Originally Posted by VA_DaveB
The 55" (UN55KS8000) and 65" (UN65KS8000) models reportedly can have version FA01 or version AA02 panels. The 60" (UN60KS8000) has version a EA01 panel, with a narrower viewing angle and a thicker bezel. My guess is that for the 55" and 65" sets, the FA01 is a Samsung panel and the AA02 is AU Optronics; for the 60", the EA01 is probably a Sharp panel. Sony doesn't manufacture any of the own panels.
The Samsung UN60KS8000 is clearly a better set than the 2015 Sony 850C and comparable in performance to the larger 2016 Sony XBR65X930D.
Thanks again. I will most likely eventually get the KS8000 for the main living area to replace the 850c since 60 is the maximum size. I do have a Frys nearby that has the 65" KS 8500 for $1199 (Frys is paying the tax right now.) I realize it is the same TV as the 8000 but with a curve. Did not really want a curved TV but at a 6' viewing distance and the room is only 10' wide, and extremely dark for movies. The curve may add a cool effect right and off angle viewing will not be an issue since room is so small right?
1. Is the new 65 KS8500 at $1200 a better buy than the refurb 65 Sony 930d, but with 2 year square trade at $1000?
2. Is the new 65 KS8500 $680 better than the the 55 KU6290?
and the big one...
3. Is a LG OLED 65 C6P $1600 better than the other 65" TV's i have mentioned.
Really considering the 2016 OLED's simply for the passive 3D in that really dark room. I have a 4 year old son and really expect to dive into all the Star Wars Movies with him in the next few years and trying to create a pretty awesome set up in that room.
On the other hand, Not sure we will be in that room watching movies as much as we think and didn't want to over spend on a limited use room. Also, not sure how many 3D BLU Rays they are going to keep releasing?