED phone on maximum brightness. I've attached a picture that shows what this looks like. The exposure time on my camera is accurate in showing how the screen looks to my eyes in a darker room. Should I return it? Are there calibration settings to remove this? 

 

 

 

If not I was considering getting the PN64F8500. My only issue with plasma is that it always looks little dimmer than LED and whites seem more yellow than I like. I look forward to everyone's thoughts. 

And I get some on a dark screen, sometimes, but quite minimal.  Your second pic can still see that cloud in the right upper corner.  I never get that on a well lit scene.

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Originally Posted by aizen79 View Post

Hi guys noted weird behavior...my tele ua55f8000 made in Dec-2013) switches off for half a second or so esp when watching movies through hdmi. Am on the latest software (1113.1). Otherwise excellent picture.... Help

If it was the firmware version, be it 1113.1 or 1118, many owners should be experiencing the shutdown and complaining. I don't know why auto update would have anything to do with it, maybe I missed something. Does the set completely shutdown - power off, or does the video just blank out momentarily? Power off points to the power supply, loss of video is, like HPQ said, maybe that particular HDMI input...or cable...or the source device, although unlikely since sideout99 also had the issue.

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Seems as the saying goes... if it were not for bad luck you'd have not luck at all, with TVs anyway.

You may have hit on something there, sideout99. Maybe he...and you were "Born Under a Bad Sign" as Clapton sang about. wink.gif
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