LN52B750 pics below along with my initial impressions..
First thing's first (sorry the first few shots are horrible): Had an LN52A650 to start out with that suffered from clouding issues (and a blown pixel not evident in the image):
Called my retailer up and they took care of me. Had the local Samsung service reps replace the panel...
On0ez! Fail. At least there were no blown pixels! So I contacted the service rep directly (since I got their email from our last communication) They took care of everything even more efficiently than going through my retailer. The guy knew exactly what I was talking about, unfortunately, my 3RD panel didn't correct the problem:
REPLACEMENT Replacement Panel:
Naturally I was frustrated. When you spend over 2 grand (at the time) on a brand new TV, you selfishly expect (near) perfection, So I contacted the service people again...this time to no response. I got a little worried. Over a month went by and no contact, so I politely resent my email that stated in a nicely worded round about way that the TV itself was garbage and throwing new panels in it is just going to waste their money and time. A few days later, I get a call from Samsung directly saying I will be getting a new LN52B750 as a full replacement for my set. I got it this morning. These pictures are taken with Out of the Box settings:
First the black screen test:
I was sweating this one. I made sure to take this before the delivery guys left (not this ONE but this type). I do not fully trust this image yet because some of the real clouding issues with my old A650 appeared over time. Out of the box though, I am pleased.
Again, these are standard OotB settings and any oddities in the image are reflections off my windows. I wave a ton of them. Dark Knight Test:
The image is a little dark for my taste and I have acute color blindness so I feel a need to tweak the settings a bit but they will probably look off to most people. the exposure of the shot is pretty representative of the image on the screen
Again, a little dark but these are preset. (I turned 240hz off though)
The same cityscape from an off viewing angle to show pq loss (or lack thereof):
So (very brief) initial impressions:
What struck me right off the bat was the off center viewing angle is MUCH improved over my A650. I noticed virtually none at near 180 degrees. Very pleased with this. I think this Set in general (with the right settings - which it does not have out of the box) will be stunning. a vast improvement over my old set.
I wasn't a fan of the 120Hz mode on the A650 and I'm not a fan of the 240Hz mode on the b750. I will probably use it for CGI movies only. I do not have a cable source hooked up at the moment so I cannot comment on the 240Hz mode with regular TV. I don't like it for movies or games but this is subjective. If you liked it before, chances are you will like the more detailed settings with the 240Hz and being able to adjust the judder and such.
I'm not going to comment on the PQ that much since it is still in OotB standard preset. I will say these settings are pretty harsh as far as contrast and grain go. Movie mode helps but it is so muddy and dark. It would need a heavy tuning to get looking good (but again, I'm color blind - mostly blues and purples but some oranges and yellows too. I seem to see secondary colors more dominantly than primary colors) So my opinion may be null and void.
I fired up the Killzone2 demo because I was anxious to check out any lag issues...unfortunately, even with game mode on there is noticeable lag. ONE thing the A650 did better (technically) was virtually eliminate lag with game mode. the picture was very bright and contrasty and overly sharp though so it wasn't as pretty. The B750 game mode LOOKS a lot nicer but i think at the expense of the gamer. there is still noticeable lag (at least with my test source KZ2 demo). I will try Halo 3 and Fallout 3 (games I am more comfortable playing) after I have messed around with settings to see if maybe I am just doing it wrong!
I really really hope I am doing something wrong because I am a gamer and my genres are fps and racing games which require precision movement and input feedback. If I cannot find a way around this lag issue I will be super bummed lol.. :/
I don't have a cable to hook the tv up to the net right now so i cannot comment on any of the Internet features. There seems to be some good feedback on it though.
Overall, it sounds pretty negative but honestly I am loving this tv and cant wait to dig into it. I have not gotten around to messing with the set yet but I wanted to get some pictures up here because people have been asking for them. I will take any requests if you have them (provided I can accommodate).