Originally Posted by SuperMiguel
is this tv worth it right now at $2700
Only my second post so please excuse any flubs!
I purchased my 55H8000 at Best Buy the end of July for $1,999.98 and I probably wouldn't have paid $2,700. After reading lots of posts here I did go in thinking I'd probably buy the 55H7150 but watching both for a while pushed me to the 8000 even at an additional $400.
When I told the sales rep at Best Buy that I wanted a Samsung panel he had no idea that some sets didn't use Samsung panels, nor did the guy that delivered and set it up. Happily it came with a TS02.
I've been without a TV for 14 years and finally recycled the massive, 225 pound Sony monitor, and old electronics to make way for a new setup. I only watch DVDs and Blu-Ray movies on it. Love the picture. I did turn the backlight down to 10.
I think the sound on the set is pretty good for a TV but it is weak in the low end, no shaking the walls. I remembered that my BD player has audio out jacks and one of them is a sub-woofer output so i plugged in my Velodyne sub-woofer built in 1991. Much nicer. I had to put a new foam surround on it as it self destructed on my first movie, Ender's Game. The foam was rotted. Found a repair kit at a company in Southern California. Cost $40 with tax and postage. Sounds great.
Looking to get a Marantz NR1605 for the time being, as the budget is a bit tight after the cost of the TV ;-)