Originally Posted by jh901
Exactly. Waiting. For 2013, not forever. Technology will move along and I'm happy for that. I'm not waiting for OLED, etc and I wouldn't expect anyone else to waste the next few years doing so.
I appreciate the views expressed in response to my curiosity. While I understand some of the rationale behind buying the first 2013 to ship, I will never understand why a reference tv
would be used for watching daytime soaps or Oprah in broad daylight. Well, I guess some of you watch movies in the daylight of your living room, but I don't get that either (or sports, for that matter). Not on a reference panel. To each his own. I do wonder if conclusions can be reached as to the type of buyers who go for the F8500 rather than a VT60 or ZT60.
I'm going to take a wild guess and say you're not married and/or don't have children.
(or maybe you have a dedicated home theater room outside of your usual living area perhaps...)
For me? There are times when my TV is a "reference TV", like the other night when I watched Skyfall - all the lights off, dark outside, drapes pulled, surround system driving all the AV glory home, etc). BTW It looked absolutely stunning in this set. I was just blown away by the audio and picture quality. But...
There are other times where my kid wants to watch Octonauts or, better, a Pixar movie (maybe even in 3D) during the - yup - the day! In our living room even. And maybe, just maybe, the family doesn't want all the curtains drawn and to be in darkness so we can see the TV.
This set allows versatility. I can watch any film I like at night and the incredible PQ looks nothing short of stunning (and could likely only be diminished by a meter reading or obsessive controlled viewing OCV?
). But in the daytime, I have the option to let some ambient sun in the house and sit down and enjoy even a 3D movie and still
enjoy great PQ. It really is kind of the best of both worlds.
Now this is all in theory and works for the most part in practice. It's why a bright plasma makes sense for my lifestyle.
If Samsung could cure the brightness pops I see in 3D material, Id never look back. If the VT allows the same or better performance. I'll look at it seriously if I can't live with the brightness pops n 3D. I also wouldn't mind a "low" setting for the MJC.