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).
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 ! 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 !
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 ! 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).
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
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?
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.
Hey Folks, just purchased this TV. here are my settings so far:
Dynamic Contrast Off
Black Tone Off
Flesh Tone 0
Color Space Auto
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!