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post #781 of 798
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Originally Posted by soulrider View Post

Does anyone use the Screen Mirroring function to connect to another device like a tablet and have if so, have you noticed any change in the function of Screen Mirroring with the latest firmware (1122)? The reason I ask is unfortunately I've got two variables that have changed at the same time. I bought a Kindle Fire HDX tablet (7") and used it for a couple of weeks. I really liked the wireless Screen Mirroring function for displaying a movie or whatever you have on the tablet on the TV. This function worked great but I was using the previous firmware version on the TV. and I only had the tablet for a few weeks before I ended up sending it back due to some issues with it. I got another Kindle Fire HDX (8.9" version this time) and decided to see if I like this one any better. The problem I'm having is that I'm trying out a movie with the Screen Mirroring function and it keeps cutting out on the TV. The function stops working (the movie stops) and a message comes up that I should check the connections on my device. From my understanding this Screen Mirroring function uses a direct wi-fi connection from the device (Kindle Fire Tablet in my case) to the TV and doesn't go through the wi-fi network. Knowing that I can eliminate the wi-fi network as the problem. Now, I'm trying to determine if the problem is the TV dropping the connection or the tablet. I'm inclined to think it's the TV because when it happens the movie stops showing on the TV and keeps playing on the tablet. Also, it's the TV that says that the Screen Mirroring function has stopped not the Tablet. When I look at the tablet, the movie is still showing and the icon showing the Screen Mirroring function is still on the tablet's screen. I can restart the function and it starts right back up but it's a hassle to keep doing it and it shouldn't be stopping every so often like this. Unfortunately the TV was just upgraded to firmware (1122) and I just got the new Tablet) so I can't easily blame one over the other. However, it would seem since the TV seems to be losing the Mirroring connection that IT is dropping it's side. I was wondering if any one else is having similar problems with firmware (1122)?

Additionally, I doubt it but is there anyway to go revert back to a previous firmware version (even if done manually with the USB method)? Thanks.

 

How long does it take for it to cut out? I've used the mirroring but not for long periods. Maybe the radio is heating up too much on one or both of the devices? That can cause a network malfunction. Even though it's not using the "network", it's still a network connection. Let me know. I'm playing a movie now to see if anything happens within a few minutes while I have a few to spare. 

post #782 of 798
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Originally Posted by jhobe6678 View Post

How long does it take for it to cut out? I've used the mirroring but not for long periods. Maybe the radio is heating up too much on one or both of the devices? That can cause a network malfunction. Even though it's not using the "network", it's still a network connection. Let me know. I'm playing a movie now to see if anything happens within a few minutes while I have a few to spare. 

So far it doesn't take long for the drop outs to happen.. It has cut out 3-4 times in an hour period of time.. So maybe 15-20 minutes. I don't think it's a heat issue either for the TV or the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 since neither one had been on very long before this. In fact I hadn't been using either one before deciding to try the screen mirroring out. Also, when I had the previous tablet (Kindle Fire HDX 7") I watched entire movies 1.5-2 hours, etc.without any issues. In fact, I don't remember ANY drop outs of the screen mirroring function when I was trying out the Kindle Fire HDX 7" model. I wish I hadn't upgraded the TV's firmware since that just ads one more variable to the issue.

Thanks for checking it out for me on your end. I really appreciate it.
post #783 of 798
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Originally Posted by soulrider View Post


So far it doesn't take long for the drop outs to happen.. It has cut out 3-4 times in an hour period of time.. So maybe 15-20 minutes. I don't think it's a heat issue either for the TV or the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 since neither one had been on very long before this. In fact I hadn't been using either one before deciding to try the screen mirroring out. Also, when I had the previous tablet (Kindle Fire HDX 7") I watched entire movies 1.5-2 hours, etc.without any issues. In fact, I don't remember ANY drop outs of the screen mirroring function when I was trying out the Kindle Fire HDX 7" model. I wish I hadn't upgraded the TV's firmware since that just ads one more variable to the issue.

Thanks for checking it out for me on your end. I really appreciate it.

 

Well I played a couple of videos, I let one go for about 15 min I think and I didn't have a drop at all. I have a Google Nexus 7 (2013) and the 55" of the 6400. You made me nervous because when I first got the TV, the cast didn't work and I got a Google Chrome adapter, which has sat untouched since I got the cast to work. I don't really need or use the feature much, but it's nice to know it still works at least. 

 

I'll keep my eye out and if I get more time later I'll run a longer test. 

 

And for the record, it doesn't matter what the usage was before, it doesn't take long for a wireless NIC to heat up. Trust me, I'll turn on an ice cold adapter and if I'm doing heavy data transfers, that thing heats up fast. I had to crack a USB adapter open and rig a 12V fan to it because it kept heating up and dropping out on me. :) Electronics like heat, but not too much. The smaller they are, the more susceptible they are to it. 

post #784 of 798
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Originally Posted by jhobe6678 View Post

Well I played a couple of videos, I let one go for about 15 min I think and I didn't have a drop at all. I have a Google Nexus 7 (2013) and the 55" of the 6400. You made me nervous because when I first got the TV, the cast didn't work and I got a Google Chrome adapter, which has sat untouched since I got the cast to work. I don't really need or use the feature much, but it's nice to know it still works at least. 

I'll keep my eye out and if I get more time later I'll run a longer test. 

And for the record, it doesn't matter what the usage was before, it doesn't take long for a wireless NIC to heat up. Trust me, I'll turn on an ice cold adapter and if I'm doing heavy data transfers, that thing heats up fast. I had to crack a USB adapter open and rig a 12V fan to it because it kept heating up and dropping out on me. smile.gif Electronics like heat, but not too much. The smaller they are, the more susceptible they are to it. 

Thanks for testing it out. Yes, I know electronics (especially circuits) heat up quite quickly. I'm not sure why I mentioned the devices were unused (thought about it later) more just from a point of reverence that it hadn't been all day type of thing. smile.gif

It could be a fluke. I'll keep playing with it and see what happens. I just thought I'd see if anyone noticed anything similar especially after updating the TV's firmware. Just out of curiosity what firmware are you running on your TV? I'm running 1122 on my 40" F6400. Thanks again.
post #785 of 798
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Originally Posted by soulrider View Post


Thanks for testing it out. Yes, I know electronics (especially circuits) heat up quite quickly. I'm not sure why I mentioned the devices were unused (thought about it later) more just from a point of reverence that it hadn't been all day type of thing. smile.gif

It could be a fluke. I'll keep playing with it and see what happens. I just thought I'd see if anyone noticed anything similar especially after updating the TV's firmware. Just out of curiosity what firmware are you running on your TV? I'm running 1122 on my 40" F6400. Thanks again.

 

I also am running version 1122. I've been crossing my fingers that in one of these updates, the TV would stop semi-powering on and turning my AVR on and odd times of the day/night. No dice. Though I turned the Anynet functions back to normal and set the power function to on and it seems to correctly shut the AVR back off when it does it's thing. So I can't complain too much about that. 

 

Overall, I'm super happy with the TV. I could use some tweaking in the calibration I'm sure, plus I'm still working out bugs on my HTPC here and there to get a better picture from that source. Otherwise, my HTPC (used for OTA TV/DVR, MKV & other video formats) works fine along with my blu ray player and the PS4 looks great on it too. I don't even use game mode. I play MMO's mostly and coming from being a PC Gamer years ago when we did cry about framerate, people today are too damn picky lol. I love the TV and I'm glad I put a 5yr warranty on it as well. 

post #786 of 798
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Originally Posted by CheezWiz View Post

OK, so my now almost a month old TV is doing this annoying thing again.
I turn everything on and my TV is dark. Like the back light is dimmed WAY down.
I hit menu on the remote and it instantly brightens back up. Exit menu and it darkens again.
Only way to get it to stop is to unplug the TV for a few seconds......mad.gif

I am having the same issue lately with the TV. From time to time, when it starts up (I always start with HDMI 1 with a cable box), it starts dim. Have you found a solution?
post #787 of 798
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Originally Posted by jhobe6678 View Post

I also am running version 1122. I've been crossing my fingers that in one of these updates, the TV would stop semi-powering on and turning my AVR on and odd times of the day/night. No dice. Though I turned the Anynet functions back to normal and set the power function to on and it seems to correctly shut the AVR back off when it does it's thing. So I can't complain too much about that. 

Overall, I'm super happy with the TV. I could use some tweaking in the calibration I'm sure, plus I'm still working out bugs on my HTPC here and there to get a better picture from that source. Otherwise, my HTPC (used for OTA TV/DVR, MKV & other video formats) works fine along with my blu ray player and the PS4 looks great on it too. I don't even use game mode. I play MMO's mostly and coming from being a PC Gamer years ago when we did cry about framerate, people today are too damn picky lol. I love the TV and I'm glad I put a 5yr warranty on it as well. 

I have three identical setups in my house with these 6300's. All connected to identical H/K receivers. They ALL respond differently to HDMI CEC and none of them power down/ respond the same. Odd.
post #788 of 798
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Originally Posted by Repro View Post

I am having the same issue lately with the TV. From time to time, when it starts up (I always start with HDMI 1 with a cable box), it starts dim. Have you found a solution?

Do you have it going straight to TV or to the Smart Hub menu thing? I know when I had it on a lower brightness picture mode (such as standard or movie), it would always brighten to the max when opening Smart Hub. Maybe you could use that fact to your advantage?
post #789 of 798
Doing some remodeling for TV room. Had new 75F6400 in box for two weeks before opening. Ordered from the big A. Initial impression? Beautiful picture. I have clouding only noticeable when dark screen switching HDMI inputs. Absolutely do not notice while viewing. Even in dark scenes. Not much black crush.

Good detail on dark suits in dark scene.

I am torn though. I do not like the setup "locking" the first source on first setup. I wanted to see if the TV worked right away. I set it up on terrestrial antenna. Now I do not have the option to adjust HDMI black level if wanted. I may not use it, but I want the option to use it if needed. I understand I have to go into factory set up menu to reset to factory settings. I should not have to.

I watch mainly films. I am noticing some what I perceive as judder. It's just not as smooth as other Samsung sets I've had. I use Movie mode with AMP off. Comcast box. I have not hooked up any other peripherals (Bluray, etc), just cable box. I have tried many settings to adjust for judder and do not want to use clear or anything like that. Just AMP off, Movie mode to my liking. Maybe the set is so large, I am seeing more than I have had with other sets. I don't know right now. Some scenes smooth, some w/ again, what I perceive as judder. My wife thinks it's ok, but she's OK with standard def too. She doesn't count in this case.

Sports is almost perfect. Watching MLB, the screen is smooth and the ball flows to catchers mitt just right. I have not noticed any (again, what I perceive as judder) watching sports. Only films seem to have just a wee bit of shakyness in some scenes.

I only have a week to go before return time runs out. I'm torn. The TV w/o judder in films would be perfect. The picture again is crazy good, and for me, right out of the box w/ minor tweeks is good.

Photos and more to follow...
Edited by Raker13 - 4/18/14 at 1:10pm
post #790 of 798
Glad I found this thread. I just picked up the 55"version on open box at best buy. I've noted minor clouding visible when switching sources as well. Is this normal?

Looking for calibration setting and settings for 3D. Im impressed with how great some scenes in 3D look but at times its jittery and also makes me feel like my im going cross eyed in some scenes. Normal? Whats the best settings for 3d movies? Ive been streaming using plex app. That may be part of the jitters im seeing.

Over all VERY impressed with this units price vs performace ratio.

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post #791 of 798
Has anyone had an issue with the smoothing/auto motion/clear motion/whatever Samsung calls it being stuck on? Mine started the day before yesterday. Everything has that over smoothed video looking affect. I've tried different inputs and they all seem to be the same. I've also turned the setting all the way off, but it doesn't seem to work. I'm thinking about setting to factory defaults and working from there, but if someone has a different solution, I'm all ears.
post #792 of 798
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Originally Posted by Raker13 View Post

Doing some remodeling for TV room. Had new 75F6400 in box for two weeks before opening. Ordered from the big A. Initial impression? Beautiful picture. I have clouding only noticeable when dark screen switching HDMI inputs. Absolutely do not notice while viewing. Even in dark scenes. Not much black crush.

Good detail on dark suits in dark scene.

I am torn though. I do not like the setup "locking" the first source on first setup. I wanted to see if the TV worked right away. I set it up on terrestrial antenna. Now I do not have the option to adjust HDMI black level if wanted. I may not use it, but I want the option to use it if needed. I understand I have to go into factory set up menu to reset to factory settings. I should not have to.

I watch mainly films. I am noticing some what I perceive as judder. It's just not as smooth as other Samsung sets I've had. I use Movie mode with AMP off. Comcast box. I have not hooked up any other peripherals (Bluray, etc), just cable box. I have tried many settings to adjust for judder and do not want to use clear or anything like that. Just AMP off, Movie mode to my liking. Maybe the set is so large, I am seeing more than I have had with other sets. I don't know right now. Some scenes smooth, some w/ again, what I perceive as judder. My wife thinks it's ok, but she's OK with standard def too. She doesn't count in this case.

Sports is almost perfect. Watching MLB, the screen is smooth and the ball flows to catchers mitt just right. I have not noticed any (again, what I perceive as judder) watching sports. Only films seem to have just a wee bit of shakyness in some scenes.

I only have a week to go before return time runs out. I'm torn. The TV w/o judder in films would be perfect. The picture again is crazy good, and for me, right out of the box w/ minor tweeks is good.

Photos and more to follow...

I returned mine due to the clouding after 2 tries and got a refund. I loved everything else about the set but couldn't live with the white spots. If it bothers you, you will regret keeping it. I just bought the new 2014 model UN75H7150. People say it doesn't have those issues. I paid $700 more for it.
post #793 of 798
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Originally Posted by legnaz View Post

I returned mine due to the clouding after 2 tries and got a refund. I loved everything else about the set but couldn't live with the white spots. If it bothers you, you will regret keeping it. I just bought the new 2014 model UN75H7150. People say it doesn't have those issues. I paid $700 more for it.

How are you liking the 7150 vs the 6400?
post #794 of 798

Hey guys,

 

Happy easter! I hope this is the right place to post this issue.

 

I recently bought a philips home theater hts3538/90 and connected it through my samsung led UN55F6400 through HDMI (ARC).

ARC works fine, Im able to hook up both devices and hear sound when the home theather is on ARC mode.

Since ARC only transfers PCM 2.0 audio I decided to buy a optical audio cable to get DD 5.1 and connect it between the samsung led and the home theater, the thing is Im unable to get any sound when the receiver is set to optical, its like audio isnt being transfered through the optical cable.

I have tested the optical cable by connecting it between my xbox and the home theater and it works so I think its something within my samsung LED.

Should I contact samsung support service? Its real hard to believe the optical port is damaged.

 

Any help is appreciated!

Thanks!

post #795 of 798
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Originally Posted by josesan311 View Post

Hey guys,

Happy easter! I hope this is the right place to post this issue.

I recently bought a philips home theater hts3538/90 and connected it through my samsung led UN55F6400 through HDMI (ARC).
ARC works fine, Im able to hook up both devices and hear sound when the home theather is on ARC mode.
Since ARC only transfers PCM 2.0 audio I decided to buy a optical audio cable to get DD 5.1 and connect it between the samsung led and the home theater, the thing is Im unable to get any sound when the receiver is set to optical, its like audio isnt being transfered through the optical cable.
I have tested the optical cable by connecting it between my xbox and the home theater and it works so I think its something within my samsung LED.
Should I contact samsung support service? Its real hard to believe the optical port is damaged.

Any help is appreciated!
Thanks!

Try turning the ARC off?
post #796 of 798

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Originally Posted by heresnowhy View Post


Try turning the ARC off?

 

Hey, I appreciate the quick response.

 

Do you mean to unplug the HDMI2 (ARC) cable? Because I dont know where to turn it on software wise (either on samsung tv or philips hts)

post #797 of 798
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Originally Posted by josesan311 View Post

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Hey, I appreciate the quick response.

Do you mean to unplug the HDMI2 (ARC) cable? Because I dont know where to turn it on software wise (either on samsung tv or philips hts)

In the TV. Menus/System/Anynet HDMI CEC
post #798 of 798
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Originally Posted by heresnowhy View Post

In the TV. Menus/System/Anynet HDMI CEC
Not ARC specific, but I would turn that off and give it a shot.
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