It is my opinion to look for other brands than Samsung. My first 55" lasted barely 5 years. It had problem right after the warranty that the screen started to flicker. The new tv cannot be trouble shoot like the old one There's only very few IC in it and I cannot just troubleshoot like the good old rear projections. I had to call for service and guess what?/....................It's a design issue. They had a service bullitant out, I had to pay the guy to get the instruction to fix it myself. He charged me $110 to give me the instruction to fix it myself and $200 if he came out!!! Of cause I paid the cheaper way. All it is is to cut a wire and it's fixed!!!
The color of both Samsung are not that good. I know how to fix and adjust older tube and rear projection tv, it was so hard to adjust the Samsung. It's very hard to balance the color. I don't know what is the tv terms, but each color has what we EE called "offset"( where you can adjust the red, green and blue cast of the screen) and "gain" ( where the intensity of the bright color). This is equivalent brightness and contrast of black and white tv for each color. Took me a week of try and experiment to get it optimized. I even had to put an old small tube tv side by side to compare color and pictures at different scenes to adjust. It's so hard to make it look good for all situations for the Samsung.
The problem is the Samsung added things like fresh tone, temperature, movie, dynamic and all sort of junk. They interfere with the basic adjustment. You can adjust to get perfect for one movie, then the other channel looks like crap. Particular if you watch some older shows that has different color balance, it really look like crap. I had to adjust, keep flipping channels and adjust to best compromise. I hate that Samsung. Some tv just has two adjustments ( offset and gain) for each color, those are the best.
I think my stepson's Toshiba has better color and contrast. AND it's so easy to adjust. I just spent 10mins for him and I started kicking myself why didn't I bought the Toshiba 65"!!! It's cheaper than Samsung and better picture.
EDIT: I read about OLED, they said it has better black, deeper or whatever. My understanding how black is black and the details in the shadow is all about adjusting the "offset"( don't know what you call), which is the baseline. If you adjust too high, things just starting to look hazy, or the black start to have a color cast. So you lost the dept. If you adjust the offset too low, you get deep dark shadow but you lose detail in the shadow. If you adjust it right, the dark is pretty dark even on my cheap tv. Something you might want to consider before you dole out big money to get an OLED in a big hurry. Adjusting tv is kind of an art....and I am cheap!!! I believe is stretching to the limit on whatever I already have.
Well, for whatever it's worth.
Nakamichi PA-7 amp, own designed preamp, JM LAB Spectral 913.1 speakers, Rythmik F12SE sub.
Not hooked up: Velodyne VA1210 sub, Kef Reference Series center, Kef Bookshelf speaker, Monitor Audio bookshelf speaker, Infinity rear speakers. Acurus 3X200W amp.
Coming soon: Own design power amp.
Last edited by alan0354; 12-11-2016 at 11:14 AM.