Originally Posted by johncourt
Answer: "no, 1080p on a 65" screen will not look as sharp as 1080p on a 40" screen."
That is the expectation I had going from the SONY 46EX400 to the Samsumg UN55EH6001.
But the UN55EH6000 model in the store had a much better image than the UN55EH6001 that I bought. So you cant completely rule out that some panels may not be as good as other panels.
Sure Samsung didn't pump out the 6001 models in a hurry. But why did they make the 6001 as late as Oct. They could have kept more inventory of the 6000 models and I bet they would have sold well even at $879. I didnt like the fact that they sold out the EH6000 models long before BF and then bought in a lot of 6001 models for BF, which had the panel no one here knew. The 6001 model is still $799 where as the 6000 model is 1299 now and only available at 1 BB store in a 30 mile radius! Why?
Not that everyone here ay AVS has OCD and are very picky. I compared the UN555EH6000 at the store and my 6001 just didnt look like that. I paid $950 after tax and protection plan and that is a not a small amount to live with a lousy image.
The store didnt display the 6001 model at all. If someone has seen them both side by side and say that both look the same, then one could argue that 6000 panels are not better than the 6001 panels. Otherwise the statistics of posts here and the returns at BB only show that the 6001 is not the same as 6000. Like I said before, there were 2 returns of the 55" 6001 model on BF. The 2 panels are not made by the same company.. So one cant argue that they are coming out of the same assembly line.
Even the same panels made by the same company can be different. Who follows the 6-sigma rule strictly? So if the 2 panels are coming from different companies, there are chances that one could be better than the other.
Keep in mind that these are like commodities made offshore with very low quality control. So we dont have to have a lot of faith that they are made to superior standards. The only goal of these companies is to make profit using cheap labor. Gone are the 80's and 90's where genuine "made in Japan" consumer electronic goods with high quality were imported into US. Those vintage items still have a lot of value. The best FM tuner is the one made back in the 80's! I have the Kenwood tuner made back in the 80's and it picks up stations even without an antenna. I got it for $25 on eBay. You just cant get the same quality from the mass market AVR's made now.