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post #151 of 11459
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

I would like to see a picture of the back panel showing how all the connections are orientated.

Just a passing thought about calibrating and/or spending time in the menus -- that's a lot of fixed images. smile.gif

I did the best I could with this camera and flash. I definitely am aware of the fixed images and keeping them as minimal as possible but not being too paranoid. I still haven't seen any IR for as much as I have been playing with it so far.




It comes with these
post #152 of 11459
Big thanks for the pics, the set looks nice. Wanted to ask if you can change the app market in the smart hub by pressing forward 289 rewind, is that even possible with the new remote?
post #153 of 11459
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Originally Posted by remush View Post

Big thanks for the pics, the set looks nice. Wanted to ask if you can change the app market in the smart hub by pressing forward 289 rewind, is that even possible with the new remote?

Not with this remote
post #154 of 11459
Hi man, thanks for all the info. I have a question. Is there a quick button on remote for changing screen size (zoom, wide etc). Or you have to go deep in the menus again to change it like e8000?
post #155 of 11459
Ya, figured, but I'm assuming you should be able to enter those digits with a universal remote. How is the navigation within the hub? I'm hoping the quad core makes navigating throught the smart menus and apps quick and fluid.
post #156 of 11459
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Originally Posted by polakis View Post

Hi man, thanks for all the info. I have a question. Is there a quick button on remote for changing screen size (zoom, wide etc). Or you have to go deep in the menus again to change it like e8000?

You hit a button called MORE then you swipe to the left and go to tools and you can change it there. So like 3 steps to get to it
post #157 of 11459
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Originally Posted by remush View Post

Ya, figured, but I'm assuming you should be able to enter those digits with a universal remote. How is the navigation within the hub? I'm hoping the quad core makes navigating throught the smart menus and apps quick and fluid.

Seems pretty quick and fluid so far. I tried a youtube app and it chokes on it and I have high speed internet over 20Mbps cconnected straight to router. Netflix seems to be working ok I just need to figure out the audio part because the apps arent playing through ARC on my stereo it just runs through the TV speakers. Im sure its something I need to hook up or a setting. Whats crazy is I was looking through the manual and it says the TV does not support network speeds less than or equal to 10Mbps and it also says to use Cat 7 Cable for the connection which I am not.
post #158 of 11459
virtual remote displayed onscreen? yikes, i have visions of IR already!! my current e7000 has over 1,000 hrs and paused netfix too many times today... had slight IR, but gone now.
post #159 of 11459
Thanks for the input, just remember to use the Hdmi arc connector on the tv, but hopefully you get that working and it's not a bug. I'll be looking forward to your bluray pics, but pq already looks impressive, I need to see this panel in person soon.
post #160 of 11459
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Originally Posted by polakis View Post

Hi man, thanks for all the info. I have a question. Is there a quick button on remote for changing screen size (zoom, wide etc). Or you have to go deep in the menus again to change it like e8000?

That little button on the E8000 remote named "P. Size" is for... well... changing the picture size.smile.gif

Larry
post #161 of 11459
Thanks smurfmlb. Looking good but that vertical drop off is freaking me out a little. I know you say camera exaggerates it a bit, but it should not happen at all. One thing plasma has over LCD is zero concern over viewing angle.

People will say nobody watches tv like that, but i stand over the tv all the time when, for example I get excited over a game, or I lie down in front of it when my back hurts. There should be no sweet spot. Argh.

Ok, I'll calm down until further revelations redface.gif
post #162 of 11459
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Originally Posted by LarryInRI View Post

That little button on the E8000 remote named "P. Size" is for... well... changing the picture size.smile.gif

Larry

Yep same here with the E450 remote.
post #163 of 11459
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Originally Posted by barth2k View Post

Thanks smurfmlb. Looking good but that vertical drop off is freaking me out a little. I know you say camera exaggerates it a bit, but it should not happen at all. One thing plasma has over LCD is zero concern over viewing angle.

People will say nobody watches tv like that, but i stand over the tv all the time when, for example I get excited over a game, or I lie down in front of it when my back hurts. There should be no sweet spot. Argh.

Ok, I'll calm down until further revelations redface.gif

How close do you get to your TV??? As surf said this was at a distance of 3 or less feet and the camera exaggerated the effect.........I can understand lying in front of your TV or getting excited during a sports match, but even then youll probably be more than 3 feet away in which case surf said he doesnt see this happen.....
post #164 of 11459
This was asked in the other thread, but I figure it would be best asked here, how are the sets built in speakers?
post #165 of 11459
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Originally Posted by Ph8te View Post

This was asked in the other thread, but I figure it would be best asked here, how are the sets built in speakers?
I haven't seen one or heard it's speakers. What do you expect from a display thats 1.9" thick? I expect poor audio. wink.gif
post #166 of 11459
Surfmlb, thanks for the back panel shots.
Edited by htwaits - 3/22/13 at 11:03pm
post #167 of 11459
Smurfmbl, Have you seen any brightness fluctuation?

How is the ABL? For example at end of commercials there is usually a title card showing the product logo on an all white background. Does the white background look pretty white or kind of gray?
post #168 of 11459
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Originally Posted by Ph8te View Post

This was asked in the other thread, but I figure it would be best asked here, how are the sets built in speakers?

not heard them but says they are 10 watts (x2) just as in e7000 that i have... which are not good!!
post #169 of 11459
just fyi... manual says app screen is customizable, and can be rearranged...
post #170 of 11459
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

I haven't seen one or heard it's speakers. What do you expect from a display thats 1.9" thick? I expect poor audio. wink.gif

Wasn't my question but for those that can't have the big speakers on all the time it may be a valuable question to ask wink.gif
post #171 of 11459
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Originally Posted by surfmlb View Post

Here are pictures with all lights on and window drapes open and front door open for light a lot of light coming in through front large windows and door. So this is max more than anyone would have is my guess.



This one is top view

Bottom view You can see my ceiling light in this picture

Side views and you can see my windows in these


Thank you Surfmlb for the awesome pictures and for answering our questions. You have been really great help. You are our hero in this thread.

The last Samsung E8000 plasma suffered from brightness fluctuations. Do you notice anything like that on this model?

If this is on movie mode and it is that bright then how is it on standard mode. I guess if I will be buying a plasma it will be this TV.
It fixes one of Plasma's drawbacks which is brightness. I can live with IR , even though I heard that Samsung TVs are more resistant to it than others.

Very excited.
Thank you again for all your efforts and for sharing with us these pics and info.
Congratulations again for a truly awesome TV
post #172 of 11459
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Originally Posted by Ph8te View Post

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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

I haven't seen one or heard it's speakers. What do you expect from a display thats 1.9" thick? I expect poor audio. wink.gif

Wasn't my question but for those that can't have the big speakers on all the time it may be a valuable question to ask wink.gif
I understand, but for flat panels the answer is pretty much the same too. Expect poor audio quality. smile.gif
post #173 of 11459
What are the de-judder/ smoothness controls like? Are they separate controls and with ten points of granularity like in the Samsung LCDs?
post #174 of 11459
There shouldn't be any blur reduction, plasmas don't need it. biggrin.gif
post #175 of 11459
I will try and get to more questions today. I ended up renting Skyfall because my girl wanted to see it.
I didn't get a chance to take pictures because I probably would have drove her nuts pausing it. As you can see from previous pictures, its hard to get good pictures while movies and shows are rolling.

I want to let everyone know the picture quality to me and her is nothing like we have ever seen. She would of never commented on hair strands and skin wrinkles before like she did last night. The sharpness, clarity, color, whites and inky blacks were everything and more watching a Bluray. I can only imagine what a calibration will do to add to it. I'm guessing that would bring it on par with OLED which I have heard about. It is definitely better than my 8G Kuro was in all those aspects. I couldnt even see the frame of the TV like I used to with my Kuro while watching a movie with all the lights off. Maybe its because of the gun metal grey frame or whatever not sure or the blacks are just that black that it doesn't show. I like the fact that there is no small light on either showing you If the set is on only a small red light when its off.

I got some work to do today but my plan is to later put on Skyfall again and snap more photos and answer the questions some of you I haven't got to.We might rent another Redbox Bluray for tonight as well. smile.gif

Some of the standard cable stuff looks horrible. I only put it on for a couple seconds but have mostly only watched Hi Def programming. I will check on the standard def stuff later as well. The mode and some of the settings probably needs to be tweaked for standard def cable. I'm sure that it can look better after some tweaking. I haven't tweaked anything at all yet except the motion setting I turned off so I dont get that fake 3d effect look. My girl even says that looks weird.

The smart feature is kind of cool in that you put in your zip code and it shows you a bunch of whats on and up and coming and how much time is left in the show. When you select a show it changes the channels through the IR that plugs into back and put in front of cable box. I probably wont play with the smart features too much because If there is any IR which I haven't witnessed at all yet It would probably happen through there.

I'm sure I missed some things I will update more again later. biggrin.gif
post #176 of 11459
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

There shouldn't be any blur reduction, plasmas don't need it. biggrin.gif

You're confounding fast motion blur, common to LCD displays, with judder/ choppiness inherent to 24p material (movies on Blu-ray). If anyone would be kind enough to post the available de-judder/ smoothness controls of the F8500, it would be much appreciated. smile.gif
post #177 of 11459
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Originally Posted by Watcher12 View Post

You're confounding fast motion blur, common to LCD displays, with judder/ choppiness inherent to 24p material (movies on Blu-ray). If anyone would be kind enough to post the available de-judder/ smoothness controls of the F8500, it would be much appreciated. smile.gif

BTW, I ask this because the 2012 Samsung plasmas didn't have any de-judder smoothing at all, so this is potentially a big point for this display for those who like said feature. wink.gif
post #178 of 11459
surfmlb,

Do you hear any buzzing noise at all when you're in front of the tv, or only when you put your head behind it?
post #179 of 11459
With the one poster mentioning it looks blacker then his 8G Kuro could we be looking at triple zero's for MLL perhaps 0.0009 FTL ?
post #180 of 11459
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Originally Posted by surfmlb View Post

I will try and get to more questions today. I ended up renting Skyfall because my girl wanted to see it.
I didn't get a chance to take pictures because I probably would have drove her nuts pausing it. As you can see from previous pictures, its hard to get good pictures while movies and shows are rolling.

I want to let everyone know the picture quality to me and her is nothing like we have ever seen. She would of never commented on hair strands and skin wrinkles before like she did last night. The sharpness, clarity, color, whites and inky blacks were everything and more watching a Bluray. I can only imagine what a calibration will do to add to it. I'm guessing that would bring it on par with OLED which I have heard about. It is definitely better than my 8G Kuro was in all those aspects. I couldnt even see the frame of the TV like I used to with my Kuro while watching a movie with all the lights off. Maybe its because of the gun metal grey frame or whatever not sure or the blacks are just that black that it doesn't show. I like the fact that there is no small light on either showing you If the set is on only a small red light when its off.

I got some work to do today but my plan is to later put on Skyfall again and snap more photos and answer the questions some of you I haven't got to.We might rent another Redbox Bluray for tonight as well. smile.gif

Some of the standard cable stuff looks horrible. I only put it on for a couple seconds but have mostly only watched Hi Def programming. I will check on the standard def stuff later as well. The mode and some of the settings probably needs to be tweaked for standard def cable. I'm sure that it can look better after some tweaking. I haven't tweaked anything at all yet except the motion setting I turned off so I dont get that fake 3d effect look. My girl even says that looks weird.

The smart feature is kind of cool in that you put in your zip code and it shows you a bunch of whats on and up and coming and how much time is left in the show. When you select a show it changes the channels through the IR that plugs into back and put in front of cable box. I probably wont play with the smart features too much because If there is any IR which I haven't witnessed at all yet It would probably happen through there.

I'm sure I missed some things I will update more again later. biggrin.gif

Such is the curse of being the first owner on the forums smile.gif Thanks for taking the time to snap shots and give us your feedback. Much appreciated!
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