I'm trying to discover the essential differences between the Samsung PN59D550 & PN596500. It's maddening.
I tried the 'compare' facility on samsung.com/ca/
to compare these 2 TVs, but it's broken. I called Samsung and got a dweeb who agreed it was broken and then he brought up two windows side-by-side on his PC and started to read me the contents. Well, duh I can do that so I said thanks and hung up. It's very difficult to compare the specs tables and decide whether a feature is actually not available or whether they just forgot to list it.
It looks like the D6500 has the following that the D550 doesn't have:
(a) Smart Hub - all of those apps
(b) wireless built in
(c) digital noise filter
(d) BD wise
(e) auto channel search
(f) auto power off
(g) auto volume leveler
(i) clock on/off timer
(j) game mode
(k) sleep timer
(l) screen burn protection
(m) RF in (terrestrial/cable input)
Does that look about right? Assuming that I really don't care about youtube, netflix, web browsing, social stuff, etc. what are the real differences between the D550 and D6500. Is it the same screen? Same PQ? Same filters, anti-glare, etc.? I can afford the extra cash for the D6500, but if it's just for the smart apps, perhaps I'll save the money and get the D550. But if the D6500 screen is better, I'll go for that.
Thanks - this is my first post on AVS.