Originally Posted by DekPM19
So the Samsung 75" because of Size you like it or because of the pq compared to everything else out their?
FALD aka full array local dimming will provide the best pq in an led.
The Sharp Elite 70" is fald and provides better black on certain scenes, certain scenes, not always. Same is true for contrast.
The Samsung F8000 75" is edge lit, but on certain scenes it matched the Elite toe to toe with black, white and contrast.
The Samsung bettered the Elite in color accuracy and no pulsing issue which the Elite has problems with both of those items.
How big the screen is, immersion, plays a very important part of the tv viewing process, as long as the picture quality is very good.
The Elite's pq is slightly better than the Samsung.
The Samsung's larger size pulls you in the immersion more.
So it ended up being a bit of a wash.
There is that saying get the biggest tv you can, for once you have the tv in your house and love how great the picture is, you start to think, I should have gotten the bigger one!
I spent 14 days directly comparing these two units in real time for my processor has two hdmi outs. Same picture running on both.
Because the Elites pq is so good, I used it's picture to tweak the Samsung. In the end, the two looked so close you'd have a hard time saying which one was better.
It was at that point, the larger tv gets the nod, for immersion is a wonderful thing.
As a side note, I could have bought the store demo Elite for $4500 vs the Samsung for $7000. That's a big difference in price and I questioned if 5" is really worth $2500 and the answer was yes.
I picked the Samsung for the pq and immersion and have no buyers remorse at all, for I put the time in to justify the price difference.
Another way to look at is, what is the biggest tv currently out with the best pq.
The UN75F8000 is so close to the Elite in pq and it's 5" bigger.
Non of the Sharp 70" 80" or the 90" led's come close to the pq of the F8000.
UHD or 4k sets in 65" cost about $8000
UHD or 4k in 84" 85" cost about $12,000 to $40,000
So $7000 for a 75" seems fair, in my eyes compared to what's out now.