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Archive for the ‘4K Monitor’ Category

Better disconnect your Samsung TVs from the internet, as they can remotely disable them for whatever reason they see fit

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/08/25

Oh nice: [Wayback/Archive.is] Samsung can remotely disable their TVs worldwide using TV Block.

This means:

Disconnected, any apps needing internet connection won’t run.

Those apps usually work more reliable on an Apple TV or similar device that plays over HDMI anyway.

In addition, it will also prevent Samsung to show adds on your TV.

So disconnecting it is a win-win-win situation.

 

Note: you could already block apps and adds, see:

Maybe those blocks also block blocking.

–jeroen

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Not sure why: ChromeCast on Harman Kardon BDS 580 series to Samsung MU6100 gives greenish tint

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/12/09

I had a problem similar to [Archive.is] MX613ST Color space conversion issue (detects YUV instead of RGB) – Google Product Forums.

In my case I had a Chromecast 1st generation connected to a [WayBackHarman Kardon BDS 580, which was hooked up to a [WayBackSamsung MU6100 TV.

Everything, especially the white and grey areas, had a greenish tint over it, and I think there was also a purple mismatch.

I think it has to do with YUV versus RGB, similar to [WayBack] Force RGB Color Space over HDMI? – Apple Community.

Though I did not notice that with an Apple TV 4th generation (which you can switch between YCbCr/RGB-High/RGB-Low) hooked up to the same BDS 580.

The solution: plug the Chromecast in the TV, then the ARC (Audio Return Channel) will automatically route the audio to the BDS 580.

–jeroen

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Reminder to self: not all 4K displays are equal at HDMI: watch the HDMI version they support.

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/17

Experience from a friend:

The cause is that the Samsung only does 60Hz on DisplayPort because they do not support HDMI 2.0.

–jeroen

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Nieuwere @Samsung_NL TVs gebruiken de OneRemote (soms ook Smart Remote genoemd) model BN59-01241A. Werken op die TVs ook de klassieke remotes zoals BN59-01223A die met oudere TVs werden meegeleverd?

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/22

Geen antwoord van Samsung op [WayBack] “Nieuwere @Samsung_NL TVs gebruiken de OneRemote (soms ook Smart Remote genoemd) model BN59-01241A. Werken op die TVs ook de klassieke remotes zoals N59-01223A die met oudere TVs werden meegeleverd?”

Gelukkig kwam ik dit tegen:

[WayBack] Reviews over Samsung UE50MU6100 – Coolblue – alles voor een glimlach

De afstandbediening is wel even wennen in gebruik, maar als je een oude Samsung afstandbediening hebt liggen werkt dit op deze tv en kun je dus de nummertoetsen gebruiken bij het zappen ;)

Later kwam Samsung alsnog met een antwoord:

[WayBack] Samsung Nederland on Twitter: “Hey Jeroen! De ‘normale’ afstandsbediening werkt ook gewoon op de nieuwere modellen! ^Nadia… “

Oh ja: Samsung maakt zowel 49, 50 als 55 inch versies: [WayBack] Comparison between: 49.5″ Samsung UE50MU6100, 48.5″ Samsung UE49MU6100, 54.6″ Samsung UE55MU6100.

Vergelijken in die MU61xxx serie blijft lastig. De 6100 kan meer dan de 6120 (bluetooth en voicecommand). De 6199 kan meer dan de 6179:

–jeroen

 

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Samsung C27F390FHU Zwart – Kenmerken – Tweakers

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/25

Bumped into a place where the only external monitor was a [WayBack] Samsung C27F390FHU Zwart – Kenmerken – Tweakers

Dislike because:

  • only 1920×1080 at 27 inch
  • only HDMI and analog inputs
  • cannot adjust height, so as a dual screen with a 15 inch MacBook it is meh
  • the curve distorts horizontal lines in a way your eyes will not compensate for

Images from [WayBackSamsung C27F390 27-Inch Curved LED Monitor – HDMI, VGA: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories below the fold.

Higher resolutions – not just 4K – have been readily available since before this monitor was introduced march 2016 [WayBack] Samsung unveils new CF591 and CF390 curved monitors

Related:

–jeroen

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