Originally Posted by DRN94
You're misconstruing my message of the W900A being RISKIER. Quality control is superior on the F8000, it's considerably less riskier than going with the W900A. Again, strawman. Build a ridiculous argument that I don't even hold or put forth (Claiming I said the F8000 is exempt from intrinsic LED LCD problems) and attacking that non-argument. It doesn't take a brain surgeon or published mathematician to tell that the W900A has more problems than the F8000. Even Sony enthusiasts on the W900A owners forum have admitted the rampant issues.
Way to not even address my argument since the evidence is clear as day to even yourself. And "LOL"? What are you fifteen? Is that supposed to be some sort of reinforcing argument? Oh look! He laughed and felt it was necessary to abbreviate it in text! Clearly we should take this guy's opinion simply because he laughed after making a non-argument. Yeah, nice try. People here are smarter than that. This isn't high school.
No, high school it's not.
"I find it hilarious that Sony's number one fanboy" vs "LOL" See the correlation?
And it's not entirely clear that one has more issues than the other. Unless, of course, one suffers from confirmation bias. Yes, there have been more complaints about the W900 than there had been before. But the 8000 has had complaints going back a long time. Them's the facts. People can make of it what they will. Other facts are that the Sony gets better ratings by both users (if one cares about such things) and by reviewers. Yes, CNET gives them identical bottom line PQ ratings, but also points out that the Sony beats it, although not by a lot.
So your generalized statements about the unit you have and the unit you saw in the store holds no weight. Screen uniformity, DSE, etc--all are crapshoots for ANY model TV. I know that, you SHOULD know that. Anecdotes do not equal data. You tell the OP to read the last few pages of the Sony owner's thread. A more honest response would be to read the threads for BOTH models. He'd find plenty of things to give him pause about the Sammy, too.
Maybe you should take the same admonishment you gave CapinCrunch and "speak for yourself." Funnily enough, Captincrunch had the best post in this thread:So IMO, I would read through both the W900A and the F8000 threads to get the pros and cons of both sets, as well as viewing them at the store. I really don't think you will go wrong with either choice just make sure you get a good Panel on which ever you go with.
I'm not brand loyal either, as I have a 8yr old Sharp, 4yr old Samsung, and the NEW Sony in the house, and yes the Sony is KING.....lol