Originally Posted by tightrope
I bought mine from Amazon, and had no issue whatsoever, the TV being delivered in good condition. Based on my experience with Amazon, they have excellent return policies, had the TV been defective.
Same experience here. Just make sure it is at the very least "Fulfilled by Amazon" so you get Amazon's return policies that usually include return shipping costs on many TVs.
Originally Posted by Superfluous
Can someone tell me why they went with a 7000 over a 6000 and why they didn't go with an 8000 over a 7000?
My main reason for choosing the 7000 is for the bezel. The 6000 series has a much wider bezel. The 8000 series is thin, but slightly different in color and has a bulge at the bottom center around the logo. Totally personal preference, of course. I know there are technical differences, too, but I would probably have been happy with the picture on any of them and focused on the style I wanted. Consumer Reports rated a few models in the series, so you might check out their comments if you trust their ratings. I couldn't find any other "pro" reviews.
Originally Posted by Devin1886
Is anyone else running their HDMI components through a Denon to their D7000? Any problems I should be aware of before hooking everything up? Thanks
I just got mine hooked up to a Denon 2112. Only issue is that if Samsung CEC is enabled on the TV, you will lose HDMI standby passthrough. That appears to be the case with most TVs that conform to the HDMI standard, best I can tell. If you don't need HDMI standby passthrough, no big deal. I wanted that feature so the kids can easily turn on the tv and cable box and watch without the receiver on, so I disabled CEC. I could care less about losing the various remote control functions. The Denon is nice so far, but the auto lip sync didn't quite correct the issues I was having with the D7000 from both my STB and BR. It needed almost 100ms additional delay to get then in sync, but seems to be working fine now.
Originally Posted by quicsand
Update: so I bought this bundle deal off of eBay from tiger direct on3-15-12 for $1499.99......This is why I only buy online from Amazon. They have never done me wrong. I somehow knew this deal from tiger direct was to good to be true. Sometimes I hate it when I am right.
I've had issues with Tiger Direct in the past as well for not honoring prices and selling open box items. They also have a lousy return policy, though if you get it on eBay you may be able to fight through ebay if you have an issue. I saw that deal and for a moment considered returning my set to Amazon since I'm still in the return period. Amazon's price was almost $200 higher and didn't include the bundle, but I decided it wasn't worth the potential hassle.
So far, I'm very happy with the D7000. Now that it's roughly calibrated and in a brighter room, I can't even detect the small amounts of backlight bleed at the edges and flashlighting at the corners. No dead pixels or other problems identified in the calibration. I think the blacks and shadow detail are definitely inferior to the Pioneer plasma that is now in the bedroom, but it's definitely brighter and a lot more vibrant, even on my "Movie" calibrated settings. During the day on "Standard" or "Dynamic" it looks like the sun compared to my 5-year old plasma.
I have the D7000 mounted on a very low profile mount (Peerless SUF-650P) and it's very close to the wall. The mount has minimal adjustments, so I'm glad I had a pro do the install and wiring. The shortest bolt was too short and the longest bolt was too long for the D7000, so we had to use the longer bolt with a couple washers to keep the bottom from tilting out. Overall, the front edge of the TV is a hair over 1.5 inches from the wall and closely matches the height and thickness of the Definitive Technologies XTR-50 speakers next to it. Looks great on the wall, almost as good from the side as from the front!