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post #1381 of 5626
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Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma View Post

Valid proof of purchase is the correct statement, of course a serial number on the unit is needed as well.

--In the end a manufacturer can make it difficult to make a warranty claim, however this has been talked about on AVS since before I joined and I have yet to see someone post they had a warranty issue denied if they had a valid proof of purchase.

--Keep in mind not all authorized dealers are on there list online. Mom and Pop shops, custom installers, and very small dealers who are not grandfathered in, are not on that list. Only the big companies usually are on the list.

This is all I will say though, just trying to correct a few flaws I see. This topic has been hashed out countless times here on AVS.


Thank you . The fact of the matter is you are taking a risk if you were to make a big claim by buying through a dealer who is not on the authorized reseller list
post #1382 of 5626
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

He cant. Hes been banned from that thread.
And im sure thats why he moved his thread. Truth hurts
post #1383 of 5626
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Originally Posted by CSIG1001 View Post

Thank you . The fact of the matter is you are taking a risk if you were to make a big claim by buying through a dealer who is not on the authorized reseller list

Must have gone right over your head. That is not a fact. I don't know how we can spell it out clearer for you. Not surprising you're banned from the other thread.

"I have yet to see someone post they had a warranty issue denied if they had a valid proof of purchase."

There you have it. Since I and everyone else in this thread regardless of where they purchased, authorized or not, have a valid proof of purchase, our warranties are just fine thank you.

If you can find one single example, we're all waiting...
post #1384 of 5626
You can read the warranty statement in entirety here: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/service/warranty/PN64F8500AFXZA

Relevant information:
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This limited warranty begins on the original date of purchase, and is valid only on products purchased and used in the United States. To receive warranty service, the purchaser must contact SAMSUNG for problem determination and service procedures. Warranty service can only be performed by a SAMSUNG authorized service center. The original dated bill of sale must be presented upon request as proof of purchase to SAMSUNG or SAMSUNG's authorized service center.

Purchased and used in the United States? Check.
Original dated bill of sale as proof of purchase? Check.

Looks like I'm all set. biggrin.gif
post #1385 of 5626
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Originally Posted by nfraso View Post


"I have yet to see someone post they had a warranty issue denied if they had a valid proof of purchase.".
Neither have I. The only case I remember was back in the DLP days. A guy bricked his Samsung by doing something in the service menu. Samsung refused to cover it at first, but the guy persisted until they did cover it.

Also, the US and state law are different that anything a manufacture may put in their manuals. wink.gif

This whole discussion should be in the "deals" forum.
post #1386 of 5626
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Originally Posted by yarrumc View Post

I should clarify, I am seeing if anyone is streaming with just a tablet and the TV. No other hardware between the two? I am wondering if having a Samsung tablet gives you more of an advantage of another android tablet and does the Samsung Link (Allshare) work better with Samsung over another brand? Thanks.

Just in case my previous question got lost in all of the latest talk, I wanted to give it a bump ;-)
post #1387 of 5626
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Originally Posted by nfraso View Post

You can read the warranty statement in entirety here: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/service/warranty/PN64F8500AFXZA

Relevant information:
Purchased and used in the United States? Check.
Original dated bill of sale as proof of purchase? Check.

Looks like I'm all set. biggrin.gif

geez you are just going to go on and on and on and on about this

here is a famous quote I think reminds me of you.

Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed.”


― Friedrich Nietzsche
and once again my chat log with samsung saying if you purchase a TV from an unauthorized retailer you have no warranty.


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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by CSIG1001 View Post

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Originally Posted by nfraso View Post

You can read the warranty statement in entirety here: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/service/warranty/PN64F8500AFXZA

Relevant information:
Purchased and used in the United States? Check.
Original dated bill of sale as proof of purchase? Check.

Looks like I'm all set. biggrin.gif

geez you are just going to go on and on and on and on about this

here is a famous quote I think reminds me of you.

Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed.”


― Friedrich Nietzsche
and once again my chat log with samsung saying if you purchase a TV from an unauthorized retailer you have no warranty. ]

enough!! please take it to PM or start a thread, THIS IS NOT THE PLACE FOR THIS.
Edited by ljmart - 8/26/13 at 2:52pm
post #1389 of 5626
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Originally Posted by cyphron View Post

When things act weird, an unplug will usually fix things.


Delete the stb from the TV will get rid of the message. Alternative is to connect stb directly to hdmi 1.

Use a harmony remote and use two 5 sec delays (TV takes 8 sec to boot up) then a switch to the proper input. That will take care of the CEC input switch.

Thanks a bunch. I forgot I set up the STB under the Samsung menu and deleting it fix my issue of it continuously popping up.
post #1390 of 5626
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ljmart View Post

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Originally Posted by CSIG1001 View Post

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Originally Posted by nfraso View Post

You can read the warranty statement in entirety here: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/service/warranty/PN64F8500AFXZA

Relevant information:
Purchased and used in the United States? Check.
Original dated bill of sale as proof of purchase? Check.

Looks like I'm all set. biggrin.gif

geez you are just going to go on and on and on and on about this

here is a famous quote I think reminds me of you.

Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed.”


― Friedrich Nietzsche
and once again my chat log with samsung saying if you purchase a TV from an unauthorized retailer you have no warranty. ]


enough!! please take it to PM or start a thread, THIS IS NOT THE PLACE FOR THIS.


dont know why my post isnt showing on crapatalk! just reposting so my point is clear. no need to keep hashing this.
post #1391 of 5626
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Originally Posted by yarrumc View Post

I should clarify, I am seeing if anyone is streaming with just a tablet and the TV. No other hardware between the two? I am wondering if having a Samsung tablet gives you more of an advantage of another android tablet and does the Samsung Link (Allshare) work better with Samsung over another brand? Thanks.
I'm not sure I fully understand your intentions to completely "mirror" your iPad/tablet's screen on your tv, but if you're interested in streaming videos, the Youtube app for ios allows you to stream its videos to your tv. There's also another app called "VideoBrowser" for Samsung Smart tv's that will stream any video you can bring up on your iPad to your tv.
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I have a total newb question. I'm having an issue A.) controlling my directv stb through the tv with the Samsung remote (possible?) and B.) I have my stb placed behind the tv and I have a directv RF remote however it won't work when I'm more than literally 2ft away.
post #1393 of 5626
Couple points ...

My last post a few pages ago I reported brightness pops in 2D when viewing web pages. I realized that I had the HDMI Input in PC mode (renamed the input). I've since turned off Game Mode and have had no brightness pops on bright web pages. My guess is that Samsung hasn't fixed 2D brightness pops in PC mode just as they haven't fixed them in 3D across the board.

Additionally, I watched Oblivion on Blu-ray today and was blown away by the disc's PQ and AQ. It was a flawless experience except for one nagging issue. Banding. I just read Hidefdigest's review of it and they mentioned that there was absolutely no banding whatsoever. However, I noticed very obvious banding on Tom Cruise's flashlights in a few of the dark scenes when he was underground. Did anybody else notice this? The only variable I would imagine would be the set, unless its one or more of my settings.
post #1394 of 5626
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Originally Posted by Watcher12 View Post

Couple points ...

My last post a few pages ago I reported brightness pops in 2D when viewing web pages. I realized that I had the HDMI Input in PC mode (renamed the input). I've since turned off Game Mode and have had no brightness pops on bright web pages. My guess is that Samsung hasn't fixed 2D brightness pops in PC mode just as they haven't fixed them in 3D across the board.

Additionally, I watched Oblivion on Blu-ray today and was blown away by the disc's PQ and AQ. It was a flawless experience except for one nagging issue. Banding. I just read Hidefdigest's review of it and they mentioned that there was absolutely no banding whatsoever. However, I noticed very obvious banding on Tom Cruise's flashlights in a few of the dark scenes when he was underground. Did anybody else notice this? The only variable I would imagine would be the set, unless its one or more of my settings.

Can you post some pictures of the "banding" you're witnessing?
post #1395 of 5626
right,Making another version next year with even better PQ would be fantastic thanks ku7v
post #1396 of 5626
Hi All,

Proud owner of a 64" F8500 and would like to post that I had my set calibrated by David Abrams from Avical last week. He did an awesome job, my set had a noticeable red tint to it in Movie mode - especially on skin color and now everything looks amazing. He calibrated Cal-day, cal-night, and 3d mode and I couldn't be any happier.

If you own one of these sets and are looking to have it calibrated, I would highly recommend using David.
post #1397 of 5626
Small question.

I just got my 60f8500 installed, was a geeksquad replacement for a 7000 series plasma that died after one year of use (which happened to be a replacement for another Samsung - I know, I have the worst luck).

Anyways, I am one of the few that love the Soap Opera Effect of some Tvs (primarily LCDs), and I am thrilled to find out that this TV can do it as well. Yet, when I place the tv on Smooth motion control, I get the effect I like, but I also get some artifacts on the border of the subjects onscreen (maybe that's the way its supposed to be) . Anyways, I am wondering if there is a combination of settings that ill give me Good Soap Opera Effect but also help me reduce the artifacts.

On a side note, this is a great upgrade for my last years 7000 series, the brightness is incredible, and life of pi (streamed through a DTC receiver) looked insane. Only thing I hate is that the remote with the track pad is a pain, I wish Samsung would have bundled a traditional remote as well... thank got for my universal control smile.gif
post #1398 of 5626
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Originally Posted by DanF8500 View Post

I'm not sure I fully understand your intentions to completely "mirror" your iPad/tablet's screen on your tv, but if you're interested in streaming videos, the Youtube app for ios allows you to stream its videos to your tv. There's also another app called "VideoBrowser" for Samsung Smart tv's that will stream any video you can bring up on your iPad to your tv.

DanF8500,

Yes, I want to simply bring up a video in youtube, as an example and tell it to mirror to the 8500. You say that is possible now with no additional software? Ultimately, I would like to be able to stream any web based video to the tv, not just youtube. I will check out Video Browser. I wasn't sure if there was any advantage to having a Samsung tablet in this case and or if there was a supported iOS solution. Thanks.
post #1399 of 5626
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Originally Posted by mmmccall View Post

Hi All,

Proud owner of a 64" F8500 and would like to post that I had my set calibrated by David Abrams from Avical last week. He did an awesome job, my set had a noticeable red tint to it in Movie mode - especially on skin color and now everything looks amazing. He calibrated Cal-day, cal-night, and 3d mode and I couldn't be any happier.

If you own one of these sets and are looking to have it calibrated, I would highly recommend using David.

I can validate David's work as well. I had mine calibrated a few weeks ago. This is now my 4th tv he has calibrated.
post #1400 of 5626
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Originally Posted by mmmccall View Post

Hi All,

Proud owner of a 64" F8500 and would like to post that I had my set calibrated by David Abrams from Avical last week. He did an awesome job, my set had a noticeable red tint to it in Movie mode - especially on skin color and now everything looks amazing. He calibrated Cal-day, cal-night, and 3d mode and I couldn't be any happier.

If you own one of these sets and are looking to have it calibrated, I would highly recommend using David.

I 2nd that. I've been using AVICAL for years now. They've sent over 3 separate calibrators in total over the years and all 3 of them were super professional. I'd recommend them to anyone.
post #1401 of 5626
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Originally Posted by ricard2798 View Post

Small question.

I just got my 60f8500 installed, was a geeksquad replacement for a 7000 series plasma that died after one year of use (which happened to be a replacement for another Samsung - I know, I have the worst luck).

Anyways, I am one of the few that love the Soap Opera Effect of some Tvs (primarily LCDs), and I am thrilled to find out that this TV can do it as well. Yet, when I place the tv on Smooth motion control, I get the effect I like, but I also get some artifacts on the border of the subjects onscreen (maybe that's the way its supposed to be) . Anyways, I am wondering if there is a combination of settings that ill give me Good Soap Opera Effect but also help me reduce the artifacts.

On a side note, this is a great upgrade for my last years 7000 series, the brightness is incredible, and life of pi (streamed through a DTC receiver) looked insane. Only thing I hate is that the remote with the track pad is a pain, I wish Samsung would have bundled a traditional remote as well... thank got for my universal control smile.gif

You can order a regular one online that they'll send you for free. Search earlier in the thread for a link
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Thanks for the info, already went and ordered the remote. Now, if only I can figure how to get that soap opera effect working sans the stuttering frown.gif
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Ever since I updated my tv, everytime the tv switches resolution or goes from 60p to 24p this box comes up saying there's no signal and doesn't go away even after the signal comes back. Is there any way to fix this, it's very annoying and didn't happen before. For instance if I change the channel from a 720p to a 1080i the box comes up that has 2 options one to shut off the STB(Set Top Box) or I can just press ok. Hopefully there's an option somewhere to turn it off.
post #1404 of 5626
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Originally Posted by mightymouseusf View Post

I 2nd that. I've been using AVICAL for years now. They've sent over 3 separate calibrators in total over the years and all 3 of them were super professional. I'd recommend them to anyone.
And I'll 4th it....David is good, had him tune up my Kuro back in 2009.
post #1405 of 5626
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DanF8500 View Post

I was able to eliminate the hdmi timeout popup warning by fixing my fios dvr to output a fixed screen resolution (1080i) instead of outputting a channel's native resolution. No more popup hdmi warnings and no more 4 second black screens between channel switching, waiting for the 8500 to upscale/de-interlace varying broadcast tv channels. Channel switching is instantaneous now.
slickman,
dont know if this helps you??
post #1406 of 5626
After owning a ZT60 for a few months, great pq by the way, I have just received a refund from Pansonic for some issues. I developed really bad image retention from my satellite provider's logo in the program guide. Which is strange because it's only up for a couple minutes at a time. Watching sports with a constant ticker or scorebar has not provided and image retention.

So anyways, after a number of problems with various Panasonic tv's, I'm looking at switching to Samsung. Is there anything I should be aware of with the F8500? The other option is the F8000 LED. Which should I get? How is IR with the 8500? Have they corrected the brightness pops issue?

Thanks.
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Anybody found a workaround for the 3d brightness pops on DirecTV material? 3D blu-rays are fine because you can enable cinema smooth. However, DirecTV's 3D broadcasts cannot be displayed using cinema smooth so my 3D viewing has brightness pops and ghosting, almost impossible to watch. Anyone else experiencing this and if so, have you found a workaround? Or are we stuck waiting for the long awaited firmware update that actually solves this issue??
post #1408 of 5626
hey guys
PLEASE HELP with a current issue i am having running 3d on the 64" F8500. I have a Onkyo SR507, about 5 years old. I have my PS3 HDMI running to AVR running to TV.
Last week, I put in Avengers then Prometheus 3d blu into PS3. I clicked on movie and then screen goes blank and AVR says "DVD No signal" and TV says no input. So I posted here and the consensus was I probably didnt have 1.4 HDMIs. I ordered new cables and set them up today.

So now when I put in the Avengers on blu, the language selection screen comes up. The TV says, 3d glasses connected. I pick English. I see the Marvel intro logo thing with flipping pages and the Paramount high def logo. Then the screen goes blank, this time I am thinking the menu will come up, but nothing, back to same problem. AVR says DVD No signal and TV says no input detected. I updated my PS3. Same problem. What in the heck is going on???? Any suggestions??? My AVR too old???
Thanks in advance guys
Super confused
post #1409 of 5626
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Originally Posted by lohajat112 View Post

hey guys
PLEASE HELP with a current issue i am having running 3d on the 64" F8500. I have a Onkyo SR507, about 5 years old. I have my PS3 HDMI running to AVR running to TV.
Last week, I put in Avengers then Prometheus 3d blu into PS3. I clicked on movie and then screen goes blank and AVR says "DVD No signal" and TV says no input. So I posted here and the consensus was I probably didnt have 1.4 HDMIs. I ordered new cables and set them up today.

So now when I put in the Avengers on blu, the language selection screen comes up. The TV says, 3d glasses connected. I pick English. I see the Marvel intro logo thing with flipping pages and the Paramount high def logo. Then the screen goes blank, this time I am thinking the menu will come up, but nothing, back to same problem. AVR says DVD No signal and TV says no input detected. I updated my PS3. Same problem. What in the heck is going on???? Any suggestions??? My AVR too old???
Thanks in advance guys
Super confused
Use an optical out from the tv to the the avr, and hook all hdmi directly to the TV. works like a charm.
post #1410 of 5626
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Originally Posted by Supermans View Post

Use an optical out from the tv to the the avr, and hook all hdmi directly to the TV. works like a charm.

Hey superman
Is this the case for all folks watching 3d blu rays?? Can you give me an example of the optical cable I need?? Anything specific for 3d?? Thanks!!
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