Originally Posted by scsnospam
TKandil, so what do you think?
Well, I have been playing with the Samsung 5084 non-stop for 2 days. Here is my review:
Things I love:
1. Watching blu-ray in 1080P is FANTASTIC!! I am speechless. I used to be a big LCD guy, but this bad-boy has converted me. I watched Casino Royale and the colors, clarity, and contrast were tops. No complaints
2. I play PS3 games and I played Ninja Gaiden Sigma for about 10 minutes (I was worried about image retention) and it is again spectacular. I get so amazed about how awesome the picture is I forget to play the game. No complaints
Things I like:
1. I have DirecTv with HD service and the 10 or so channels they have all look VERY NICE. I watched a band play live on HDNET and it felt like I was in the audience. The movie channels are nice in HD and I was once again happy with the picture. No complaints
Things that make me not sleep well:
1. The SD picture through DirecTV is tough to watch on SOME channels. I HAVE to get some help calibrating this thing, because I know it can look better. There are many settings that can be adjusted and I am debating if I should spend another few hundred dollars to get a pro to help. I will call Samsung first and ask for help.
Perhaps I am spoiled and would like every channel to look like the HD (not possible), but I will work on this and post the result.
I have an ONKYO 7.1 surround so I didn't really hear the sound quality for more than 10 minutes. It seemed good, but I will not comment further on it
I watched a few replays of NFL games from last season in HD and there was no blurring or pixelation during fast-moving action. This is the main reason I purchased this TV as opposed to an LCD which can really irk me. Though they (LCD) are getting better.
I put the TV in my "BRONCOS" room which does not get much sunlight so glare wouldn't be a problem in the first place, but even when I turn on the 3 lamps I have in the room there is absolutely no problem with glare. At least that my eyes can see.
If anybody has any specific questions for me on the 5084, I would be glad to help. Lord knows I have got more than my share of good buying advice from forums so fire away.