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New Samsung 55" Q8FN and other goodies!!!

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Nufan, Nov 12, 2018.

  1. Nufan

    Nufan Active Member

    Tomorrow is a big day for me (wife could care-less); my new Samsung 55" Q8FN is arriving. We have been using a 50" Vizio LCD 1080p for the past ~6yrs. that will move into the converted garage.

    This is my plan....(trip to BB is emanate)
    Samsung mounted to wall with Sanus BLT2. Sony UBPX700 Blu-ray 4k UHD player running one HDMI 2.0 4k cable to the TV for video and one HDMI 1.4 to Marantz SR6008 for sound. The Marantz will do 4K pass through but only HDMI 1.4.
    I am a bit nervous though about the Sony after reading the issues they seem to have. I would like SACD though and need dual HDMI. At $200 it fits my budget also.
    My Amazon Fire TV will need a HDMI cable upgrade also to allow for 4K, and I am going to have to run another HDMI cable out of the TV to the Marantz to for sound from the Fire TV, huh?

    Does all that sound correct?

    Lastly, I am going to move the Xbox 360, PS3 and Klipsch Reference speakers into the converted garage. The living room is going to get the 5 PSB Image 6" bookshelf speakers I got off CL in the summer.

    Thoughts? Advice?

    Gear list:



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  2. Huey

    Huey Well-Known Member Famous

    I don't have much to add, but I can feel your enthusiasm for you purchase. Good luck Nufan and hope eveything sets up smoothly.
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  3. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar


    I strongly encourage you to put off upgrading your HDMI cables until you are certain your current cables cannot get the job done. In most cases, any recent and decent quality HDMI cables can handle 4K signals just fine regardless of their "rating". In the odd case where the old cable isn't capable of getting the job done, you can get an upgraded "certified" cable pretty cheaply from Amazon in a day or two. But spending an additional $50 on cables when they are not necessary makes little sense, to me. That money could go to a good AC noise filter like the TrippLite Isomax series power strips which could make a difference in many cases.
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  4. heeman

    heeman Well-Known Member Famous

    Congrats Nufan!!!
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  5. CMonster

    CMonster Lazy Individual

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  6. Nufan

    Nufan Active Member

    Last week I got the Harmony Companion..that's an awesome remote system!
  7. Zing

    Zing Retired Admin Famous

    What's the significance of a QR code?
  8. CMonster

    CMonster Lazy Individual

    Easy way to quickly identify premium certified cables:


    Apparently there's an app that, well, here's what HDMI.org has to say:
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  9. Nufan

    Nufan Active Member

    The Ethernet does what? Save me from running a different line to my router?
  10. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

    The HDMI standards folk added the ability to send Ethernet communications over the cable, thus increasing the amount of data which can be used on one cable. Few devices take advantage of it, yet, but it could be useful at some time.
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  11. Akula

    Akula Well-Known Member


    I have the 65" Q8FN. It works great. Even better once you turn off all the damn motion smoothing stuff.

    Personally, I'm with Flint on the cables. I wasn't sure if my 11 year old HDMI 1.3a cable was able to do the 4K stuff. I figured I'd go for it and see what happened. It's fine. No issues.
  12. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

    I will concede, if you are going to rum cables in the wall or where it will be a true pain in the butt to replace them, then definitely get the newest spec approved cables. But if you have a cable anfld it would be simple to replace it, dont bother replacing it until you realize it is necessary.
  13. Nufan

    Nufan Active Member

    Everything is here! Complete overhaul on Friday!

    Had to buy a 4k movie while I was at the store....got John Wick, never seen it, but hear only good things
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  14. Zing

    Zing Retired Admin Famous

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  15. bmwuk

    bmwuk Well-Known Member

    I took your lead and got the x700 just now. Now to find a demo movie
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