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post #3271 of 5011

I am trying to decide between the 7100 and the Sony w900a.  I have a big question about this TV.  I know the web browser on the Sony does not support flash.  Does anyone know if the browser on the 7100 supports flash?  Any answer would be greatly appreciated!

post #3272 of 5011
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Originally Posted by tabster View Post

I am trying to decide between the 7100 and the Sony w900a.  I have a big question about this TV.  I know the web browser on the Sony does not support flash.  Does anyone know if the browser on the 7100 supports flash?  Any answer would be greatly appreciated!

Don't think so unless they have updated it.
post #3273 of 5011
I just bought this tv tonight at Costco in the 55" variety, and I really like it so far. I was watching Skyfall to test out scenes however, and I couldn't help but notice some pretty bright white lighting coming through at all 4 corners, but particularly on the bottom corners. I'm not sure what the technical terms is for this, but I took a photo and I'm hoping you all can say if this is "normal" or if it's worse than what standard is for this set. This was just a black screen when I checked the firmware which is version 1116. I think I can live with it if it's not abnormal, but I'm cool with returning it if it's not.

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post #3274 of 5011

I am planning to buy one of these during the Best Buy sale going on now. I have been researching what screen size to get based on seating distance and have found conflicting information depending which company creates the calculator. I would really appreciate your first hand experience as to how far back from your TV you sit and what size it is and if you think the TV is too big or too small? I have about 11' from where the TV would be to where I'm sitting. I was planning to go with a 55, but considering a 60 now, do the dimensions fit?

post #3275 of 5011
I just grabbed a 65" last night at the local BB. Can't wait to mount it today. It's replacing my 55" 6300 series. Wanted an 8k so bad but I could not justify the cost.... Hopefully the 7 is a noticeable improvement over the 6 once I dial it in later.
post #3276 of 5011
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Originally Posted by Feurian View Post

I am planning to buy one of these during the Best Buy sale going on now. I have been researching what screen size to get based on seating distance and have found conflicting information depending which company creates the calculator. I would really appreciate your first hand experience as to how far back from your TV you sit and what size it is and if you think the TV is too big or too small? I have about 11' from where the TV would be to where I'm sitting. I was planning to go with a 55, but considering a 60 now, do the dimensions fit?

I think the right distance is a matter of personal taste.

What I did was go to the store and stand in front of each size and move around until
it seemed comfortable for me. They thought I was nuts with a measuring tape!

I'm going from an old 46" Sammy to the F7100 55" and for my room size there is no real difference
for my seating distance.
post #3277 of 5011
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Originally Posted by Feurian View Post

I am planning to buy one of these during the Best Buy sale going on now. I have been researching what screen size to get based on seating distance and have found conflicting information depending which company creates the calculator. I would really appreciate your first hand experience as to how far back from your TV you sit and what size it is and if you think the TV is too big or too small? I have about 11' from where the TV would be to where I'm sitting. I was planning to go with a 55, but considering a 60 now, do the dimensions fit?

I am 9' to 10' from a 60" and after a year, it still seems large. According to the distance calculators, I should have an 80". (p.s. I don't put much stock in distance calculators). It is all personal preference.
post #3278 of 5011
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Originally Posted by MTSN View Post

I just bought this tv tonight at Costco in the 55" variety, and I really like it so far. I was watching Skyfall to test out scenes however, and I couldn't help but notice some pretty bright white lighting coming through at all 4 corners, but particularly on the bottom corners. I'm not sure what the technical terms is for this, but I took a photo and I'm hoping you all can say if this is "normal" or if it's worse than what standard is for this set. This was just a black screen when I checked the firmware which is version 1116. I think I can live with it if it's not abnormal, but I'm cool with returning it if it's not.

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Hello MTSN,

The light in the lower corners is called flashlighting, and I'll be interested to see what more knowledgeable posters have to say about it. Sometimes you can lessen it through changing your settings, specifically the backlight. IMO, the question is whether the flashlighting distracts you during normal viewing. We have some flashligting on our 65F7100, but I mainly notice it between sources or when changing settings. We don't notice it when watching content, even during dark scenes. I suggest you watch the tv for a few days and see how you feel. If you enjoy the tv keep it, if the flashlighting bothers you too much return or exchange it.

Enjoy your holiday,
David
post #3279 of 5011
I am 11' from my 75" Samsung. I find it easy to watch. Id put the largest TV up you can afford and your wall/space will support.
post #3280 of 5011
Does anyone else have an issue with the clock on their 7100? Ever since Daylight Saving Time ended, mine is still an hour ahead. The only fix I've found is to turn off Auto and manually set the time, or turn off DST. I would have thought that the Auto setting would know to compensate for DST, but it doesn't seem like it does.
post #3281 of 5011
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Originally Posted by MTSN View Post

I just bought this tv tonight at Costco in the 55" variety, and I really like it so far. I was watching Skyfall to test out scenes however, and I couldn't help but notice some pretty bright white lighting coming through at all 4 corners, but particularly on the bottom corners. I'm not sure what the technical terms is for this, but I took a photo and I'm hoping you all can say if this is "normal" or if it's worse than what standard is for this set. This was just a black screen when I checked the firmware which is version 1116. I think I can live with it if it's not abnormal, but I'm cool with returning it if it's not.

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You have a very nice unit; you'd be extremely lucky to get a better set than this, in fact you'll probably get something worse.

post #3282 of 5011
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Originally Posted by kohmei View Post


You have a very nice unit; you'd be extremely lucky to get a better set than this, in fact you'll probably get something worse.

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Originally Posted by david3772 View Post

Hello MTSN,

The light in the lower corners is called flashlighting, and I'll be interested to see what more knowledgeable posters have to say about it. Sometimes you can lessen it through changing your settings, specifically the backlight. IMO, the question is whether the flashlighting distracts you during normal viewing. We have some flashligting on our 65F7100, but I mainly notice it between sources or when changing settings. We don't notice it when watching content, even during dark scenes. I suggest you watch the tv for a few days and see how you feel. If you enjoy the tv keep it, if the flashlighting bothers you too much return or exchange it.

Enjoy your holiday,
David

Thanks for the feedback guys! I have a loft with windows everywhere and a ton of natural light, so that's the main reason I went with a tv that performs well in bright rooms. I was watching last night with all the lights off and curtains closed and only really noticed it then, so I don't think it's going to be a deal breaker at all. Also it looks phenomenal in the room and will go up on a .5" slim wall mount soon which will make it more enjoyable. Thanks again!
post #3283 of 5011
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Originally Posted by MTSN View Post


Thanks for the feedback guys! I have a loft with windows everywhere and a ton of natural light, so that's the main reason I went with a tv that performs well in bright rooms. I was watching last night with all the lights off and curtains closed and only really noticed it then, so I don't think it's going to be a deal breaker at all. Also it looks phenomenal in the room and will go up on a .5" slim wall mount soon which will make it more enjoyable. Thanks again!
For night viewing I have found setting up a bias light behind the set will not only improve perceived contrast and color, but will also serve to help mask minor flashlighting on your set. I have the Sylvania Mosaic lighting kit with wireless remote, love it.
http://www.lowes.com/pd_394982-16841-72344_0__?productId=3662054
post #3284 of 5011
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Originally Posted by Eric Busch View Post

Does anyone else have an issue with the clock on their 7100? Ever since Daylight Saving Time ended, mine is still an hour ahead. The only fix I've found is to turn off Auto and manually set the time, or turn off DST. I would have thought that the Auto setting would know to compensate for DST, but it doesn't seem like it does.

There's a clock? I'll have to check that out, I don't believe I've come across it. Do you use it for anything in particular?

David
post #3285 of 5011
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Originally Posted by david3772 View Post

There's a clock? I'll have to check that out, I don't believe I've come across it. Do you use it for anything in particular?

I think the time might flash up on-screen at some point during the startup process, and there's functionality to create a schedule that automatically turns the set on and off at certain times. I guess you could set it up as an alarm in the morning or something, but I've never done it. It's under Menu > System > Time > Clock.
post #3286 of 5011
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Originally Posted by Eric Busch View Post

Does anyone else have an issue with the clock on their 7100? Ever since Daylight Saving Time ended, mine is still an hour ahead. The only fix I've found is to turn off Auto and manually set the time, or turn off DST. I would have thought that the Auto setting would know to compensate for DST, but it doesn't seem like it does.
As dumb as it sounds, I also had to turn OFF DST to have my clock time correctly display. You can adjust it manually but then the voice recognition is off by 1 hour when asking what time it is. Weird for such a "Smart" TV. No big deal to change the settingtwice/year though.rolleyes.gif
post #3287 of 5011
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Originally Posted by bxb11 View Post


I am 9' to 10' from a 60" and after a year, it still seems large. According to the distance calculators, I should have an 80". (p.s. I don't put much stock in distance calculators). It is all personal preference.

Thank you for that. That is exactly right, the calculators say 75-80" which is why I don't believe them and ask for personal feedback. I have also read THX's and other sites say the biggest complaint is people wish they had bought a larger TV thus a larger recommendation.

 

MSNY thank you also.  I guess i will have to go with the measuring tape to the store.

 

Any further feedback is appreciated.

post #3288 of 5011
well, I walked into the store yesterday with every intention of buying the 55" and came out with a delivery receipt for the 60". Black Friday prices honored. The 55 just didn't seem that big compared to all the other sets around. Will I regret this? I assume all I'll be missing out on is the thin bezel, but it seems a fair trade for an extra 5" of screen
post #3289 of 5011
Hi Everybody. Happy Thanksgiving Everybody. Well I've got a small problem that I wonder if anybody else has recently noticed. When using the TV Web Browser & comming to this Site, I can no longer have the TV remember the Login "Remember Me" setting without getting a Login error stating the following: "There seems to be a problem. Your Browser's Cookie functionality is Turned OFF. Please turn it ON". This prevents me from logging on so I can't post with the TV. A solution I have found is to remove the check mark in the Remember Me box & just Login temporally & all is OK. This has never been an issue until the last couple of days now. I've tried to Reset the Smart Hub but the problem still continues. My PC is still able to remember my settings without this issue showing up. BUT... I'm now getting a warning message on the PC that says "You are using an outdated Web Browser (Internet Explorer 8 for Win XP Pro). Upgrade to Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. So the real question is, Is it the TV Browser Firmware or a NEW Web Page Browser Compatibility Support issue? I appreciate all feedback.

All of a sudden having to Log In each time to Post here (when using the Smart TV Browser) kind of sucks.eek.gif
post #3290 of 5011

Hello. I just bought UN60F7050 Sammy, and i can't find sports mode on this tv under smart features section. And another question: should i connect my devices (ATV2, PS3) through my receiver via hdmi or better connect straight to tv via HDMI?

post #3291 of 5011
Is there anyway to disable micro dimming in game mode? I know that the only tv preset without micro dimming is "movie", but game mode defaults to "standard". During normal tv viewing micro dimming doesn't bother me, but it drives me crazy while playing video games. I'm not familiar with the service menu and am crossing my fingers for a solution. I have tried playing in movie mode rather than game mode but the input lag is too bothersome while playing fast paced fps games like cod. Thanks in advance for your help. Bright, dark, bright, dark, bright, dark....
post #3292 of 5011
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Originally Posted by Dr.Shankenstein View Post

For night viewing I have found setting up a bias light behind the set will not only improve perceived contrast and color, but will also serve to help mask minor flashlighting on your set. I have the Sylvania Mosaic lighting kit with wireless remote, love it.
http://www.lowes.com/pd_394982-16841-72344_0__?productId=3662054

No disrespect intended, but just thought I'd add a bit of info about this. The intent behind true bias lighting is, as you stated, improve contrast. Actually it's to improve blacks, which can really only be done accurately with 6500K lighting. I realize a lot of folks use bias lighting for aesthetic purposes, etc & some love the ability to change colors as well. But just keep in mind, if the intent is to help make your blacks blacker, using a true 6500K natural light is the optimum way to do it. Just a tip.

Ken
post #3293 of 5011

Hi everyone, I am new to this site. I'm here because I have some questions about the Samsung UNXXF7100. I'm looking to purchase the 65inch version of this TV and unsure. I've always been a plasma guy. I'm wondering about the overall quality of the picture on this TV. I've skimmed the forums. I am coming from a Samsung PN63C8000YFXZA. My PN63C8000YFXZA is out of warranty and the picture has serious banding and they want 2k to replace the pannel. I've tried to see this TV in action at BB but all of them have this TV on a stupid loop with no way to see how it handles actual TV. I've read that this TV has had some light bleeding issues.  I consider myself to have a very good eye and sometimes think I may be a borderline videophile. I will be using the TV to watch a lot of sports, Football, Hockey, Basketball and even baseball. I follow my teams on a nightly basis. I will also be gaming on Xbox one and PS4.  I'm really concerned with fast moving video.

 

Here are my main questions.

1. How is the overall picture quality of this TV compared to other brands at this size?

2. How is the motion blur on this TV? (My eye is used to plasma)

3. How bad is the edge lighting effects on this TV?

 

Any advice would be greatly appreciated, this whole process has been really stressful. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

 

-Adam

post #3294 of 5011
I haven't seen this mentioned, there's a new firmware for the UN60F7100 on Samsung's site, ver.1117.4.

I just bought the set, it arrives on Saturday, and I'm making my way through the manuals. Does this set have a way to automatically download and install these firmware updates? My guess is no, but that would seem to be a convenient option, or at least a notice that a new version is available?
post #3295 of 5011
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Does this set have a way to automatically download and install these firmware updates?

There is an auto update option in the menu.
post #3296 of 5011
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Originally Posted by billabong12789 View Post

Here are my main questions.

1. How is the overall picture quality of this TV compared to other brands at this size?
2. How is the motion blur on this TV? (My eye is used to plasma)
3. How bad is the edge lighting effects on this TV?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated, this whole process has been really stressful. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

-Adam

Hi Adam,

You wrote that ANY advice would be appreciated, so...

1. Regarding your question about the picture quality of this tv compared to others. This is the F7100 owners forum, so it's reasonable to assume that most posters here compared this tv to others and decided to purchase the F7100 - a pretty significant bias. Personally, we wanted a 65" or 70" tv and looked at Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, and Vizio. We liked the Samsung picture best, and had enjoyed the Samsung LNT5265F it would replace. The F8000 and F8500 are claimed to have a better picture, but (a) I couldn't see that and (b) they were about $1000 more. If you are a plasma guy, you may not be happy with the F7100. I prefer the F7100 picture myself, but it's a matter of personal preference. I suggest your first step is to take a DVD or two to a store and have them play it for you on the 65F7100. A Blu-ray would be best, and it would be a big help if you had a hockey or other fast-moving video you could observe.

2. I can't or shouldn't speak to your motion blur question. I don't see it on our new tv, but then again I didn't see it on our old tv. I know people get upset about it, but I"m not sure I've EVER seen it. Again, viewing the right DVD on the tv would answer many of your questions.

3. I'm thinking by edge lighting effects you mean flashlighting. Flashlighting is common on edge lit LED tv's, especially the larger sizes. We have a little of it it on the sides of our tv, but it's not a distraction during programming. We watched two Blu-ray movies the other night and when the credits were rolling there was no light bleed at all, just a solid black screen. It looked great. On broadcast tv, I might see a little flashlighting when the credits roll. It doesn't bother me, but it may bother you. I don't understand why I see it sometimes on broadcast tv and not movies, but it just occurred to me that maybe my settings are responsible. Hmm.

I understand tv shopping (for an expensive tv, anyway) can be stressful, but the more you look and explore the more comfortable you will be with your choice. Good luck with your shopping!

David
post #3297 of 5011
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2. I can't or shouldn't speak to your motion blur question. I don't see it on our new tv, but then again I didn't see it on our old tv. I know people get upset about it, but I"m not sure I've EVER seen it. Again, viewing the right DVD on the tv would answer many of your questions.

I too do not notice any motion blur. This is a 240hz TV and I turn off all of the auto motion junk, so its really not even using that anyway as per my understanding. I watched football ALL day yesterday and I dont ever remember anything different than my old CRT TV's except that the picture is phenomenal.
post #3298 of 5011
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by z0dd View Post

I haven't seen this mentioned, there's a new firmware for the UN60F7100 on Samsung's site, ver.1117.4.

I just bought the set, it arrives on Saturday, and I'm making my way through the manuals. Does this set have a way to automatically download and install these firmware updates? My guess is no, but that would seem to be a convenient option, or at least a notice that a new version is available?

The Samsung support website explains the USB/download method.

You can also update the firmware when connected to the internet through the Smart TV Hub (if its in the live stream).
post #3299 of 5011
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Originally Posted by PiratesCove View Post

The Samsung support website explains the USB/download method.

You can also update the firmware when connected to the internet through the Smart TV Hub (if its in the live stream).
Well I did the update to ver 1117 & hoped it fixed my Forum TV Login issue I posted about earlier. It did not solve the problem. Can sombody confirm if you have a Remember Me checked during logon to this forum via the TV Web Browser, you get an error with a message stating to turn ON the cookies feature. Without the check mark in the Remember Me box, I can login & post just fine. Also, I now have a STB issue where the STB wont turn ON when turning the TV ON but does turn Off & change channels with the universal remote. This problem showed up after the Firmware update. I checked and the setting to sync the Cable Box Power On/Off was set correctly. All other functions are OK including a Beyond GREAT picture still. Mabye better? Anyways, I did the dredded Factory reset (Once again!) but this time NO GO. The login & TV power ON sync problem still exists.

I believe a new bug has shown up in the TV PowerON/Off Sync software with Ver 1117. Not a real big deal just a piss off since it has worked so well for a long time & with many previous versions of Firmware. Not sure about the login issue so I really would appreciate sombody trying the login with the TV. I never had this login (Remember Me) Cookie problem before with any version of firmware on the TV from day One with the ES & F7100. My gut feel is it IS the Web Site that hs mad a recent change in their web page login script.eek.gif
post #3300 of 5011

Got my 60 inch 7100 earlier today....just loving it....a few questions if someone would kindly answer....the following setting are greyed out and not allowing me to change:  HDMI black level, Film Mode, and Motion Lighting....could someone tell me why this is and how to correct....I have my Verizon fios cable box connected via hdmi.  thanks for replies.

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