Originally Posted by jkhome
It's a shame, the review itself is one of the more detailed ones regarding this set. But reeks of bias.
The non-geek buyer is going to read the first three paragraphs, and stop there, only to move on.
I bought this set because it was the Samsung "mainstream" top of the line unit. The curve was not the most important buying point. To me the One connect ranked higher, due to the upgrade ability, and the better processing.
If they would of offered a flat screen with the exact same top of the line features, we may have gone with that. But I don't see the curve as a negative.
I like that. I was dead set on the x900a. All because I refused to buy a curved tv. I thought that is just dumb.
My wife ironically wasn't feeling well one day while I was in bestbuy and plopped down in front of the curved set. Not because of the tv but the couch in the magnolia center.
I was standing and comparing the x9a vs x9b.
Sat next to my wife and she says I like this one.
I told her it's not good. It's got a curve. She said really?
I realized she didn't even notice it until I pointed it out.
While pointing it out to her I kept seeing the picture.
Damn that's nice. But I kept going back to the Sony.
I wanted to force my mind to believe the Sony was better. I'd had access to a friend with the a model for a year and wanted one so very badly.
But one issue. The curved set had a better picture. I couldn't fight the truth any more. It was finer, deeper, clearer.
There was the curve and no special speakers.
But man that picture.
Then best buy in lakewood co allowed me to do an upscale comparison since a person just bought a curved set and has adjusted it and the sony already.
2 hours later those guys were asking me to apply.
I had verified the Samsung is indeed producing a cleaner picture. Less grain and better clarity for upscaling.
Why does that matter. Well at 4k both looked impressive.
But we only have less than 4k material now. My football (NFL) will not be 4k for a while and my entire library fluctuates between a few resolutions.
The curved is the best. It's better than the flat.
I agree if they had given me a set to actually compare what the same tech would look like in a flat tv. I would of considered it.
But I have a house that the curve is perfect for. Flat screen have suffered. But the curve in beast mode is unrelenting good.
Maybe it's just my conditions. But I also began to view the theaters around my home.
They indeed use curved screens. I never realized that.
Steadily it's grown on me. Now it's a love. And the 3d is 99% crosstalk free. I mean.
Coralline in 3d is the most amazing thing I have ever seen on a television. This set.....
Pacific Rim was just astounding in 3d on this set. Again I have never seen anything like it.
Even with my friends x900a.
This is not even what the set can fully do.
Then we can upgrade it.
Katzmaier failed. His review is standard plasma loving led hating dribble. Then he chooses the set he thinks most resembles the picture who use to love his plasma set.
I for one would not take That site serious in the future for tv reviews. They have fallin far behind even start up sites who understand the revolution of viewing we are currently alive to witness and lucky enough to experience as many won't for years to come.
People need to stop calling those guys experts for evry tv type there is. Where they may experts be for plasmas others have taken the lead on led and oled because they have a passion for those tech and if you don't have a passion for something it's comparable to being an android lover writing for Apple. Or an apple lover writing for android. It doesn't make sense to read those things.
You get a hefty dose of criticism and very little actual good info to process.