Originally Posted by TWD
No offense. But anyone who says that the F8500 is "killing" the VT, has not seen a properly set up VT. Is it better? Probably, it goes deep and is brighter. But "killing". I don't think so. I'll temper this by saying that I haven't seen a calibrated F8500 yet.
one would think that at this level 'calibrated' sets would be nearly identical. i me, if they can both go brighter than needed, have 'perfect' color, good greyscale, etc. seems the only differences would be very small.
now viewing both of them in the store with default settings, yeah, there's a pretty big difference between them. but at home, calibrated to 'reference' standards, i don't think you could go wrong with either.
Displays: Samsung PN64F8500/JVC X35
AVR: Pioneer VSX-1018AH, 5.1 audio
Sources: HTPC(Mediabrowser), PS3, XBOX360, Wii, Sony DVP-CX995V
Control: Harmony One