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Ok, my current Samsung TV died (a 51 inch 3d tv). Since I had best Buys protection Plan, I will eb bale to buy one of these 2 tvs.

Option one is the 8000 series with smart controls at 51 inch. Link follows:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+-+51%26%2334%3B+Class+/+Plasma+/+1080p+/+600Hz+/+Smart+/+3D+/+HDTV/4923503.p?id=1218581190195&skuId=4923503&st=PN51E8000GF&cp=1&lp=1

or a larger but older model 7000 series 60 inches

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+-+60%26%2334%3B+Class+-+Plasma+-+1080p+-+600Hz+-+Smart+-+3D+HDTV/5024732.p?id=1218599350256&skuId=5024732




So I guess the question comes to Size vs technology. I am very much into 3D, so I am assumint a larger display will make 3d mroe enjoyable, but I am not sure of the newer technology warrnat me settling for a smaller size.

Thanks in advace.
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At this point it really comes down to size and blacks. They will be better with the E series with no drop when using Cinema Smooth for 1080/24p as opposed to the D series which did. The other question is whether you'll even notice the difference. I would demo both. Bigger is nice but it's whether you want that slight improvement in PQ.
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Ok, my current Samsung TV died (a 51 inch 3d tv). Since I had best Buys protection Plan, I will eb bale to buy one of these 2 tvs.
Option one is the 8000 series with smart controls at 51 inch. Link follows:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+-+51%26%2334%3B+Class+/+Plasma+/+1080p+/+600Hz+/+Smart+/+3D+/+HDTV/4923503.p?id=1218581190195&skuId=4923503&st=PN51E8000GF&cp=1&lp=1
or a larger but older model 7000 series 60 inches
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+-+60%26%2334%3B+Class+-+Plasma+-+1080p+-+600Hz+-+Smart+-+3D+HDTV/5024732.p?id=1218599350256&skuId=5024732
So I guess the question comes to Size vs technology. I am very much into 3D, so I am assumint a larger display will make 3d mroe enjoyable, but I am not sure of the newer technology warrnat me settling for a smaller size.
Thanks in advace.

Firstly, the E7000 is not an older model but the same model year as the E6500 and the E8000.

Secondly, from all reviews I have seen the 51" Samsung (no matter whether E6500, E7000 and E8000) will have a higher mll (ie lighter blacks) - the black level will be say 0.015 fL for the 51" and somewhere around 0.006 fL for the larger sizes.

As regards maximum luminance, the results for the larger models seem all over the map but it might well be that they are a bit less than the ST50/GT50/VT50 when adjusted or preferably calibrated in movie mode.

There really is very little to distinguish the E6500/E7000/E8000 in terms of pure video quality from all reports. The E8000 has a load of gimmicks on it like voice and motion control which do not work very well at all. There *might* be some marginally improved video processing with the E8000 which might help on SD and less pristine HD sources.

Given a choice, if I were you I would choose the E7000.
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At this point it really comes down to size and blacks. They will be better with the E series with no drop when using Cinema Smooth for 1080/24p as opposed to the D series which did. The other question is whether you'll even notice the difference. I would demo both. Bigger is nice but it's whether you want that slight improvement in PQ.

Reading what the OP wrote, I initially thought he was referring to the D series 7000 but clicking on both links showed that they are both for the E series.
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Thanks very much for the prompt and awesome response.
I basically decided on the 51 inch... Wife told me, you will spend as little as possible or else.
The great news was that even though the price diff was $400, the people at bestbuy made a mistake and did a one to one swap... So all i had to pay was 200 for 2 pairs of additional glasses as well as re extend my warranty for 4 years. Sweet.
Now all i need to do is try to sell my 4 ir 3d glasses from my old set, and the wifi dongle... Guesss ill craigslist or ebay them.

Thanks again for the help
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