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Topic # 29509 9-Jan-2009 18:38
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Anyone been game enough to try it??  I see my telly has firmware from August, and the Samsung site has one from Jan.

Firmware

No release notes either which sucks.




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  Reply # 189571 14-Jan-2009 15:52
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Have you been game enough to try yet? Or know if anyone has?



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  Reply # 189597 14-Jan-2009 18:13
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Nope, as you can see from the thread no-one replied.

And without release notes I no of no benefit to do it.




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  Reply # 193124 31-Jan-2009 20:24
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Hi mate just found your thread, Brought one of these Tv's back in november and have been having issues with it pixalating, Picture flashing on and off. Especially when returing to digital from another input. Has been back to samsung and apparently they replaced the main board but it has not fixed it, They said it had no problems when they had it. (picked up on wednesday and returned on following wednesday, and monday was public holiday. So could have only tested for one day) I am going to try the upgrade.

What I wanted to Know is have you been having any problems with yours.

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  Reply # 193127 31-Jan-2009 20:42
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Pixelation is typically always caused by poor signal. If your issue is happening on the Freeview|HD channels what is your signal strength while viewing a channel?



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  Reply # 193128 31-Jan-2009 20:43
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I get occasional pixelation, sound drop out, but only about once every 10 - 15 minutes and assume it's signal related.

Have you put the signal meter up (from the menu in where the channels are set up) and watched the meter?   These sets like the signal to be up at the 85+ signal strength.




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  Reply # 193143 31-Jan-2009 22:58
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I had thought signal quality rather than strength; I had looked at the strength meter on the tv mostly around the 75-85 % mark with no bit errors.
I would have thought that was enough. I know sky digital installers are happy with anything above about 60%

pscik It sounds like your set dose the same as mine, Do you also have issues when switching inputs say from Av to Dtv, or when you first turn it on the picture just flashes on and off(intermittently)
It would be interesting  if other people are having the same issues,

Also a pity because the picture quality is just so good when it’s working. ( I has a loan set while it was at Samsung and it really showed how good it is)




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  Reply # 193164 1-Feb-2009 07:58
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no i don't get anything like that.  Just the pixelation for a second or so.




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  Reply # 193165 1-Feb-2009 08:07
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Phin:

I had thought signal quality rather than strength; I had looked at the strength meter on the tv mostly around the 75-85 % mark with no bit errors.



From my brief periods playing with this TV when I had a review model and also adjusting Psycik's aerial I'd say that somewhere around 80% is probably the minimum you want for signal level. Anything below this and I did notice some pixelating as well. When I made some changes here I had up up over 90% and didn't experience a single issue.


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  Reply # 193282 1-Feb-2009 20:06
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so I did the upgrade to version 1012 from ver 1008, not sure what changes it made, but we will see if it fixes the other problems.
I think it is more likely signal issues so I am going to go down that track as well


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  Reply # 193816 3-Feb-2009 21:33
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i have installed the 1012 firmware on the samsung plasma. on googling, the 1012 gives much improved upscanning at 100hz when you choose low or medium. (in my tv the option is called movie plus - off low medium high demo; not sure if it's called the same thing in lcds)

the samsung has a 100hz scanning ability. when you play a clip at 60fps (eg 1080p) it can scan it at 100hz to eliminate jerkiness. in the 1008 firmware, selecting this mode gives very unsharp pictures. the sharpness is now much better. i only use upscanning for freeview as it makes my hidef movies look like cartoon (it is really that amazing, but overdone) - complete abscence of jerky picture.

upscanning is not available when content is output at 1080 24fps for obvious reasons.




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  Reply # 193834 3-Feb-2009 22:32
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Just ordered a 52 inch Series 7 Samsung LCD panel today.  I can't wait!!  Release notes are important, and I hope that the internet ability with the DNLA will be launched in NZ at some stage.. or at least TVersity will work with it (thanks for the info on that software sbiddle) ;)

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