Originally Posted by Bklynblaze
So I just got back from BB and compared the 2 side by side. (55" F8000 and 65" F7100) They were both on dynamic with same brightness, sharpness etc. the F8000's picture was clearly sharper and crisper. Not to say the F7100 didn't have a very nice picture, but you can tell the difference IMO. I'm just not sure I want to downgrade in size as I really wanted the 65". I'll have about a 12' viewing distance. I'm sure if I didn't compare the 2 tv's side by side and brought the 7100 home it would look amazing but the fact I compared is now making the decision that much harder.
Will you be watching in dynamic aka torch mode? If not, then comparing in torch is useless.
1. bring your blu-ray player, your hdmi cable and a blu-ray movie you're familiar with to BB. (now everything is apples to apples)
2. put both in movie mode.
3. if you've done your research here on avs about the two models, bring in a copy of what the owners setting are for each tv and change the BB's tv's to those setting.
4. now compare the picture quality.
You'll see the pq difference and decide between pq vs pq or qp vs size.
Now you've done the research yourself and you'll make the best decision.
PS...."I'm sure if I didn't compare the 2 tv's side by side and brought the 7100 home it would look amazing"
If one wants to run with that logic, then buy the biggest/cheapest screen size you can afford, think Vizio, Sharp, and it will look amazing. Nothing to compare it too at home.
It's like your clock radio sounds fine, till a real stereo plays next to it.