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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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Newbies - Do you or do you not read English!

What part of `NO STREET PRICE TALK' are Posters not understanding?
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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?
People forget it all of the time



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What part of `NO STREET PRICE TALK' are Posters not understanding?
Sorry, I was just responding to the earlier post.
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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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What part of `NO STREET PRICE TALK' are Posters not understanding?
I don't see the moderators stepping in, so what's the problem? Perhaps you should read the forum rules yourself. Since AVSforum is no longer owned by a store, there is no restriction against discussing prices, street or otherwise. The note in the thread title is from a bygone era when AVSforum was owned by a store and understandably the rules did not allow discussion of street prices.

BTW, I paid $2635 (before tax) for my 64".
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I don't see the moderators stepping in, so what's the problem? Perhaps you should read the forum rules yourself. Since AVSforum is no longer owned by a store, there is no restriction against discussing prices, street or otherwise. The note in the thread title is from a bygone era when AVSforum was owned by a store and understandably the rules did not allow discussion of street prices.

BTW, I paid $2635 (before tax) for my 64".
It's called `Common Courtesy!' There's a Forum for F8500 Pricing bragging rights! These discussions are for why people should, or should not purchase the F8500 Units - pluses and minuses. And any other info for current, or for potential future purchasers to gain knowledge on the F8500s series of Samsung Plasmas.
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It's called `Common Courtesy!'
Right, and you don't seem to be showing it to the new members who posted to talk F8500. A post here or there that mention price isn't going to bury information in the thread any more than the other 12429 posts.
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I don't see the moderators stepping in, so what's the problem? Perhaps you should read the forum rules yourself. Since AVSforum is no longer owned by a store, there is no restriction against discussing prices, street or otherwise. The note in the thread title is from a bygone era when AVSforum was owned by a store and understandably the rules did not allow discussion of street prices.

BTW, I paid $2635 (before tax) for my 64".
Well, there is a subforum specifically for this purpose. You are right that a few posts with price talk isn't doing much harm, but then others respond to these posts and more respond to those. Currently there are 1150 posts in the F8500 pricing thread in the subforum. Add those here and consider that there would likely be more price discussion from those following this thread who don't go to the Great Found Deals thread.

What's the harm in separating price talk from this thread? Or should we have just one giant F8500 thread with all of the discussion, pricing, settings, and bugs posts together and let everyone slog through to find the posts relevant to them?
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Well, there is a subforum specifically for this purpose. You are right that a few posts with price talk isn't doing much harm, but then others respond to these posts and more respond to those. Currently there are 1150 posts in the F8500 pricing thread in the subforum. Add those here and consider that there would likely be more price discussion from those following this thread who don't go to the Great Found Deals thread.

What's the harm in separating price talk from this thread? Or should we have just one giant F8500 thread with all of the discussion, pricing, settings, and bugs posts together and let everyone slog through to find the posts relevant to them?
No offense to this forum or anyone on it, but its pretty hard to navigate it as a newbie. The forum feels like its from the early 2000's. So maybe easing up on us new guys that are trying to get the flow of the forum might be nice.

I haven't been on the forum more than a week now and I've heard it from several people and I had no idea about the unsaid "rule" of no price talk. I now see it on the thread topic, but didn't notice it at first when I responded to a random post. To be honest, reading it from this side of the internet it seems pretty rude and after several times hearing it almost made me not want to come back.

I admit when I first got on here I posted a lot about the price I got it at because I was so excited and wanted to share for others to keep an eye out. I've already help another user get a great deal from the same place since I've been talking about it. That makes me feel pretty good, because personally I've been keeping an eye out on prices on this TV for a year now and the reason for me talking about price was to let others know to keep an eye out, because there are deals out there.

From now on I will try to follow the dead reseller's rules of no price talk.
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