Hello to all, I just joined AVS Forum. Considering buying one of these, leaning toward the Samsung. Any thoughts from those who own either of these series, or otherwise tried or tested them? Thanks in advance for not brow-beating about how plasma is better, don't need to read about that.
After looking at these in the store, to me it appears the color is a bit flat, less varied, with over-saturated primaries via the LG...where this particular Samsung's seem close to ideal. The Samsung also has "smart tv" features, where the LG lacks them...but the LG is priced slightly less. I don't feel the need for these, but it might be nice to have the option to use them.
The 6300 series looks like similar picture quality to the 7100 series to my eyes, and also the frame or bezel of the 6300 is kind of elegant in appearance.
I am about to return a UN40EH5000, due to motion color artifacts with dark image material. I found a thread describing this on here, the cause was apparently not known...other than supposedly this is the "sharp" panel version, where the Samsung panel version does not have this artifact. This 5000 seems to have decent color after I corrected basically every slider in the white balance menu. However I do wish there was a color temperature between "standard" and "warm 1". Black levels are more than dark enough, but shadow detail is lacking...seems better via the 6300 series, at least in the store, which I admit isn't saying much. Certainly the backlight of the 6300 panel seems very superior to the 5000, and is more evenly lit.
About what I watch: I don't play video games, also not interested in 3D. I only watch blu ray and 1080i satellite content, occasionally dvd's. The front seats have been moved fairly close to the tv in my theater room, so the smaller 46 inch size is less of an issue than if you sit across the room from it. I currently need to spend the extra money for a larger size, elsewhere.
I am not new to home theater or high end audio. I recently sold an aging Panasonic front projector, had put about 1600 hours on the lamp (mostly in "low" mode, due to my high gain Da-Lite screen...in this mode the lamp was rated for 5000 hours). Still have screen, but I'm not willing to buy a new front projector until either 1080p prices come down even more (and quality somehow goes up at the same time), or else 4k projection comes down to a more reasonable price...likely 3 or more years from now.
Again, thank you for your time and knowledge!