Another difference between the 7000 & 8000 (according to spec sheets) is the Dynamic Contrast Ratio, the 7000 is 5,000,000:1 and the 8000 is the 7,000,000:1. Can someone please confirm that by simply making this change in the service menu the contrast ratio is increased by 2,000,000.
The only negative posting I saw was from user darstr, who is a TV tech. He strongly discouraged doing the upgrade and scared the heck out of me.
"can seriously corrupt your microm. There are certain clock settings that can not be changed and eventually your ic will over heat. Even if this did work as smooth as some think, there are other option bytes that need to be changed. For example now your light sensor is not going to work as it should because it will not be recieving the correct voltage just to give an example."
However, since the pn58c7000 & pn58c8000 have the same hardware, why wouldn't I do this.
I am getting ready to pull the trigger on a 7000 or 8000 and based upon this thread why would I spend the extra money on the 8000?
Thanks for everyones help and comments.