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post #661 of 782
They are pre-calibrated differently so the same levels give different results. A colour level of 50 on movie mode is closer to accurate than 50 on standard mode. I calibrated my set in both modes and they look almost the same now. In standard mode 41 was the correct colour setting where 47 was the correct setting in movie mode. 50 on mopvie mode was closer to accurate than on standar where 50 would be fairly oversaturated. Standard at default settings is a lot punchier and may appear brighter and "better" but movie mode is more accurate un-calibrated. Essentially the default levels on standard mode are further from accuracy than default movie mode settings. That is why matching the settings does not give the same results. Movie mode is the best mode to use I find even if you calibrate both individually.

A trick I use is to calibrate standard mode with my player set to RGB Full and then use standard mode when watching Netflix as Netflix only plays in RGB. I then switch to my calibrated movie mode for blurays which I output in YCbr.
post #662 of 782
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Originally Posted by CH323 View Post

Does anybody know the inherent difference between standard mode and movie mode? I thought the only differences were the dimming capabilities and the presets, but I matched the settings identically on both modes and standard is visibly brighter with richer colors. What is the reason for this?

They are pre-calibrated differently so the same levels give different results. A colour level of 50 on movie mode is closer to accurate than 50 on standard mode. I calibrated my set in both modes and they look almost the same now. In standard mode 41 was the correct colour setting where 47 was the correct setting in movie mode. 50 on mopvie mode was closer to accurate than on standar where 50 would be fairly oversaturated. Standard at default settings is a lot punchier and may appear brighter and "better" but movie mode is more accurate un-calibrated. Essentially the default levels on standard mode are further from accuracy than default movie mode settings. That is why matching the settings does not give the same results. Movie mode is the best mode to use I find even if you calibrate both individually.

A trick I use is to calibrate standard mode with my player set to RGB Full and then use standard mode when watching Netflix as Netflix only plays in RGB. I then switch to my calibrated movie mode for blurays which I output in YCbr.
post #663 of 782
Is this thread also for the PN51F5500 plasma? Or is this just for the led model's?
post #664 of 782
This is the LCD forum.
The Plasma forum is here.
post #665 of 782
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Originally Posted by kkl10 View Post

This is the LCD forum.
The Plasma forum is here.

Thank you I found it, I just realized there is UN in the model number and I was failing to put PN in for the plasma model number (PN51F5500). Thanks again.
post #666 of 782

A few problem with UN22F5000 screen.

 

I was displaying the self-diagnostics picture test in my TV menu, where it shows the different colors to check if there is any issue with the screen, otherwise if there is, samsung says it needs repairing. I noticed the bottom right corner of my tv has some of the white color missing. I wasn't sure if this was normal, a tv issue, or glitch in the software.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another issue I am having is noticing content on the screen seems to be slightly slanted or crooked.

 

Almost like this, but very slightly and less exaggerated. This is just a stupid example, but you get what I mean.

post #667 of 782

I just got my 32F5000 and after playing around a bit I noticed some ghosting.

Now I know pretty much all LCDs have ghosting, and this is certainly no TN panel, but I was wondering how much is considered acceptable.

 

You can clearly see about a cm long trailing blur, mostly in dark areas.

Is this within standards or should I return it?

 

EDIT: The panel seems to be a 32H6AF0S


Edited by Volv - 2/1/14 at 7:54am
post #668 of 782
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Originally Posted by natsmoker View Post

I just picked up a UN22F5000AFXZA and have a problem with the USB media player. It works fine with a 8gb Kingston 2.0 flash drive. But does not recognise my WD My Passowort 1tb 3.0 drive.
Besides not recognizing the device while it is connected the TV experiences lag to remote control inputs. Can't change channels or increase/decrease volume. Other functions seem disabled as well until I disconnect the My Passporrt drive. The drive works fine in my laptop and computer as well as when connected to a Briteview media player. Any Ideas? Thanks.

Anyone have a list of USB drives that work? Looking to use a 16 or 32 GB flash drive before I purchase something that doesn't work. I need this for portability and convenience. When I bring the TV to another room or out on the deck I don't want to be plugging in a media player and HDM cables. The 8gb kingston works but does not have enough space to make it a long tesrm solution.

Thanks
post #669 of 782

SSK 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive. Memory Stick

 

got it from Amazon and Copy and Pasted it hence the large writing :D

It works fine for me. but I think there is a limit in Memory size that the f5000 will accept.

On my f5000 the remote is slightly slow with the USB and it cant "remember" where you stopped it or anything.

post #670 of 782

Hi,

 

I am in the UK and have a 42" F5500 and wanted to ask if anyone else has experienced very feint (but noticable) horizontal hum bars slowly scrolling up the screen (about 1 every 5-10 seconds) when viewing 23.976 content in 24hz?

 

I get no judder at 24hz, but I do get horizontal hum bars. If I watch the same 23.976 content at 60Hz I do not get any hum bars but I do get judder.

 

The content is served to the TV via HDMI from my HTPC. (no other devices are connected to the TV)

 

I do not believe I have any ground loop issues. I have a single power distribution unit (that only the TV and the HTPC are connected to) connected to one power outlet. I have also swapped out the HDMI cable for another brand, to no avail.

 

Thanks in advance for any feedback/help.

post #671 of 782
So on the netflix app it defaults to 5.1 audio. How does this affect sound output through the analog audio output? It seems to have higher fidelity but am I missing out on parts of the mix by only playing it back on a 2.1 system?
post #672 of 782
I'm now the owner of the 40F5500, are there any good calibration settings I could use?
post #673 of 782
CNET always has good, professional calibrated settings. Just search for their UNF5000 review.
post #674 of 782
Quote:
Originally Posted by Volv View Post
 

I just got my 32F5000 and after playing around a bit I noticed some ghosting.

Now I know pretty much all LCDs have ghosting, and this is certainly no TN panel, but I was wondering how much is considered acceptable.

 

You can clearly see about a cm long trailing blur, mostly in dark areas.

Is this within standards or should I return it?

 

EDIT: The panel seems to be a 32H6AF0S

Alright so I got another 32F5000 from a different store and guess what, it's the exact same model with the exact same panel.

 

Sticker on the back of the TV says:

Model Code: UE32F5000AWXXN

Version No: 03

 

Service menu says it's a 32H6AF0S panel.

 

I assume it's a Sharp panel?

The only issue I have with it is significant motion blur. It's not too bad in most console games because they're just 30fps anyway, but for PC games it's nigh unusable. In a game where there were a lot of light brown colors there was like a centimeter long light purple trail if I just looked around a bit.

I'm guessing this TV is not for me, but are there versions that don't have this amount of motion blur?

post #675 of 782
Turn off all artificial picture enhancement settings especially the Noise reduction stuff and try keeping Sharpness setting no higher than 15.
If you're connecting a PC or console just put your TV in PC mode if you haven't done it yet and see if it helps. Otherwise use Movie mode.
Another thing, if you are in a relatively cold environment, then in the first moments after you turn on the TV you might see some residual motion blur or ghosting that will eventually go away as the TV warms up, so leave it on for a few hours and see if it improves.
I've noticed this happens in my 32F5000 with Samsung panel.

Sharp panels have a documented purple ghosting issue.
You will always see motion blur with entry level LCD displays, but if you insist in finding problems with it then you will find problems everywhere.
This is not going to compare with a gaming PC monitor with TN panel.
Edited by kkl10 - 2/4/14 at 6:20am
post #676 of 782

I've had this set for about a month and I'm loving the blacks. I watched Gravity last night and it looked gorgeous with no flashlighting or clouding anywhere. 

post #677 of 782

Which do I buy? : Samsung UN50EH5000FXZA  vs. UN50F5000AFXZA?

 

 

The specifications on these are almost identical.

 

I can get the UN50EH5000FXZA for $160 less, but it is from 2012.

 

I would prefer a Samsung panel, but I read somewhere that none of the 50" have Samsung panels.

 

Who makes the 50" panels?

 

Is it worth paying for a set with a 120 hz refresh rate?


Edited by jwblue17 - 2/4/14 at 11:43pm
post #678 of 782
The EH5000 is direct-lid so it's less prone to screen uniformity issues than the edge-lit F5000.
The EH5000 would be my choice, there isn't significant difference between both series besides the backlight architecture.
Both are only 60Hz, pretty much only 3D TVs have real 120Hz which by itself might not be reason enough to pay more.
No idea about the panel.
post #679 of 782

Hello all,

 

I read these forums and it seems Sharp panels may be underestimated -- I for once would think twice before exchanging a good Sharp panel for anything else.


I have bought a new UE40F5500 in Europe (Romania) just before Christmas, and it has a very good Sharp panel. It's an UV2A with excellent contrast (measured at about 5000:1 using the tool at lagom.nl), and very decent viewing angles (for a non-IPS). There is no noticeable ghosting, as far as I am concerned. I'm not sure how the Samsung's S-PVA could be better than this, it may be so, but I like this panel very much.

I read some claims that smaller Sharp panels don't use the UV2A technology, but the pixel structure of my screen proves it indeed is UV2A (see the picture below). Can anyone here confirm this? Does Sharp make lower-grade VA panels than UV2A? As far as I know, they manufacture the (pretty good) RGB UV2As, and the newer RGBY panels.

 

Others also claim Sharp doesn't make smaller panels (<50") anymore, but it seems this is not true, as Samsung uses them in new TVs.

 

Thanks,

Dan

 

post #680 of 782
I posted here in mid November and a few of you were very helpful

I purchased a UN40F5000 off Amazon in mid Nov.

Just today I noticed some stuck/dead pixels.

Naturally I'm shocked to notice something so short into its lifespan as most problems are usually out if the box or after years of use.

Even more confusing is its about 5 pixels in a 3x3pixel area.

2 appear dead while the other 3 appear just BARELY dimmer than what they should be.

I did the image diagnostic display the factory settings offer, and the pixels are in the blue section of the colors on that screen.

Yet the pixels appear fine on the test screen the two pixels in question appear dead everywhere else.

They will have your typical black "dead" appearance but fill in sometimes for whites and grays.

I guess my ultimate question is, has anyone heard of pixels that aren't stuck and aren't dead 100% of the time?

2 n a half months out the box I had not one complaint for its price point. And it has a Samsung screen.

What is Samsungs policies on pixels?
post #681 of 782
Just wanted to say I upgraded from the un40eh5000 with the HH02 (sharp panel) to the un40f5500 with the TU02 (Samsung panel, for the same price), and no more (blue) GHOSTING!!!!!!!! I'm finally happy with my TV set and all its extra features & ports. I just streamed an mp4 directly from my iPhone 5 (no airplay) to my TV piece of cake via DLNA. No clouding issues, either. I think I'm going to put a 5yr protection plan on my TV for the extra 100 bucks just because I love my TV. I love the netflix button on my remote!!!
Edited by Swagged - 2/5/14 at 11:42pm
post #682 of 782
Quote:
Originally Posted by MCBazurk View Post

I posted here in mid November and a few of you were very helpful

I purchased a UN40F5000 off Amazon in mid Nov.

Just today I noticed some stuck/dead pixels.

Naturally I'm shocked to notice something so short into its lifespan as most problems are usually out if the box or after years of use.

Even more confusing is its about 5 pixels in a 3x3pixel area.

2 appear dead while the other 3 appear just BARELY dimmer than what they should be.

I did the image diagnostic display the factory settings offer, and the pixels are in the blue section of the colors on that screen.

Yet the pixels appear fine on the test screen the two pixels in question appear dead everywhere else.

They will have your typical black "dead" appearance but fill in sometimes for whites and grays.

I guess my ultimate question is, has anyone heard of pixels that aren't stuck and aren't dead 100% of the time?

2 n a half months out the box I had not one complaint for its price point. And it has a Samsung screen.

What is Samsungs policies on pixels?

Are these dead pixels? I found them on the test screen, but nowhere else. You can see the white color the pixels are suppose to be filling missing on the bottom right corner.

post #683 of 782
Help! I've had my UN40F5500 for about two months now, and the TV has just started rebooting (restarting) at random. It can go day a day or so with no problems, or it might reboot several times in a row. When I attempt to go into the menu, it behaves even worse, to the point of rebooting every 10 seconds or so. In between episodes of this bad behavior, I was able to download the latest firmware (1120), but installing that has not improved the problem. The problem occurs regardless of source (I have HDMI STB and OTA). A quick Google search reveals that other Samsung Smart TVs have suffered from this problem, but I have not found it linked to the UNxxF5500. Any ideas, experience, or suggestions before I deal with Samsung warranty service?
post #684 of 782
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gerald C View Post

Help! I've had my UN40F5500 for about two months now, and the TV has just started rebooting (restarting) at random. It can go day a day or so with no problems, or it might reboot several times in a row. When I attempt to go into the menu, it behaves even worse, to the point of rebooting every 10 seconds or so. In between episodes of this bad behavior, I was able to download the latest firmware (1120), but installing that has not improved the problem. The problem occurs regardless of source (I have HDMI STB and OTA). A quick Google search reveals that other Samsung Smart TVs have suffered from this problem, but I have not found it linked to the UNxxF5500. Any ideas, experience, or suggestions before I deal with Samsung warranty service?
I haven't had this problem with my 5500 (knock on wood) but I did have this happen to my PC. I looked for solutions and found suggestions including power supply, video card, bad memory stick, and capacitors on the mobo. As it turns out, it was a bad case fan that was either shorting or overheating. I unplugged it's molex and haven't had a problem since. Not sure if this helps you, but my guess is some hardware component went bad and is shorting and/or overheating which is causing the system to shut itself down.
post #685 of 782
Quote:
Originally Posted by MCBazurk View Post

I posted here in mid November and a few of you were very helpful

I purchased a UN40F5000 off Amazon in mid Nov.

Just today I noticed some stuck/dead pixels.

Naturally I'm shocked to notice something so short into its lifespan as most problems are usually out if the box or after years of use.

Even more confusing is its about 5 pixels in a 3x3pixel area.

2 appear dead while the other 3 appear just BARELY dimmer than what they should be.

I did the image diagnostic display the factory settings offer, and the pixels are in the blue section of the colors on that screen.

Yet the pixels appear fine on the test screen the two pixels in question appear dead everywhere else.

They will have your typical black "dead" appearance but fill in sometimes for whites and grays.

I guess my ultimate question is, has anyone heard of pixels that aren't stuck and aren't dead 100% of the time?

2 n a half months out the box I had not one complaint for its price point. And it has a Samsung screen.

What is Samsungs policies on pixels?

Defective pixels.

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Originally Posted by WolfyAmbassador View Post

Are these dead pixels? I found them on the test screen, but nowhere else. You can see the white color the pixels are suppose to be filling missing on the bottom right corner.

Those pixels are not dead.
If it only appears in the test screen it points for a problem in the test screen itself or somewhere else.
post #686 of 782

I've just replaced the TERRIBLE LG 42LN5400 with a UE42F5000. It's my first Samsung television and so far I'm pretty impressed with the image quality - it takes tweaking but it's worth it.

 

I've entered the service menu and found the following - I'm guessing it's a Sharp panel but I'm not entirely sure. Any ideas?

 

 

 

post #687 of 782
Quote:
Originally Posted by PiersH View Post

I've just replaced the TERRIBLE LG 42LN5400 with a UE42F5000. It's my first Samsung television and so far I'm pretty impressed with the image quality - it takes tweaking but it's worth it.

I've entered the service menu and found the following - I'm guessing it's a Sharp panel but I'm not entirely sure. Any ideas?

That should be an AUO panel.
post #688 of 782
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gerald C View Post

Help! I've had my UN40F5500 for about two months now, and the TV has just started rebooting (restarting) at random. It can go day a day or so with no problems, or it might reboot several times in a row. When I attempt to go into the menu, it behaves even worse, to the point of rebooting every 10 seconds or so. In between episodes of this bad behavior, I was able to download the latest firmware (1120), but installing that has not improved the problem. The problem occurs regardless of source (I have HDMI STB and OTA). A quick Google search reveals that other Samsung Smart TVs have suffered from this problem, but I have not found it linked to the UNxxF5500. Any ideas, experience, or suggestions before I deal with Samsung warranty service?

It should still be under warranty, so I would call Samsung while it still is.

For troubleshooting, you should try disconnecting all peripherals and inputs except the OTA antenna and disconnecting any amps or other devices connected to the antenna. Try a different surge protector and a different outlet if possible to eliminate external electrical problems/power surges. Reset all settings to default. Check for overheating.

Real hardware troubleshooting for the internals would void the warranty so I would suggest contacting Samsung unless you want to take on the full cost of repairs/replacement yourself.
post #689 of 782
Hello can anyone tell me is Samsung 32 F5000 will load subtitles on movie with usb ?
post #690 of 782
Quote:
Originally Posted by PiersH View Post
 

I've just replaced the TERRIBLE LG 42LN5400 with a UE42F5000. It's my first Samsung television and so far I'm pretty impressed with the image quality - it takes tweaking but it's worth it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just out of curiosity, what were the problems with the 42LN5400? I almost got that but went for the Samsung instead.

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