Originally Posted by Mrorange303
So your set looks like that? I thought you had the sony.
I don't have either yet (though I have an older Samsung). I have been closely following the Samsung 78HU9000, the Sony 79X900B, the LG 79UB9800 and to a lesser extent (since they are not out in the relevant sizes) the Panasonic AX800 and 900.
I have been waiting to view these sets, in the proper size, myself. Finally (hopefully) seeing the 79" Sony today. Still can't find a place near me that has the HU9000 larger than 65" on display.
The Sony is promising in that reviews of the 65" gave it a slight PQ edge over the Samsung. But the 79" uses a different panel and some of the early owner comments seem to validate fears that the 79" wouldn't match the PQ of the smaller panels because it uses an IPS panel that has less contrast than the smaller units.
What I personally care about most is getting a set that has the least processed image, that looks the most film-like without having distracting motion artifacts. Plan to test each panel using real non-demo sources of blu-rays and either sat or cable boxes playing 1080i and 720p.