Originally Posted by happy hopping
1) what's the difference btwn. LED vs. RGB LED?
LED uses White Light to get it's color while RGB = Red/Green/Blue Primaries, Advantage usually goes to RGB from the research I've seen but the cost factor initially should be higher.
2) What really is the benefit of super thin? See my computer LCD is just over 1.2 in or so, and in 2 separate occasion, I accidentally hit it w/ my phone. If the damn thing is too thin, you accidentally hit it, it'll crack
Have you ever had a large LCD? They are friggin heavy - mine at 57" is 164 lbs of bulk and is much more difficult to move as it's all in a 5" deep vertical pkg and I even had to remove my Glass Top and have a Lexan custom top cut to hold it on my Bello Stand and the SE94 65" is about 40lbs lighter. Cracking should only be a concern if moved horizontal or if brats are throwing crap in the room but that's a parental issue - the brats belong in a woodshed.
I've not seen any reports of thin form factors cracking to date from Toshiba, MIts, or Sharp outside people throwing a wii controller accidentally and even that's rare. Don't be a worry wart. I own four LCD TV's in my home and 400 LCD monitors and never had a single one crack.
3) The manual doesn't say the normal operating consumption in Watt. I know the old one uses LC-65SE94U uses 525W.
Damn, More Worry - sheesh - it doesn't mean the damn panel is always using that and LED is obviously run about half that I would guess and think of it as 65" of glorious WoW PQ and your viewing 65" bulb burning (of course LED's aren't bulbs). I have no issues with my 57" and in the winter it heats my room. If you don't have the money to pay for the energy then don't buy a 65". LED should be far less of an energy hog though.
LED Magazine"Energy Star team hopeful for key LED test procedure 22 Sep 2008 It is hoped that LM-80, a key test procedure for solid-state lighting, will be finalized in time for the effective date of the DOE's Energy Star for SSL criteria. LM-80, a crucial standard for solid-state lighting that relates to lifetime and lumen depreciation, is nearing completion."
The Standards for LED are in process for Energy Star Ratings - but historically LED has been an energy saving model.
Also, the old one LC-65SE94U has a very disappointing PC resolution of 1600x1200 for those who play PC game on the 65".
What you get depends on the video card and the friggin TV does 1:1 in Dot Mode. Most PC's and their monitor are set for 16:10 which is changing but much of what you get depends on the quality of the video card and software on the PC.
You make a good case of worry that doesn't mean Jack to a HT enthusiast but they are good excuses to justify as reasons not to buy. Price and banding history the past two years at this point are my only concerns.