Originally Posted by JRoX85
^^^ Yup, and not to mention that the Samsungs from last year burn in like crazy and buzz like a g6 plane... Add those factors to the fact that they like to steal everyone's patents and are focusing on stupid nicks like motion control. I think i'll pass on Samsungs and sstick with my panny's for the plasma game..
Well ya you should do whatever feels right to you and no one can tell you how to feel. But some of what you're saying is wrong, you should be aware of that.
I had 4 D8000's, all of them buzzed the same (VERY quiet in my room). Minus one that was slightly louder. None of which were audible over the audio I had to mute the TV to hear it, and the sound was very directional. I had to be level with the center of the TV to hear it. I think the buzz is very circumstantial to the room acoustics and TV placement.
Are you just choosing to ignore that the D7000/8000 is now considered the new benchmark for color performance? You positive Samsung is only focusing on "nicks"? It's quite obvious they didn't copy Panasonic here
Never did I experience any burn in on a D8000 panel or even any IR to speak of. There are VERY few people with this issue. With the VT30 I experienced IR quite a bit and had green blobs. And there are even large threads dedicated to this subject. While burn-in and IR are possible with any Plasma, 2011 Panasonic's are more susceptible.
Understanding patent law is complicated and Samsung is no different than any number of other companies. Now if they are reverse engineering and blatantly stealing that's different. But that's rarely the case with anything sold in the US.
Otherwise Apple, Google, Microsoft, Broadcomm, HP, Dell, Asus, HTC, Intel, AMD, Samsung, Panasonic, Sony... I could keep going. They ALL fall into this category you speak of. At some point it's almost impossible not to walk on someones patent. If you read the business section of the news you'll see all of these companies and many more go back and forth on this stuff all the time.
Sure hope you don't own anything from any of them either.... now you don't right?
I tried to get a Samsung Panel without FBr last year (obviously a waste of time since the fix didn't get released until recently) which is why I went through so many panels. And eventually gave up on both the VT30 and D8000. But Samsung obliged and tired to make right on it every time... If they truly had "bad business" practices they would have just told me to suck it and hung up and kept my money. That's what a bad business practice would be. But in the end they sent me a refund check and apologized after trying to fix it a few times.
People cherry pick a few stories to blow things out of proportion, it's not to say bad things don't happen because they do. But sometimes things aren't always as they appear (most times). And not every employee from every company is going to follow company policy correctly or make good decisions for the customer... you can find dirt on any of those companies I listed if you look for it. The age old saying "bad news travels faster and further than good news", and the new age saying of "people don't take the time to get online and praise products but they do find the time to get online to complain" are both very true.
The reality check is that Panasonic has to catch up to Samsung at this point... I do hope the VT50 is the one that does it