Would you guys recommend this TV over the Samsung LED D8000 series ?
I bought the 55" D8000 LED last week, and so far very mixed feelings. If looked at straight dead center, the picture quality is amazing, but move to the side, and off angle viewing drops down significantly, the colors seem to be cut in half, and almost cloudy. To get the best image you have to always watch from the exact center position.
I calibrated the 55D8000 LED, and the blacks watching StarWars BluRay looked pretty darn good, as do the colors, very vibrant and sharp detailed image quality.
But HDTV seems to be hit or miss, Hockey games are almost blinding to the eye, I turned down the settings a bit, but still, it is hard on the eyes, but it does look very clear, the white uniforms are true white, not cream color, but is so bright.
And I do see some sort of light bleed at the very outside edges of this TV, when there is a solid colors on a HDTV channel, like solid red or solid blue, you can see the outside edges are lighter color, not as deep as center image.
But on the other hand I am scared of Plasmas, I hear about the buzzing issues...burn in...very fragile screen breaks easily...