Welp. After literally four months, 4 tech visits, TWO mainboard replacements, and finally replacing literally the entire panel, my 65 inch JU7100 has been deemed "irreparable"
The 3D image still has terrible ghosting, 3D movies are unwatchable. I've tried different movies, different cables, two different 3D bluray players, and two different models of Samsung 3D glasses, nothing helped at all. Since they replaced pretty much the entire TV, I've got two theories about the problem:
- Something was messed up in the service menu when my wife got lost in there. I've checked every single setting against the photos I took before doing the JS
mod, but I'd bet the TV size is set incorrectly in some deep dark recess of the ASM. I've tried changing the TV size to all sorts of crazy values on my PS4 and K8500, doesn't seem to have any affect.
- The crosstalk has always been there and we just never noticed at first.
I have no idea which it is, but the result is that I've been cut a check for the original purchase price of $1700, AND they didn't ask for the JU7100 back. I'd never sell it without mentioning the 3D is borked, but the 2D image is still fantastic. That's probably still worth a couple hundred bucks to someone. That seems crazy to me that they're just writing off the original TV.
I still really want a 3D capable UHD TV, but I think I'm gonna have to try passive glasses (I still never see crosstalk at the movies) this time around. I think pretty much my only option is the LG UH8500, right?