Hi fellow owners! I received my new UN65HU9000 this past Wednesday from forum sponsor Chris at ClevelandAV. First time ordering from them and everything was painless except the money extraction!
Seriously, great pricing compared to other legit retailers and great customer service. In case you are wondering, it is a TS01 panel and manufactured in March, 2014.
This LCD will be replacing my Vizio M551d-A2R in the living room. The picture quality is amazing but I’m still in the process of tweaking everything to my liking. I do have a small amount of flashlighting on the lower right but is barely noticeable, depending on the content being watched. No dead pixels and no issues with screen uniformity. The LCD dimming works real well and blows the Vizio out of the water with its color, black levels and shadow detail.
This TV will be getting a lot of use as a monitor for my HTPC. Up-scaling with MPC-HC with madvr and LAV filters to 4k resolution outputted to the Samsung looks excellent!
I’ve played a little of “The Last of Us: Remastered “ on the PS4 and “Forza 5” on Xbox One, with naming the input to “Game” and turning on game mode. I hadn’t noticed any perceivable lag. Both games looked beautiful on the Samsung!
I’ve watched one show on Netflix 4K so far, the 30 minute nature video with the forest. It looked good but I’m sure native 4K will be much better. I can’t wait to receive the fee HD video pack from Samsung so I can watch fully rendered 4K video.
I’m a big fan of 3D content and I’m happy to report that the Samsung does a great job at it. Ghosting is rare and at a minimum when present. I’ve watched scenes from Tangled, Resident Evil: Retribution, Avatar and Rise of the Guardians and have been really impressed! My Vizio’s passive 3D handled 3D content better as far as ghosting but the Samsung is still real good at it and picture quality is superior to the Vizio. I’m also surprised with how lite the Samsung active glasses are.
The “curve” wasn’t really a selling point for me but doesn’t detract anything from my viewing experience. If Samsung had the exact features in a flat version, I’d probably have gone flat.
Overall, I am really pleased with the purchase and look forward with some quality time with my new Samsung.
If you are on the fence about purchasing one, get off the fence!