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Can anyone give me an idea of how dark the F8500 is displaying a full field of black? Is it near black? I'm very torn on purchasing this set or waiting on OLED. I appreciate the help.

It will be dark but no where near OLED dark. All plasmas will look like dark grey compared to an OLED since they can do true 0 blacks. If you can wait I would (personally) the next year may be very promising for OLED. You need to decide how long you are willing to wait for that OLED goodness


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All plasmas will look like dark grey compared to an OLED since they can do true 0 blacks.
I don't know if I would go quite that far. The OLED is darker but the plasma gets pretty black as well.

Certain scenes of Tron: Legacy are letterboxed (the movie goes back and forth between full screen and LB) and the blacks in many scenes were indistinguishable from the black borders, which in turn blended nicely into my darkened basement. Ex. - There's a series of scenes in which Jeff Bridges and the two kids move about his "apartment" and the blacks really melt into the borders while the silvers and whites stand out brightly in incredibly crisp detail. Pretty impressive.
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It will be dark but no where near OLED dark. All plasmas will look like dark grey compared to an OLED since they can do true 0 blacks. If you can wait I would (personally) the next year may be very promising for OLED. You need to decide how long you are willing to wait for that OLED goodness


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^^agreed. it's very good with almost any kind of content on screen, but I've NEVER had to check whether it was on or not, like I used to have to with my crt rptv.


I'm very please with the purchase, and I will continue to use the f8500 for many many years. but if you don't NEED a new tv this year or maybe even next, I'd wait for oled.

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Is the 51 inch of this model a deal at 1800?
Not really… that's MSRP (manufacturer's suggested retail price) plus tax! Look for one on craigslist and then ask to see if you can check it out at the person's home. I got an almost new one, had about 370 hours and everything was intact. I got it for $1,350 after he wanted almost $1,500.

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I don't know if I would go quite that far. The OLED is darker but the plasma gets pretty black as well.

Certain scenes of Tron: Legacy are letterboxed (the movie goes back and forth between full screen and LB) and the blacks in many scenes were indistinguishable from the black borders, which in turn blended nicely into my darkened basement. Ex. - There's a series of scenes in which Jeff Bridges and the two kids move about his "apartment" and the blacks really melt into the borders while the silvers and whites stand out brightly in incredibly crisp detail. Pretty impressive.

I never said it wasn't good, compared to OLED however when viewed side by side you WILL see dark grey vs OLED black. I'm aware of how good T:L looks it's just not as good as it looks on an OLED in a dark room.

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What part of `NO STREET PRICE TALK' are Posters not understanding?
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It will be dark but no where near OLED dark. All plasmas will look like dark grey compared to an OLED since they can do true 0 blacks. If you can wait I would (personally) the next year may be very promising for OLED. You need to decide how long you are willing to wait for that OLED goodness


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I believe that is what I'm going to do. Thanks for the help.

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