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post #4171 of 4986
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Originally Posted by jvandyne View Post


According to the Quick Guide (p.28) the distance from the bottom of the TV to the lower VESA mounting holes is 13.2". The dimensions listed for my 55" were dead-on accurate.

http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/EM/201308/20130813091501340/[UF7100-75inch-ZA]BN68-05279A-03ENG-0726.pdf

If you're getting a pull-out swivel mount, make sure the TV stand is anchored or has sufficient weight in the bottom to counteract tipping.


Thanks, I didn't see that drawing in the guide.  I think the 13.2" dimension is actually to the bottom of the input/output panel.  But it's close enough to get started!  I'll verify the dimension in-store once I'm getting closer to actually buying the TV.  I thought of some more questions today. 

 

1. Good advice on the swivel mount.  I intend to test it with an older Samsung that weighs about the same.  However, design, fabrication, and test will take some time.  Maybe up to a month, depending on how fast my guy can do the metalwork.  Does anyone know how long this TV will be available?

2. Speaking of pull-out swivel mounts, does the community have a favorite swivel mount? 

3. I skimmed the manual, and it mentions the remote is bluetooth.  If I can't use my Logitech Harmony One, this is not the right TV for me.  Does the TV have an IR sensor? I mean sensor, not the included IR blaster.  Unless the pack-in is a combination receiver/transmitter?  Never had an IR blaster before, so it's all new to me.

4. If you use a universal remote with this TV, does it have discrete codes for the different input sources?  Or does selecting an input require several button presses?

5. I have a sound bar that I use with an optical output on my current TV.  Anyone tried the optical output, and did it work well?

6. I'm an avid gamer, and most of the inputs will normally be on the game mode.  However, my primary Blu-Ray player is a PlayStation 3.  If I switch from game mode back to cinema mode, will the cinema mode settings retain my calibration?  Seems like a pain to calibrate for movies, then play a game, then calibrate for movies again!  Maybe I'll need an HDMI switch/hub/whaddayacallit and a dedicated Blu-Ray player.  A tuner is overkill- the room is just not suited for surround sound.

 

I'm off to take some dimensions on my existing cabinet to load into CAD.  The design phase is the fun part!

post #4172 of 4986
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Originally Posted by randyjd114 View Post

Recently bought a [URL=]Samsung UN65F7100[/URL] and have a few problems that I haven't been able to find the answer to. First, I have my tv connected to my wireless network and it randomly disconnects. I notice this when using the Netflix app on the tv. I will be watching something and all of a sudden Netflix will come up with a error that it is unable to connect. If you back out of the app and go to the network settings the status will show that the tv is not connected, but if you going to the setting to connect it will instantly show that it is connected without going through any of the connection process. Also, when I am watching Netflix the audio will randomly stutter and go in and out. Not sure if this is related.

Another problem I am having is what I think is referred to as clouding and/or flashlighting. I have found several posts about people who have these problems, but it has been hard to judge if my case is bad enough that I should get a replacement. Not sure if I am just being too picky, but it does bother me when watching something that has a lot of dark scenes or is letterboxed.

Any help would be appreciated.


Someone else suggested this on this thread.
Take a fiber cloth and starting from the middle of the tv, rub gently in a circular motion to the outside of the tv. As silly as it sounds it got rid of my clouding. I left the tv off while doing it, not sure if it matter.
post #4173 of 4986
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Originally Posted by spaz307 View Post


Thanks, I didn't see that drawing in the guide.  I think the 13.2" dimension is actually to the bottom of the input/output panel.  But it's close enough to get started!  I'll verify the dimension in-store once I'm getting closer to actually buying the TV.  I thought of some more questions today. 

1. Good advice on the swivel mount.  I intend to test it with an older Samsung that weighs about the same.  However, design, fabrication, and test will take some time.  Maybe up to a month, depending on how fast my guy can do the metalwork.  Does anyone know how long this TV will be available?
2. Speaking of pull-out swivel mounts, does the community have a favorite swivel mount? 
3. I skimmed the manual, and it mentions the remote is bluetooth.  If I can't use my Logitech Harmony One, this is not the right TV for me.  Does the TV have an IR sensor? I mean sensor, not the included IR blaster.  Unless the pack-in is a combination receiver/transmitter?  Never had an IR blaster before, so it's all new to me.
4. If you use a universal remote with this TV, does it have discrete codes for the different input sources?  Or does selecting an input require several button presses?
5. I have a sound bar that I use with an optical output on my current TV.  Anyone tried the optical output, and did it work well?
6. I'm an avid gamer, and most of the inputs will normally be on the game mode.  However, my primary Blu-Ray player is a PlayStation 3.  If I switch from game mode back to cinema mode, will the cinema mode settings retain my calibration?  Seems like a pain to calibrate for movies, then play a game, then calibrate for movies again!  Maybe I'll need an HDMI switch/hub/whaddayacallit and a dedicated Blu-Ray player.  A tuner is overkill- the room is just not suited for surround sound.

I'm off to take some dimensions on my existing cabinet to load into CAD.  The design phase is the fun part!

I think you're right, which is odd since the Quick Guide for the other sizes just has the VESA mounting dimensions.

1. I haven't been following Samsung's product release schedules, but my guess would be a model changeover sometime this spring?
2. I have a Mount-It that I purchased from Amazon (about $80), which is more than heavy enough to hold my 55" at nearly full extension without sagging. That mount only lists as compatible to 70" but there's an answer to a question that says it will fit a 75" Samsung. My only complaints with it is that I had to WD40 the joints a little to make the mount move easier and they don't supply nearly enough TV mounting bolts. I had to make a Lowe's run to get the right size for the TV.
3. The standard functions work fine with a Harmony remote. In normal daily use I don't have to reach for the Samsung remote. I will caution that I don't use all of the smart features of this TV though...just the basic Netflix, Amazon and Hulu apps.
4. There are discrete codes for the inputs in the Harmony database.
5. I use the optical out to my receiver for just the smart TV apps. I haven't had any issues.
6. I have Movie and Standard mode setup on mine and switch between them. Both are calibrated independently and hold their settings. There's a setting in the menu to enable settings to be stored independently for each input as well which I assume means you could calibrate each mode for each input and have them all different. I haven't tried that.
post #4174 of 4986
So, just got a 60" set. HH01 panel. I have some clouding in corners, but not terribly noticeable. I did, however notice that during TV scenes where screen is black with light lettering, there are some light streaks that appear vertically under the letters. See attached image. I'm sure this is a rendering issue, but I'm wondering if there is a picture setting I should fiddle with to see if this can be corrected. Anyone else have this issue?


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post #4175 of 4986
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Originally Posted by spaz307 View Post


Thanks, I didn't see that drawing in the guide.  I think the 13.2" dimension is actually to the bottom of the input/output panel.  But it's close enough to get started!  I'll verify the dimension in-store once I'm getting closer to actually buying the TV.  I thought of some more questions today. 

1. Good advice on the swivel mount.  I intend to test it with an older Samsung that weighs about the same.  However, design, fabrication, and test will take some time.  Maybe up to a month, depending on how fast my guy can do the metalwork.  Does anyone know how long this TV will be available?
2. Speaking of pull-out swivel mounts, does the community have a favorite swivel mount? 
3. I skimmed the manual, and it mentions the remote is bluetooth.  If I can't use my Logitech Harmony One, this is not the right TV for me.  Does the TV have an IR sensor? I mean sensor, not the included IR blaster.  Unless the pack-in is a combination receiver/transmitter?  Never had an IR blaster before, so it's all new to me.
4. If you use a universal remote with this TV, does it have discrete codes for the different input sources?  Or does selecting an input require several button presses?
5. I have a sound bar that I use with an optical output on my current TV.  Anyone tried the optical output, and did it work well?
6. I'm an avid gamer, and most of the inputs will normally be on the game mode.  However, my primary Blu-Ray player is a PlayStation 3.  If I switch from game mode back to cinema mode, will the cinema mode settings retain my calibration?  Seems like a pain to calibrate for movies, then play a game, then calibrate for movies again!  Maybe I'll need an HDMI switch/hub/whaddayacallit and a dedicated Blu-Ray player.  A tuner is overkill- the room is just not suited for surround sound.

I'm off to take some dimensions on my existing cabinet to load into CAD.  The design phase is the fun part!
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Originally Posted by jvandyne View Post

I think you're right, which is odd since the Quick Guide for the other sizes just has the VESA mounting dimensions.

1. I haven't been following Samsung's product release schedules, but my guess would be a model changeover sometime this spring?
2. I have a Mount-It that I purchased from Amazon (about $80), which is more than heavy enough to hold my 55" at nearly full extension without sagging. That mount only lists as compatible to 70" but there's an answer to a question that says it will fit a 75" Samsung. My only complaints with it is that I had to WD40 the joints a little to make the mount move easier and they don't supply nearly enough TV mounting bolts. I had to make a Lowe's run to get the right size for the TV.
3. The standard functions work fine with a Harmony remote. In normal daily use I don't have to reach for the Samsung remote. I will caution that I don't use all of the smart features of this TV though...just the basic Netflix, Amazon and Hulu apps.
4. There are discrete codes for the inputs in the Harmony database.
5. I use the optical out to my receiver for just the smart TV apps. I haven't had any issues.
6. I have Movie and Standard mode setup on mine and switch between them. Both are calibrated independently and hold their settings. There's a setting in the menu to enable settings to be stored independently for each input as well which I assume means you could calibrate each mode for each input and have them all different. I haven't tried that.

I have the logitech Harmony 1100 and it works perfectly. Also the diectTV remote controls it will no problem. I have ever used the remote from my UN46D6000SFXZA that i have had for 3-4 years to acess the sevrice menu. I am pretty sure any universal remote will control the tv with no problem.
post #4176 of 4986
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Originally Posted by Closet Geek View Post

As I've posted before, I take more of a gradual approach to picture settings. After starting with a few key adjustments and sitting on that for a while I've slowly incorporated additional refinements. Curretly, my Directv settings are as follows....

Picture mode: Standard
Backlight. 14
Contrast. 100
Brightness. 45
Sharpness. 40
Color. 35
Tint 50/50

Dynamic contrast. High
Black tone. Off
Flesh tone. 0
Color space. Native
White balance. Unchanged
10p white balance. Off
Gamma. 0

Color tone. Warm2
Clean view. Low
MPEG. Auto
HDMI Black level. Low
Film mode. Auto2
AMP. 10/3/on
Cinema black. Low

First off, when evaluating satellite picture I only do so based on premier type programming. Big football games or other prime time network sporting events, the Golden Globes last night for example, I simply find that there is too much inconsistency, compression and other things on other programming including the movie channels. I will occasionally use something like Planet Earth on BBC America as well.

With these settings I am finding I get a good clean clear picture with great detail. I am also finding that I'm getting very good blacks and shadow detail. Colors are rich but not
Cartoonish and I'm not having any blurring issues.

Regarding the richness of colors, I do feel they could be dialed down slightly, particularly reds but that one is tough because of programming as lighting inconsistency. I also know that this somewhat related to the contrast levels of the set which are quite good at my present settings IMO. Whites are simply unreal this bringing out more richness in the dark tones.

I'm pretty much an Olympics junkie have very high expectations for the broadcast picture. I plan to use the Olympics as well as the Super Bowl to further evaluate my current settings and possibly more refined adjustments to white balance.

One last comment I thought I'd share...I don't know how many hours I have on the set but after about a month of what I would call moderate viewing I feel like as the tv breaks in the picture changes to the better of that makes sense. On the BD side I've had not flashlighting or clouding but on the satellite side there is a small amount of corner light but not distractingly so by any measure. I hope this is useful to those interested.

Regards
how were you able to change your Hdmi black level to low on Directv mine is greyed out. This has been a huge issue for me. I am getting really washed out faces and picture while watching directv
post #4177 of 4986
Just got a 55F7100 for the bedroom. I have a 64F8500 in the living room.

I am seeing some artifacts on the screen. Best way I can describe it, the pic is blurry like watching a DVD vs blu-ray. I'm going to tinker with some settings this weekend. If I watch animation like family guy or The Boondocks it looks good.
post #4178 of 4986
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Originally Posted by theDude003 View Post

how were you able to change your Hdmi black level to low on Directv mine is greyed out. This has been a huge issue for me. I am getting really washed out faces and picture while watching directv

Someone else may be able to get you a quicker response but off the top of my head I can't remember. Perhaps the color
Space setting to native allows for the HDMI Blacl level? I wouldn't be able to verify until tonight.
post #4179 of 4986
Eait
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Originally Posted by theDude003 View Post

how were you able to change your Hdmi black level to low on Directv mine is greyed out. This has been a huge issue for me. I am getting really washed out faces and picture while watching directv[/quot
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Originally Posted by theDude003 View Post

how were you able to change your Hdmi black level to low on Directv mine is greyed out. This has been a huge issue for me. I am getting really washed out faces and picture while watching directv

Wait...I actually think it relates to the sources output ability. RGB vs Y...(on smart phone so pardon the laziness). I'm using the Genie which I think has a designated color output of RGB. It's been a while and I'm flying on memory which isn't always the best.
post #4180 of 4986
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Originally Posted by Closet Geek View Post

Someone else may be able to get you a quicker response but off the top of my head I can't remember. Perhaps the color
Space setting to native allows for the HDMI Blacl level? I wouldn't be able to verify until tonight.

The source works when you hook up your computer via hDMi through to your TV. Im not sure is to why it doesnt work with Direct TV or cable mine does the same too. Check if it works passthrough to a receiver then to your TV.. Let us know what you get.
post #4181 of 4986
I hope to test a true 3D movie this weekend with the kids. I'll report back afterwards.
post #4182 of 4986
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Originally Posted by dall08fan View Post

Someone else suggested this on this thread.
Take a fiber cloth and starting from the middle of the tv, rub gently in a circular motion to the outside of the tv. As silly as it sounds it got rid of my clouding. I left the tv off while doing it, not sure if it matter.

The problem could be your router and not your TV.
What brand and speed is the router?

Anything less then N speed is not gonna work very well.
Also, the distance to the TV makes a difference.
post #4183 of 4986

Many thanks to jvandyne and Brashier83.  Just the info I needed to know.  I got slowed down by a cold, but I have a conceptual design for my adapter.  It'll go from a wall mount to my current corner stand.  I'm going to order a wall mount today.  Once it arrives I can finalize the dimensions and start getting blueprints detailed.  Then it's off to try and find someone to fabricate it.  I'm useless when it comes to working with steel. 

 

I'll have to do something with my current 52" Samsung.  So I bought most of the stuff to mount it in the kitchen today.  I have high hopes for a wireless HDMI switcher, video transmitter, video receiver and IR blaster combo.  It should let me put a DirectTV box and a Netflix device in a hidden cabinet.  The only visible wire will be the power cord.  I may have an electrician friend help me mount an additional outlet behind the TV to eliminate even the one wire. 

 

With the current emphasis in voice control with TVs and XBox One, I'm kind of surprised no one sells an aftermarket voice-to-IR system.  I think voice control is annoying in the living room, but it would actually be nice in the kitchen.  Wet or dirty hands don't go well with a remote control!

post #4184 of 4986
Thread Starter 
Wow...Picture Mode: Standard with Color Space: Auto, Film Mode : Auto2 and Auto Motion Plus: Clear is Incredible for Sports and News.
post #4185 of 4986
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how were you able to change your Hdmi black level to low on Directv mine is greyed out. This has been a huge issue for me. I am getting really washed out faces and picture while watching directv
I would suggest turning off dynamic contrast. It looks terrible with it on... especially on high.
post #4186 of 4986
Did anybody here calibrate their 7100 using a calibration disc or have it professionally done? Or did you guys just use your own eyes and make adjustments?
post #4187 of 4986
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Originally Posted by BMD004 View Post

Did anybody here calibrate their 7100 using a calibration disc or have it professionally done? Or did you guys just use your own eyes and make adjustments?
I used my eyes Lol I wish I could find a calibration disc that I can download though how bout you?
post #4188 of 4986
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Originally Posted by macmane View Post

I used my eyes Lol I wish I could find a calibration disc that I can download though how bout you?


BMD004 & Mcmane- Here is the link to a thread within this forum that should have everything needed to help attain a much better calibrated picture.

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

If you want to spend a litte bit of money check out SpectraCal CalMan5 which can really get your picture looking great. You can purchase a package which include the free technical support, webinars, downloads, calibration software and a colormeter. Depending on how serious you about this hobby you spend some serious cash on this website. You can also pick from 3 calibration packages available for rental which each include the Calman5calibration software, C6 colormeter or I1Pro II. The 3 rental packages range from $75 to $199 which is a pretty good deal considering it is a 14 day rental. Check it out here http://store.spectracal.com/calman5/home-video
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Brashier83 View Post

If you want to spend a litte bit of money check out SpectraCal CalMan5 which can really get your picture looking great. You can purchase a package which include the free technical support, webinars, downloads, calibration software and a colormeter. Depending on how serious you about this hobby you spend some serious cash on this website. You can also pick from 3 calibration packages available for rental which each include the Calman5calibration software, C6 colormeter or I1Pro II. The 3 rental packages range from $75 to $199 which is a pretty good deal considering it is a 14 day rental. Check it out here http://store.spectracal.com/calman5/home-video

This is also an excellent introduction to Calibration and its methods:

http://www.curtpalme.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=35322
post #4190 of 4986
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Originally Posted by BMD004 View Post

Did anybody here calibrate their 7100 using a calibration disc or have it professionally done? Or did you guys just use your own eyes and make adjustments?

I bought the disney wow disc. I plan on giving it a shot next week. All ican say is that the more I play with it, the better it gets. Lots of good tips here.
post #4191 of 4986
does the calibration make the picture sharper or does it just adjust the colors? the sharpness of the tv in the store was not as impressive as id hoped, the 8000 was MUCH sharper, but if the calibration will help put it on par with the 8000 sharpess i think its a no brainer. i played with the different av modes in the store but didnt do a whole bunch.
post #4192 of 4986
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Originally Posted by missourian View Post

In my Pionner SC-63 I don't see an option to delete TV, is there any receiver in the market which works nice with samsung TV, I am tired of this Anynet+ not working correctly
Hi missourian,
I was having issues with ARC and netflix sound drops etc fir a while (i remember we exchanged posts) I initially thought i resolved it but tge problem continued .So i decided to change the recvr and upgraded my sony to tge bext up strdn1040....wirks like a charm now so try that even if u dont buya new rcvr ull atleast know the problem might be in signal processing by rcvr.I have it setup with ARC cable b/w tv and rcvr and all others going into rcvr.
Hope this will help!!
post #4193 of 4986
I didn't get to a 3D movie as I had hoped but did watch both football games. Still a beautiful picture with blurring issues.
post #4194 of 4986
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Originally Posted by PiratesCove View Post

This is also an excellent introduction to Calibration and its methods:

http://www.curtpalme.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=35322
Nice link. Really Good information!!!
post #4195 of 4986
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Originally Posted by 4top455 View Post


Hi missourian,
I was having issues with ARC and netflix sound drops etc fir a while (i remember we exchanged posts) I initially thought i resolved it but tge problem continued .So i decided to change the recvr and upgraded my sony to tge bext up strdn1040....wirks like a charm now so try that even if u dont buya new rcvr ull atleast know the problem might be in signal processing by rcvr.I have it setup with ARC cable b/w tv and rcvr and all others going into rcvr.
Hope this will help!!

Thanks, I did play with my Friends Onkyo and I had the same HDMI ARC issue, in the end, I invested in a harmony smart remote and disabled crappy HDMI ARC/CEC in both TV and receiver, now everything works great and I am able to perform 90% of my activities with single remote.

post #4196 of 4986
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Originally Posted by PiratesCove View Post

Wow...Picture Mode: Standard with Color Space: Auto, Film Mode : Auto2 and Auto Motion Plus: Clear is Incredible for Sports and News.

Yes, same settings for me except I changed from standard to natural mode, and it pops with sports.
post #4197 of 4986
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Originally Posted by dudley07726 View Post

Samsung fianlly set up an appointment for Jan 20 for a tech to come out and look at this problem

Samsung tech came over today to repair the set with the problem I was having.He replaced the board. Took less than 10 minutes. Hope it fixes the problem. As I said before. It does not happen very often and the last time it happened was last week. Had to redo all my settings.

[VIDEO][/VIDEO]
Edited by dudley07726 - 1/20/14 at 11:50am
post #4198 of 4986
I just ordered the Disney Wow calibration disc just for a basic calibration test out
post #4199 of 4986
I spent few hours calibrating the TV using Calman5 and my IDisplay Pro meter, and I got good results. Unfortunately, at some point (don't remember when), I noticed that my custom RGBs and 10pt white balance measurement were reset. Not sure why. Did anyone bump into this? It cannot be that the reset option was selected because all the other values (brightness, contract, etc) are fine.
post #4200 of 4986
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Originally Posted by mouradb View Post

I spent few hours calibrating the TV using Calman5 and my IDisplay Pro meter, and I got good results. Unfortunately, at some point (don't remember when), I noticed that my custom RGBs and 10pt white balance measurement were reset. Not sure why. Did anyone bump into this? It cannot be that the reset option was selected because all the other values (brightness, contract, etc) are fine.
can you share your pic settings that u got from the calibration? Thanks in advance
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