Originally Posted by Flavius
Will definitely post comparisons of the ES8000 and 65HX950 though next week, I owe you guys that much.
I'm also looking forward to your comparison, ES8000 vs 65HX950.
When compairing, if you would, filter in the viewing angles of both units.
I spent quite a bit of time with the ES8000 and the ES9000. Blu-Ray Dark Knight, movie mode both sets. Tweaked both units as good as I could under the stores florescent lights.
What I found was both Samsung TV's PQ looked better off dead center. Dead center, sitting down, looking straight into the screens, both sets were too black, not enough contrast. Take two steps to the left or right and contrast was perfect. If I tweaked the sets for good contrast dead center, I'd loose inky black and colors would fade. Then moving left or right, one seating position, the set looked terrible. Yeah, whatsupwiththat! They have better contrast PQ not sitting in the sweet spot, but off center?
I spent just as much time with the 70" Sharp Elite and the 65HX929. Their straight on was excellent and off center viewing was very good for an led.
I was hoping this year the Elite v2 would come to market fixing the color and pulsing and Sony would fix the banding.
We don't know if the Elite v2 will come to market.
We don't know if the HX950 is just a rebadged HX929.
The ES9000 has the same viewing problem the ES8000 has. PQ is better not sitting directly in front of it.