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Originally Posted by SamOner View Post

Charter Cable does look like crap. I use Pirate Coves setting and my set looks great.
I also used Pirates settings. Are you saying Charter still looks bad with Pirates settings or Charter looks bad regardless what settings you use?
post #4532 of 4993
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Originally Posted by cchunter View Post

My 60F7100 arrived yesterday. To be honest I'm not impressed at all. It looked better in the store. Calibrated it to settings in this thread to get me started then fine tuned to my preference. I'm not sure what to do because my old Vizio 552XVT looked better and that was a flagship model about five yrs ago. Very little light bleed from corners and edges which is normal for an LED which is a good thing. My problem is everything looks washed out and can't seem to find a happy medium with settings. Maybe someone here can throw me some tips.

That seems to be the consensus here. If it's a good source like blu ray etc, then it should be better then your old tv. But if not then it seems like the older tv were better. Yes, lots of wash out at times and it's very hard to find a happy medium setting and just leave it. Just my 2 cents.
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Hello, thought I should share my experiences with Samsung in general and our UN60F7050 in particular. We started with a UN46D6400 in Spring of '12, it transformed our reality of what a TV could be. Being a guy, by December '12 I was craving something bigger. Bought an LG 55" 120 Hz 3D of some sort from BB open box & 10% coupon for like $750 out the door, sold 46 Sammy to sister. Was immediately underwhelmed by LG, and didn't like its passive 3D nearly as well. 3 weeks later found a guy selling a 2 month old Sammy UN55EH6070 for $700, bought it, returned LG and was happy again. This was the "value" 3D Fighter series, with "Full Array Backlighting" & matte screen, almost 4" thick. It was just great and I was satisfied, having made promise to wife that I would not get anything else without consulting her...

Fast forward to mid-January 2014. Began to notice next-gen Sammys in stores, then found an indie shop near Denver in Englewood that specializes in open-box electronics. Their showroom was jam-packed with current & one model back sets from 46 to 80 inch, Sony, Panasonic, Sharp, LG & Samsung. The Samsungs jumped out as clearly superior, and the 65" 7100 series had my name on it, for $1699. I felt that since he was selling a set comparable to mine for $699 it might be time to unload and upgrade. I put a good reading ad on Craig's for $575, and within an hour I had my buyer begging me to hold it for $600 until he could get over.

After explaining why the TV was gone and that the trend in pricing was downward, I took my wife out to look at the sets I had zeroed in on. She gravitated toward the UHD stuff, but agreed that the 7100s looked mighty good, EXCEPT for the 60" BB had directly below a 60" 8000 series. Its calibration had purposely been made blurry, kind of a scammy way to sell the more expensive set. The Magnolia salesman we endured was all about upselling to UHD, so after rolling eyes one too many times we took off.

Next morning I put a 1/2 deposit down on the 65" at my open-box place and waited impatiently until payday the following Friday. When the day came I had come to accept that wife was right, the screen area difference between 60 & 65 was not worth the additional $400 to us (her). Ended up getting a UN60F7050 for $1299. After setting it up & initial stabs at calibration we both agreed that it was washing out too much from any viewing angle other that dead center. Tried many tweaks and decided to discuss with the shop. Packed up the set and went over the washout problem, none of the display models were anywhere near as bad. He encouraged us to try a different set and pulled another out of warehouse. This one had never had any protective wrap removed, and was manufactured in Dec. 2013! Got it home and immediately saw improvement with viewing angle and overall PQ.

After 10 days of fiddling, and adding the Day Cal - Night Cal option I can honestly say this thing is as near perfect as I have ever seen. We have Panasonic DMP-BDT 320, DirecTV Whole-Home w/3 networked HD DVRs, all sources run through Yamaha RX-V671 with cheap no-name HDMI 1.4 cables. 1080 content is perfect, 720 content almost as good, and Blu Ray stunningly flawless. 3D feels more immersive with the larger and faster display and the option to brighten it up. Using parts of LCDBuyingGuide and Pirate's settings along with my preferences thrown in.

I think it is easy to psych oneself out about things that don't really matter to the content viewing experience, like flashlighting or clouding on a blank screen. I compare it to a high performance car: They sometimes idle kind of rough and stutter until you get them revved up and into the power band, then everything works together at speed as it was designed to. I have also noticed that all blank screen content is not created equal. Some blacks are built of all colors, some with lighting to black shut off, some Red & Blue only. I have yet to see a dark scene where I was anything but blown away by the shadow detail, never distracted by inappropriate light presence. Thanks to all that contribute to this thread, has really been helpful.

P.S. SAMSUNG RULES!
post #4534 of 4993
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Originally Posted by cchunter View Post

I also used Pirates settings. Are you saying Charter still looks bad with Pirates settings or Charter looks bad regardless what settings you use?

Maybe it is me, but I'm not a fan of Charter's cable PQ here in Madison, WI. The PQ is not as clear as direct tv. Have you tried checking your cable box setting? To make sure you are getting the best resolution.
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Originally Posted by SamOner View Post

Maybe it is me, but I'm not a fan of Charter's cable PQ here in Madison, WI. The PQ is not as clear as direct tv. Have you tried checking your cable box setting? To make sure you are getting the best resolution.
Yea I already tried that. 720p or 1080i. Both suck. Is there anything else I'm missing possibly?
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Well I'm new to 3D and with my new tv I thought I'd pick up Avatar 3D. I watched it last night and to say the least it was jaw dropping. Eye candy to the max!! I thought the 3D looked amazing. I went and bought Gravity 3D today and thats on queue tonight.
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Gravity screen shots 60" panel,& oppo bdp-105,looks amazing!
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I've never watched a 3d movie. I'm thinking of giving it a try since I have this 60 " 7100. I have a new ps3 that has 3d. I was wondering how the ps3 3d performs? Is it a pia to play a 3 d on the ps3? Are the 3d glasses that come with this tv adequate ? Thanks
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I've never watched a 3d movie. I'm thinking of giving it a try since I have this 60 " 7100. I have a new ps3 that has 3d. I was wondering how the ps3 3d performs? Is it a pia to play a 3 d on the ps3? Are the 3d glasses that come with this tv adequate ? Thanks
My first experience with 3D was last night and I was thoroughly impressed with the picture and 3D glasses. Other than crappy cable picture my 60 inch is very good for everything else. Gaming is amazing on it too. I'm starting to like the tv more and more since its first impressions.
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My first experience with 3D was last night and I was thoroughly impressed with the picture and 3D glasses. Other than crappy cable picture my 60 inch is very good for everything else. Gaming is amazing on it too. I'm starting to like the tv more and more since its first impressions.

I agree the cable pic is not great. Some tnt and espn sports look good tho. I ordered the oppo 103 for cable upscale, if it doesn't make a difference im gonna send it back.
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Originally Posted by Mike Zaaaaayyyy View Post

Gravity screen shots 60" panel,& oppo bdp-105,looks amazing!
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Originally Posted by Mike Zaaaaayyyy View Post

Gravity screen shots 60" panel,& oppo bdp-105,looks amazing!

what tv mode? That looks wicked. Cant wait for my 103 to arrive. Do u upscale cable also?
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Originally Posted by ray0414 View Post

what tv mode? That looks wicked. Cant wait for my 103 to arrive. Do u upscale cable also?
I use standard mode,backlight 9,contrast 90,bright,49,color66,to name a few,once you get ur oppo player their is settings to maximize your pic settings as well! Thanks:)
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Originally Posted by Mike Zaaaaayyyy View Post

I use standard mode,backlight 9,contrast 90,bright,49,color66,to name a few,once you get ur oppo player their is settings to maximize your pic settings as well! Thanks:)

do u have any color enhancers turned on the oppo that made your colors better than whats standard on the tv?
post #4545 of 4993
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do u have any color enhancers turned on the oppo that made your colors better than whats standard on the tv?
You will notice a huge improvement with your oppo player to your samsung,yes their will be color settings to chose to make your samsung tv better looking since you will link it also to your cable as well
post #4546 of 4993
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do u have any color enhancers turned on the oppo that made your colors better than whats standard on the tv?
Curious were did you order your 103?
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Originally Posted by Mike Zaaaaayyyy View Post

Curious were did you order your 103?

amazon.com 499 free shipping. On ebay the cheapest were 550 I believe. I kn o w this tv can have a better picture im juat hoping the oppo puts it a few Steps above what its at now. I definitely want my cable to be cleaner looking and just overall more detail.
post #4548 of 4993
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Originally Posted by ray0414 View Post

amazon.com 499 free shipping. On ebay the cheapest were 550 I believe. I kn o w this tv can have a better picture im juat hoping the oppo puts it a few Steps above what its at now. I definitely want my cable to be cleaner looking and just overall more detail.
How long have you had the tv? Only ask cause it took me at least a month to fool around with the settings to the way I like,had a sony forget the model number but in the same price range and it was crappy quality tv,exchange it for the samsung been happy ever since!
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yesterday was either the 3 week mark or 4 i cant remember. ive played with settings alot. ive got mine on standard and got the basic settings figured out, wouldnt mind doing a grayscale calibatration to see where my tv is at, but i think the oppo will take it to the next level that will keep me happier. im basically wanting a cleaner picture, a little more dialed in, and slightly more pop in some of the colors.
Edited by ray0414 - 2/26/14 at 7:16pm
post #4550 of 4993
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Originally Posted by ray0414 View Post

do u have any color enhancers turned on the oppo that made your colors better than whats standard on the tv?

Do you plan on running the cable feed thru the oppo before or after your receiver ? Thanks
post #4551 of 4993
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Originally Posted by slow ride View Post

Do you plan on running the cable feed thru the oppo before or after your receiver ? Thanks

before so that the oppo upscales.
post #4552 of 4993
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Originally Posted by ray0414 View Post

before so that the oppo upscales.

So the oppo has a coax input ? Oh wait, I would go from my direct tv box to the oppo and then onto my marantz receiver and out to the tv ? All hdmi ?
post #4553 of 4993
Are you guys able to access Netflix ? I get a black screen, and a spinning wheel.
post #4554 of 4993
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Originally Posted by bucknuts07 View Post

Are you guys able to access Netflix ? I get a black screen, and a spinning wheel.
My Netflix works fine.
post #4555 of 4993
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Originally Posted by ScottyC View Post

Well after about 4 months of use I got the dreaded red vertical line last night (UN60F7050)....guess we'll see what the repair guy says on Friday

Well 16days after the entire panel was replaced, I now have a green line on the other side....Seriously this is messed up...refused repair this go around...we'll see what Samsung says tomorrow
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This is happening to me too. I have a surround sound system connected via optical cable to the back of the TV. Before the update all my devices were using 5.1 Dolby Digital (I made sure when I set up everything). I have a Samsung bluray player, xbox and AT&T uverse box. And it was displaying on the receiver as Dolby Digital on all inputs. 

 

After the update the TV shuts the sound down after about 5 minutes. After investigation I have found that the TV is changing the Audio Codec to PCM on all inputs. I cant figure out why, All my devices have the sound settings at 5.1 Dolby.  The Dolby Digital is greyed out under the Sound settings, and have no way to get it back. I have spent hours trying to fix it. Buying new HDMI cables, new optical cables, nothing seems to fix it. 

 

After feeling defeated, I called customer service and went through all the troubleshooting steps. Did a factory reset and nothing worked. Apparently there is no reverting back to to the old update version. They have scheduled a service person to come out.  Has anyone found a solution?  

post #4557 of 4993
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So the oppo has a coax input ? Oh wait, I would go from my direct tv box to the oppo and then onto my marantz receiver and out to the tv ? All hdmi ?

sounds right. Cable box into the "in",then hdmi1 out to your AVR(bd or sat input),then out to your tv. So if u run the oppo to the avr bd input,u will never change which avr input u are using, instead u will change which part of the oppo, so u switch inputs on the oppo between bd and hdmi1(which is running the cable box 2 the avr). I cant wait 2 get mine 2 try this out.
post #4558 of 4993
Im very excited 2 play with the picture settings on the oppo. The manual says it has a color enhancer,which increases the colors without affecting skin tones is exactly what it says. Unlike the tvs color setting which ruins skin tones if u increase color.
Edited by ray0414 - 2/27/14 at 9:16pm
post #4559 of 4993
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Originally Posted by ray0414 View Post

sounds right. Cable box into the "in",then hdmi1 out to your AVR(bd or sat input),then out to your tv. So if u run the oppo to the avr bd input,u will never change which avr input u are using, instead u will change which part of the oppo, so u switch inputs on the oppo between bd and hdmi1(which is running the cable box 2 the avr). I cant wait 2 get mine 2 try this out.

What does bd stand for?
post #4560 of 4993
Bd means blu ray
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