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Originally Posted by Glenee View Post

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Originally Posted by Ph8te View Post

Honestly Pixel shift is less effective than just running varied content or running the "wipe" function of the TV. I would leave it off as it tends to do more "harm" than good. All it will ever do is "spread" the IR. if you are worried just run the wipe program or run full screen content after watching something that you think may have caused IR.
Never Heard of the spreading Info, but I will give that some thought.
Thanks
What Ph8te is referring to is that periodically moving the image to different pixels, say four pixels away, will only result in bluing any sharp lines in a fixed image by about four pixels. I don't notice the image moving but some people do and it bothers them. I just think it's a placebo. wink.gif
post #512 of 5617
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Originally Posted by rflores5432 View Post

I Just received mine from Best Buy Wednesday. it had no MRT hours on it.

Just curious, how did you manage to get into the service menu since the TV does not come with the traditional remote control
post #513 of 5617
Samsung is offering a Cash Back Offer to Customer's in the UK of up to 250.00 pounds depending on which model you buy. I just sent a email to Samsung Corporate telling them that the USA Customer's could use the Cash Back Offer just as much as the UK Customer.
Let's See what they Say.
post #514 of 5617
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Originally Posted by Glenee View Post

Samsung is offering a Cash Back Offer to Customer's in the UK of up to 250.00 pounds depending on which model you buy. I just sent a email to Samsung Corporate telling them that the USA Customer's could use the Cash Back Offer just as much as the UK Customer.
Let's See what they Say.
That would be great if they would retroactively honor a cash back offer via sending in the UPC and registering it.
post #515 of 5617
It's nice to dream isn't it wink.gif much like any deal though it won't be retro active.
post #516 of 5617
Is there any DVD or bluray that can use to calibrate the TV on our own?
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I've seen postings here claiming that there is a build date on the back of the TV. Maybe (probably) I'm blind, but I can't find it. Does one have to decode the S/N?

I'm on page 14 of the Settings thread http://www.avsforum.com/t/1467675/f8500-recommended-settings-thread/ and haven't found a CAL-DAY that I like. Would appreciate a pointer \ link specific to a PN64.

Thanks to Larry for instructions to enable CAL modes. Not all my settings reverted when this was done, but he's correct that many do.

The TV hates my firewall, so I took the FW down and did the 1104 update. It felt like it took FOREVER, but it solved an issue I didn't expect. I'm running a combination of the breakin DVD and slides from AVS, plus my own stuff. Copied all that to my PS3 and am running a loop play (PS3 has a limit on file size so I had to break my "mess" into several files). The point is that there is no audio, and before 1104 an annoying speaker icon walked up and down on the left side of the screen. Now gone; yea.

It is 104 degrees here and about 75 inside. A digital thermometer on top of the TV a bit left of the camera has not exceeded 92 F. What menu selection shows the panel temp, please? (Killed the DT's battery eek.gif )

Completely OT here; I'm not sorry. Found out that the DualShock 3 PS3 controller uses lithium ion battery, so it's charging off the USB port of my DCH3416 STB. What a relief to not have to worry about battery memory.

Samsung, you did way beyond good. Thanks!
Edited by WantsNWarrants - 6/29/13 at 10:52am
post #518 of 5617
I don't get it- I have a 3 year old samsung led tv and the remote won't operate the plasma-cant get into service mode.
post #519 of 5617
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Originally Posted by WantsNWarrants View Post

The TV hates my firewall

I think you'll find it's the firewall that hates your TV wink.gif
Just let all traffic pass through it for the TV IP, you'll be fine.
post #520 of 5617
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Originally Posted by kennyob46 View Post

I don't get it- I have a 3 year old samsung led tv and the remote won't operate the plasma-cant get into service mode.

Does the remote control the TV when it is on?
If so, then you must be doing the sequence incorrectly.
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Won't do anything-power off,change channels ,nothing.I even thought it was out of juice,but it works my LED in bedroom.Guess not all samsung remotes don't work.
Edited by kennyob46 - 6/29/13 at 3:15pm
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Originally Posted by WantsNWarrants View Post

I've seen postings here claiming that there is a build date on the back of the TV. Maybe (probably) I'm blind, but I can't find it. Does one have to decode the S/N?

The build date is given when you register the S/N. For me, 1 May 2013.
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Originally Posted by WantsNWarrants View Post

The TV hates my firewall, so I took the FW down and did the 1104 update. It felt like it took FOREVER, but it solved an issue I didn't expect. I'm running a combination of the breakin DVD and slides from AVS, plus my own stuff. Copied all that to my PS3 and am running a loop play (PS3 has a limit on file size so I had to break my "mess" into several files). The point is that there is no audio, and before 1104 an annoying speaker icon walked up and down on the left side of the screen. Now gone; yea.

That's just wrong. What I was seeing is the MUTE, which I must have somehow pressed without realizing it. The reboot after the firmware install got rid of it. Had nothing (directly) to do with 1104.
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Newbie help needed - I have some blu rays that are not full screen (16:9 with black bars). Can I watch these on my new tv without having to worry about IR etc. ? What precaution should I take during first few months ?
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Originally Posted by mapleleaf View Post

Newbie help needed - I have some blu rays that are not full screen (16:9 with black bars). Can I watch these on my new tv without having to worry about IR etc. ? What precaution should I take during first few months ?
Check these three links for image retention (IR) information. The bottom line is that you're fine if you mix the aspect ratios that you watch and avoid long sessions with high contrast fixed images.

Avoid and Remove IR.

Two Types of IR - Part I

Two Types of IR - Part II

Check these links to learn about aspect ratios that differ from your screen's 16x9 (1.78:1) aspect ratio.

Aspect Ratios

More Aspect Ratio Information
post #525 of 5617
Hi new to the forum

Just picked up this TV recently and set it up today. Fantastic features and PQ. I seem to have an annoying buzz/high pitch sound coming from the TV if I sit in the centre. Sitting to the left or right of the TV the buzz is not as audible - very low. It's more pronounced when sitting in the centre . Wondering if others are experiencing the same issue? When I demo'd the TV in multiple stores I did not notice any buzzing sound or other noise coming from the TV.

I have owned a few plasma's before and while there is buzzing, the noise is not so directional / audible. It is more to the 'back' of the tv or when you are close.

Help is appreciated. I have updated to the latest firmware and am using a Monster power centre so there shouldn't be a problem with interference etc.

Cheers
post #526 of 5617
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Originally Posted by ChanS View Post

Hi new to the forum

Just picked up this TV recently and set it up today. Fantastic features and PQ. I seem to have an annoying buzz/high pitch sound coming from the TV if I sit in the centre. Sitting to the left or right of the TV the buzz is not as audible - very low. It's more pronounced when sitting in the centre . Wondering if others are experiencing the same issue? When I demo'd the TV in multiple stores I did not notice any buzzing sound or other noise coming from the TV.

I have owned a few plasma's before and while there is buzzing, the noise is not so directional / audible. It is more to the 'back' of the tv or when you are close.

Help is appreciated. I have updated to the latest firmware and am using a Monster power centre so there shouldn't be a problem with interference etc.

Cheers

You won't be able to hear the buzz at stores because the ambient noise is very loud
post #527 of 5617
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Originally Posted by echoesian View Post

You won't be able to hear the buzz at stores because the ambient noise is very loud

True. However, I recall one of the plasma's buzz was barely audible even when I put my head up to the rear panel and also when I stood right up to the TV. Do these F8500's have varying degrees of buzz? :?
post #528 of 5617
I have been trying to decide on a new TV as well. I actually bought the Sony 70R550A from Costco last week, but I am disappointed in the picture. It is only a 120hz panel, so sports can look pixelated sometimes. The image washes out quickly as you move from center, and there are some minor vertical bands on light backgrounds when the camera quickly pans left or right. I have been tempted to buy the 64F8500, but there are a lot of comments and complaints about discernible buzzing from them. A lot... Now I don't know what to do. Take a chance on getting a low-buzz F8500, buy the Panny ZT60, or try a Samsung 65F8000 LCD....confused.gif
post #529 of 5617
This is my very first plasma and I was concerned about the buzzing issues I read on here.I can tell you I hear absolutely nothing from this set,even when I stick my head around the back of the set.
post #530 of 5617
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Originally Posted by kennyob46 View Post

This is my very first plasma and I was concerned about the buzzing issues I read on here.I can tell you I hear absolutely nothing from this set,even when I stick my head around the back of the set.

Based on what I've read the buzzing is primarily high frequency (around 17k hz?). I can't hear it on my F8500 at all, but I'm old. This could explain why some people hear it very well and others not at all. Statistically the younger you are the more likely you are to be able to hear that frequency. Here's a test: http://gamquistu.com/games/hearing

There are very likely variations between sets as well. If you're susceptible, based on posts again, it seems like a crap shoot as to whether the F8500 will be ok or not.
post #531 of 5617
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Originally Posted by Supermans View Post

Did you take those in movie mode? They look great.

Movie mode yes, plugged in some settings from a Kevin Miller cal in the other thread.
post #532 of 5617
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Originally Posted by WantsNWarrants View Post

I've seen postings here claiming that there is a build date on the back of the TV. Maybe (probably) I'm blind, but I can't find it. Does one have to decode the S/N?
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On my TV the build date is on the label on the back of the TV, just on top of the bar code. At the bottom of this picture: April 2013
post #533 of 5617
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Originally Posted by ola67 View Post

On my TV the build date is on the label on the back of the TV, just on top of the bar code. At the bottom of this picture: April 2013

And so it is. I didn't think to look for "FABRIQUE"
post #534 of 5617
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Originally Posted by fr8doggr View Post

I have been trying to decide on a new TV as well. I actually bought the Sony 70R550A from Costco last week, but I am disappointed in the picture. It is only a 120hz panel, so sports can look pixelated sometimes. The image washes out quickly as you move from center, and there are some minor vertical bands on light backgrounds when the camera quickly pans left or right. I have been tempted to buy the 64F8500, but there are a lot of comments and complaints about discernible buzzing from them. A lot... Now I don't know what to do. Take a chance on getting a low-buzz F8500, buy the Panny ZT60, or try a Samsung 65F8000 LCD....confused.gif

Well if you get the ZT60, there's a pretty decent chance you'll get fan noise. Fan noise or buzzing, take your pick. Your only guarantee of no noise, is with an LED. But of course then you'll take a hit in PQ.

With that said, many here don't complain about buzzing. I don't notice anything with the least amount of ambient noise or program sound.
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Originally Posted by WantsNWarrants View Post

What menu selection shows the panel temp, please?

I found the panel temp in the MUTE 737 ENTER screen, along with the MRT hours. PITA to power off to dismiss that display, but I do that because Larry said to.

Not sure the panel temp is accurate. Seems to always say 31 C. Since the MRT is increasing, I assume \ hope panel temp is correct.

I'm still looking for CAL-DAY settings that suit my taste.
post #536 of 5617
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Originally Posted by abalone View Post

. Here's a test: http://gamquistu.com/games/hearing

There are very likely variations between sets as well. If you're susceptible, based on posts again, it seems like a crap shoot as to whether the F8500 will be ok or not.

Thanks for the hearing test! Very interesting and informative!
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Yes, thanks for the hearing test. Based on my results, I won't hear any buzzing if the buzz is around 17hz as has been rumored. Still on the fence...
post #538 of 5617
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Originally Posted by kennyob46 View Post

This is my very first plasma and I was concerned about the buzzing issues I read on here.I can tell you I hear absolutely nothing from this set,even when I stick my head around the back of the set.

Seriously? If that is the case, Samsung has a really bad QC process...
post #539 of 5617
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Originally Posted by echoesian View Post

Seriously? If that is the case, Samsung has a really bad QC process...

While I understand you hear the buzzing it is the same for all manufacturers. You may be more sensitive to the frequency or you may just need to exchange your set. Go with a Panasonic and you have those that hear fan noise/buzzing and those that don't. There are just way too many variables involved especially with buzzing.
post #540 of 5617
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Originally Posted by echoesian View Post

Seriously? If that is the case, Samsung has a really bad QC process...

And/or people's hearing varies greatly at the high frequency end, which we know is the case.
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