i'm new here, but I wanted to post this to see if my eyes aren't playing tricks on me. I have a Sony 40v2500. I got it 5 years ago. Since then I haven't seen any new tv that has looked as good as the sony.
My parents bought a Samsung UN40ES6100 yesterday. After doing my calibration, it still doesn't look as good as mine. My tv always had a crisp image, HD looks fantastic, and SD quality looks great.
I tried out some .avi files i had on a thumb drive on the samsung, and they looked worse on the samsung, much blurrier. Black level on my sony looks better too.
I really don't know what it is. Maybe because my older sony is as basic as you can get. Before they starting adding all the extra motion features, etc.
Anyone have the same experience?