: No Samsung 860 series plasma in Canada?


teloviso
2009-08-08, 10:56 AM
Does anyone know if the 860 series Samsung plasmas are coming to Canada? The 850 series appears to be widely available but as far as I can tell, doesn't include the CineSmooth mode.

nobsplease
2009-08-08, 08:42 PM
Samsung Canada has no plans to bring the '860 in this year. Idiots. They aren't going to stock the new 8500 series back-lit LED TVs either.

fricfrac
2009-08-11, 08:33 PM
Itís been rumored that the cinema smooth can be turned on via the service menu on the 850.

teloviso
2009-08-12, 11:56 AM
Seeing as you have one... Let us know if it's true. :-)

fricfrac
2009-08-14, 08:41 AM
I've considered it, and I may try in the future, but as of now I have NO complaints about the current blu-ray picture quality.

Joeskie
2009-08-27, 12:05 PM
Confirmed that Cinema Smooth can easily be turned on via service menu.

fricfrac
2009-08-27, 12:51 PM
Yes, but the real question is, Is it really doing anything?
Is there a confimable effect on the picture quality?

teloviso
2009-08-28, 10:46 AM
Good to hear. I would also like to know if it makes a difference.

Fricfrac, do you have the buzzing issue I've been hearing about with the Samsung Plasmas? There seem to be so many reports about this that I'm leaning towards getting the Panasonic TC-P58V10 instead when it comes out next month.

fricfrac
2009-08-28, 11:54 AM
No, I've not had any buzzing problems with my panel and I've had mine for 3 months now and still loving it.
But, I've heard there is a fix for those that do have the buzzing issue, Samsungsí not quick to acknowledge it, but, it is documented in their knowledge base (the fix is pretty simple, 3 or 4 rubber blocks are installed inside the panel and possibly upgrading a short piece of power cable also inside the panel)
I do spend a lot of time on another electronics forum and a couple people state that the cinema smooth does work on the 850, of course these are their personal opinions not confirmed fact.