Originally Posted by bberns22
After 4 weeks ownership of the U8550 65" a severe case of buyers remorse has infected me.
As I sit here now, in a darkened room, watching the latest episode of Dr Who on a better performing tv I am wondering what I am going to replace the Samsung with and how much am I going to loose unloading this crippled albatross.
I think your best shot would be the LG 65" OLED - Closest to perfection you'll find.
I suspect many posters stating they don't see UHD PQ aren't truly streaming 4K as I've seen TRUE 4K on last years budget LG 55" 9650 and it's was friggin amazing and recently I viewed the 55" OLED doing 1080P and the level of details was amazing. Keep in mind folks some content the Director created intentionally with grain and filters has limits to suddenly display PQ Pop likes it's planet earth isn't possible, example True Detective.
We have members here that spoke of the amazing difference when content is true 4K source versus upscaled with some even having 4K camera's that interface. I think it's silly for Samsung to create a UHD pack if in fact it's not going to truly represent UHD with upscaled 1080P is foolishness if that's what they've done.
Too bad warranties don't often cover buyers remorse beyond return windows, I once sold a plasma at a loss as I could not stand it's 24/7 reflections, daytime washout, and dirty whites in my sunny room - it was useless in daylight so that mistake provided me a $500 lesson to get it out of my home.
All I can say about 4K is that when you see the real deal potential there is no doubt as your mind and mouth will express it but certain content has it's limits to WoW when the Director may not have been seeking that end result. To me shadow details make a huge difference and I viewed the Hobbit Smaug Golden Dragon scene on the LG OLED and the shadow details were amazing as the Director likely intended.
Keep in mind there will come a time in the near future when Sony 4K Camera's will be used in sports just as it happened with HD for now we're early adopters and UHD is in it's infancy. Good Luck!