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post #5761 of 11457
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Originally Posted by JimShaw View Post

Help chose

Sony's 65HX950 for $2900.99

or Samsung's 64F8500 at its market price

I am in a quandary and totally need help.
F8500 all the way. I'm not an owner. biggrin.gif
post #5762 of 11457
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Originally Posted by JimShaw View Post

Help chose

Sony's 65HX950 for $2900.99

or Samsung's 64F8500 at its market price

I am in a quandary and totally need help.

As this is the f8500 thread, you may well get biased answers cool.gif
post #5763 of 11457
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

F8500 all the way. I'm not an owner. biggrin.gif

thats right! and I am an owner biggrin.gif
post #5764 of 11457
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Originally Posted by pieandchips View Post

As this is the f8500 thread, you may well get biased answers cool.gif
+2
post #5765 of 11457
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Originally Posted by pitchman View Post

I don't have an 8500...yet! smile.gif But, this is normal for how Samsung labels their firmware updates. If it's not letting you download the firmware, then you almost certainly have 1103.1 already installed. It's easy to confirm, just access Support from the TV menu and select 'Contact Samsung'. In the information section, where it lists 'software version', you will see the full name of the firmware that's currently installed.
post #5766 of 11457
Thanks pitchman!! Yep 1130.1 is already installed!!
post #5767 of 11457
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Originally Posted by pieandchips View Post

As this is the f8500 thread, you may well get biased answers cool.gif

I realized that when I placed it here but figured it will still be useful in helping.
post #5768 of 11457
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Originally Posted by endlessender View Post

The Samsung remote controls both my DirecTV STB and my AVR.

Are you using the built in guide feature of the TV?
post #5769 of 11457
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Originally Posted by endlessender View Post

I actually really like the remote for controlling the TVs SmarHub, settings, and apps. If I didn't have a Harmony One I'd probably give it a go as my universal remote.

Pinger, thought I'd point out that I too have a Harmony One, S4 and Asus Transformer in my house. When I read that I couldn't' resist mentioning. smile.gif


Great minds think alike biggrin.gif
Yep I enjoy using the Samsung Remote when in Smart Hub and when adjusting my settings, I just really like the slide action of its touchpad..
You don't fight fires for living too do you. lol
post #5770 of 11457
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Originally Posted by JimShaw View Post

Help choose

Sony's 65HX950 for $2900.99

or Samsung's 64F8500 at its market price

I am in a quandary and totally need help.

HX950 is a lovely TV, but I will definitely have to go with F8500. The picture looks more live and contrasty. Sure it lacks some brightness but it's no biggie.

If you're on a budget, I recommend the ST60 over both though. Great bargain TV that's close to the F8500.
post #5771 of 11457
That's the first time I've heard someone say the F8500 lacks brightness.
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^Comparatively speaking (LCD-LED can go higher, even though it's rarely, if ever, necessary).
post #5773 of 11457
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Originally Posted by KOF View Post

HX950 is a lovely TV, but I will definitely have to go with F8500. The picture looks more live and contrasty. Sure it lacks some brightness but it's no biggie.

If you're on a budget, I recommend the ST60 over both though. Great bargain TV that's close to the F8500.

Not on a budget. Looking for the best for me.

I received an e-mail that helped make my decision. The e-mail stated (regarding the 950 the I saw with minimal banding that I thought I could live with) that if there is a slight banding with the set at the store, the banding will increase measurable when the set is in the home.

That is not what I want. Therefore, the decision is to stay with the 64F8500.
post #5774 of 11457
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

That's the first time I've heard someone say the F8500 lacks brightness.

I think he meant relative to the 950.

Jim knows my thoughts via our PMs. smile.gif
post #5775 of 11457
Ok so after trying nearly every other led tv I have decided to try the pn64f8500. I pick it up tonite. 2 questions does the stand come attached? And whats the best way to break in this bad boy to avoid image retention issuse in the future
post #5776 of 11457
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Originally Posted by fiddler11 View Post

Ok so after trying nearly every other led tv I have decided to try the pn64f8500. I pick it up tonite. 2 questions does the stand come attached? And whats the best way to break in this bad boy to avoid image retention issuse in the future

!:The answer is no youll have to attach it
2) Break in does not avoid or help avoid IR. The Break in is to age phosphers evenly to prepare for calibration. YOu can watch a mix of content for teh 1st few hundred hours and youll be set to go smile.gif
post #5777 of 11457
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Originally Posted by Ph8te View Post

!:The answer is no youll have to attach it
2) Break in does not avoid or help avoid IR. The Break in is to age phosphers evenly to prepare for calibration. YOu can watch a mix of content for teh 1st few hundred hours and youll be set to go smile.gif

Thanks for the reply.
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Has anybody complained of any image retention issues on this set. It is going to be used as a htpc. Any tips to avoid having issues?
post #5779 of 11457
Ken, did you get your F8500 yet? You mentioned you ordered one, but I wasn't sure when it was going to be delivered. Thank you for all the input you have given through out your buying process. It's been very helpful.

I have been so torn between the VT60 vs the F8500, but I think I am leaning toward F8500 for it's versatility. I have been to 6 or so Best Buys to compare the two, and depending on which day I lean one way or another. Each of the Best Buys have different setups, so one TV shines over the other depending on their configuration. My wife tells me to just buy one already. smile.gif
post #5780 of 11457
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Originally Posted by fiddler11 View Post

Has anybody complained of any image retention issues on this set. It is going to be used as a htpc. Any tips to avoid having issues?

I think there may be one or two users that have an HTPC attached....

Vary your content on the screen not leaving static images on for too long is the best way to avoid IR on any Plasma smile.gif
post #5781 of 11457
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Originally Posted by fiddler11 View Post

Has anybody complained of any image retention issues on this set. It is going to be used as a htpc. Any tips to avoid having issues?
Get an LCD. How many dedicated monitors sold are plasma? Theres a reason for that.
post #5782 of 11457
Is there a set amount of time that an image needs to be on the screen before it is retained. Like 15 mins or something
post #5783 of 11457
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Originally Posted by fiddler11 View Post

Is there a set amount of time that an image needs to be on the screen before it is retained. Like 15 mins or something

Interesting. I have both an Panasonic 50GT50 and a 55ST50. Initially, I could get IR in about 40 seconds on either set...I'd see lines from the Directv channel guide...logos after only brief periods. Keep your brightness and contrast down to modest level for about two weeks, and the IR WILL eventually go away. But I do not think you can avoid it completely based on my two sets. Avoid tickers and the worst logos.
post #5784 of 11457
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Get an LCD. How many dedicated monitors sold are plasma? Theres a reason for that.

Problem is that every lcd I have seen has some catastrophic deal breaker. 65es8000 horrible vertical banding. 70le857 crazy flashlighting. 65xbr950 same banding as the 65es8000 just harder to see cause of backlighting (and its still $5000 here). But I have read the cnet accidental burn in test and everyone else seams to say that I shoukdnt have any problems with the samsung so im going to try it out. I have 30 days to evaluate it and if I do have any problems I will return it and they can put it in the open box pile beside the other crazy expensive p.o.s. tvs that I have returned.
post #5785 of 11457
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Originally Posted by fiddler11 View Post

Is there a set amount of time that an image needs to be on the screen before it is retained. Like 15 mins or something

Too many variables to say how much time, as long as you dont do it often and mix up your content youll be fine most likely.....
post #5786 of 11457
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Originally Posted by Ph8te View Post

Too many variables to say how much time, as long as you dont do it often and mix up your content youll be fine most likely.....

Ok thanks. I was thinking of using the "auto hide" on the taskbar and I have an active desktop that changes the picture every 30 secs or so. So how long can people game on this tv for before they see an image retained.
post #5787 of 11457
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Originally Posted by fiddler11 View Post

Ok thanks. I was thinking of using the "auto hide" on the taskbar and I have an active desktop that changes the picture every 30 secs or so. So how long can people game on this tv for before they see an image retained.

If you use XBMC, download D-Nice slides and put them as the default pictures in the screensaver. So when the system is idle for 1 minute the screensaver starts and that way you would even benefit from the time your system is idle in breaking in the TV
post #5788 of 11457
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Originally Posted by Teknicolor View Post

Ken, did you get your F8500 yet? You mentioned you ordered one, but I wasn't sure when it was going to be delivered. Thank you for all the input you have given through out your buying process. It's been very helpful.

I have been so torn between the VT60 vs the F8500, but I think I am leaning toward F8500 for it's versatility. I have been to 6 or so Best Buys to compare the two, and depending on which day I lean one way or another. Each of the Best Buys have different setups, so one TV shines over the other depending on their configuration. My wife tells me to just buy one already. smile.gif

My wife just last night said the same thing. She also stated that I am obsessing over it.

Boy, she sure doesn't understand!!!!!
post #5789 of 11457
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Originally Posted by Halimali View Post

If you use XBMC, download D-Nice slides and put them as the default pictures in the screensaver. So when the system is idle for 1 minute the screensaver starts and that way you would even benefit from the time your system is idle in breaking in the TV

Yup good tip any others?
post #5790 of 11457
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Originally Posted by fiddler11 View Post

Is there a set amount of time that an image needs to be on the screen before it is retained. Like 15 mins or something
No. It varies from panel to panel. You will be stuck experimenting and babysitting.
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