i actually keep wondering if that LG 9600 full array local dimming was a better buy then this es8000.
futureshop had a 55" on "final" what ever that meant for $1800 boxing week sale.the same size 55" es8000 was $2000.
i originally wanted the 9600 but no store had them so i settled with the es8000 with a price match later on
there was a firmware update that has made the es8000 TV look Much better then the 1st day of viewing.
Is there some sortof "break in" with these edge lit tv's like with plasma?,because it almost seems like there was plus the update improvements.
I used to own a c8000 plasma but it wasn't what i expected for gaming & 3d gaming was dissapointing on console.
this es8000 is better for gaming & the 3d is improved, by how much? idunno, hard to say, maybe 30%, maybe 50%? but it is better.
I don't watch much in the way of movies but as others have said, each tech is good for doing something the other can't.
I definitely do want another plasma & it will prolly be my last before moving on to projectors.
the F8500 plasma looks wonderful if all pans out well.Maybe the g8500 will be my next plasma.
i have owned 2 lcd & 1 plasma so far & what i want most is 1080p running 60hz 3d gaming, none of this 24 or 28hz BS.
You NEVER know, maybe fullarray/local dimming will reappear in the future, damn $1800 for that 9600 lg was a steal deal