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The 75" ES8000 was never available. It was supposed to be, but Samsung decided last min to turn it into a 75" ES9000 right after CES. Just like they just changed the F8000 to a F8500.
I heard that the reason for them doing all this, is because when they are showing these off at CES, the vendors and retail stores always complain that there's no high end model that cost a ridiculous price for the 1% of the population and most of the TVs are for the 99% population so then Samsung goes back to the drawing board and makes a higher end unit so these vendors and retail stores can made more profit since they don't make any money off models like the ES8000 and so fourth. These models are only really sold to celebrities and sports players and really wealthy people.
This is why I never buy them, because its like for instance a Toyota Camry/Avalon and a Lexus ES300/... They usually have the same engine. Or take the Acura for example, its really just a nicer higher end Honda. So your paying for the name really. Well, in the TV world, your paying for that higher # of that model. For example, take the ES8000 and the ES9000, in my eyes, the 8000 is very close to the 9000. Just a little, tiny bit higher end which is why they added the rose gold frame and the pop up camera and is really catered to the wealthy folks. But really all your paying for is that # being a 9 rather a 8. and also the 75" size difference, but thats really all. does the extra 10" mean its worth the extra $7K? or does it mean having that "Smart LED" and "Cinema Black" setting along with only 10" more worth the extra $7K? no way! I wish more people looked at things more this way, because they can save a ton of money when they buy things.