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Guys,

I've had my Samsung 60" 2012 UN60ES8000FXZA now since June 2012 and it is still in perfect working condition, perhaps better than ever. The last firmware i updated to was widely considered the best FW for pic quality; the 1046.2 updated on 2/9/2013. Back then one of our members named it "The Bladerunner Firmware" as i was very vocal on updating for pic quality only. As FW's came out, i read reports and only ran updates after a good amount of data was collected.

I was dead set on not letting this panel comunicate with the outside world. It was and has been strictly used as a monitor. I briefly tinkered with gestures in the first few weeks and have never launched the SmartHub from it. All ...all SmartHub & steaming duties have been launched from my Samsung bluray players.

I've been in Standard mode for most of the time as this produces almost zero flash-light gnomes on my panel. I have a movie mode setting i do love however those gnomes do get the best of me after a while.

5 and 1/2 years with this panel, this has been the most dependable TV i've ever owned and the 3rd longest running piece of gear I have. I still route all power thru a Monster HTS-5000 purchased in 1998, and I still have a Sony VCR for those rare moments running old family video tape etc. ...5 & 1/2 years!!!! WOW, i'm now 1.5 years out of my extended warranty and 1.5 years beyond where I expected to buy another TV.

I recently disconnected a Toshiba HD-dvd player due to noisy motor and lack of need. I'll use that input to tweak with settings posted above by markob50. I'm curious if I can find a movie mode that can replace my current awesome standard mode.

If and when this es8000 dies, i'll give it a proper ceremony that cadets at Annapolis would appreciate. My next TV is really a toss up at this point. I'm most interested in a 65-70 OLED but i'll be very value per dollar conscious as I look at the great stuff from Samsung, LG and I'm especially interested in the new Sony wave. That all said, can I really NOT go back to a Samsung after this excellent ownership experience???

I know this post will likely be seen well after i'me dead and buried, but i hope its been found an interesting read. LOL
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I've had my Samsung 60" 2012 UN60ES8000FXZA now since June 2012 and it is still in perfect working condition, perhaps better than ever. The last firmware i updated to was widely considered the best FW for pic quality; the 1046.2 updated on 2/9/2013. Back then one of our members named it "The Bladerunner Firmware" as i was very vocal on updating for pic quality only. As FW's came out, i read reports and only ran updates after a good amount of data was collected.

I was dead set on not letting this panel comunicate with the outside world. It was and has been strictly used as a monitor. I briefly tinkered with gestures in the first few weeks and have never launched the SmartHub from it. All ...all SmartHub & steaming duties have been launched from my Samsung bluray players.

I've been in Standard mode for most of the time as this produces almost zero flash-light gnomes on my panel. I have a movie mode setting i do love however those gnomes do get the best of me after a while.

5 and 1/2 years with this panel, this has been the most dependable TV i've ever owned and the 3rd longest running piece of gear I have. I still route all power thru a Monster HTS-5000 purchased in 1998, and I still have a Sony VCR for those rare moments running old family video tape etc. ...5 & 1/2 years!!!! WOW, i'm now 1.5 years out of my extended warranty and 1.5 years beyond where I expected to buy another TV.

I recently disconnected a Toshiba HD-dvd player due to noisy motor and lack of need. I'll use that input to tweak with settings posted above by markob50. I'm curious if I can find a movie mode that can replace my current awesome standard mode.

If and when this es8000 dies, i'll give it a proper ceremony that cadets at Annapolis would appreciate. My next TV is really a toss up at this point. I'm most interested in a 65-70 OLED but i'll be very value per dollar conscious as I look at the great stuff from Samsung, LG and I'm especially interested in the new Sony wave. That all said, can I really NOT go back to a Samsung after this excellent ownership experience???

I know this post will likely be seen well after i'me dead and buried, but i hope its been found an interesting read. LOL
Ah I remember the Bladerunner Update! It brought out the best of the set no doubt.

I wish my ES8000 lasted as long as yours. I decommissioned mine a couple years ago due to some vertical pink lines that had developed, likely due to a common power supply issue that I heard of with many Samsung sets around that time.

I've since moved on to a KS8000 and the land of HDR/4K. HDR alone is worth the upgrade.

But the ES8000 remains the most feature rich tv I've ever owned. I mean, how many tv's these days come with motion control (Angry Birds haha) and cameras and everything else that was packed in!

And yes, those OLEDs are looking sweet!

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Guys,

I've had my Samsung 60" 2012 UN60ES8000FXZA now since June 2012 and it is still in perfect working condition, perhaps better than ever.
If you could go into the service Menu and take screen shots , would be highly appreciated. I messed with my defaults and it's acting strange.

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@Bladerunner1959 and @gamermwm , I, too have been looking at the OLEDs, however, the issue with burn-in scares me So right now, the Sony Z9D is my top-contender; which is a FALD LED display (I'll get to why I would steer clear of the latest Sammys).

my 55ES8000 is also rock-solid today, even though it got relegated to daily gaming duties in my son's "den" about two years ago; replaced by a 2015 JS9500 (complete with 4K and HDR, also a FALD display). In-between these two Sammy TVs, I also upgraded my dedicated "theater" display from a Panny Plasma to a 2014 Sammy HU9000, which I also fit with the 2015 EVO kit, the SEK-3500. Here's the rub (why I would steer clear of a 2017 Sammy); the JS series was also promised the same EVO kit upgrade path, but it's looking like Sammy bailed on us and hasn't released one thus far, it's been two years, mind you . Also, Sammy dropped 3D in the 2017 sets, possibly even the 2016 KS/KU series?
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My computer at work prevents me from replying individually!!! WTH!!!gamermwm; I remember you very well. Sorry to hear your panel didnt last as long as you would have liked. My wife knows that there is a part of me chomping to get a new panel and player...just because. ...yea, that firmware was the one that best controlled the black levels, flashlights etc without degrading other areas of pic quality. I picked up a 48" Vizio for my daughter's xbox for our gameroom.. $ 350.00 LOL. ...Feature rich is right, i still enjoy some 3d and 3d conversion mode......Wilsonbradley; Have you done a menu "reset" to put tv back into factory presets? I've never gone into the service menu, and frankly i forget how to. If you instruct me i may consider going there. No promises... ....galonzo; I remember you quite well.... Yes, a 'burn in" threat is always a #1 critical concern especially since my wife likes to pause the program for every reason on earth, for extended periods of time. The new SONY XBR led line is aestetically awesome, amazing value, getting rave pic quality reviews AND...I have always thought SONY to produce the best color palet out of box period.
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Ah I remember the Bladerunner Update! It brought out the best of the set no doubt.

I wish my ES8000 lasted as long as yours. I decommissioned mine a couple years ago due to some vertical pink lines that had developed, likely due to a common power supply issue that I heard of with many Samsung sets around that time.

I've since moved on to a KS8000 and the land of HDR/4K. HDR alone is worth the upgrade.

But the ES8000 remains the most feature rich tv I've ever owned. I mean, how many tv's these days come with motion control (Angry Birds haha) and cameras and everything else that was packed in!

And yes, those OLEDs are looking sweet!

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My 55ES8000 is still alive and going strong! She has now entered sleep mode after years of service, replaced by Sony 75x900e. I am not sure if i am gonna put it in my bed room as of right now she is sleeping in the original samsung box.
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Hello all,

I tried searching through the thread and didn't see that this issue came up but am hoping someone here successfully solved for it. My ES8000 does not power on, instead it makes a clicking noise accompanied by a high pitched but low volume whine when plugged in. I thought it might be the capacitor issue and replaced the power supply board with one that was working on the TV it came off of but I still have the same exact issue. Any ideas what to try next?

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Hello,

Since a few months my ES8000 gives an "unsupported format" error with certain MKV files. I tend to download 1080 sources.

Does anyone know of a tool (free) to convert between codecs.

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@Bladerunner1959 and @gamermwm , I, too have been looking at the OLEDs, however, the issue with burn-in scares me So right now, the Sony Z9D is my top-contender; which is a FALD LED display (I'll get to why I would steer clear of the latest Sammys).

my 55ES8000 is also rock-solid today, even though it got relegated to daily gaming duties in my son's "den" about two years ago; replaced by a 2015 JS9500 (complete with 4K and HDR, also a FALD display). In-between these two Sammy TVs, I also upgraded my dedicated "theater" display from a Panny Plasma to a 2014 Sammy HU9000, which I also fit with the 2015 EVO kit, the SEK-3500. Here's the rub (why I would steer clear of a 2017 Sammy); the JS series was also promised the same EVO kit upgrade path, but it's looking like Sammy bailed on us and hasn't released one thus far, it's been two years, mind you . Also, Sammy dropped 3D in the 2017 sets, possibly even the 2016 KS/KU series?
Yeah Galonzo no 3D support on my KS8000. But that's okay because 3d is just so much bigger and better on a projector. My Benq PJ and 120" screen makes for an awesome and affordable 3D experience for less money and than most high end tv's anyway.

Glad to hear you and Bladerunner's ES8000's are still going strong, even if yours is relegated to other duties. It really was a great tv with all the bells and whistles when it came out.

Samsung must have believed the world was going to end in disaster in 2012 because they threw in everything and the kitchen sink haha

Had a lot of great times and info in this thread you guys take care!

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Just to add on to this thread about my now-at-an-end relationship with my 65ES8000. I got it back when it first came out and it has been a sweet ride. Alas, all things must come to an end and last Friday I entered the room after having left it on for a few minutes to find no picture, the audio still on, and a clicking noise. My instincts immediately told me that this was probably the end. I turned it off and tried to turn it back on, but no luck, just the clicking noise every couple seconds. I unplugged it from AC power and it continued clicking for about 30 seconds which indicated to me that it was probably a capacitor fault. Since it was Friday and I had out of town guests and friends coming over to watch the games last weekend, I had to do a very quick study on the current TV technology. I loved the 65ES8000 so much, I really hadn't kept up with it and wasn't motivated by 4K. But in my quick study, I discovered that the current display hype seems to be going to LG 4K OLED displays and I ended up buying a LG OLED65C7P that afternoon. Now I'm in the process of upgrading my Denon AVR to support 4K and HDR and soon I'll be back to normal with the latest and supposedly greatest technology.

As such, my 65ES8000 is relegated to my closet for now. I will miss the enjoyable 3D experiences I had on it as I discovered all of the major tv manufacturers stopped supporting 3D in 2017. <Sigh.> I'm thinking that I'd like to repair the tv and give it to my dad or a friend. I was reading that Samsung tvs have been notorious for capacitor problems to the point you can buy a capacitor kit on Amazon complete with solder iron for $25. (I'm not great with a solder iron, but what do I have to lose?) I tried to search this forum with keyword "capacitor" and also "clicking" and it returned no matches (which I know not to be true, I'm obviously not using the search thread correctly or there's so many threads in this forum the search engine just taps out). Here are my questions if anyone can help:

1. Have I correctly identified that this is a capacitor problem and is it a common death for this model?
2. Is this a somewhat easy repair for an inexperienced layman like myself? I've never worked on tvs, but I build computers and like to learn.
3. I read in an above post that he just replaced the entire program board from a previously working ES8000. Is this a better way to approach fixing the problem? What would be the cost and where does one find such a thing?

OK, thanks for reading. The recycle bin at Best Buy may be where this ends up but I hope it may still have some utility for someone out there. It was a great tv.
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Since June 2018 marks the 6 year anniversary of owning this 60" 2012 UN60ES8000FXZA and I gotta tell ya, its already been the most trouble-free tv I've owned. Mindblowing, and sorta frustrating in that I'm ready to buy a 65-70" right now if pressed. Russia, if you can hear me, please hack in to my tv and kill it.
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I agree Blade. I've had mine for 5 years. It's now my bedroom TV as I upgraded my HT set last year to a 65 inch set.

Still providing great PQ for both Cable and Streaming.

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^^^Agreed @Bladerunner1959 and @BFJ 96 , ours got relegated to gaming duties as my teenage son's dedicated gaming TV about three years ago (and he puts it through its paces), and it is still rock-solid
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Angry Un60es8000fxzc

Well it finally happened. I've got the vertical lines / power cycle. After the TV is on for about 45min it goes into that color lines loop and continues to reboot. So from what I am reading all i need is to replace a power ribbon? Could someone point me in the right direction? Thanks.
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My tv started to reboot continuously and thought it was toast, so I removed it from the wall and uninstalled the evolution kit 2000 and the tv now works again without rebooting. I did a reset on the tv and installed current software without the evolution kit and installed Roku. For now it’s working.
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The day is finally here when I'm actually buying a new TV after 8 years. ...my Sony Bravia XBR-65-A9G OLED will be delivered and wall mounted tomorrow along with a new 4k player. My 8000 has been amazing, looks better than ever, and it'll be mounted on the wall in bedroom replacing a 43" Sony.

My UN60es8000 has been penny for penny the best electronics purchase ever.

Obviously, i'm stoked to be able to get to the next level , amazingly with wife acceptance factor. I've always favored Sony colors and that combined with the black levels and 4k will be something to behold...and wifey wants that DisneyPlus app that is not compatible with my 8000.

Cheers, long ashes, Skol and catch ya'll on the flipside.
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