"Total satisfaction with purchase. Crazy good for $1000."4.5 starson by glock09
Pros: Price, picture quality, THX mode overall appearance,.
Cons: Sound, Or lack there of.
Summary: This is mostly a regurgitation of my reply to Hutchoos excellent post on Feb. 4th, (My 1st post here
and I didn't realize that one could only see my comments by expanding his,so forgive me.)
I though my comments might be helpful , as others' were to me.
I can't really improve on Hutchoo's review, other than to say my experience was almost identical, though I have yet to address my sound "issues" with a system,
Being a photographer by trade that has been calibrating monitors for many years I can tell you to use the THX for blu ray movies (tweak the settings if you like I did... I have a Pana Blu Ray DVD and it sets it to THX mode automatically BTW) but more importantly, set the TV the way YOU like it to look in the custom settings with stuff you watch all the time and just enjoy it. In my case I took a local network morning news show with a solid consistent solid feed and adjusted the skin tones,brightness, and contrast with the usual room conditions and that was it.
The Editors have done the objective testing and confirmed that this set is capable one of the best pictures you can get, so forget the green or cyan or secondary color performance it's just pixel peeping BS.
The "black issue" so far I'm not worried about, but will keep an eye on.
I paid just over a grand for this amazing set, so I couldn't be more satisfied.
FWIW during Superbowl 1/2 time, I went to a neighbors house that just got a new Samsung 8000Series LED to check out how AMAZING it was.They must have left it with the factory VIVID settings or something,because the grass looked like it was fluorescent green, but you know what? THEY thought it looked great and were blown away by how much better it looked than the set it replaced. Hey like I said, Get a highly rated set, and make look the YOU want.
ALSO what was amazing to me with the Samsung was how snappy it still looked WAY off angle where I stood for a while-
that was impressive even though the review said off angle performance was an issue if I remember right.
To each, his own.