Originally Posted by dignam
So can someone explain the difference between the a and b version? Also anyone know if buy squad is a reputable online retailer? They seem to carry this tv way cheaper than anyone else.
I have never used buy squad, but a lot of the online retailers that sell them way cheap call you after placing an order. They tell you the only way to keep that low price is buying an extended warranty through them and some kind of special shipping. You also run the risk of dealing with a difficult return process if the product is not to your satisfaction They could be different and maybe someone else has used them.
The difference between the A and B are not massive, but are as follows:
B has the HEVC decoder for streaming 4k content
B has USB playback of 4k files
B has slightly better built in speakers with the option of the wireless sub.
B has a much higher brightness if needed
B has slightly better contrast IMO.
If this was a few months ago I would say definitely buy the A, but the B's have dropped to the point I think they are the better buy. The only thing the A has over the B is 3D. Also, the A series uses a quantom dot technolgy that they did not use in this years B. Honestly, I do not think it makes a difference and is more of a marketing term.
You can find a 65" B for around $4000
You can find the 65" A (if you can find it) for around $2700
If you want to watch 4k content on the A series your only real option today is the fmp x10, which is selling for $699. That makes the difference around $600, which I think makes the B a better option.