Plug player directly into TV
Try different HDMI cable(s)
Check for new FW on player
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I have my regular IR remote from my Sammy PN50B850 that works and which I used to get in to the service menu to activate cal-night and cal-day however for people that don't have an old remote kicking around, plus it's just PRINCIPAL =P if some TV's shipped with the standard IR remote in the box and other can get them sent free, why should everyone else get the short end of the stick lol boo-urns!
I have my system hooked up with quality Blue Jeans Cable high speed HDMI - from HDMI 3 (ARC) port on the TV to HDMI OUT (ARC) on my Yamaha YSP-2200. AnyNet+ is enable on the TV and HDMI Control is enabled on the YSP-2200. It is talking because I can turn the volume up and down on my AVR with my TV, BELL, or AVR remote and it will display the AnyNet+ icon on the TV screen.
It does exhibit some strange behaviour though -
1) turning the AVR on will not turn the TV on (should it?)
2) turning the TV on will turn the AVR on (seems normal)
3) turning the TV off will not turn the AVR off (should it?)
4) turning the AVR off first, the TV remains on while the AVR pass the video signal to TV (I can still view video on the TV from whatever source the AVR was last on when I shut it off
The dither is fine, I only notice mine on black or dark scenes if I'm within a foot of the screen. From my viewing area it's unnoticeable. This is normal for plasma tech from what I've been told and researched. The only reason I don't think I noticed on my last plasma tv (also a Sammy) was because I haven't analyzed the picture as closely as I have now since getting this beautiful F8500 series =)
As far as discussion of the ABL issue people are having with the set, I am experiencing this too. I've updated to 1112 and still seem to be having this issue. I don't much watch anything in 3D but am experiencing this with 2D. Does anyone know if there is a way to disable it within the service menu of the television itself? I was looking around earlier but wasn't 100% on what was in there and didn't want to mess anything up.
I will get the 64F8500 tomorrow and wondering what to do with the initial break-in settings?
The ultimate fact is that a new plasma (coming from a Philips 6 year old) will take some attention to all.
As I am a gadget freak coming from a long time back to video, my question is: What to do in the first 100-200 hours of usage?
As far as I looked at previous messages, this was not mentioned clearly...
ljmart, thank you for pointing to information about break-in.
As a new owner of 64F8500, I made some quick impressions:
Huge difference in picture quality compared to my old Philips, *except* in SD picture (upsampling) quality. My 6 year old Philips with Pixelplus technology
does a better job, especially visible on faces during live news stream. F8500 smooths things out much more. This seems to be a problem with almost all
new sets - developers do not care about upsampling technology from SD signal?
One other thing which I do not like is quite strange to me - on the F8500 there seems to be impossible to combine over the air TV and satellite channel list.
This wonders me a lot, since I assume that a lot of people have terrestrial and satellite reception of TV channels. To switch channels, I have to push 5 buttons on
Beautiful HD picture, very smooth 3D, the best I've seen so far. No problem to sit very near to the set watching 3D for extended time period. At about 70" far from a 64" display
is not a problem!
Due to high processing power, almost no lag in Smart TV usage.
The screen absorbs ambient light so good that you can get very black tones with lights on in the room.
will make a follow-up soon...