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post #1 of 12 Old 06-10-2013, 08:25 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi All-

I just bought the Samsung F7100 LCD and I'm really not happy with the consistency of the picture quality. HD is amazing if it is filmed in HD, however I'm getting a very washed out effect, very often. I did some research and it seems this isn't as common with plasma. So! I'm going Plasma. I'm going to return the samsung tomorrow to Brandsmart.

So.. I really don't want to spend more than $2700, as I got the Samsung for near that price. Any thoughts on the best bang for my buck. I mostly watch HD cable (ATT Uverse), and movies. Not into gaming.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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I agree, the ST60 it currently is the best value / performer out there and it will be below your stated price cap. If you could stretch you budget up a little then you could get into the VT60 / F8500 realm but you get into diminishing returns.
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If you don't care about 3D, the 65" S64 is a *lot* cheaper than the 65" ST. I won't get into a debate about PQ; you won't have to do a lot of reading here to get a good feel for whether the price bump is worth it. Of course, if you need 3D, the ST is a good call.
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Thx guys... Could you let me know a little bit more about differences between ST60, S64, and VT60, F8500? Why it would be worth it to get the higher priced of the sets, or not worth it.. Thanks!
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VT60 65 inch for $2,650
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VT60 for 2650 seems like the way to go eh? What am I losing if i step down to one of the other sets mentioned?
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VT60 for 2650 seems like the way to go eh? What am I losing if i step down to one of the other sets mentioned?

If you do not watch in a light controller room ever or rarely, then get the ST, 9 out 10 regular folks would not see a difference, however, the mark up is less on the ST and one cannot get near as a great deal on the ST versus the VT.
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Ok. I went to Brandsmart to pick up the Panasonic. They were sold out of all. They had the 64" F8500 for 3400. I talked them down to $2600 tax included. Looking forward to setting it up.
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Ok. I went to Brandsmart to pick up the Panasonic. They were sold out of all. They had the 64" F8500 for 3400. I talked them down to $2600 tax included. Looking forward to setting it up.

Wow! If that is in an unopened box, you win the award for the best deal this year. smile.gif

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Sealed, unopened. Pretty crazy!
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You got the deal of the year! Just..wow :-)

The F8500 is an amazing TV.

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