Originally Posted by irkuck
Samsung C8000 series was considered one of the best on the market if not the best in 2010.
Now Samsung claims that D8000 MicroDimming Plus is significant improvement. It does not look only marketing gimmick, see the pic.
Also, moving the backlight to vertical edges should bring huge perceptual effect to the letterbox format as it will get borders like a black hole
You are assuming 65c8000 is same quality as 55c8000 and smaller which is not the cass.
Yess 55 and under c8000 are great but 65c8000 is terrible with bad off angle viewing where the screen is all white, banding galore, and white spots (mine has 4 while some ppl have 1 or 2) and the usual corner flashlighting present to some degree in all sam edge lit displays. And yes some ppl will just say that what they have is the best but not me and ither dissatisfied sam un65c8000 owners. Least not until I get a better one in exchange or the new 65d8000.
Why did i get it then? Because its the largest size 3d led lcd which as it is, is a 2" downgrade from sam 67" led dlp. And this is what samsung banked on being the only larfer then 60" non plasma. And they didnt even try to beat panasonics 65" size which has superior pq and 3d for half the price and out a year or so before sam put out their first 3d offering. But ppl like me that didnt want plasma whether on fear of image retention or needing the brighter display tech for rooms with more natural light, and maybe liking the looks of the sam over the thicker plainer panny, went for the inferior yet more expensive samsung
65" is not big enough and there seems to be a huge market for 65" and even larger like 70-82". Its price that is the barrier.
Look at all the ppl with 73 & 82" mitsubishi dlp's. They are huge heavy and bulky. Ppl have them because they are cheaper. The ppl that fit those can fit an even larger flat screen. Make these thin and smallest bezel possibldle LG infinia and samsung D8000 and ppl can fit even larger then before even in limited entertainment centers.
Bit imagine the ppl with 82" dlp, they could fit a 90" flat panel with smaller bezel.
Again 65" is too small. 65" will become the new 55" standard. Ppl do demand and can fit larger especially in thinner bezelless displays. Price is the main barrier, not space.
Once again, I like others have high hooes for the Sharp 70" full led 3d lcd for undsr 5k msrp (hopefully lower deals) this summer. And even before that at least samsung will have some competition in the 65" and larger 3d led lcd market so they wont get away with stunts like their samsung canada but made in tijuana mexico 65c8000 with all the problems.
Funny thing is you can special order the Infinia 65" 3d led lcd which uses the samsung panel but only the best most perfect ones and its even more overpriced then the samsung.
Once again 65 and larger size is in demand but price is the barrier not space.
This is where Vizio and now Sharp sound like they can succed by beinf lowest priced and still decent quality wjmhere as samsung is at least with the 65c8000 looking to be the complete opposite with bad quality control and overinflated prices plus delays (on the 65c800 slated for june 2010 but didnt come out until nov. 2010) and in short supply to boot.
If Sharp makes their 70" in larger supply for the lower price and it has nice aesthetics as Sharp usually does (id say up there with Sony looks wise but not quite samsung sexy though depends on the model) and gets decent reviews they will have a winner on their hands and do well. Samsungs low qualituly, high price, low supply strategy kind of failed and why they will delay the 75" until they see sharp, LG and Vizio with larger then 65" taking all sams 65" sales becaise noone is going to pay equal let alone more, for less.