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my Cinema Smooth is grey out under Film Mode. any ideas to turn it back on?
It is only enabled when you are viewing 24p content.
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Thank you very much for the info. I greatly appreciate it, as I really do not like working with electricity and want to take all precautions. I had some leftover 14-2 when I added lights in the garage and was hoping that would work. I will pick up some 12-2 from Lowes this morning. I checked and this circuit has a 20 amp fuse at the fuse box and looks like the only other things currently attached to it is a sump pump and a water softener. I will be adding the TV, sound bar, and a DirecTV box to it now. And then later on will be the electric fireplace. With a 20A line I should be ok, right?
Yeah, with 20 amps you have about 2400 watts to work with, so that's even better. I would have worried about coming close to capacity on a 15 amp circuit, but with 20 I'd feel much better.
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Regarding buzzing, it sounds like mine has gotten louder recently. I doubt it's going to be a problem, as I used to have a DLP so I'm used to some background noise. I only hear it during quiet scenes anyway.
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Regarding buzzing, it sounds like mine has gotten louder recently. I doubt it's going to be a problem, as I used to have a DLP so I'm used to some background noise. I only hear it during quiet scenes anyway.
Do you think there's any correlation between the buzzing and cell light setting?
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Do you think there's any correlation between the buzzing and cell light setting?
The buzzing changes along with the power usage of the set, which is affected primarily by its light output. So in a way, yes.

I've experienced this on some LCDs as well, so it isn't only a plasma issue. It just tends to be more pronounced with them.
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my Cinema Smooth is grey out under Film Mode. any ideas to turn it back on?
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The Frys near me (20 minutes drive) says it has a 64h5000 display model for $1097. I guess I'll come out and take a look see.

1/ Should I even consider it? 2/ can I buy a square trade or similar warranty on a used unit 3/ how do I check the hours? Thanks
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I noticed when you have a solid Black object on the screen, you can walk right up to the screen and it is virtually solid Black, the Pentile display doesn't even show. I think that it what makes the TV so amazing is it's ability to do Black so well, it makes the rest of the spectrum look that much better.
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I noticed when you have a solid Black object on the screen, you can walk right up to the screen and it is virtually solid Black, the Pentile display doesn't even show. I think that it what makes the TV so amazing is it's ability to do Black so well, it makes the rest of the spectrum look that much better.
I'm one of the biggest Plasma supporters and this post is pointless. So what if the Pentile doesn't show up on a black screen? You don't watch movies in an all-black screen anyway. Doesn't change the fact that the H5000 has a Pentile display. There are members here that have purchased the TV and notice it. There's no reason to cover up the issue.
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JUST got my used PN64H5000 from Amazon...

Couldn't find anymore new ones anywhere. Tried Best Buy, Sears, Walmart, Frys. Nothing doing. I sat by and watched the new ones on Amazon slowly disappear. Finally pulled the trigger on a used one from Amazon. Will be trying Soulburners settings once the TV is mounted. Wish me luck!!
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The pixel arrangement is visible when the cells are lit. You probably won't see them on a black screen.
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I'm one of the biggest Plasma supporters and this post is pointless. So what if the Pentile doesn't show up on a black screen? You don't watch movies in an all-black screen anyway. Doesn't change the fact that the H5000 has a Pentile display. There are members here that have purchased the TV and notice it. There's no reason to cover up the issue.
Same here and your post is pointless as most of yours!
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I noticed when you have a solid Black object on the screen, you can walk right up to the screen and it is virtually solid Black, the Pentile display doesn't even show. I think that it what makes the TV so amazing is it's ability to do Black so well, it makes the rest of the spectrum look that much better.
I noticed the same thing on my 60f5300b(a user explained its the same panel as the 5000). I looked close on and the pixels were completely shut off. Pretty impressive.
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Couldn't find anymore new ones anywhere. Tried Best Buy, Sears, Walmart, Frys. Nothing doing. I sat by and watched the new ones on Amazon slowly disappear. Finally pulled the trigger on a used one from Amazon. Will be trying Soulburners settings once the TV is mounted. Wish me luck!!

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I guess we're all just justifying our purchases, guys. We really didn't make an educated decision and we aren't really happy with our TVs. Our low number of likes proves it. *shrug*
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I guess we're all just justifying our purchases, guys. We really didn't make an educated decision and we aren't really happy with our TVs. Our low number of likes proves it. *shrug*
I wasn't referring to you, but since you chimed in and included yourself.....
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Dan - yer all good with me. I think what happens here and on just about every other thread regarding a specific TV is that the owners definitely under-quote the bad points and over-state the strong points. Even with my legendary KURO we used to barely admit that it did have some red push and didnt always handle 24p sources the best it could. I believe this(rose-colored glasses behvaior) to be common though and NOT just for the H5000 thread! Check the 4K LCD threads.... those guys are convinced that their incredibly WEAK picture quality is actually "good". Its like.... OKee Dokee.... whatever, LOL.

Its just how it works. That being said, I still maintain that this TV offers tremendous image quality for its price range and beyond. It destroys $2500 4K LCDs in almost every PQ category and holds its own against most plasmas too. The pentile grid CAN be seen but so far my experience is that you really do have to be fairly close to see it. Close as in closer than what would be deemed "normal" viewing distances from a 64" display. At 8++ feet its really hard to notice, if at all.

The lack of an AR filter is another UNdeniable problem but most of us knew this going in. We accept the more wahsed-out bright room performance in favor of the excellent "normal" viewing condition performance.

So - stay here and chime in. Your posts have value, IMO. I enjoy reading them.
I totally agree with you. The reason I've always respected your posts is because you don't try to hide the issues. I go on Macrumors and people complain all day about what Apple should've done or what they shouldn't have done or this isn't perfect or that isn't perfect. It gets taken too far over there but this forum should be level for people who want to buy something new (such as the H5000, 5300 or the F8500) and existing owners should be open to explain the issues as well as celebrating the product.

Your posts constantly celebrate the H5000 (and for good reason) but you don't hold back on what's not perfect about it. The F8500 is the top of the line but it's got it's issues and it's good that people on that forum talk about it, rather than say, "It's the best TV so it's perfect".

In terms of the LCD forum. Yeah, you are spot on. When I bought my first Samsung it was a 55" LCD. I came here and people on the LCD forum hated on the Plasma forum. After I saw my best friend's Panasonic Plasma I returned that Samsung LCD ASAP. I was sick of all the flash-lighting, poor screen uniformity and the horrible blacks. ANY Plasma at ANY price beats the most expensive 4K LCD.

Now just before I purchased my Panasonic plasma I came here and people were talking about buzzing. Never heard any of that on the LCD forum and I was a bit scared but went for it. The buzzing doesn't bother me, but I know it's there. I appreciated people not trying to cover it up. Because the Plasma forum informed me I knew what to expect.

Now I have both my Panasonic and my newer Samsung Plasma. Both are amazing and both have their issues....and once again, whatever their issues are they are 100 steps above any 4K LCD.
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This is directed at no one in particular but I wanted to chime in on the Pentile effect. I do feel that some people will view it differently than others whether mentally or due to a visual phenomenon. Physically, yes, the grid is there and you can see it. Some people can see it from 9' away, others like me only see it from a much closer distance. But to me, this is not unlike seeing pixels when up close with any other TV whether it be LCD/LED, RP, CRT or otherwise.

Funny thing is that the first time I saw a Pentile display was a 60" F5300 at Best Buy and it was very noticeable no matter what distance (possibly due to the ad-based content they were running that had blocks of solid color). Based on that experience, I was a bit worried when I ordered the H5000 but can gladly say its been a non-issue for me from day one with normal content. Having said that, what I have learned from being on AVS is that things like PQ and SQ are all subjective and everyone's situation is different. So while I'm the type who would deal with screen glare by getting blackout curtains, I realize that might not be feasible for someone else. And while it might not be a big deal to me, I realize someone else's retinal chemistry (yeah, I made that up) might cause them to really see the effects of a Pentile screen. Bottom line is nothing's simply black and white.

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My experience over the years on a variety of things far beyond plasmas is that some users tend to emphasize the positives and some tend to emphasize the negatives. Anyone who reads a fair number of posts on almost any product will see both the positives and the negatives and will figure out that, like every other product, there are both positives and negatives. The greatest overall enthusiasm is generally found on products that deliver more than expected for the price paid. Most folks don't require an interpreter to spell this out for them.
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So I saw the display model at Frys (only one they have left). This is the first pentile TV I've seen and yep it's definitely odd. There's like a blue dot in the middle of every pixel. But standing back about five feet it looked fine to me. I would not be surprised if people with better eyes than mine would be more bothered.

They had a cable feed showing some kind of survivor type program. Looked quite good. Very clean and noise free picture for plasma. Nice deep colors and good skin tone. Not calibrated at all of course. Did not hear any buzz but it was too noisy anyway.

Then I managed to get the sales guy to get me a remote and got into service menu (power off, mute, 1, 8, 2, power). Almost 3000 hours. They had it on max cell light max contrast too. Arggh. That's about two years @ 4hrs a day, my average. Considering my last Samsung plasma died before the two year mark. Oh well, I guess it's not meant to be.

Btw, I notice when off the screen was gray and not black. Is that normal? (Maybe it was not actually off)
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So I saw the display model at Frys (only one they have left). This is the first pentile TV I've seen and yep it's definitely odd. There's like a blue dot in the middle of every pixel. But standing back about five feet it looked fine to me. I would not be surprised if people with better eyes than mine would be more bothered.

They had a cable feed showing some kind of survivor type program. Looked quite good. Very clean and noise free picture for plasma. Nice deep colors and good skin tone. Not calibrated at all of course. Did not hear any buzz but it was too noisy anyway.

Then I managed to get the sales guy to get me a remote and got into service menu (power off, mute, 1, 8, 2, power). Almost 3000 hours. They had it on max cell light max contrast too. Arggh. That's about two years @ 4hrs a day, my average. Considering my last Samsung plasma died before the two year mark. Oh well, I guess it's not meant to be.

Btw, I notice when off the screen was gray and not black. Is that normal? (Maybe it was not actually off)
Yes, because it has no anti-glare filter as some other TV's do which means it's not ideal to be used in a bright room or a room where lighting cannot be fully controlled. TV's with an anti-glare filter have blackish panel.
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I notice when off the screen was gray and not black. Is that normal? (Maybe it was not actually off)
Yes that is normal. I have an older Samsung with filter and the screen is not Black when turned off. Don't let the "No Pentile" heretic scare you off if you can find one left to purchase.

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Yes that is normal. I have an older Samsung with filter and the screen is not Black when turned off. Don't let the "No Pentile" heretic scare you off if you can find one left to purchase.
I would have to agree that the pentile display doesnt really cause much fuss at all. Like others have eluded to - you can see pixels but at the distance you have to be to see them , you'd see them on just about any TV, IMO.

Remember: Judging PQ of a TV should be done under "normal" viewing conditions and distances. using that criteria, the H5000 is a beast

In a very bright room from 4-6 feet away? NOT so beastly. But what Tvs are at that point?

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Then I managed to get the sales guy to get me a remote and got into service menu (power off, mute, 1, 8, 2, power). Almost 3000 hours.
Thanks for this, been looking for a way to get in there.

Any ideas where the CAL-DAY and CAL-NIGHT modes are?
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Thanks for this, been looking for a way to get in there.

Any ideas where the CAL-DAY and CAL-NIGHT modes are?
Following instruction is for older E model. May still work

.1 Turn the TV Off.<br>
2. With the remote control press Mute, 1, 8, 2, Power. It takes a few seconds and then the SM will appear<br>
3. Arrow down to SVC and press the Enter button in the center of the arrows<br>
4. Arrow down to Expert and press Enter<br>
5 .Right click on N/D ADJ to ON --- NOT FIX<br>
6. Press Enter<br>
7. Press Power<br>
8. Wait a few seconds<br>
9. Press Power<br>
10. The Picture Mode will start in Dynamic<br>
11. Change Picture Mode<br>
12. Done<br><br>
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where do u find ur hours in the service menu ?
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where do u find ur hours in the service menu ?
Don't remember. It was under one of the top menu choices in the service menu so it was not hard to find.
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where do u find ur hours in the service menu ?
This is how I obtain hours elapsed with my new Samsung 60F5300. Possibly it will work with your H5000:

With the TV on use the remote and press MUTE 737 ENTER. MRT number is hours. Power off to exit the menu.
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thanks the mute 737 enter worked much appreciate it..
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I got my 64H5000! It was a long agonizing wait, but it was worth it! I ended finding one on Office Depot and ordered it March 8th when it was showing still in stock. The very next day it showed out of stock, so apparently I got one of the last available.

Long story, Office Depot dropped the ball at some point or they were unsure if they could obtain anymore because my order status sat at "In Process" for days. I contacted them and they said that is was a special order and being shipped directly from manufacture. They said it showed it was scheduled for delivery March 17th which was the original estimate. Well, of course it didn't show and had to fire off another email. After them contacting their 3rd party vendor for several days they finally got a response from vendor and had my tracking Monday the 23rd. It had actually been picked up on the 18th by the freight company, but I guess it took them several days to get a response from them. Anyways, it finally arrived safe and sound on Wednesday and couldn't be happier.

There is really not much more I can add that hasn't already been said about the H5000. The picture quality is simply stunning! I can't get over how deep the black levels are! It blows away the picture on my beloved Sony SXRD 60A3000. I guess I really hadn't realized how much the picture had deteriorated on my 60A3000 over the years. I still think it looks decent, but it's definitely lost its luster it once had.

I am using modified Soulburner settings, which are actually real close to the Movie mode defaults. I have turned down the Cell Light to 10 and Contrast to 80 to be safe for a while. It's still seams plenty bright for my light controlled basement. I actually settled on Brightness setting of 48 instead of 45 for my panel using the SMPTE color bars encoded on one of my Sony Blu-Rays. I've also turned the Color setting down to 45 from 50. 50 seams over-saturated for my particular panel. It could even go down another few notches on some material. I watched the latest epi of Ridiculousness with my son and that red stage background was way too hot. Even too hot at 45. Still I may leave color at 45 for now as it looks pretty good for most material. I toyed around with the Custom color space where you can turn down red. That actually worked quite well, but I'm still experimenting.

Now for the pentile grid. This is a complete non-issue for me. It actually took me a minute to even see what all the hub-bub was about. Not until I got within a couple feet to the screen could I even see the actual pentile honeycomb. It disappears once I get back a few feet. And yes, at like about 5 ft I can still make out pixels and see some plasma dithering, but it doesn't seam any worse than any other 1080p plasma display of this size. At my 11ft seating distance this picture is as sharp and detailed as anything I've seen. I have corrected vision of at least 20/20 if not better. If you can see any pentile affect or pixels at 9ft then you have bionic eyes. LOL...

Plasma buzz. I do hear a faint amount from my seating position, but it doesn't bother me and is no worse than my 60A3000's rear projection lamp cooling fan noise.

Now of the only thing that would be of concern is the fairly reflective screen. It can be almost like a mirror with most of my lighting on. But I can fully control it so it really not much of an issue.

All in all, I am very happy with this TV. It has the best picture I have personally even seen in the home environment. I feel very fortunate to have obtained one of the last great plasma displays. \m/
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Last edited by Sonyrocks; 03-28-2015 at 12:23 PM.
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