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post #571 of 11457
Nope! No workie. frown.gif

I'll read up in the manual. Will report back shortly.
post #572 of 11457
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Originally Posted by surfmlb View Post

Did that. Maybe it doesn't like my thumb drive

The E series can't read anything over 32 GB, is yours 64GB or more?
post #573 of 11457
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Originally Posted by sonyfan View Post

The E series can't read anything over 32 GB, is yours 64GB or more?

only a 2Gb
post #574 of 11457
Manual absolutely no use. Nor is this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klRjfhhbd74


I'm using an 8GB.

If you leave the extracted file inside of the folder it came in called 'image', you get an option when pressing upgrade to scan the USB drive.
It scans but doesn't find the file.

The USB drive can be formatted in most common formats so that's not the problem.

Strange. Perhaps a booboo at Samsungs end (wrong file name etc.).
post #575 of 11457
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Originally Posted by pieandchips View Post

Nope! No workie. frown.gif

I'll read up in the manual. Will report back shortly.

Im thinking maybe the file name is wrong all it says is upgrade.msd maybe it should be 1015.2.msd or something like that for the version number
post #576 of 11457
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Originally Posted by pieandchips View Post

Manual absolutely no use. Nor is this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klRjfhhbd74


I'm using an 8GB.

If you leave the extracted file inside of the folder it came in called 'image', you get an option when pressing upgrade to scan the USB drive.
It scans but doesn't find the file.

The USB drive can be formatted in most common formats so that's not the problem.

Strange. Perhaps a booboo at Samsungs end (wrong file name etc.).

I wonder If anyone has upgraded the PN60 or PN64 here. Those have been out for awhile now has same file name
post #577 of 11457
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Originally Posted by surfmlb View Post

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Originally Posted by pieandchips View Post


If you leave the extracted file inside of the folder it came in called 'image',

I wonder If anyone has upgraded the PN60 or PN64 here. Those have been out for awhile now has same file name
As an image file maybe it needs to be copied as is to a CD or DVD. Has anyone contacted Samsung, or is that a silly question? wink.gif
post #578 of 11457
Saw this tv at my dealer today and I must say it is a pretty nice tv. Picture looked amazing, just as good as if not better then the VT50 and the design of the set was really nice. I decided to get the 64F8500 to replace my VT50. I think I'll really like this tv, especially in the bright room. My place has west facing windows.

My question, if anyone would know, would last years Panasonic 3d glasses be compatible with the F8500? I have 3 pairs and find the Panasonic glasses alot better then the Samsung ones. Does anybody know?
post #579 of 11457
Mark, we'd love to hear your comparisons with the VT50 once you get the set in the house.
post #580 of 11457
I won't have the VT50 for direct comparison, just going off of what I'm used to

Also, when I was at the store it took me forever to find the F8500 on display. I was told they had the 60" on display but couldn't find it. Got looking at other tv's while I was there. Stopped, looked at a LCD and compared it to the tv beside it. My first thought was how bad the LCD looked to the great picture the tv beside it was displaying. Checked that tv and it was the F8500 and probably wasn't in Movie mode.
Edited by mark_b - 3/28/13 at 8:14pm
post #581 of 11457
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

As an image file maybe it needs to be copied as is to a CD or DVD

Don't think so. You are supposed to be able to update from a USB key
post #582 of 11457
Can you update the tv with the built in wifi?

Also, can you turn the tv speakers off? Is there a setting to turn them directly off?
post #583 of 11457
Here are my dirty calibration settings. I used DVE and ball parked the basic settings. I will wait a while to cook the TV a bit before trying some serious stuff:

Picture Mode: Movie
Cell Light: 12
Contrast: 95
Brightness: 47
Sharpness: 24
Color: 50
Tint: 50/50

Dynamic Contrast: Off
Black Tone: Off
Flesh Tone: 0
Color Space: Native
White Balance: Defaults
10p White Balance: Off
Gamma: 0

Color Tone: Warm1
Digital Clean View: Auto
MPEG Noise Filter: Auto
HDMI Black Level: Low (HTPC)
Motion Judder Canceller: Standard
Black Optimizer: Off

Really really nice picture already even on compressed HD cable. Can't wait to tweak it further. smile.gif
Edited by pieandchips - 3/28/13 at 8:41pm
post #584 of 11457
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Originally Posted by mark_b View Post

Can you update the tv with the built in wifi?
I'm hard wired, and it is not available online through the update feature yet.
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Also, can you turn the tv speakers off? Is there a setting to turn them directly off?
I just have them set to 0 and use my AMP for everything.
post #585 of 11457
The cell light does not affect calibration, correct? It's sort of like a backlight if I recall.
post #586 of 11457
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Originally Posted by mark_b View Post

Can you update the tv with the built in wifi?

Also, can you turn the tv speakers off? Is there a setting to turn them directly off?
On my C7000, it's under sound options-speakers- internal or external speakers
post #587 of 11457
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Originally Posted by DavidHir View Post

The cell light does not affect calibration, correct? It's sort of like a backlight if I recall.

I've gone to this TV from an older LCD, and it's too bright for me on 18-20 with almost default other settings. 12 seems to be about right for me.
Once I start to see what the pros are doing with theirs, I plan to experiment.
post #588 of 11457
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Originally Posted by pieandchips View Post

I've gone to this TV from an older LCD, and it's too bright for me on 18-20 with almost default other settings. 12 seems to be about right for me.
Once I start to see what the pros are doing with theirs, I plan to experiment.

So far the last 2 have it at 18 smile.gifwink.gif

Try using a setting of 18 and adjusting brightness and Contrast to see if that works, also Black Optimizer set to "Dark Room".......
post #589 of 11457
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Originally Posted by ambesolman View Post

On my C7000, it's under sound options-speakers- internal or external speakers

Yes you can turn the internal speakers off from the Menu/Sound options.

When I change my sound setting to "Receiver" in the speaker type option - Anynet+ comes up and connects to the receiver over HDMI CEC. The problem is turning off the TV and turning it back on, doesn't remember the setting.
post #590 of 11457
^ Oh I certainly will smile.gif

18 without a decent calibration is just too garish though even when on movie. Don't go near standard!
post #591 of 11457
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Originally Posted by pieandchips View Post

^ Oh I certainly will smile.gif

18 without a decent calibration is just too garish though even when on movie. Don't go near standard!

Might be brighter than you used to and setting it lower, theres nothing wrong with that, Movie mode with Cell set at 18 is what Calibrators have used so far with the sets....Let your eyes do the "talking" and adjsut accordingly smile.gif thats the only way youll ever be happy, even if its not what others are using, they are not watching your Tv wink.gif
post #592 of 11457
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Originally Posted by altagracia57 View Post

The problem is turning off the TV and turning it back on, doesn't remember the setting.

HDMI control / Anynet has been nothing but trouble for me, especially if you have a HTPC.
Mine is disabled.
post #593 of 11457
I tried the manual update over USB and the TV doesn't recognize any files to update. I tried putting the T-FXPAKUC folder in the root directory, moving the actual .msd file in the root directory, or putting the image folder in the root directory. None of that works to manually update.
post #594 of 11457
Just on the chance, have you tried to format the usb stick to FAT32? then put the folder in the root of it?
post #595 of 11457
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Originally Posted by Ph8te View Post

Just on the chance, have you tried to format the usb stick to FAT32? then put the folder in the root of it?

I did yea. Still wont recognize any files for updating.
post #596 of 11457
I would reach out to Samsung support then There may be an issue with the file they uploaded...
post #597 of 11457
have you tried fomatting by clicking on standard size first?
post #598 of 11457
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Originally Posted by pieandchips View Post

Manual absolutely no use. Nor is this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klRjfhhbd74


I'm using an 8GB.

If you leave the extracted file inside of the folder it came in called 'image', you get an option when pressing upgrade to scan the USB drive.
It scans but doesn't find the file.

The USB drive can be formatted in most common formats so that's not the problem.

Strange. Perhaps a booboo at Samsungs end (wrong file name etc.).

I downloaded some older model firmware updates and they all seem to have the info.txt in root directory along side an image folder.
Inside that folder there were many more files then what we are seeing with only one upgrade.msd file. There must be a mistake on their part and maybe that file needs to be extracted somehow.
I remember Robert Zohn said they upgraded when I asked him. He said they upgraded all sets before calibration so maybe kevin miller did it somehow.
post #599 of 11457
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Originally Posted by surfmlb View Post

I downloaded some older model firmware updates and they all seem to have the info.txt in root directory along side an image folder.
Inside that folder there were many more files then what we are seeing with only one upgrade.msd file. There must be a mistake on their part and maybe that file needs to be extracted somehow.
I remember Robert Zohn said they upgraded when I asked him. He said they upgraded all sets before calibration so maybe kevin miller did it somehow.

Why can't Samsung fix these firmware update issues ? Has been going on for several years
post #600 of 11457
Because they're careless, and they're perfectly content with allowing paying customers to be beta testers (they're not alone in this).
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