Originally Posted by blitzftw
Hi All. Need some advice, as I'm torn between the 60UNF8000 and the 55XBR-X900A
Found really great deals on both (clearance prices). The XBR is $100 more than the Samsung. Have ordered both and need to decided and pick up 1 of them and cancel the other.
Living room tv. 8ft viewing distance.
Have an onkyo htib.
I primarily watch sports and blu-rays and play sports games on PS3.
I did try the 65W850A and had to return the set due to the banding it had when watching sports and cable.
I saw both the X900A in store (took a blu-ray with me) and it looked fantastic. Looked better than the W850a for sure. I was unable to see the F8000, as they already discontinued -- my set will be shipping from the warehouse to the store for pickup.
f8000 is good set to be sure most reviewers give the Sony X900A a slight edge nothing wrong with the f8000 though
1080p 64f8500 Samsung plasma is going to have the best picture in that size IMO without all the usual LED isues.
I have a new Sony LED ( not a 9X Sony though) very good , a year old Samsung plasma noticeably better .
Another thing to consider is HDMI 2.0 UHD 4K
3840 x 2160p /60 support on those sets Sony was supposed to come up, with a firmware update Samsung might have an upgraded brain box available HDMI 1.4 only supports 3840 x 2160p /30. Sony has Triluminous good for 4K and *maybe* 1080p
Sound and visions comments on 65 X900A and Samsung 65 8000 LED .
"2K Comparisons Sony x900A
For a side-by-side comparison, I fortunately had two first-tier 60-inch plasma sets in house: Samsung’s new PN60F8500 and a Pioneer Kuro PRO-141FD. The latter was the top model in Pioneer’s last generation of plasmas (2009), which many experts still consider the flat-screen HDTV to beat in some important respects, particularly black level."
"The Sony kept up with the other two sets nearly step for step in both black level and shadow detail. It was, for example, hard to fault in dark scenes from The Hobbit and The Avengers. Only on the most challenging material, such as the darkest scenes from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 or Prometheus, did the Pioneer significantly beat the other two sets. "
That's one of the best endorsements one could give not much I can add to that . Some here at AVS like the X900A bettter than this years replacement 9x set.
Sound and visions comments on the Sammy 8K LED
"Samsung’s F8000 Series represents an evolutionary leap in the company’s LCD TV offerings. Forget for a moment its elegant design, well-implemented Smart features, and unique remote control. The real triumph of this set is that it overcomes many of LCD’s past picture-quality hurdles: Samsung has finally delivered a minimal-compromise alternative to plasma. At $2,700, that goodness doesn’t come cheap, but if you’re on the lookout for one of the best-performing LCDs available—one with a very appealing mix of Smart features—you won’t be disappointed"
more , http://www.soundandvision.com/conten...cd-hdtv-page-2
Both are excellent sets (and probably good choices ) but if the X900A can run with the plamas that's a good argument in itself .
X900A uses an LGD S -IPS s panel those have good fine picture detail but not necessarily as black sometimes as a Samsung VA panel although in the case of the x900A review (s) Sony may have found a clever work around,that wouldn't be at all surprising considering Sony expertise at videoprocessioning check the owners forums here always good stuff in those .