Samsung F7 Series

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Taomyn

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P.S. Use Movie mode all the time and it'll turn off a lot of the processing by default anyway.
Game mode switches much off as well
 

John1987

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Hi

I have had this tv since it came out in 2006 have done all the firmware updates just bought a wii and remembered that i will not get 1:1 over component.

What do people recommend leave it connected via scart or go for component?
 

mray

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Hi

I have had this tv since it came out in 2006 have done all the firmware updates just bought a wii and remembered that i will not get 1:1 over component.

What do people recommend leave it connected via scart or go for component?
You will still get 16.9 and a slightly better picture with component, IMO.
 

CAS FAN

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Hi

I have had this tv since it came out in 2006 have done all the firmware updates just bought a wii and remembered that i will not get 1:1 over component.

What do people recommend leave it connected via scart or go for component?
I connect via component and the picture is great for an SD console. :) IIRC I run it at 576i as opposed to 480p as I think it looks better like that. Not 100% on that though so would have to check.
 

John1987

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I connect via component and the picture is great for an SD console. :) IIRC I run it at 576i as opposed to 480p as I think it looks better like that. Not 100% on that though so would have to check.
Thanks

For those of us who still have this tv has anything new tempted any of you? i have been looking in to the LE-46A956

Has anyone bought one of these that had the f71

or bought the 6,7 or 8 series 46" or 52" versions.

I know on paper these are alot better but in terms of viewing is it worth paying £1200-£1400 out again?


I am sure alot of people will want to know the answer to this.
 
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mray

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Thanks

For those of us who still have this tv has anything new tempted any of you? i have been looking in to the LE-46A956

Has anyone bought one of these that had the f71

or bought the 6,7 or 8 series 46" or 52" versions.

I know on paper these are alot better but in terms of viewing is i worth paying £1200-£1400 out again?


I am sure alot of people will want to know the answer to this.

I got the A656 a while back and thought the PQ and black level was excellent. I was surprised though, when I compared them side by side. I thought the F71 looked just as good, apart from the better black levels of the A656.

The only obvious advantages, IMO, are the extra HDMI's, a better remote and the DTV tuner.

I think the F71 is a much better looking TV. :smashin:

So if you're happy with what you've got, I'd say stick with it for a while.
 

John1987

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I got the A656 a while back and thought the PQ and black level was excellent. I was surprised though, when I compared them side by side. I thought the F71 looked just as good, apart from the better black levels of the A656.

The only obvious advantages, IMO, are the extra HDMI's, a better remote and the DTV tuner.

I think the F71 is a much better looking TV. :smashin:

So if you're happy with what you've got, I'd say stick with it for a while.
I guess that is going to be the only difference between them all is the black levels.

And like you say a few more connections e.t.c

Have you still got yours or sold it now?
 

DeadKenny

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Thanks

For those of us who still have this tv has anything new tempted any of you?
In the main there are just two things I want out of a replacement TV...

1) Better black levels

2) 24p

24p isn't a major issue, just a nice to have. As for black levels, I think the next step for me is a set that has zoned (or micro-zoned) backlighting sorted out perfectly. LED backlighting seems maybe the way forward, but I'm not sure it's mature enough yet (or cheap enough).

Then there are OLEDs (but what about the lifespan issue?) and other technology.

So I'll probably hold off. Might end up picking up something that's currently top of the range, a few years from now as an intermediate set, cheap. Then go with that for a few more years.

Alternatively I may go with a projector once I can source a decent 1080/24p projector with no major flaws or artefacts. Probably as a complement to the Samsung (i.e. LCD for TV, projector for films). But that will likely have to wait until I move out of my pokey little flat and into something big enough to do a proper home-cinema room. In the current climate, moving house is not likely!
 
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Disco_Stu360

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Thanks

For those of us who still have this tv has anything new tempted any of you? i have been looking in to the LE-46A956

Has anyone bought one of these that had the f71

or bought the 6,7 or 8 series 46" or 52" versions.

I know on paper these are alot better but in terms of viewing is it worth paying £1200-£1400 out again?


I am sure alot of people will want to know the answer to this.

I am currently looking at the 52" 656 and also the Sony W4500. The main reason I'm looking again is becasue I want a 52" screen. The reason I've included the Sony is becasue it apparently has no lag whilst gaming where as the 6 series does. I also looked at the 55" 956 but think its too epensive.

I dont think any of them have the looks of the F7 which I love for its angular, simplistic design.
 

mray

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I guess that is going to be the only difference between them all is the black levels.

And like you say a few more connections e.t.c

Have you still got yours or sold it now?

I sold mine.

If I knew then what I know now, I would have kept it and waited for the technology to advance a little more.

The 656 is a great TV, but the advantages as I said, are not major.
 

CAS FAN

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Like Disco Stu, I am looking for a larger set in the new year (probably around 50") for the living room. The LE40F71 will go into the bedroom. Like others I would really just be looking for :-

- Better black levels
- 24p
- More HDMI connections (idealy 4)

I would also like 1:1 pixel mapping for component, but that's not essential.

The main reason is to get a bigger screen as the room we have now is considerably bigger than the room when we bought the 40" and it would easily support a 50"-60" screen.

When calibrated, the F71 is a pretty good TV and i've been pretty impressed with it. My folks have got a 656 and there's not much difference in the PQ to be honest. Just really black levels as has been mentioned.

I'm going to have a good look in the new year to see what comes up in the sales as whilst there are some decent deals around now, retailers are really going to have to go for it in the new year.
 
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mray

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Like Disco Stu, I am looking for a larger set in the new year (probably around 50") for the living room. The LE40F71 will go into the bedroom. Like others I would really just be looking for :-

- Better black levels
- 24p
- More HDMI connections (idealy 4)

I would also like 1:1 pixel mapping for component, but that's not essential.

The main reason is to get a bigger screen as the room we have now is considerably bigger than the room when we bought the 40" and it would easily support a 50"-60" screen.

I'm going to have a good look in the new year to see what comes up in the sales as whilst there are some decent deals around now, retailers are really going to have to go for it in the new year.
Hi CAS.
A656 ticks:smashin: all those boxes, if you must get a new one!
 

CAS FAN

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Hi CAS.
A656 ticks:smashin: all those boxes, if you must get a new one!
I've really been looking at the follwoing sets : -

TH50PZ800B
KDL-52W4500
KDL-46Z4500
LE-46A786

They are a bit out of budget at the moment but it would be interesting to see how much these can be had for in the new year.
 

Damian1978

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Hi all,

I've tweaked the [email protected] out of all my electronics now. Upgraded mains cables etc and I must say the picture of the F71 is very good. Sharp and detailed but I don't know if this is normal or some setting I've encountered but, on dark areas you sort of get a pinkish/purplish macroblocking. Dead obvious from extreme angles or on darker scenes. If you use something like Dynamic mode or to some extent Game mode it dissapears but at a cost of some colour purity.

Not sure if it's just a limitation of the set or something more sinister?

Dynamic Dimming off, Gamma off and Dynamic Contrast off now so the picture is very un-processed.
 

CAS FAN

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Hi all,

I've tweaked the [email protected] out of all my electronics now. Upgraded mains cables etc and I must say the picture of the F71 is very good. Sharp and detailed but I don't know if this is normal or some setting I've encountered but, on dark areas you sort of get a pinkish/purplish macroblocking. Dead obvious from extreme angles or on darker scenes. If you use something like Dynamic mode or to some extent Game mode it dissapears but at a cost of some colour purity.

Not sure if it's just a limitation of the set or something more sinister?

Dynamic Dimming off, Gamma off and Dynamic Contrast off now so the picture is very un-processed.
Damian, I get that as well and have posted about the issue before. It is minimised if the brightness is turned down (mine is set to just 10) and the backlight is kept down (I have energy saving on High, maybe medium if there's a lot of ambient light in the room).

I've had it for ages now and it's not gotten any worse. One member said that loosening the screws on the case helped, but I didn't really find that myself.
 

Felix Wankel

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Hi guys, I have a Samsung 40" 71F tv. I've had it for about a 9 months. The TV looks good EXCEPT when running it at 120hz. I bought this tv for 120hz but everything starts leaving trails at that high setting. Like when people move their arms. Is there a fix for this? I hate having functions on the TV that cannot be used! I don't have the time to read through 300 plus pages on this thread. Could someone please help me out? Thanks
 

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