Originally Posted by hifi59
Where did I "bash" the Sammy? I have consistently said that it is a fine set. What Kenny boy can't stand is someone to disagree with his opinion that this tv is better than the Kuro.
'Kenny boy' here. I have absolutely no problem with anyone disagreeing with what I say. That's why I so often preface what I'm saying with 'IMO'. I am here to learn from owners and simply give my observations in hopes that it might help some. Nothing more nothing less. This is (or should be) a community where we share thoughts and opinions about the product that the thread is referencing. Samsung owners, or those considering the panel, don't really want to read someone's opinion (even though it's stated as fact) about how much better their Kuro is than this panel. That's appropriate in a Kuro thread, not here.
I find this distasteful and lacking in etiquette. Again, this is not a Kuro thread, there are plenty of those. This a thread to share information on the 8500. I know personally I'm really not interested in a TV that's been out of production for years and can no longer be purchased. I'm certainly not interested in a TV that i owned for years and sold over a year ago. Call me strange, but when I shop for a TV, I shop only for those that are currently in production.
Kuro owners are fully capable of seeing the F8500 on their own and making their own comparisons. As with the Sharp Elite, some Kuro owners like me, may (and have) come to the conclusion that the F8500 is better in enough ways to make the overall PQ better than their Kuro. Others may not.
If you re-read your posts objectively, you will see that you have come to a Samsung thread to state unequivocally (as in not prefacing it with 'IMO') the Kuro is simply better than the 8500. Upon re-reading, you may also see why some of us find it amusing that a person who continually professes how superior the Kuro is to the 8500, continues to spend precious hours (or was it a weekend
) with the display he finds inferior. Generally speaking, once an opinion so strong as yours is generated, that person stops looking at the 'inferior' display and moves on. Why waste any more time? But those that do what you are doing are generally people who are seriously conflicted about their choice.