Originally Posted by Patrick G
I tend to want to discount your opinion based on this statement. They are clearly some of the best.
They are notoriously some of the most problem-ridden sets available, especially in a large size (2010's 65C8000 and the current 65D8000 are great examples). 65" and edge-lit simply do not work well. If your top priority is picture quality, then a 65"-er that's edge-lit shouldn't even be a consideration. If you like LED, then a 65HX929 should be a no-brainer; it destroys the D8K. I think even a Sharp 70LE735 would best a D8K in certain areas, if "big" is what you want. A Panasonic 65VT30 is what I would go for, or if you can wait a few months, the 65VT50 has an MSRP of 4000.
Or, have your cake and eat it too. Stretch your budget, and get a Sharp PRO-70X5FD.
ht Panasonic 60" ZT60, Monitor Audio: Silver RX6, RX Centre, RX1; Martinlogan Dynamo 700, Marantz SR5006, PS3, Oppo BDP-103D, Panamax M-5100PM
2ch Sony 32" W650A, Sonus faber Toy Monitor, REL T3, Marantz PM8004, Sony BDP-S1000ES, JVC T-X3 tuner, Apple TV, Peachtree Audio DAC•iT, Panamax MR4300
pc Monitor Audio Radius 90HD, Audioengine D1, FiiO A1
+ Sony 65" XBRX850B, Sony BDP-S5100