Fantastic Tips Daily

Welcome to Fantastic Tips Daily. In this blog I will give you the best tips as well as reviews while going shopping.

After unboxing, we selected the “Movie” mode, which is the picture preset which does the best job at showing video with its original colours and brightness levels. We still had to make a few adjustments, though: with a 1080p HD source, we lowered the [Sharpness] to 0 to avoid textures becoming harsh, and selected [Picture Size]: “Screen Fit” from the [Tools] submenu. This gave us an high-def image free of any haloing artefacts, without the edges of the picture being overscanned (cropped), and with uncompromised, full 1080p resolution. We then measured greyscale shades using our profiled Klein K-10 colorimeter device, which, together with CalMan software, reports how neutrally coloured the TV’s output is:

For an uncalibrated Samsung HDTV, the UE55F8000′s greyscale quality was good. Only a slight excess of blue permeated the image, and even in this case, we didn’t find the quality troubling. Of all the excesses you can have, blue is the easiest to ignore – and if you’re not used to watching calibrated displays all day every day like we are, you’d likely never notice anything was out of place. It’s also an improvement on last year’s ES8000 series (which we reviewed in May 2012), which featured a stronger blue glow in near-black areas of the picture, and also a red tint in the shadow details. By comparison, this year’s F8000 is a step better and although it features a bit of a blue tint, the said tint is remarkably consistent from the darkest up to the brightest shades that make up the TV picture, which bodes very well for later calibration perfection.

In fact, this positive attribute (called Greyscale Linearity) is more commonly seen on IPS LCD panels (such as those found in many LG and Panasonic LED TVs), which feature significantly poorer black depth than the VA type favoured by Samsung. So, hats off to Samsung for delivering the best of both worlds with the 55F8000′s panel.

Calibration was an absolute cinch on the UE55F8000. Had we needed to, it does feature an extensive 10-point White Balance adjustment menu, which would allow us to fine-tune the colour of grey at each of the 10 measured areas seen in the chart above. In fact, we barely even touched this extensive control, and achieved the above result (which is visibly perfect and free of colour tints) almost exclusively with the standard 2-point control. Once again – the greyscale linearity on our Samsung 55-inch F8000 review unit was excellent.

You’ll notice that there is a small dip in red at around 40-70% brightness. Why didn’t we correct this if we had the full controls available to do so? Because the error is unnoticeable to the eye, and using in-TV calibration controls – especially, from our experience, 10-point adjustment settings – can create other subtle problems elsewhere. We chose to let sleeping dogs (invisible dogs?) lie.

Serious shoppers who also use coupons can save enough money with their coupon hobby. However, when you’re new to the process or don’t know how it’s done, many people find the process to be quite tedious.

Don’t use your coupons as soon as you get them.

Brand loyalty can be expensive, so consider stepping outside your comfort level from time to time.

Talk to your friends and family rather than paying for newspapers.Ask anyone who does not use their Sunday coupons if they can save them for you.You can get free coupons by doing this. You can thank them with some cookies and more from your coupon shopping once in a while!

Before making an online purchase look up a code or promotion to see if you can get a discount. There are deals to be found online from percentage off to free shipping.

Buy in bulk when you can. Purchase routine staples if you really need when there are coupons. The majority of coupons have expiration date.The products you buy are often have a much longer in your pantry than the coupon would be good for. Use duplicate coupons when you can. You are going to save money during the long-term.

Use as many coupons as you before they expire. You can help yourself stock up on more food by using coupons.

Using coupons is a terrific method of savings to help someone who really needs some help.

You must have coupons with you want it to be valid.

Don’t forget about coupons in the newspaper for coupons.The newspaper deals can work with sales at your local store and online sources. It takes just a short amount of time to see if something on your grocery list is available.

Don’t limit yourself an injustice and use your newspaper as the sole source of valuable coupons. Coupons can be found in many locations thanks to advancements in today’s digital age. There are lots of coupon sites that have coupons.

Warehouse stores are also save you money. Warehouse stores offer you to buy items in bulk. This can really help to extend your savings on items that you use regularly.

You know that it’s not some state secret; using coupons can really help you save. So it all comes down to what you’re willing to do to save money on your next shopping trip. It seems easy, but it is important to discover the best ways to maximize your overall savings. By keeping what you have learned above in your mind, you’ll be more skilled at shopping with coupons.