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Hey guys!


Didn't find an official thread for this Samsung's model, so why not create one?! I'm getting this set tomorrow after coming this close' to buying a Samsung PND6900 or Panasonic TCPGT30 plasma. Based on last minute exchanges with a few people, and after carefully considering my budget, I had a change of heart and went with the Samsung UN55D6400 (actually, the model is D6420 - not sure if/how it's different from the D6400 model...).


I look forward to learning what owners think of their respective D6400s, and to a general discussion on how we can enhance our overall experience with this television!



A few links to get us started:

http://www.samsung.com/ca/consumer/t...ail&returnurl=

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-t...contentBody;2r

 

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Well, I've had this set for a few days now and I'm really liking it! Lots to still learn about this tv, and I will have it calibrated in a few weeks, but so far, so good! I'm not noticing the typical issues some 2011 models seem to be plagued with, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I did buy an extended service plan - which I never do - but peace of mind for the next 4 years was worth it to me!


Anybody else with a UNXXD6400/D6420 out there? No news, good news?
 

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I just picked up the 60" version of this set last week after my 11 year old 55" Mitsubishi diamond series finally died.


I haven't noticed any of the "typical" issues that people have been reporting with other models but I may not be as picky since my old picture was so lousy the past 6 months.


Picture is very crisp and blacks seem very good, 3D looked amazing as well with the movie I watched from Cox ondemand free 3D offerings.


I have a Samsung 3D BD as well and my only complaint is that the TV can't see the wireless adapter I have in the BD when both units are on so I can't use any of the smart features without going through the BD player or unplugging the adapter from the BD and moving it to the TV.


TV came with the BD player free and included two pair of glasses but no movies.
 

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I just bought one a few weeks ago and I have to say this is one of the nicest sets. After tweaking the picture settings a little the picture is perfect and destroys the PQ on my 4yr old 42" Toshiba. I just purchased a WMN1000b and can't wait to mount it to the wall!
 

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I posted this in the 6000 series owner thread, page 39, but I thought I would post it here too.


I own a D6420. For movies and basic tv watching, it's fine. If you're really into sports and video games (like me) here are a few thoughts.


I played Call of Duty: Black Ops single player campaign with Game Mode OFF. I noticed no lag. I played Gears of War 3 campaign, and I noticed no lag until I tried the "active reload", where you have to tap the right bumper on the controller to reload your gun. Then, I noticed the lag. It's pretty bad. You have to hit the button about 1/2 second early, and it's pretty obvious there is lag. I consider the Gear of War active reload test the "standard" for testing tv input lag.


So, I turned Game Mode on, and now I don't notice any lag at all. It basically fixed the problem.


Seriously. Game Mode seems to have completely gotten rid of the lag. A little could still be there, but if so, it's imperceptible.


I still watch sports on my DirecTV box with game mode OFF. It saves your settings for each input, and I did not turn on game mode for the DirecTV box. Here, I can see occassional "ghosting" when the quarterback throws a long bomb or during punts, but generally, it is not a huge issue. I can see a bit of ghosting every now and then, but I personally don't see it as a big issue. I normally go with the highest end tv possible so I don't have to worry about stuff like this, and I hear the 7000 and 8000 series are much better about fast motion than the 6000 series. However, for $500 difference in price, I can live with a little ghosting every now and then. It's not awful all the time or anything, just something that shows up every now and then. But, like I said, if I enabled game mode for the DirecTV box, the ghosting might go away. I don't know.


Whatever the case, I enabled Game Mode for my xbox, and the lag is no longer a problem, and I really haven't noticed any difference in the picture.


For most games, even with Game Mode off, I did not notice any major lag. But when put to the test, it definitely is there. I have not seen any ghosting at all in games, which I attribute to having Game Mode on.


Overall, I've had the set for 3 weeks and am pretty happy. I wish I had gotten the 7000 series, which is a little more expensive (about $500 more, right now, I think), but not as expensive as the 8000 series, but overall, I don't really feel like I regret my purchase. The tv has a great picture, and I prefer the brightness of LCD LED technology of Plasma, which seems very dark to me. In movies and normal television, I have not noticed ghosting at all.
 

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Hello just picked up the UN55D6400, and I love it!


Does anyone have any calibration advice or threads going for this model? Thanks
 

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Originally Posted by genericuser8888 /forum/post/21003970


I posted this in the 6000 series owner thread, page 39, but I thought I would post it here too.


I own a D6420. For movies and basic tv watching, it's fine. If you're really into sports and video games (like me) here are a few thoughts.


I played Call of Duty: Black Ops single player campaign with Game Mode OFF. I noticed no lag. I played Gears of War 3 campaign, and I noticed no lag until I tried the "active reload", where you have to tap the right bumper on the controller to reload your gun. Then, I noticed the lag. It's pretty bad. You have to hit the button about 1/2 second early, and it's pretty obvious there is lag. I consider the Gear of War active reload test the "standard" for testing tv input lag.


So, I turned Game Mode on, and now I don't notice any lag at all. It basically fixed the problem.


Seriously. Game Mode seems to have completely gotten rid of the lag. A little could still be there, but if so, it's imperceptible.


I still watch sports on my DirecTV box with game mode OFF. It saves your settings for each input, and I did not turn on game mode for the DirecTV box. Here, I can see occassional "ghosting" when the quarterback throws a long bomb or during punts, but generally, it is not a huge issue. I can see a bit of ghosting every now and then, but I personally don't see it as a big issue. I normally go with the highest end tv possible so I don't have to worry about stuff like this, and I hear the 7000 and 8000 series are much better about fast motion than the 6000 series. However, for $500 difference in price, I can live with a little ghosting every now and then. It's not awful all the time or anything, just something that shows up every now and then. But, like I said, if I enabled game mode for the DirecTV box, the ghosting might go away. I don't know.


Whatever the case, I enabled Game Mode for my xbox, and the lag is no longer a problem, and I really haven't noticed any difference in the picture.


For most games, even with Game Mode off, I did not notice any major lag. But when put to the test, it definitely is there. I have not seen any ghosting at all in games, which I attribute to having Game Mode on.


Overall, I've had the set for 3 weeks and am pretty happy. I wish I had gotten the 7000 series, which is a little more expensive (about $500 more, right now, I think), but not as expensive as the 8000 series, but overall, I don't really feel like I regret my purchase. The tv has a great picture, and I prefer the brightness of LCD LED technology of Plasma, which seems very dark to me. In movies and normal television, I have not noticed ghosting at all.

Can you please tell us more about gaming and your expriences with the D6420 I want to purchase one so badly
 

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I feel like a schmuck... I didn't find this thread before and or been posting in the 6000 thread. Whoops! I love my 6420 and have really been enjoying it.
 

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I have the 60d6420 and I like the set, but I noticed some minor clouding and a dead pixel....I might exchange it! Not sure if I will stick with the same model!
 

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game mode? is that only on the 6420? i've never noticed it on my 6400. where would i look to find it? which menu/sub-menu is it located in?


we've been enjoying our 55D6400 for a few months now & love it over all the other TVs that i've brought in over the last few years. my wife says it was like "Musical TVs" during that time, but the 6400 is here to stay. absolutely, no flashlighting whatsoever!


we had some issues with some brightness fluctuations, but i've found that with LED Motion Plus turned off this goes away.
 

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Originally Posted by Marco79f /forum/post/21070176


Here is a picture of my set.

Is that bright white spot on the lower left supposed to be a dead pixel? I guess I've never seen a dead pixel, but I thought they would be much smaller than that. Other than that, the screen looks pretty darned good to me. No edge-lit LED/LCD has totally perfect screen uniformity. Yours looks much better than most (except, as I said, for the bright white spot).
 

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Originally Posted by BoilerJim /forum/post/21070245


Is that bright white spot on the lower left supposed to be a dead pixel? I guess I've never seen a dead pixel, but I thought they would be much smaller than that. Other than that, the screen looks pretty darned good to me. No edge-lit LED/LCD has totally perfect screen uniformity. Yours looks much better than most (except, as I said, for the bright white spot).

The spot is the pause symbol from my ps3......The dead pixel cannot be seen from that picture!


I would have kept the tv, but sadly when i saw the dead pixel
 

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The spot is the pause symbol from my ps3......The dead pixel cannot be seen from that picture!


I would have kept the tv, but sadly when i saw the dead pixel

Would have kept? Does this mean you already took it back? Did you try massaging the "dead" pixel as some have suggested? Wow, that panel actually looked pretty good to me.
 

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Would have kept? Does this mean you already took it back? Did you try massaging the "dead" pixel as some have suggested? Wow, that panel actually looked pretty good to me.

Sorry, I mean that I was considering keeping it until I noticed the pixel. After work, i'm going to try and see if i can fix it.
 

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Can you please tell us more about gaming and your expriences with the D6420 I want to purchase one so badly

Playing with Game Mode on, here are my results:


Well, I've beaten Deus Ex: Invisible War on this television. It looked great and I never saw a problem at all.


I've beaten Gears of War 3 on this television, and I only saw a little bit of ghosting once or twice during movie scenes where a character's face was turning very quickly. I don't know if it was the television or the game engine. Regardless, I noticed it twice, ONLY during movie scenes, in about 10 hours of gaming. I never noticed anything wrong at all during game play.


I've played Halo: Reach, and I have noticed one thing, and this could be the problem with Gears of War 3. When a game has "blur" as an effect during a movie scene, it tends to look a little crappy on this tv. Some of the first level's Halo: Reach cutscenes had some notably crappy looking helicopter blades spinning during cutscenes. But, during gameplay, I did not notice any problems. Arguably, if I TRIED to look for problems by looking directing at my rifle barrel while turning left and right rapidly, it looked a little weird at times, but overall, I did not notice anything major.


Based on my experience with this television, I am pretty happy with it. The only time that I've seen anything notable was when a game employs blur effects during in-engine cutscenes. Gameplay itself has been fine, Game Mode eliminates input lag, and if a game uses cgi cutscenes (like Deus Ex), I have not noticed any problems at all. So, overall, if you have the money get the higher model because it will likely perform better, but if you are worried about gaming on this tv, I say it works pretty well. It's not "perfect", but I've beaten 3 games on this tv, and I have no major complaints other than a few ugly cutscenes during Halo: Reach, where heavy blur effects where used. Gear of War 3, other than two very minor moments, looked great, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution looked very great with no problems at all.


Just to be clear, I had no problems at all with anything during gameplay. The only problems that I ever encountered were fast 2-3 second bits during in-engine cutscenes that only affected the part of the scene where there was a blur effect (helicopter blades in Halo: Reach, and a close up on Marcus's face turning very quickly in Gear of War 3). I have had zero problems in multiplayer, and I've been playing the Xbox 360 beta of Battlefield 3.


By the way, Game Mode is found hidden in the system menu or picture mode menu or something like that, I forget. It's not where you would think it would be.
 

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Hi guys,


I thought I should also post to this thread.


I just wanted to advert you, thar there is a problem regarding the whole D6 LED Smart TV Line.


The problem is that the TVs reduce the resolution in 3D Mode.

Because of this the picturequality is reduced to nearly SD Quality (and not FULLHD as it is sold)


You don't believe?


visit this thread:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...php?p=21019813


We also got a thread in the SamyGo forum:
http://forum.samygo.tv/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=2346


We noticed this because of this test:
http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/samsu...1108131337.htm



And also created a wikipage:
http://wiki.samygo.tv/index.php5/D6x...L_HD_3D_Defect


HERE YOU CAN DOWNLOAD A TESTPIC FOR FREE TO CHECK THE IMAGEQUALITY.



I hope that there is some reply.



Greetings Jimmy
 

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Originally Posted by Jimmbean /forum/post/21081182


Hi guys,


I thought I should also post to this thread.


I just wanted to advert you, thar there is a problem regarding the whole D6 LED Smart TV Line.


The problem is that the TVs reduce the resolution in 3D Mode.

Because of this the picturequality is reduced to nearly SD Quality (and not FULLHD as it is sold)


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Greetings Jimmy

Please stop polluting ALL Samsung 6000 series with the same post. Moreover, it is misleading. Keep this issue to the relevant 3D forum.
 
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