Originally Posted by Steve S
Here's a link to the original thread on this model, suggest you read the whole thing if possible:
I know it's a lot to wade through but will be your best way of finding settings etc.
the general consensus on the C9000 was that it was a "statement piece" from Samsung, a demonstration of just how thin they could make a set and how gimmicky a remote they could produce, but at the expense of pq compared to some lower models in their line.
It should perform at least as well as any other $1200 55" led set, but no better than some costing $1500-1700 and worse than many plasmas at 1-1.2k. Gaming lag will be among the worst and 3D performance only fair.
You do have somewhat of a collector's item, I suppose--until the OLED sets come out later this year it's still the thinnest set ever made.
Thanks for the reply and the link. Honestly, for owning it for going on 3 days now I am considering returning it for probably a Panasonic Plasma 2012 series. The C9000 produces some great picture quality and movies look amazing on it. They were playing Avatar at Best Buy and I didn't really notice any problems with the fast action scenes. BUT since having it, even watching things like Shawshank Redemption on AMC HD through my Infinity Cable Box I noticed some jitter and laggy display and that was on a "low action movie."
I am also a big gamer, owning a 360, and NHL12 looked really good. I tried out Ghost Recon Future Soldier Beta and MOH online and at one point the games were unplayable because of the fast movement/action produces all this blur and lag. :/ I adjusted the settings a little with the Auto Motion Plus and it helped a little. My brother said he doesn't notice it at all anymore, I swear I still do and it could just be me being paranoid, but it is not a risk I am willing to take.
For what I want a TV for; gaming, sports, movies (in that order) do you think I am better off exchanging this TV with the problems I've listed and the problems you mentioned?
I think regardless, with a TV like this or any exceptional HDTV, you wouldn't expect to have to adjust the settings so much to reduce lag and blur.
I won't mind if I have to pay an extra $200-600 now as long as it is a good upgrade and fits my needs/wants.
If so, which Panasonic Viera would you recommend? I don't really care for 3D and smart apps, I care for picture quality and great at handling games and sports. I'm looking at the U50 (non 3D), which I could actually save money on. Also looking at ST50 and GT50.