Originally Posted by DunnoAV
Yes I was ready to buy the LN40D550 , but the 3 places I went all recommended the led 120hz Samsung like the UN6000 or UN6300 series because of contrast ratio. They also said the LN40D630 which is 120hz lcd, but much lower contrast ratio. Urgh they make it so difficult. And I watch more tv in the bedroom then the living room where I recently bought the LG55LW5600. And I see the new Samsung tv's are out and are cheaper than last year comparable models, like the UN40D6000 is more than the UN40EH6000, why? My budget was originally $500 to which is now $1000.00.
Perhaps, then, you should listen to the salesmen at the electronics stores who I'm sure research every TV that comes out whether they sell them or not rather than those of us who visit these forums on a daily basis, read nearly every review that comes out, and generally try to keep up with what's good and bad about many/most TVs on the market. I would still recommend the D550 or the D630 if you want 120hz (which I would).
However, if you want to listen to the salesmen who are trying to push products out the door even if it means selling TVs with known screen imperfections, then have at it. Don't forget your high-priced Monster Cables while you're at it rather than purchasing the perfectly acceptable tried and true cables from Monoprice.com, an AVS Forum sponsor.
And to answer your question about why the 2011 D6000 costs more than the 2012 EH6000, perhaps it's because the 2011 version is a "Smart" TV and the 2012 version has been "dumbed down" so that it has no "Smart" features.
But, I would have thought your salesperson would have told you that. Have fun shopping and remain secure in the fact that those guys in the stores have your best interests at heart.
Too bad all TV salesmen aren't as knowledgeable and caring as our own Steve S. and others on this forum.