Originally Posted by aolbitess
Bringing up this old thread because a dumb mistake on my part left with me with a broken screen on my un55b8500 and I am contemplating purchasing a used one on amazon as mine never had any of the issues that seem typical with this set and I figured I could use my broken tv for parts if I have any issues. The only thing is that I'm contemplating going 4K, but I'm just starting to realize how amazing my TV was for its time and how it's hard to find anything now, 6 years later, that comes close to it (especially in regards to local dimming), aside from the obvious upgrade of 4K.
Have any owners out there had to get ride of theirs and if you've upgraded to 4K, have you found a set that comes anywhere close to the quality/value of the 8500?
Thanks (and hopefully someone sees this old thread)
Upgraded from the 46B8500 to the LG 55EC9300 a bit earlier this year. Though I loved the Samsung, I could not be happier with the new set. There was another individual on that set's thread in the same position with the same pleasing result.
What was humorous to me while researching the LG was the chatter re: issues that might affect viewing experience. So similar (conceptually, at least) to concerns re: the older TV way back when. I really have seen none of them in the new set, while many were well noticeable on the 8500.
Again, the upgrade well surpassed my expectations. I got over the "I need local dimming issue" by realizing that OLED is, in effect, pixel-by-pixel locally dimmed. And a local deal on the new set was just too good to pass up.
Still have the Sammy, though. Not entirely sure what to do with it. Figuring only a few folks recall this set for what it was (still is, frankly...), and otherwise "competitive" sets of its age and size don't really sell.