Originally Posted by yycjeff
Hi everyone, first post, long time lurker. I've searched these boards a fair bit for this question and haven't seen it, so here goes. I've been getting ready to pull the trigger on the LC80LE632 for about a month. Was out with the wife and took her by the local BB just to show her what I had in mind. They had the 80 side by side with the LC70LE632. The 80 was underwhelming to say the least compared to the 70.
I know it's only in the store. I know the sets aren't calibrated. I've read posts from people far more knowledgable than I who rave about the 80. BUT, it was night and day. Even my wife said the 80 looked bad. So I went to two other stores to prove myself wrong, and exactly the same thing. In the last store, I had each set hooked up to a blu-ray and then took the same DVD, and the 70 was waaay more sharp and vivid. The 80 looked just...dull.
Never listen to the salespeople, I know. But two of them in two separate stores said that the same number of pixels spread over a larger area = not as sharp a picture, as I messed around with the settings, trying to get the 80 to look better.
I have the room for the 80. I want the 80. The wife wants the 80. Happy to spend the money. But I can't understand why I saw so much of a difference in PQ, especially after all of the research I've done, on this forum and elsewhere that tells me there shouldn't be that much of a difference.
A little help?
......the 632 80" has a better PQ than the 70" 632 . I did the same thing you did went as many stores who had them & in store the 70" looked better the 80"
the 632 80" that was on in each B&M was washed out & soft ... I go back to 632 80" thread look at the photos posted & think "Wow didn't look like that in the store" .
I finally found a Magnolia that had a 80" calibrated next to a 70" & there was the PQ that I had seen on this thread . Sharp,detailed,beautiful dark rich blacks , read Chad's review @ the starting pages of this thread .
I took a leap of faith , got the 632 80" & I'm one Happy Camper , the Masters today looked beautiful on the 80" . I didn't see any shots of the ball leaving a white line trail (Except one mid fairway camera shot that did it every time they showed that hole )
I found that after close review of both sizes on dialed in units (70" vs 80")the 80" had a better PQ , no DSE, no dark corners,( like on the 70"ers) better blacks, no diamond patterns
As I reported in an earlier post one B&M I felt had the 80" settings jacked so the on-sale displays looked better & the salesman was constantly saying that the 80" was garbage ,over priced but he did say he didn't have many in-stock ... Hmmmm I thought ....those guys are as low as used car salesmen in my book ..I've felt that way before .
But back at the Magnolia store that had great PQ the salesman was saying how nice they were & was also pointing at the Elites as well .. & not doing a hard sell ,actually was not even saying much at all but on how nice they were .. that's my story on this display ..
Just came in from watching "Frozen Planet" WOW ! that was great on a large screen ...