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post #61 of 120
Hey everyone,

Sorry if I missed this, do the FH6030 sets have glossy/reflective screens (like lower end plasmas), or a matte screen like many LCDs?

I'm looking at the 46" version (not sure if different sizes have different screen finishes either).

Thanks.
post #62 of 120
It is semigloss, it disperses decent amount of ambient light but if you have something shining directly on it will show up.
post #63 of 120
How is gaming on the tv? I haven't found any input lag numbers.
post #64 of 120
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by oneonefive View Post

I have pretty much decided this is going to be my tv as I wait for 4K. I have tried it at home, and found the picture quality to be wonderful. I, however, returned it because I found out it can be had for $799 from frys, where I paid another $100+tax more. As amazon dropped the price more, I did some more research and found out the last two years of 6xxx samsung tvs do not show full 3d. I was really hoping one of the current owners will perform this test below to verify whether F6030 have changed that. Please note that is is very important to me because I am coming from LG passive 3d where I could not stand the lines at 6feet, and not so clear 3d picture. Thank you ahead for your help.

I'm not sure what you mean my not full 3d, are you talking about 1080? I'm sure mine does, don't know how it could get much better.

http://wiki.samygo.tv/index.php5/D6x00_TVs_FULL_HD_3D_Defect
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Originally Posted by Broncosojia View Post

Does this TV have a swivel stand?


No the stand doesn't swivel.


Well Comcast took away my high def. channels, I wasn't paying for them so I understand but what a letdown. All my programming is now 480 except for my bluray and 3d movies. Oh well, I watch movies for the most part anyway. The guy at Comcast told me that nobody broadcasts in 1080, I told him that I had high def. when I first bought the TV but he didn't believe me. I guess I can get used to it, they offered me free high def at 720, but I decided against it right now. Anyway, everyone have a great day.
post #65 of 120
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Recession2008 View Post

How is gaming on the tv? I haven't found any input lag numbers.




I don't play games on my TV so I can't answer that.


The screen is semi-matte.
post #66 of 120
Does any one have good calibration settings for this set? I've tried the ones previously posted and the colors look washed out, and I'm getting considerable motion blur when I play Xbox 360 games (only input I've tried with the set so far). I'd rather not spend the money on professional calibration, so if anyone has some more settings post 'em up! I'd love to fiddle around with this some more. cool.gif
post #67 of 120
Here are my current settings:

BL: 7
Cont: 100
Bright: 37
Sharp: 10
Color: 54
Tint: 50/50
Dyn Cont: Off
BT: Off
FT: Off
Color Space: Auto
White Balance: Default
Gamma: -1
Color Tone: Warm 2
DNF: Low
HDMI: Normal (Set Xbox 360 to "Expanded" Reference levels")
Auto Motion: Custom - 10/0

The picture still looks like it has shades of purple... I can seem to figure out the White Balance and Tint.
post #68 of 120
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Originally Posted by DeclarePeace View Post


The picture still looks like it has shades of purple... I can seem to figure out the White Balance and Tint.

I don't know if this will help you but take a look at this thread & message #28.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1471980/samsung-skin-tones#post_23516739

I had the 46" 6030 & returned it, but do recall it responded similarly to the 6150 that I have. First you need to make a AVS709 calibration disc as described in another thread. If you're looking at the white scale test pattern does it look slightly pink. If so try decreasing the Contrast to see if this reduces the pinkish tone. Perhaps you can notice this with a picture that is pretty much pure white. That first step helped me a lot. IIRC the 6030 did have adjustments for RGB offsets & gains, is that correct?
post #69 of 120
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Originally Posted by DeclarePeace View Post

Here are my current settings:

BL: 7
Cont: 100
Bright: 37
Sharp: 10
Color: 54
Tint: 50/50
Dyn Cont: Off
BT: Off
FT: Off
Color Space: Auto
White Balance: Default
Gamma: -1
Color Tone: Warm 2
DNF: Low
HDMI: Normal (Set Xbox 360 to "Expanded" Reference levels")
Auto Motion: Custom - 10/0

The picture still looks like it has shades of purple... I can seem to figure out the White Balance and Tint.

try using a color temp preset other than Warm2, like Warm1 or even Standard... if that gets rids of the purple tint to the overall picture you know it's a white balance/grayscale issue and not something else

also, you might want to use a free calibration disc like AVSHD709 since off that bat if those picture settings are for standard pic mode I can tell you:

contrast appears to be too high

brightness appears to be too low

color appears to be too high


this last bit shouldn't matter in theory but you could try setting the X360 to Standard Reference Levels and the TV to HDMI Black Level Low (16-235 video levels for both)
post #70 of 120
I just bought this TV and love it, but was wondering does anyone know if it is supposed to have a power on/off tone like other Samsungs? If so do you know where to find that in the menu options because I actually like the tones and right now out of the box my TV isn't playing one. I was able to get a great deal through amazon warehouse deals on it too which makes this tv a great purchase and value.
post #71 of 120
I'm planning on buying this TV tomorrow. How is it? This is going to be my first HDTV (I'm coming from an old JVC). Also, any tips would be appreciated (i.e TV care, calibration, ect...).
post #72 of 120
I have this TV now, I am not sure if I am going to keep it. Getting way too much glare for my liking, even in a low lit room.
post #73 of 120
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Originally Posted by WaTaGuMp View Post

I have this TV now, I am not sure if I am going to keep it. Getting way too much glare for my liking, even in a low lit room.

I agree, but I have not found a really matte screen on any new HDTV that comes close to my old Sony RP HDTV. I don't want to watch TV in a completely dark room, yet having any light on reflects the refrigerator (in the adjoining kitchen) image onto the screen. Depending on picture content I sometimes end up covering the refrigerator. That doesn't say much for the manufacturers claim that their semi-matte screen (which to me is really semi-glossy) provides a better picture.

I've added a rear bias light which I use when watching really dark movies or programs. It provides quite a bit of light & allows me to turn off all the other lights. Of course this doesn't help during the day buy we don't watch a lot of TV in the afternoon.
post #74 of 120
I bought it on Saturday, only to find the screen messed up. Took it back to Best Buy yesterday to exchange it and the general manager refused to take it back, claiming "something like this can't happen in the box," and that I did it.
post #75 of 120
Just went and looked at some other choices. I was hoping I could get the 6300 series from Samsung and fix the issue, but it appears to be the same screen, the 6350 at Costco is a Smart TV, where as this model isn't.
post #76 of 120

I also just bought this TV from Amazon.com and I couldn't be happier with it! That being said, I did have an interesting experience with it initially that made me consider getting a full refund, so I thought just for the sake of education, I'd post my experience just in case someone else has similar issues.  I pay for HD cable so having a crisp, clean picture is very important to me.  When I initially got the tv set up and turned on, I noticed that the picture quality was decent, but not as good as my 42 inch Sony Vizio , and from what I knew of the tv, it should have been a bit better than my Vizio.  I knew something wasn't right because I bought the tv based on all the excellent reviews this specific television got on the picture so I began messing with the settings. After adjusting color, sharpness, and contrast I had it looking really nice, but still not as good as my Sony Vizio.  The next morning I turned the tv on and the picture wasn't fitting in the frame of the set (the edges of the words were cut off), and the picture wasn't as crisp as it was the night before so I called U-verse and had the tech so some trouble shooting. Apparently he reset all the settings on my cable box and viola, the picture fit perfectly again. Then after I hung up with him and found a movie to watch, immediately I saw that the picture was just awful! Almost unwatchable.  After messing with the picture settings for a while, I had decided that the TV just wasn't any good, and I was going to get a full refund from Amazon.  Then all the sudden I noticed the little blue light on my cable box that indicates the tv is in HD mode was not on, so I went into the"options" setting from my U-verse menu and sure enough, when the att tech reset my box, it defaulted back to 720p rather than 1080i.  I put it back on 1080i (using HDMI rather than component wires this time) and WOW!!!!! It literally transformed before my very eyes to THE BEST HD PICTURE I HAVE EVER SEEN!!!...on any TV!  I have friends that own the $4-8k LG, Samsung and Sony Bravia tv's and their pictures pale in comparison (I'm sure due to settings errors on their behalf).  So, my point is, if your picture looks bad, or even off a little, check to make sure that you have NOT ONLY your tv set to HD, but also your cable box. There were also a few other things that affected it like using HDMI instead of component wires (which I found out was the real reason the pic wasn't fitting the screen, not my cable box settings), so check all of these things if you're not seeing a stellar picture, Id be willing to bet it's a settings issue, not the Tv itself :o!  When you're talking about a tv of this calibre, the picture should be darn near like looking out of a window! Oh, and my absolute favorite part of this tv is the 2D to 3D content! And surprisingly enough, I haven't really heard anyone talking about it...you can turn ANYTHING on your tv from regular 2D viewing, straight to 3D with the simple push of a button! For me personally, that's AWESOME! Hope y'all enjoy this tv as much as I am :)!

post #77 of 120
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Originally Posted by southern bell View Post

I also just bought this TV from Amazon.com and I couldn't be happier with it! That being said, I did have an interesting experience with it initially that made me consider getting a full refund, so I thought just for the sake of education, I'd post my experience just in case someone else has similar issues.  I pay for HD cable so having a crisp, clean picture is very important to me.  When I initially got the tv set up and turned on, I noticed that the picture quality was decent, but not as good as my 42 inch Sony Vizio , and from what I knew of the tv, it should have been a bit better than my Vizio.  I knew something wasn't right because I bought the tv based on all the excellent reviews this specific television got on the picture so I began messing with the settings. After adjusting color, sharpness, and contrast I had it looking really nice, but still not as good as my Sony Vizio.  The next morning I turned the tv on and the picture wasn't fitting in the frame of the set (the edges of the words were cut off), and the picture wasn't as crisp as it was the night before so I called U-verse and had the tech so some trouble shooting. Apparently he reset all the settings on my cable box and viola, the picture fit perfectly again. Then after I hung up with him and found a movie to watch, immediately I saw that the picture was just awful! Almost unwatchable.  After messing with the picture settings for a while, I had decided that the TV just wasn't any good, and I was going to get a full refund from Amazon.  Then all the sudden I noticed the little blue light on my cable box that indicates the tv is in HD mode was not on, so I went into the"options" setting from my U-verse menu and sure enough, when the att tech reset my box, it defaulted back to 720p rather than 1080i.  I put it back on 1080i (using HDMI rather than component wires this time) and WOW!!!!! It literally transformed before my very eyes to THE BEST HD PICTURE I HAVE EVER SEEN!!!...on any TV!  I have friends that own the $4-8k LG, Samsung and Sony Bravia tv's and their pictures pale in comparison (I'm sure due to settings errors on their behalf).  So, my point is, if your picture looks bad, or even off a little, check to make sure that you have NOT ONLY your tv set to HD, but also your cable box. There were also a few other things that affected it like using HDMI instead of component wires (which I found out was the real reason the pic wasn't fitting the screen, not my cable box settings), so check all of these things if you're not seeing a stellar picture, Id be willing to bet it's a settings issue, not the Tv itself redface.gif !  When you're talking about a tv of this calibre, the picture should be darn near like looking out of a window! Oh, and my absolute favorite part of this tv is the 2D to 3D content! And surprisingly enough, I haven't really heard anyone talking about it...you can turn ANYTHING on your tv from regular 2D viewing, straight to 3D with the simple push of a button! For me personally, that's AWESOME! Hope y'all enjoy this tv as much as I am smile.gif !

Your post makes me sad that I can't use mine:(

Glad yours works, though. What settings do you use? I've been writing down other people's settings for this TV so I have something to work with when it's finally fixed.
post #78 of 120
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Originally Posted by darkcreeder View Post

Your post makes me sad that I can't use mine:(

Glad yours works, though. What settings do you use? I've been writing down other people's settings for this TV so I have something to work with when it's finally fixed.

I'm so sorry to hear that! What's wrong with yours if you don't mind my asking?
I'll be glad to give you my settings, but from what I've noticed, the actual picture settings don't make that much of a difference other than small color enhancements. The real difference I notice is when I'm using regular yellow, red and white component wires vs HDMI, and of course the hd settings. Just be sure that you have your cable settings on hd as well.
post #79 of 120
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Originally Posted by Broncosojia View Post

Does this TV have a swivel stand?

No, the FH6030 doesn't come with a swivel stand. I believe the FH6300 or higher series does.
post #80 of 120
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Originally Posted by southern bell View Post



I'm so sorry to hear that! What's wrong with yours if you don't mind my asking?
I'll be glad to give you my settings, but from what I've noticed, the actual picture settings don't make that much of a difference other than small color enhancements. The real difference I notice is when I'm using regular yellow, red and white component wires vs HDMI, and of course the hd settings. Just be sure that you have your cable settings on hd as well.

I bought it from Best Buy in August but found it broken when I took it out of the box to set up. Brought it back and the general manager refused to replace or refund it (claiming we did it). We called Samsung and they sent a technician to look at it, but then a couple days later they say we voided the warranty by opening the box and that they won't repair it.

We tried taking it to another Best Buy, but they couldn't do anything because it's "physical damage". Apparently something inside the panel is busted, as if someone pushed on it (we certainly didn't). Long story short, it'll cost around $800 to fix. It obviously happened during shipping or being moved in the store, but nobody wants to take the blame for it. What's even more messed up is that before the GM refused, an employee had brought out a replacement...on his shoulder! And they claim something like this doesn't happen at their stores.

Anyway, ending my rant, how does the 2D-3D conversion work? I'm assuming you have to wear the glasses? This was my first HDTV, let alone 3D TV, so I don't really know about this stuff.
post #81 of 120
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Originally Posted by darkcreeder View Post


I bought it from Best Buy in August but found it broken when I took it out of the box to set up. Brought it back and the general manager refused to replace or refund it (claiming we did it). We called Samsung and they sent a technician to look at it, but then a couple days later they say we voided the warranty by opening the box and that they won't repair it.

We tried taking it to another Best Buy, but they couldn't do anything because it's "physical damage". Apparently something inside the panel is busted, as if someone pushed on it (we certainly didn't). Long story short, it'll cost around $800 to fix. It obviously happened during shipping or being moved in the store, but nobody wants to take the blame for it. What's even more messed up is that before the GM refused, an employee had brought out a replacement...on his shoulder! And they claim something like this doesn't happen at their stores.

Anyway, ending my rant, how does the 2D-3D conversion work? I'm assuming you have to wear the glasses? This was my first HDTV, let alone 3D TV, so I don't really know about this stuff.

 That's a total bummer about your TV! I'm so sorry to hear that! I can only imagine how upset you are... I was an anxious mess just waiting a week for amazon to deliver mine :p! Well I truly do hate that for you and hope it all gets sorted out soon. And just an FYI, I only paid $771 on amazon for mine brand new so $800 seems awful high just to fix it. So are y'all having it repaired right now? 

 

The 3D to 2D conversion is actually pretty simple and basic. Surprises me that most other TV manufacturers don't do it,  Now I'm not a tech wiz by any means, but from what I can tell, they've simply added the additional set of images on top of the original one, then when you turn your glasses on (they are waayy cooler than my Vizio ones btw) it's a perfect 3D picture.  Now don't get me wrong, it's still a "TV 3D effect", rather than the full "jump out at you" 3D you get at the theater, nonetheless, it's one of the better 3D pictures I've seen on a television set. I also own a Sony Vizio 3D Smart Tv (which actually has one of the better HD pictures I've seen on other HDTV's as well- excluding my Samsung of course ;)l).


Edited by southern bell - 10/9/13 at 3:11pm
post #82 of 120
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Originally Posted by southern bell View Post

 That's a total bummer about your TV! I'm so sorry to hear that! I can only imagine how upset you are... I was an anxious mess just waiting a week for amazon to deliver it to me! Well I truly do hate that for you and hope it all gets sorted out soon. And just an FYI, I only paid $771 on amazon for mine brand new so $800 seems awful high just to fix it. So are y'all having it repaired right now? 

The 3D to 2D conversion is actually pretty simple and basic. Surprises me that most other TV manufacturers don't do it,  Now I'm not a tech wiz by any means, but from what I can tell, they've simply added the additional set of images on top of the original one, then when you turn your glasses on (they are waayy cooler than my Vizio ones btw) it's a perfect 3D picture.  Now don't get me wrong, it's still a "TV 3D effect", rather than the full "jump out at you" 3D you get at the theater, nonetheless, it's one of the better 3D pictures I've seen on a television set. I also own a Sony Vizio 3D Smart Tv (which actually has one of the better HD pictures I've seen on other HDTV's as well- excluding my Samsung of course wink.gif l).

When I was originally looking at it, it was a bit over $1,000 on Amazon. I got it for $900 at Best Buy ($1,000 with tax). I would love to get it fixed now, but don't have the money for it; maybe next month. 'Till then I'm stuck with my old bulky TV.

That sounds really cool. It gives me something to look forward to at least -- well, that and the actual 3D, which most people in this thread praised.
post #83 of 120
Southern Bell, I am curious how you paid only $771 from amazon. It is sitting in my shopping cart for $847. If you bought it very recently (within 30 days), I can sure use help to get that price. I have read (http://reviews.lcdtvbuyingguide.com/samsung-lcd-tv/samsung-un55fh6030.html) that some people paid $429 and $530 for this set. I appreciate your help.
post #84 of 120
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Originally Posted by oneonefive View Post

Southern Bell, I am curious how you paid only $771 from amazon. It is sitting in my shopping cart for $847. If you bought it very recently (within 30 days), I can sure use help to get that price. I have read (http://reviews.lcdtvbuyingguide.com/samsung-lcd-tv/samsung-un55fh6030.html) that some people paid $429 and $530 for this set. I appreciate your help.

I actually got really lucky in getting mine brand new for that price.  I've learned to always look under the "used" and "referb" tabs for the item I'm interested in, instead of just immediately going to the "new" item they have displayed and a lot of company's (especially those who are new to listing on amazon), for whatever reason, they will often miscatagorize their item and end up having to list a brand new, unopened item for a "used" item price...this is how I get a lot of things for well under MSRP.  Not to mention I can't tell you how many times people buy electronics and returned them for no good reason & after opening the box, these items then can not legally be sold as "new", resulting the consumer getting a discounted price, and most times still gets the full manufactures warranty as well.  I noticed just earlier today there were still several of the Samsung UN55FH6030 TV's in the "used" tab (most which look like they are "opened box" items too rather than out right "used") selling for around $740 and up.  I don't think I noticed any brand new one's, nonetheless, you should check them out...and if you're leery of buying something ,used, sight unseen for that amount of $ especially (I don't blame you btw), they encourage buyers to email or call them directly and they can tell you exactly what, if anything, may be wrong with it.  Always choose your item based on the sellers reputation and read other people's reviews who purchased from the same seller/company, that way there wont be any surprises ;).  I've found some incredible deals on brand new or darn near close to brand new products this way.  I hope this helped. I'm curious weather you find anything or not so keep me posted :)

post #85 of 120
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Originally Posted by darkcreeder View Post


When I was originally looking at it, it was a bit over $1,000 on Amazon. I got it for $900 at Best Buy ($1,000 with tax). I would love to get it fixed now, but don't have the money for it; maybe next month. 'Till then I'm stuck with my old bulky TV.

That sounds really cool. It gives me something to look forward to at least -- well, that and the actual 3D, which most people in this thread praised.

That is just awful Darkcreeder! I can imagine how sick you are! Especially after paying so much and STILL not being able to get either of the Mega Billion Dollar companies to eat the cost for you!  If I was you, I'd just keep on calling (both companies, BB and Samsung) until you find someone who understands you and exactly what happened. I'd be willing to bet, eventually, you will get someone who will authorize the swap for you. I know you said you spoke to the GM at the best buy location where you purchased it, but have you tried the corporate office? 

 

 I've done this many a times. With a little patience, and A LOT of sweet talking, you are bound to get the right person. I've found 9 out of 10 times, with issues like this, it's all about who you talk to. Did you bring it straight home from BB or have it shipped? If you had it shipped, have you tried talking to the shipping co? 

post #86 of 120
just bought this tv for 699 at best buy- upgraded from a 47" toshiba passive 3d. still trying to find the right settings for the picture. blu rays/playstation looks great but there's an enormous amount of artifact-ing through cable.

first thoughts:
plus:1. size is great, 2.picture is great when its right. 3. price- cheapest 3d set in this size ive ever seen
negative:
1. there's no option to save a custom setting to come back to it (right? i didnt see one). would be great to just shift to pre-saved custom settings when moving from sports to a movie to a video game
2. mild ghosting and artifacting at odd times
3. preferred the passive 3d- even though the picture's full HD and I've eliminated most of the crosstalk, the 3d just seems interpreted better on the 47" toshiba. and the L-R option seems to need to be shifted depending on the input which ive never had to do before.

anyway, despite the negatives im pretty sure im sticking with it, but would love to find that sweet spot setting that works for everything ill use it for.
post #87 of 120

Hello Everyone,

 

I recently purchased this TV and it was delivered last week. I have been playing around with the picture settings and I see that I am not able to create multiple custom picture settings for the same source. Is it even possible on this tv? My intention is to switch between saved custom settings for 2d and 3d viewing.

 

Thanks,

Aj

post #88 of 120
Wow, what a stroke of luck I just had. I originally purchased a Black Friday, Best Buy, 55" LG $500 Doorbuster LCD but delayed the home delivery until 12/20. Turns out BB just contacted me saying the LG was completely Out-of-Stock but was willing to substitute this "comparable" 55fh6030 Samsung unit to me for the same price. Wow I jumped all over that deal since I was having buyers remorse anyway having found this set and seeing how much better the specs were. Woohoo, what a great Christmas this is going to be!
post #89 of 120

Hey Folks, just purchased this TV. here are my settings so far:

 

Mode: Standard
Backlight: 14

Contrast 75
Brightness 30
Sharpness 50
Color 50
Tint 50-50

Dynamic Contrast Off
Black Tone Off
Flesh Tone 0
Color Space Auto
Gamma -1

Color Warm 1
Digital Noise Filter Off
MPEG Noise Filter Auto
Film Mode Auto 1
Auto Motion Plus Clear
LED Motion Plus Off

 

I am not too TV savy, and am loosing some display off the edges of the screen. I have the Screen Adjust Picture Size set to 16:9. Anybody can recommend how to fix this?

 

Also if i am watching a show with text on the screen, it is very blurry. how can i fix this?

 

Thanks for your help! Cheers!

 

post #90 of 120
I believe changing 16:9 to Screen Fit will remedy that.
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