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post #31 of 46
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Originally Posted by Mastagon View Post

Any word on the TV yet? I

I've been looking into getting the PN60F5500/PN60F5300. I'd love to hear how you found the ABL, glare and if you do any gaming, the input lag you noticed.

Word of warning, the 60" models of both the 5500 and 5300 are pentile. They almost look like 720p displays IMO, but you should go check one out yourself in person. I believe the 60" is the only affected size, so you can't base anything on viewing the 51" or 64".
post #32 of 46
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Originally Posted by Mastagon View Post

Any word on the TV yet? I

I've been looking into getting the PN60F5500/PN60F5300. I'd love to hear how you found the ABL, glare and if you do any gaming, the input lag you noticed.

Word of warning, the 60" models of both the 5500 and 5300 are pentile. They almost look like 720p displays IMO, but you should go check one out yourself in person. I believe the 60" is the only affected size, so you can't base anything on viewing the 51" or 64".

I been using the PN60F5500 for 3 weeks now. Coming from a super tweeked 57" Hitachi RPCRT was very cautious on PQ. The PQ on this tv is comparable with a RPCRT. I'm still not at the 150 hours break-in point for a full calibration, but comparable PQ with out measurements is nice, natural, excellent shadow detail, inky blacks, defined natural flesh tones and good picture depth -- It is a natural well rounded picture. If you are used to LCD/LED picture (non calibrated) the plasma picture might come across soft or not sharp enough, but it is not -- it is sharp, good defined 1080P at its best. However, a calibrated picture should give you a natural, real life looking picture, which in this case it is.

The only complain that I could speak of is the TV's screen reflection compared to the RPCRT non reflective frensel screen that all plasmas have, other than that I'm very pleased with the TV.
post #33 of 46

Just posting this for anyone doing research on this model (as I think this thread is pretty much dead).

 

I bought this recently, started researching it, and became very concerned that the pentile display would ruin it. I even went back to the store to examine it. I was prepared to cancel my order and go with the ST60. I decided not to though. At the store I thought maybe I could notice it at what I thought would be normal viewing distance. However in a display wall it's impossible to get a feel for the real display. Nothing immediately jumped out at me so I shrugged and let the order stay.

 

It arrived late last week, I've now watched TV content on it, xbox games, and blu rays. This TV is magnificent. We came from a 720p mid-tier LG, so maybe I don't know what good plasma actually is, but this is just amazing to my eyes. So sharp and incredibly crisp. The colours are so rich, and there is no pentile grid effect. I'll repeat for emphasis; there is zero noticeable grid effect. We sit about 8-10' away, and every colour in the spectrum is as solid as ever.

 

However, I do notice that solid white colours aren't quite as bright as I would prefer. However I'm not sure if this is a pentile problem or just the way it is. Now, solid white still looks clean and bright enough, just not quite as bright as I think would be perfectly ideal.

 

Aside from that, I am loving this television, and am glad I went with it. No regrets on my part whatsoever. And you cannot beat the price. We paid about $1100 CAD.

 

And now I learn that had I gone for the ST60, input lag would've been greater for playing xbox. So that's a bonus with staying with the F5500.

 

Anyways, just my two cents.

post #34 of 46
It is a plasma issue when it comes to solid full whites not a pentile display issue. I too did not notice anything different of the 60" no more different than another RGB 60" set if sitting 1 feet away.

Look up the pentile benefits online- thanks to that the 60" is a lot more energy efficient to other 60" plasmas. They can go brighter at the same energy usage compared to RGB set as well (I think Samsung just limited it to the same brightness as the RGB set and just getting lower power usage).
post #35 of 46

Ah makes sense. Many thanks. And I've heard pentile also prolongs life, which is good.

post #36 of 46
I see this thread is pretty dead but just wondering if anyone has had any issues with the power supply or mainboard? dieing. We have been through two TV's which just stopped and wouldn't power up and they both had to be replaced under warranty. the first one had thin horizontal green lines appear when the tv powered up before it died, seems both had bad capacitors according to the tech, appears the samsungs suffer from this across their whole line. 3rd set is working OK and I see no flashing issues as someone was complaining about with hockey games since I updated to the newest update but I have to say I am not impressed with the quality/reliability of Samsung.
post #37 of 46

Hi

 

I bought this TV yesterday.

Can you please the calibration settings

 

thanks
Nav

post #38 of 46

Hi

 

I got the 60 inch one for $999 + tax from Leons yesterday

 

total was $1170 with the environment fee

 

From where have you got the TV

post #39 of 46

Hi, does anyone know where I can get some nice settings for the pn60f5500? 

 

thank you!

post #40 of 46
Hi Patrick ..i found the settings on the CNET review to be the most useful.you need to go into fact sheet. I am driving will post those settings soon.
post #41 of 46

thanks :-)

post #42 of 46

Here you go : This is from CNET review

 

I found it best but you can always tweak and experiment

 

Pic Mode Movie
Cell Light 20
Contrast 95
Brightness 45
Sharpness 0
Color 49
Tint G48

--Advanced Settings menu
Dynamic Contrast Off
Black Tone Off
Flesh Tone 0
RGB ONly Mode Off
Color Space Auto
Gamma 0
Motion Lighting Off [greyed out]

-Picture options menu
Color Tone Warm2
Digital Clean View Off
MPEG Noise Filter Off
Black Optimizer Auto

-Picture Size menu
Picture Size Screen Fit

--White Balance submenu
R-Offset 25
G-Offset 25
B-Offset 25
R-Gain 25
G-Gain 25
B-Gain 23

 

post #43 of 46
Just calibrate it yourself! If you are on this forum then you should enjoy doing it yourself. I just ordered this set tonight for $1,097 with free shipping + $120 for a 5 year warranty from Amazon. I can't wait to calibrate it with my DVE HD Basics Blu-Ray.

My Samsung HL-S6188 DLP set has finally died (or gotten to the point where it will cost too much to repair), but she has served me well for around 7 years.

I can't believe you can buy a 60" high-quality plasma set (even though they are on their way out, being replaced by OLED) for 1 box of ziti.
post #44 of 46

>Just calibrate it yourself! 

Can you help us more on how to do that, does the DVD comes with the TV? I did not notice a DVD.

Is there a step by step on how to do it?

 

I found one issue while watching sport games like Basketball, you can actually see the camera flashes during the game and that flickers the picture.

Don't think it's a TV issue, but still something very annoying if you use the TV to watch sports

 

I found more here about the issue.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1185042/flickering-during-hockey-games-panny-tcp42x1

post #45 of 46
I wouldn't call using just patterns to fine tune a tv calibration, I would say is more of fine adjustments, but is better than nothing and you can get it pretty close.

There are several FREE discs on the calibration part of the forum. I use, and like the AVSHD-709 disc, but there are others as well. I like this disc because is designed to be used along side Color-HCFR for calibration.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/948496/avs-hd-709-blu-ray-mp4-calibration

Also, most Pixar blurays have a THX optimizer, the optimizer has patterns for color, contrast and brightens.

This TV has a color isolation setting where you can set it to blue and use it to adjust color and tint.

I calibrated my 60" with very good results. http://www.avsforum.com/t/1516747/samsung-pn60f5500-by-the-numbers-calibration-and-settings
post #46 of 46

Thanks, I will look into it.

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