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post #421 of 698
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Originally Posted by CleaveTheGreat View Post

The main reason I did it this way is because I was having issues using the ARC with this receiver last time I tried to use it. I would constantly have to change turn the ARC setting on/off when switching from the Netflix tv app back to regular cable. Guess I will have to mess around with it more.

Are your other apparels connected to the tv or receiver?
post #422 of 698
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Originally Posted by weedchill View Post

Are your other apparels connected to the tv or receiver?

Everything else runs through the receiver. Cable box, Xbox and blur ray player are connected to the receiver via hdmi and then 1 hdmi cable runs to the tv.
post #423 of 698
firmware 1118 is out.
post #424 of 698
Is the 5500 this year's equivalent to the C7000 plasma?
post #425 of 698
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Originally Posted by ambesolman View Post

Is the 5500 this year's equivalent to the C7000 plasma?

Equivalent to the E550 I believe
post #426 of 698
Hockey fans, I have a F5300 which I believe is largely similar, I also have the flickering, which is distracting but so far to me the worst part is that the ice gets patchy/blotchy.

Anyone have this on their F550? I'm trying to figure out of it's abnormal or not, I have an older 2010 Samsung Plasma and it does have a bit of ABL pops and the ice does get gradually more off white but it's not really patchy/gross looking like this displays it. Usually it's lightly green or yellowish looking blotches. I'll try to get some pictures of it helps.
post #427 of 698
Kurt-mine(samsunge450) has slight flickering and discolored ice but the ice is not as obvious as yours sounds.Mine has small purple/dim patches and purple haze when camera pans.i can fix most of the discolored patches with slight wb adjustment, but not sure on panning haze.this plasma has a continuously changing color temperature based on the abl..I've had tv almost a year and mostly noticed these problems after white balance adjusting. try different color tones although warm2 is suppose too be the most accurate although mine required a bit of tweaking.theres a chance your color tone/wb is too green/yellow.different hockey games may display these splotches a bit differently. If its blotchy on various colotone/wb settings phone the company or store.
Edited by Vic12345 - 12/13/13 at 3:18am
post #428 of 698
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Originally Posted by Vic12345 View Post

Kurt-mine(samsunge450) has slight flickering and discolored ice but the ice is not as obvious as yours sounds.Mine has small purple/dim patches and purple haze when camera pans.i can fix most of the discolored patches with slight wb adjustment, but not sure on panning haze.this plasma has a continuously changing color temperature based on the abl..I've had tv almost a year and mostly noticed these problems after white balance adjusting. try different color tones although warm2 is suppose too be the most accurate although mine required a bit of tweaking.theres a chance your color tone/wb is too green/yellow.different hockey games may display these splotches a bit differently. If its blotchy on various colotone/wb settings phone the company or store.

Thanks, figured it was sort of normal. It's most noticeable in NHL 14 of all hockey applications, which is funny because NHL 14 doesn't flicker at all for me. It's greenish in NHL 14, and yellow when watching real hockey.

I'll try tweaking WB and brightness a bit, I noticed having cell light and contrast a bit down when watching hockey makes the flickering much less intense/as often. I really want to love and keep this TV, since it looks amazing for everything but hockey so far. Plus the only other two TV's I've been considering are 2x - 3x more than what I paid for the F5300 (about $460 before tax and after coupons...!)..
post #429 of 698
Hockey ice on mine is reddish.use warm2 ,look at a color bars pattern (screen when tv station goes off air)in the DARK with color turned down all the way. All the bars should have "the same equal "slight reddish tint.and if it has a white square at the bottom it should have a blueish tint......if its real obvious definitely call store,company or take it back.
post #430 of 698
wOriWS

I have a 3-4 year old router that is off-brand (Belkin). We're getting a new one soon as we need a stronger signal in our house. And I'll be putting some money into it so hopefully that fixes it. But just wanted to ask my fellow owners their streaming experiences.

post #431 of 698
Continuing the hockey discussion I was messing with my F5300 and turned cell light, contrast, and brightness to zero and to my surprise it still actually flashed, even though the screen was as dim as it can possibly get, you could see the flashing. There wasn't a hint of white on the screen.

Makes me believe it actually somehow be fixed by firmware, but sadly it doesn't look Samsung has really put much effort into trying outside of the F8500.
post #432 of 698

considering purchasing this TV or the LG pn6500. So basically if you wanna watch hockey, which i do, you want to avoid this tv because it's basically unwatchable.... God that sucks, cause i do enjoy hockey. What to do.....

post #433 of 698
I just bought the f5500 a few weeks ago and am relatively pleased with it. I am having similar issues with hockey games and also with the dolphins/steelers football game I watched a couple of weeks ago, which was full of snow/snow covering the entire field...my conclusion is that unfortunately it just doesn't handle total whites very well...beyond that I am very pleased with this set. I was going to go with the st60 but I am an avid gamer and the input lag on the st60 is just terrible so I sacrificed a little pq for the f5500, but IMO the pq on the f5500 is very impressive
post #434 of 698
Just picked this TV on Friday. I must say I'm really impressed with Xbox One gaming and 3D content is amazing. The glasses could be better at blocking light, but I won't complain because they're free. I plan on getting 2 pairs of Xpand glasses anyways. These will be perfect for the odd time there is more than 2 people.

The things it has issues with are total whites, and contrast flickers watching 3d content (Yes I shut everything off and it still does this). Smart TV funtions work very good on this TV also, streaming a SBS MKV with multiple DTS soundtracks was a non issue. I have noticed Smart TV stuff crashes once in a while and reboots the TV, but hopefully this and the flickering issue can be resolved with a firmware update. 24hz content motion is quite poor I've noticed also(yes with cinema smooth on or off).

I'm another person who bought this because the ST60 has terrible input lag. Too bad Panny ruined an otherwise perfect TV, they missed out on lots of sales of the ST this yea. For the money saved and the value the F5500 is amazing! Its flaws are easily overlooked, because of the value. Funny when friends come over who have LED-LCDs worth twice as much and they can't get over the picture quality, colour, black levels. They now understand how shadow detail adds depth and makes a way better picture.
post #435 of 698

picked up this tv (PN60F5500) for a good price and am now thinking about returning it within the 30 day window.

Honestly i just don't think it looks as crisp as it should, kind of grainy / pixelated sometimes and just sorta feels hard to watch at times. Not sure if it's just because i'm not used to plasma or what (i'm coming from a 40inch LED samsung). Games and the 3d do look awesome. I find that anything animated looks unreal on this tv actually. Despicable me 2 in 3d looked mind blowing. Avatar  also looked pretty good, maybe not as crisp as it should, but very very lifelike. I mean maybe that's what you get for a 60 inch tv for around a grand. 

Sports are not the best though, especially hockey, flashes everywhere. I think it has to do, like others have said, with the camera flashes, because it happens only at certain angles, and it happens in basketball too which doesn't have crazy white levels. I watched a 1080p snowboarding video that has way more bright white than hockey and it didn't pop at all. So i think it has to do with an oversensitivity to the camera flashes off of reflective surfaces. 

If it weren't for the sports issues i think i'd be pretty pleased with the TV, but that's unacceptable, i mean old school tvs handle sports better than a 2013 plasma, lol. 

May just go with a 55' LED samsung because my 40 is primo for everything, including sports. 

post #436 of 698
You may be too used to LCD being overly sharp, I find the sharpness quality brilliant on this TV and spot on.

I also did notice when I watched Art of Flight (2D, hope to have the 3D bluray soon!) it looked incredible with no flashes. This does validate the camera flashing thoery. Hopefully they change the algorythm for white and fix this in a future update.
post #437 of 698
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Originally Posted by Sporadik View Post

You may be too used to LCD being overly sharp, I find the sharpness quality brilliant on this TV and spot on.

I also did notice when I watched Art of Flight (2D, hope to have the 3D bluray soon!) it looked incredible with no flashes. This does validate the camera flashing thoery. Hopefully they change the algorythm for white and fix this in a future update.

 

Yeah, i mean some things do look amazing, i'm starting to think that maybe i'm just sitting too close to the 60 inch. I'm sitting exactly at eight feet right now... seems like 12 or so may be better. And yeah, i watched art of flight on it and it looks decent, also downloading the 3d version as we speak lol. Another issue i'm having is that it's not recognizing the newer cable box that i have, but that's not really the tv's fault. Bleh, i want this thing to work well cause i dont wanan deal with the hassle of taking it bak. The hockey thing is just ridiculous and unacceptable though and i dont see it getting fixed. 

post #438 of 698
If the only thing you watch is hockey than yeah I can see the justification in returning this set, but there is no led/LCD in this price/size range that can match the overall quality and features that the f5500 provides. Another thing I'll say is that the 60" set is a pentile display and although there is much debate on whether that really makes a difference, that coupled with the fact that you sit relatively close to your set could be the issue with what you describe as grainy... I have the 51" and sit 8' away and it looks amazing!!
post #439 of 698
Agree with citizen, the only dealbreaker should be all you watch is hockey. An LCD with level of picture quality would cost you twice as much. If you don't game then spend a bit more and buy the ST60 (input lag 78ms).

You downloading SBS Art of Flight or 3dISO? Let me know how the movie is in 3d. I have friends dying to see it in 3d.
post #440 of 698
I believe netflix has the 3D version. If that helps
post #441 of 698
Cool, maybe I'll finally create a Netflix account lol
post #442 of 698

So i just finished watching the avengers in 3d and was blown away. Feels like i'm in a theater. So torn between taking this back or keeping it. Damn hockey!! 

post #443 of 698
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Originally Posted by Sporadik View Post

Agree with citizen, the only dealbreaker should be all you watch is hockey. An LCD with level of picture quality would cost you twice as much. If you don't game then spend a bit more and buy the ST60 (input lag 78ms).

You downloading SBS Art of Flight or 3dISO? Let me know how the movie is in 3d. I have friends dying to see it in 3d.

Yeah, it was sick in 3d man.  Really makes the mountains and what not pop. The tv is starting to grow on me big time, maybe it's getting broken in ? 

post #444 of 698
Can't seem the ind the information(or I just suck looking at it) but is there any difference with the F5300 regarding the PQ or it only adds the smart features and 3D?
post #445 of 698
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Originally Posted by Commander-Keen View Post

Can't seem the ind the information(or I just suck looking at it) but is there any difference with the F5300 regarding the PQ or it only adds the smart features and 3D?

Pretty sure that the f5300 is the same as the f5500 minus the smart and 3d features
post #446 of 698
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Originally Posted by citizenkage View Post

Pretty sure that the f5300 is the same as the f5500 minus the smart and 3d features

I believe the F5500 also has an antiglare filter, where as the F5300 doesn't.
post #447 of 698
Had this set (64") since Thanksgiving.....first chance tonight to sit and watch a BluRay.

Not the best cinema I am sure, Insidious 2.....................but I am getting the "screen door" effect all over the place.

Feeding the set from an Oppo BDP93 with 24p turned off....this is a carry over from my last set, an older Samsung that looked MUCH better with 24p turned off.

Before I started digging in to menus, thought I would pose the question here first........all watching for the past month has been scaled to 720p from 480i or 1080i sources...watched a few DVDs using th Oppo, which were scaled to 1080p...didn't notice any issues until now.

Input would much appreciated.........
post #448 of 698
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Originally Posted by RWetmore View Post

I believe the F5500 also has an antiglare filter, where as the F5300 doesn't.

Differences I saw on the samsung's website:
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Originally Posted by F5500 
Audio

3D Sound available
10 W x 2 Sound Output (RMS)
Dolby® Digital Plus / Dolby® Pulse
DTS Studio Sound
DTS Premium Audio available
Down Firing + Full Range Speaker Type
Auto Volume Leveler available

Connectivity

3 HDMI Inputs
2 USB Ports
Wireless LAN Built-in
1 Component In (Y / Pb / Pr)
1 Composite In (AV) (Common Use for Component Y)
1 Digital Audio Out (Optical)
1 RF In (Terrestrial / Cable input)
1 Ethernet (LAN)
IR Out available

Video

60" Measured Diagonally
1080p Vertical Resolution
Clear Image Panel available
600Hz Subfield Motion available
Black Optimizer available
Clean View available
Wide Color Enhancer available
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post #449 of 698
Is it possible to control this TV with a DISH IR remote ?

I posted the question on the plasma forum, but I wonder If I will get more visibility here:
I just received this awesome TV to replace a 32" SONY in the master bedroom. Hooked as TV2 to a VIP722 DISH box. I have the TV working but I have run into a remote problem. With the SONY, I had the DISH remote in RF mode to the VIP722 and doing IR to the TV for on/off and volume.

Does the PN51F5500 have the IR sensor to be used with a universal style remote ? If not I am stuck using two different remotes.
post #450 of 698
How does this set compare to the F5300 PQ-wise?
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