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post #31 of 782
I just bought the 22" UN22F5000 from Amazon. I needed a smaller gaming TV for my desk that was LED Backlit and had Component Inputs. I will be using this for 720p gaming from PS3 while Livestreaming at the same time. Early reviews seem to be promising on input lag, uniform backlighting, and PQ.

My setup is:
PS3 > Key Digital Component Distribution Amplifier > Output1 to TV (for gaming)
PS3 > Key Digital Component Distribution Amplifier > Output2 to PC (for streaming/recording via Avermedia capture card)
post #32 of 782
I'm thinking about picking one of these up for the bedroom. Can someone verify for me if the Plex app is available for this TV?

Thanks!
post #33 of 782
Set one of these up for store display a while back (32"). Really like the design and the new more "rounded" look of the quad stand. IMO the 2013 Smart Hub is much better. Wanted one to replace the POS Panny 32C5 I have now, but the Sony 32W650A looks interesting too....
post #34 of 782
TS01 from ABT electroniscs, this checks out as an A samsung panel! Pretty pleased so far! Plays pretty nice as my secondary computer monitor used primary for movies!
post #35 of 782
Quote:
Originally Posted by robnix View Post

I'm thinking about picking one of these up for the bedroom. Can someone verify for me if the Plex app is available for this TV?

Thanks!

Picked one up. Pretty decent TV, will work great in the bedroom. Going to put my i1pro against it this weekend to see if I can get the picture a bit more dialed in.
post #36 of 782
Updated Settings:
Movie Mode
BL 10
Contrast 98
Brightness 48
Sharp 0
Color 50
Tint G52/R48
Picture Size: Screen Fit
Color Space: Native
White Balance:
25, 25, 21, 20, 25, 36
Gamma -2
Color Temp: Warm 2

Everything else 0 or off
post #37 of 782
Thread Starter 
Maverick, do these settings require changes in the service menu? If so, how does one access it?
post #38 of 782
They dont require changes in the service menu, all done in the regular menu.
post #39 of 782
Hey guys,

I have a UN40F5500AFXZC which is a 40" smart tv. I live in Toronto, Canada and i want to change it to the American Region so that I can gain access to American netflix (while using proper DNS etc)

I have been reading online and apparently I need to be at the smart hub and press "" fast forward, 2, 8, 9, rewind "" However when i do this I do not get The internet service location setup screen.

Any ideas?

thank you.
post #40 of 782
Quote:
Originally Posted by bryanviper View Post

Hey guys,

I have a UN40F5500AFXZC which is a 40" smart tv. I live in Toronto, Canada and i want to change it to the American Region so that I can gain access to American netflix (while using proper DNS etc)

I have been reading online and apparently I need to be at the smart hub and press "" fast forward, 2, 8, 9, rewind "" However when i do this I do not get The internet service location setup screen.

Any ideas?

thank you.

Called Samsung still could not get this menu to come out. Reset the tv still nothing. Also apparently when on the smart hub I'm supposed to be able to press the Tools button on the remote and a screen should pop up however it does not. Samsung Customer support seems to think its a Remote issue and is going to send me a new one... i however think its software related because when i'm pressing the button i can see the red light on the tv flashing so its receiving signal from the remote. Also the colorful letters on the remote are supposed to do something when on the smart hub yet they also do nothing.

Any suggestions? I dont have an account setup with their smart hub software i dont think that would have anything to do with it would it?

Thanks
post #41 of 782
Just picked up the UN40F5500 for the bedroom. I set Maverickaim9's latest settings in Movie mode for Netflix and the picture looks very good while watching Thor. I use an antenna for OTA television, and this set has a nice signal strength page that shows signal-to-noise ratio and lets you change channels without leaving the page. As I understand it, the TV supports Bluetooth keyboards and mice, but I really wish a software update would allow support for Bluetooth headphones. That would be ideal for late night TV in the bedroom while the wife is sleeping.
post #42 of 782
Any backlighting or clouding issues on the F5500? I recently purchased a 2012 EH5300 (direct array) which I then returned for a 40ES6150 that I got for the same price. But it really bugs me that when its a dark lit all black screen I can see some random clouding (picture taken via iphone 5 on HDR mode) crappy pic but you get the idea.

But since the newer 40F5500 is a slim edge lit LED like my ES6150, its just missing the CMR 240 (120Mhz) whatever samsung has decided to misname it, how is the motion picture quality?

I notice that buffering the Netflix app and loading of the smart hub does have a little lag. how is this improved on the F5500? does the dual core processor make a difference?
post #43 of 782
Im happy to report that theres no clouding or flashlighting issues with my 32F5500. I didnt try the 2012 model but the Smart Hub opens very quick and the Netflix app does not buffer after the movie starts. 100% satisfied with the TV. Motion looks good for me so I have zero complaint about the TV. If you can afford it then buy it, even the sound is plenty loud, I mostly put it up to 13 on my room.
post #44 of 782
Reviews said EH5000 had motion blur issues, that was the thing that held me back from buying it. Does F5000 have the same issues?

I wanna use it primarily as a PC monitor for gaming, and it seems to have low input lag and 4:4:4, so I'm currently waiting on more reviews on F5000 (can anyone point me to any other reviews?)
post #45 of 782
Well, I cant say anything about EH5000, never owned one, however my F5500 has been flawless. I bought two of them, and I can say theres very very minimal blur with this TV. Its so insignificant that is not even worth mentioning. Samsung released an update recently for my TV and it improved picture quality. Both my TV's have low lag and excellent uniformity. Sound is excellent and I rarely put them over 15. If I was you, I would buy the F5500, $399 this week at BBuy. Great bargain! Another thing , if you see tht this thread doesnt have that many entries, is because people have no complaints about the TV and are busy using it. Dead giveaway, deaaad giveaway, lol.
post #46 of 782
Just wondering if anybody has come across a solution here...
Thank you


""Hey guys,

I have a UN40F5500AFXZC which is a 40" smart tv. I live in Toronto, Canada and i want to change it to the American Region so that I can gain access to American netflix (while using proper DNS etc)

I have been reading online and apparently I need to be at the smart hub and press "" fast forward, 2, 8, 9, rewind "" However when i do this I do not get The internet service location setup screen.

Any ideas?

thank you.""
post #47 of 782
If the Samsung UNxxF5000 models have 4:4:4 Chroma subsampling; decent response times; no noticable game lag; and a decent display I will most definitely buy one to use as a monitor.

Would like to know more about the panel types currently being shipped, has anyone managed to enter the service menu to check their panel type.

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Edited by stenna - 5/15/13 at 5:46pm
post #48 of 782
12-17-2012
Got mom the Samsung UN32EH5000.It is a really good looking HDTV.
I saw no green problems with it .So dark had to lighten it up a bit so that CSI didn't look like a bunch of aliens
running around!!

Since it's not a smart tv, bought a couple of sony 3100's w/wifi.
NETFLIX streams really well.We are in a wifi hot zone juast inside 285 loop in atlanta.
During testing i ran both on netflix LR on Murder she wrote.
Back room Continuum.Flawless.

I will probably upgrade my HDTV later this year.My insignia 22" 720p is into it's 4th year.Been a really good monitor
Will go with either the 5500--6300 samsungs.Even would consider the 5000.As of 5-12-13 amazon had it just under 300 bucks!
In fact the 5500 & 6300 were both on sale at amazon and Best Buy this week.

I did get the EH5000 for mom from amazon.
BB the sony 3100 Blu-Ray WIFI players.

Mark
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post #49 of 782
Hey guys. Picked up the un32f5500 from best buy yesterday for 397.99 price matched amazon smile.gif Day before i went in there it was at 399 then yesterday i went in to purchase it and it was back at 479 :O so i checked amazon and it was still at 397 which they honored. Today tho the price is back at 449 on amazon so i lucked out. Anyways the tv is amazing from what i went from. old samsung 23 lcd inch from 2005. Been fiddling around with the settings using maverickaim9's settings and some of my own. looks great smile.gif Anyone know what firmware 1103 fixed? It only shows firmware 1102 on their website saying it improved picture quality.
post #50 of 782
Ended up switching out my motion ghosting ChMei EH5000 for the newer F5000 model, and now I'm getting really bad backlight uniformity issues (light spots all over the TV) and a purple/blue motion ghosting on certain scenes! It's a Sharp panel too. UGH, this is getting so frustrating. I just want a TV that looks good!
post #51 of 782
Hello, I''m looking for a few more opinions about the Motion Blur for this TV, as there are a few conflicting opinions here. Is the motion blur as bad as you would expect from a 60 hz screen, or is it barely noticable?

Thanks in advance!
post #52 of 782
just a little thing,. 60 hz is not what causes the motion blur. i played competitive FPS (UT/cs 1.1/1.6 etc) for around 15 years now, and other than a bit of CRT in the old days, i had LCD for the last ten years, and all of them were 60 or 75hz. I woulnd't pass up a 120 if offered, but the problem lies not with the refresh rate. it's more with pixel "rollover" / switch time. or tl;dr how fast pixel/matrix is. Also some tech VA are better or worse than other (ips i.e.) due to the way panels tech works. (va usually bein better on blacks but worse on 'ghosting '/blur)
post #53 of 782
Thanks for the reply GeForceFX5200! That clears it up quite a bit. Is there any way to avoid the VA panels, or is the difference not that big? Maybe like buying it in a store, and having them check the panel there (if that''s easy to do?) Or is the Panasonic 6E maybe a safer bet, or do they use the VA panels as well?
post #54 of 782
The thing is. VA or not, a lot of the problem seems to be with the technology and implementation I think. Because I.e. there are UV2A (based on VA), there are SPVA and all kind of different ones. VA and IPS prolly each have around 10 or so different techs. And even then, the panel type is not always the full answer either. While you could expect more from panels like ALPHA IPS over normal H-IPS or so, it's also possible that it could be ruined by lots of input lag. Which, is a brand new can of worms. Input lag could mess even more with you than ghosting, if you play games (not really an issue for movies though). Anyhow. There are big big articles, posts about these things. Scour around the AVS forums and such. Methods of how to detect are also there. I.e. if you have a magnifing glass, each panel has a different looking "pixel". i.e.
post #55 of 782
hi all,

my parents would like to buy 32f5500 but the guy at the shop told them that this TV (or maybe the whole series, I'm not sure) have some issues with recording stuff to USB / HDD.
Can you confirm this lease cos this option is very important to them.
I presume that the problem he is mentioning is due to poor speed quality of USB stick.
I know for example that my LCD (sammy 6710) runs a speed test before recording material and if it measured low quality/speed usb it wont record. I tryed like 5-6 usb stick and only one functioned.

thanks.
post #56 of 782
This tv has no headphone jack? Can anyone confirm? I'll be using it mostly at night so I'm hoping there is an inexpensive way to connect my headphones to it.
post #57 of 782
Quote:
Originally Posted by qaptain View Post

This tv has no headphone jack? Can anyone confirm? I'll be using it mostly at night so I'm hoping there is an inexpensive way to connect my headphones to it.

according to specs, I'd say it doesn't have headphone jack.

http://www.samsung.com/sg/consumer/tv-audio-video/television/led-tv/UA32F5500AMXXS-spec

cheers.
post #58 of 782
It does have an audio out jack on the F5500 i use it when gaming on ps3.
Audio Out (Mini Jack) x 1ea
post #59 of 782
2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter it is. Thanks heaps! Any reports of input lag on either tv for console gaming? Early research tells me these are 2 of the better models for gaming.
post #60 of 782
i bought both a 39" and a 32" f5000. i tested the lag using a portable crt and found that the 39" had about 20ms while the 32" had ~40ms.

i suspect this is due to the different panels samsung uses in their tvs. the 39" also looks more lifeless than the 32".

the motion blur and overall picture quality is disappointing too. my old lg ld450 and panasonic e3 look better.
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