I'm thinking about upgrading my 6 year old living room TV (32 inch 720p Toshiba REGZA) to a larger 1080p set, and over the course of my research, I've been drawn to the Samsung F6300 and F6400 series...I've seen really good reviews for both, and they seem to offer a lot of features for the price (as much as I like the look of the F7100 and F8000 sets, I just can't justify the price premium...).
As far as I can tell, the main differences between the F6400 over the F6300 are:
1. the inclusion of 3D capability
2. increased "Clear Motion" rate (480 vs 240 for the F6300 series), even though the "true" refresh rate for both is 120 Hz
3. inclusion of Micro Dimming on the 6400
I don't care about 3-D capability; from what I've read, many see it as more of a gimmick with limited content than something worthwhile to look for in a TV.
Having said that, I'm wondering if the other features present on the 6400 models (the increased "clear motion" and Micro Dimming) make it worth the price premium...I've noticed that for the 46 and 50 inch models, the price difference is $150 to $170 (I'm in the US). I took a look at the 55 inch models side by side at Best Buy earlier today, and I could not tell a difference in the picture (though Best Buy was only showing ads on the screens, as opposed to sports, movies, or anything remotely close to what I'd sit down and watch).
My wife and I like to watch hockey and I like to watch college/pro football games; we also like to watch a lot of action/sci-fi movies (eg, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Firefly/Serenity, generic blockbusters with lots of explosions
). Either a 46 inch or 50 inch would be appropriate for our room size and sitting distance, I think (our setup won't accomodate a set that's much larger than that).
Anyway, what does the AVS community think? Thank you in advance.