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Anyone ?

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An assumption (which can be very dangerous), but do I take it that 100 is the maximum setting?

 

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In picture settings menu there is a setting called film mode, auto 1 and auto 2 is greyed out with a 24p source, and cinema smooth is available.  It smooths out judder on pans with a smidge of black level lost.  I prefer it, you may not.

I did indeed have my contrast set to max and it looks fine, no IR problems to report.  If you bought on line rather than having John Lewis returns policy you may want to be a bit less caviller!  Dial the contrast back as far as you can tolerate for a few weeks if you worry, but it should be fine.

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Ahh thanks Paul, I was beggining to panic a wee bit was all..... thx for your input.man        Smile

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Happy?  How you finding it?

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Happy?  How you finding it?

 

My goodness.............. Yeah    What a lovely looking tv AND the picture is quite brilliant with these settings Paul.

I don't yet have anything 3D so that can wait.... but oh my, what a brill picture and the blacks are way better than I had on my Pana PX70.... so amazed tbh..... thx mate for pointing me in this direction... kudos  :)

 

Even SD footy looks real nice, can';t wait to see the HD footy now  :)

 

Paul, these settings as are.... there for the first 200 hours or so yes  ? Then you change them to suit I mean ?  Though, with these settings... brill... and the SD on a lot of channels that we watch... (thumbs-up)

 

My wife , she didn't know anything about my ordering it and it arrived waay early yesterday morning... man was she surprised...lol

She too loves it though, a brilliant tv.

 

 

 

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Sorry, missed this one Smile  Glad you are happy with it, its a shame its discontinued.  The 51E550 is £749, no wifi, no awesome black filter thingimibob, no free sat, no dual core,  so the 6500 is a bargain!  With the amount of GT50 pain threads going on, I am wondering why there was so little chatter about this TV?

 

If you want to give 3D a go without buying disks, there is a free app in the app store called Explore 3D you can try out.  I personally am not a fan of any 3D, passive or active, but good luck to you if you do!

 

Those settings are full fat, so dial it back if you are concerned about IR, but I have noticed no ill effect.

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Also, the Plex app is superb Smile  I think I am going to turn in to one of those boring folks who never goes out because they are too busy ripping their movie collection?  puzzled

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I downloaded that  Explore 3D app you mentioned Paul and there was a superb piece with some fella doing magic.... WOW ! There were brilliant images coming out of my screen into the living-room..... most funny at times.    rolling on the floor laughing

I'm not daft about 3D as such but some things Did look really good I thought.

I love the picture on this tv and it IS good with SD content as well. Connection to the net is fast too.I'm going to try and find out what keyboards maybe work with it.

I'm most chuffed tbh     woohoo!  So a Big thx to you for suggesting it     good job

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One thing I learned this eve, update your firmware and you have to re enter picture settings Sad

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This is some tv  Paul... I watched Promethius in 3D last night... what a picture and the SD picture is so clear not to mention the HD picture... wow, what a tv yet tbh there was not much of a write-up about this one... wonder why ?

It even has it's web browser... superb I

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No idea why there is not more reviews, I guess it's because samsung don't seem to care about plasma so they don't hand out review samples?

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I recently upgraded to the ps51e6500 from a ps51d550 and the difference in picture quality is incredible. 

Even my wife commented on how much better it is and she normally just says nods and says "yes dear" when I talk to her about tv's, amps and speakers. 

I got the disney WOW blu ray for christmas, can't wait to have a fiddle with the settings  Smile

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Check out the calibration settings earlier in this thread, they are spot on Smile

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I've read an excelent review of this tv, only problems it said were a mild banding in "movie" mode, and frame skipping in 3D mode. Have you guys seen any evidence of this at all?

I have just bought the GT50, but I do have one or two issues with it. Firstly, there is the vertical banding during football and other sports, it's faint, but if you look for it, it's there. There is also the worry of image retention, though I haven't seen any evidence of this, the review I saw of the 6500 says it is fantastic in this regard. 

I'll be ringing John Lewis later to discuss the banding problem, I'm prepared to live with it until it's properly run in, and I can have the settings I want, but if it's still there then, then it'll have to go back and be replaced.

The reason I'm saying this here is that I think the 6500 could be a good alternative, should the replacement GT have the same problem. It seems strange that there aren't many reviews of the 6500 out there, but the one I saw (HDTV Test), is a fantastic review, and I trust those guys reviews more than any others.

If I eventually do get the 6500, I have to get over the biggest hurdle of all, getting a Korean tv in to the house past a Japanese wife. Might be one hurdle too far. <img src=" />

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