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Hi Guys - I searched with no results?!?!, but Alexa can reliably turn my set OFF, but will not turn it ON ("TV is not responding" is the Alexa reply).

Ideas/tricks I could try? Thanks in advance!
 

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Hi all, after several days of hemming and hawing in the pricing forums, I grabbed a 65b8 today. I've been lusting after oleds for 2 years. It will replace a very nice Samsung js9500. After deciding to purchase I am now worried about burn in. The TV will be used by my kid for fortnight and call of duty daily. I've read the rtings articles. I've read the threads. Did I make a poor decision? I can just cancel the order at Best buy. Seems like it's a bit of a crapshoot. My Samsung is only 3 years old and was top of the line. I don't NEED a new TV. I just love the OLED. Thanks.
 

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Hi all, after several days of hemming and hawing in the pricing forums, I grabbed a 65b8 today. I've been lusting after oleds for 2 years. It will replace a very nice Samsung js9500. After deciding to purchase I am now worried about burn in. The TV will be used by my kid for fortnight and call of duty daily. I've read the rtings articles. I've read the threads. Did I make a poor decision? I can just cancel the order at Best buy. Seems like it's a bit of a crapshoot. My Samsung is only 3 years old and was top of the line. I don't NEED a new TV. I just love the OLED. Thanks.
I don't suppose there's a way to still have the kid use the js9500 for games in another room or something?

I don't play games, so I can't really comment on your risk (hopefully somebody who uses theirs for gaming will chime in). Did you get/are you willing to get Geek Squad protection plan, since you bought from Best Buy? That covers burn-in, so maybe that would let you enjoy your OLED with some peace of mind?

Having lived with mine for about a month and a half now, I just can't recommend somebody not buy an OLED if it's a feasible option.
 

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Upgrade from B6 to B8?

Hi, I have a B6, and was thinking about getting a new TV this year. So, the problem I had with my B6 was that when setting the de-judder anything above 3, there would be significant artifacts on the screen. Do you know if this is still an issue on the B8?

Also, will I notice a difference in picture quality with a B8/C8 when compared to my B6? just want to make sure I am not going to be wasting my money :)

Thanks!
 

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Hello all,

Does anyone know what the optical output on the 65B8 is capable of passing through from a HDMI source?

Thanks in advance!
 

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Does someone have a link to the recommended picture settings for the 65B8? I have been searching with no luck.
 

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Does someone have a link to the recommended picture settings for the 65B8? I have been searching with no luck.
The rtings.com settings are fine, but honestly to me the technicolor expert preset looks better, as is out of the box. The only thing I adjust is the OLED light level (I keep it really low most of the time, only turning it up as much as is needed if I notice it needs more). I would recommend playing around with both of those options (rtings settings and technicolor preset) and see what is better to you in your room.
 

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Hi everyone,

My girlfriend’s parents are about to have theor city pick up and dispose of a new/damaged 55B8

The tv was delivered damaged in the box. The box a seemed to have been dropped on a corner, crunching it slightly, almost invisible. The tv was so thin on the top left that it sliced through the packaging material. So the top left side has a 3-4 inch area that’s crunched in a bit. Turning the TV on, you’d see the OS in the center for a second, and artifacts up at this corner, and then auto shuts off. So it wasn’t usable after numerous attempts.

Delivery was also mysterious. I had no idea her parents ordered it. One day after work, I’m arriving there at 8pm and see the box in the driveway, right under a spotlight, letting it stand out to anyone driving by all day. I thought maybe they already unboxed it and left the box out there, but nope, tv was delivered outside in the most visible spot with no notification. Makes me think they dropped it and left it so it couldn’t be inspected. Though, since the box was hardly damaged it wouldn’t have mattered unless the parents knew to open and power it on before the delivery service could leave.

They got a refund, and since FedEx never picked it up within 14 days of that decision, we now have to dispose of it. Repair would be too costly. During this wait, we now see a crack forming, maybe from the tension of the frame pushing in after all this time.

I suppose no one knows of a way that it could be fully powered on despite the damaged panel? Or will the damaged panel always trip something that turns the tv off a few seconds? No matter what, the artifacts might be too much to ignore.

I personally have a 65C6, so I don’t need it, but I hate that it’s just being trashed with no way to salvage it.

They’ll keep an eye for deals and try again. Unfortunately, the place they ordered it from no longer had stock to replace it with.
 

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The rtings.com settings are fine, but honestly to me the technicolor expert preset looks better, as is out of the box. The only thing I adjust is the OLED light level (I keep it really low most of the time, only turning it up as much as is needed if I notice it needs more). I would recommend playing around with both of those options (rtings settings and technicolor preset) and see what is better to you in your room.
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Hi everyone,

My girlfriend’s parents are about to have theor city pick up and dispose of a new/damaged 55B8

The tv was delivered damaged in the box. The box a seemed to have been dropped on a corner, crunching it slightly, almost invisible. The tv was so thin on the top left that it sliced through the packaging material. So the top left side has a 3-4 inch area that’s crunched in a bit. Turning the TV on, you’d see the OS in the center for a second, and artifacts up at this corner, and then auto shuts off. So it wasn’t usable after numerous attempts.

Delivery was also mysterious. I had no idea her parents ordered it. One day after work, I’m arriving there at 8pm and see the box in the driveway, right under a spotlight, letting it stand out to anyone driving by all day. I thought maybe they already unboxed it and left the box out there, but nope, tv was delivered outside in the most visible spot with no notification. Makes me think they dropped it and left it so it couldn’t be inspected. Though, since the box was hardly damaged it wouldn’t have mattered unless the parents knew to open and power it on before the delivery service could leave.

They got a refund, and since FedEx never picked it up within 14 days of that decision, we now have to dispose of it. Repair would be too costly. During this wait, we now see a crack forming, maybe from the tension of the frame pushing in after all this time.

I suppose no one knows of a way that it could be fully powered on despite the damaged panel? Or will the damaged panel always trip something that turns the tv off a few seconds? No matter what, the artifacts might be too much to ignore.

I personally have a 65C6, so I don’t need it, but I hate that it’s just being trashed with no way to salvage it.

They’ll keep an eye for deals and try again. Unfortunately, the place they ordered it from no longer had stock to replace it with.
I may be picturing what you describe worse than it really is, but this sounds like an entirely unwatchable TV, and I would be surprised if it is at all functional. Is it costing anything for disposal? There should be no money leaving their pockets for a product that arrived damaged...
 

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Is there any way to have the TV display what resolution it is actually displaying at?
 

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New owner here, longer term forum lurker.

Any tips on the following:

-Generally agreed upon best mounting hardware for a 65"?
-Utilities for detecting any abnormalities with the panel / pixel issues?
-Recommended settings beyond what I found on rtings? Do the modern TVs still have a "service tech" menu or similar?
-For anyone who is a gamer, are you doing anything special when you switch over to playing games (i'm using an XB1X and have a few 4K HDR titles if this helps).

So far the set looks fantastic, we are replacing a 10+ year old 40" Sony XBR4 LCD, so you can imagine what a difference this is already :)

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.
 

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Color Temperature Does Not Work

Just picked up a B8 65 on Saturday, when I go into the white balance menu and try and change the color temperature, the options are faded, they are not grayed out but the are not bright white. When I first got the TV, the selections worked but were still grayed out. Now, the selections do not change the color temperature. This is happening in ISF Dark and Technicolor settings. In Game mode, when I change the color temperature, the slider has no effect. The only solution I have found is to unplug the TV and the color temp works temporarily. Has anyone come across this behavior before? I have a B7 so I am familiar with the menus and how the color temperature should work.

Thanks

Mike
 

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Just picked up a B8 65 on Saturday, when I go into the white balance menu and try and change the color temperature, the options are faded, they are not grayed out but the are not bright white. When I first got the TV, the selections worked but were still grayed out. Now, the selections do not change the color temperature. This is happening in ISF Dark and Technicolor settings. In Game mode, when I change the color temperature, the slider has no effect. The only solution I have found is to unplug the TV and the color temp works temporarily. Has anyone come across this behavior before? I have a B7 so I am familiar with the menus and how the color temperature should work.

Thanks

Mike

Looks like the TV is functioning normally. Did a few power cycles and it seems good for now.
 

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New owner here, longer term forum lurker.

Any tips on the following:

-Generally agreed upon best mounting hardware for a 65"?
-Utilities for detecting any abnormalities with the panel / pixel issues?
-Recommended settings beyond what I found on rtings? Do the modern TVs still have a "service tech" menu or similar?
-For anyone who is a gamer, are you doing anything special when you switch over to playing games (i'm using an XB1X and have a few 4K HDR titles if this helps).

So far the set looks fantastic, we are replacing a 10+ year old 40" Sony XBR4 LCD, so you can imagine what a difference this is already :)

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

For the gaming topic, im mostly following the settings on rtings. Has been good for the PS4 titles that support HDR. If you have a game that allows you to disable or change the hud to a dynamic feature, do it, will help reduce burn-in chances and frankly looks again!
 

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For the gaming topic, im mostly following the settings on rtings. Has been good for the PS4 titles that support HDR. If you have a game that allows you to disable or change the hud to a dynamic feature, do it, will help reduce burn-in chances and frankly looks again!
That's a good suggestion, i'll check out the games i'm playing to see what's available. I know red dead redemption 2 has an FPS camera view and the option to switch off the HUD for a "realistic" play mode. Would you say this goes for pausing the DVR or streaming video content as well? I will have to be better about this but we often pause shows for various reasons and so I wonder: do we need to worry about burn in here? I know the xbox has a screen saver with some dynamic content but the DVR is different so i'll have to check this out. Thank you!

Would this be a good place to show that 5% gray test screen people have had issues with? Mine is attached. It seems like a bad case, but I don't have much to compare it to. What should I do?
Can you share where this is sourced? Is it in the menu some where? Curious about this kind of stuff and def want to run any panel testing I can before i'm out of the warranty period.
 
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