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I can't wait to calibrate one of these beasts smile.gif
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Guys how can i check the manufacture date of my 64F8500? Is it somewhere in the back of the tv?
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Originally Posted by polakis View Post

Guys how can i check the manufacture date of my 64F8500? Is it somewhere in the back of the tv?
Maybe, or on the outside of the box. It might also be coded into the serial number. Maybe someone will post better information when the owners start to get to work in the morning. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by polakis View Post

Guys how can i check the manufacture date of my 64F8500? Is it somewhere in the back of the tv?

Yes, sticker on the back says the date
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I'm really struggling to choose between the F8500, the F8000 (if the 75" ever comes out), and the ES9000 (75"). I wanted to go big (for me, 75" inch will be a huge jump from my 50" Kuro), but it seems like the 8500 will have a much better image quality than the F8000 from what I'm reading.

Does anyone have an opinion on how the F8500 would stack up to the ES9000? Is the ES9000 outdated now?

Thanks for any opinions!
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Originally Posted by arenaman View Post

Yes, sticker on the back says the date

Ok thanks. Mine says April 2013. Your new set without the band, is it newer? Whats its manufacture date?
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Originally Posted by skelly6 View Post

I'm really struggling to choose between the F8500, the F8000 (if the 75" ever comes out), and the ES9000 (75"). I wanted to go big (for me, 75" inch will be a huge jump from my 50" Kuro), but it seems like the 8500 will have a much better image quality than the F8000 from what I'm reading.

Does anyone have an opinion on how the F8500 would stack up to the ES9000? Is the ES9000 outdated now?

Thanks for any opinions!

I'm probably in the very minority group on what I did. I went from an 80" sharp to my current 64" 8500 and have no regrets at all. why? because my pq improved ten fold. I don't miss the extra real estate, and I certainly agree extra inches(that's what she said) is nice, but you really have to be careful what you feed it.
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Originally Posted by surfmlb View Post

I totally agree with you. I have tried to keep it off but keep turning it back on. Not sure why they say to turn it off all the time. I guess maybe it takes out some of the details but to me there seems to be more noise than it takes out details.

What's your preferred level peeps?
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Originally Posted by shpankey View Post

The same exact impressions I had. I really wanted to like the Panasonic more, as that's what I've had for the last 5 years. But side by side, I just couldn't get over the fact that the Panny lacked the detail and sharpness. It's not even the brightness of the 8500 that wins me over... it is only the clarity. As you said, the panny just appears a bit blurry for whatever reason. I give a very slight edge to shadow detail on the panny, and I definitely like the warmer appearance, as I've grown accustomed to it over the years, but I cannot forgive the lack of sharp edge detail that it suffers from. It makes a huge difference in my eyes when viewing both side by side. Enough to leave a lasting impression.

Wow. i see the same problem with my VT50 and my GT50.. i Had heard that this was fixed for the 2013 models.. I guess it hasn't.. I may have to go with the F8500 now for sure..
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Would the blacks float up significantly if the set was calibrated to 45-50 fL? I'm just asking because this is where I like it set at in my dark room, thanks,
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^I've just done a 45fL last night. The blacks are like ink smile.gif
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by p5browne View Post

I was looking to upgrade from my 55" to the 65". Wife says - 84" or don't bring it in the door! Now if I can only get her to pay for it!
Great response wink.gif 90" Sharp will be the cheapest 84" and up........
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When I walk close to my F8500 I can hear some buzzing from the bottom of screen..is it normal??
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Originally Posted by BizMarkie View Post

When I walk close to my F8500 I can hear some buzzing from the bottom of screen..is it normal??

Sounds like Plasma Buzz to me (im guessing you mean when its on), if you cant hear it from your seating position or when the TV is on with sound you should be OK
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Wow I just want to say that my 2 day old 64f8500 is amazing. After trying 3 65es8000 a 65hx950 and a 70le857 for 30 days each, not one of them gave me this giddy new toy feeling. I cant believe how much better this tv looks than all ths rest. I dont have any kind of banding horizontal of vertical I looked (its my htpc monitor and I checked different solid colored backgrounds and watched hockey). I also can not hear any buzzing and I hate fan noise but can not hear anything from this tv but I do work on a steel lathe smile.gif. All in all after 5 months of tv shopping and demoing I am satisifed and happy with my purchase. Also after playing with it the last couple of days it doesnt look like screen burn is going to be an issue for me. Just wish it was bigger : )
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Originally Posted by Ph8te View Post

Sounds like Plasma Buzz to me (im guessing you mean when its on), if you cant hear it from your seating position or when the TV is on with sound you should be OK

I went to Magnolia / Best Buy in the morning and turned off everything that was playing music to get the room as quiet as I could. The two Samsung F8500 (65" and 60") seemed quieter than mine. The 65" I couldn't even hear the buzzing and the 60" i could hear it from a foot away. Mine I can hear 10 feet away, albeit it is in my silent living room. I think factoring in the ambient noise level of Best Buy, it is still quieter by a good margin to the unit I have at home. The second unit I ordered will be here Saturday. I will report back with comparisons on noise level. Also if that unit shows dithering noise as bad as my current unit in the letterboxing black areas.
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Originally Posted by fiddler11 View Post

Wow I just want to say that my 2 day old 64f8500 is amazing. After trying 3 65es8000 a 65hx950 and a 70le857 for 30 days each, not one of them gave me this giddy new toy feeling. I cant believe how much better this tv looks than all ths rest. I dont have any kind of banding horizontal of vertical I looked (its my htpc monitor and I checked different solid colored backgrounds and watched hockey). I also can not hear any buzzing and I hate fan noise but can not hear anything from this tv but I do work on a steel lathe smile.gif. All in all after 5 months of tv shopping and demoing I am satisifed and happy with my purchase. Also after playing with it the last couple of days it doesnt look like screen burn is going to be an issue for me. Just wish it was bigger : )

good to see another happy owner on board! after two months, i too am still giddy! i even find myself watching commercials biggrin.gif
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Ok I definitely have a defective unit. Out of no where it started buzzing loudly and hasn't gone away. I turned it off for now. Hopefully it's an isolated case. I've had two Samsung LCD computer monitors that died after 4 years so my expectations aren't very high of the Samsung build quality.
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Is everyone using the ferrite casings that came with tv?
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Originally Posted by fiddler11 View Post

Is everyone using the ferrite casings that came with tv?
Probably not. wink.gif
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Hmmmm cause if your not using them then it is going to buzz right?
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Originally Posted by fiddler11 View Post

Is everyone using the ferrite casings that came with tv?

I always buy a heavier duty power cord with thickest gauge possible. I think that is why I never hear any buzzing.
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Originally Posted by pieandchips View Post

What's your preferred level peeps?

I keep it on low for Cable TV and off for Bluray
Edited by surfmlb - 5/15/13 at 1:05pm
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Originally Posted by fiddler11 View Post

Is everyone using the ferrite casings that came with tv?

This is my history with them.

1st TV, 60E7000 - buzz'd like flies swarming, put the cores on both ends of the power cable and on the HDMI. Didn't have a noticeable effect. Returned TV.

2nd TV, 60E8000 - buzz'd but not near as bad as the first, put the cores on both ends of the power cable and on the HDMI. Didn't have a noticable effect. Returned TV.

3rd TV, 60E8000 - buzz is there but hardly noticeable in comparison to the first 2. Haven't even touched the cores.

In my experience, in my house/condo, with my A/V equipment and my electricity provider the ferrite cores have not proved themselves to provide a noticeable benefit in regards to the buzzing produced by the Samsung plasma TV's that I have owned.
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Originally Posted by Ph8te View Post

Juuuusssstttttt a little bit late wink.gif

Was posted a page or few back been a lot of activity since the results where released yesterday.

Yeah, I realized that at the time. But, just like me, some people miss posts from day to day. And, I wanted to post CNETs write-up.

Thanks though...

RM
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Originally Posted by surfmlb View Post

I always buy a heavier duty power cord with thickest gauge possible. I think that is why I never hear any buzzing.

Upgrading the outlet is just as effective and only needs to be done once.




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(I was actually serious about the "just as effective" part. cool.gif)
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Originally Posted by sawfish View Post

Upgrading the outlet is just as effective and only needs to be done once.




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(I was actually serious about the "just as effective" part. cool.gif)

hehe yeah I was thinking about that. Upgrade outlet to what?
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^ upgrade the socket to a 100amp circuit.

(I jest smile.gif )

Mine is fed from the surge protector side of a 1200VA UPS.
No issues.
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Originally Posted by pieandchips View Post

^ upgrade the socket to a 100amp circuit.

(I jest smile.gif )

Mine is fed from the surge protector side of a 1200VA UPS.
No issues.

pie, btw awesome job on rev 3 they sure look good on my 64". guess it's transferring over well into the bigger panels to.
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^ Good to hear! smile.gif
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