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Originally Posted by mrfixit58
Well, I have a 70" Sony XBR that has the usual problems. I have been Waiting for, what it seems like forever for the next great display to emerge. We all know how that has gone. Never wanted to down size, only get larger and better. Panasonic left the picture and now the 8500. Promises, Promises that the next great display is coming out. Especially something in the 80" category. All ideas would be appreciated. Do I downsize and get a quality set now and watch and wait or what? This unit will disappear as the Panny did and while the 8500 would be smaller, ugh it would be far better than my failing display. ///
I'm waiting to see how LGs OLEDs that are supposed to come out in a few months look before I consider a Samsung 8500. If LGs OLEDs are sized around 70" and above and not horridly expensive I'll be satisfied with my current Kuro and put off purchasing something for a few years, otherwise I'd like to get an 8500 and put off an OLED for 5 to 10 years. Not a great choice really since my current display still looks great after 7 years, perhaps I shouldn't consider a replacement like the Samsung 8500, it's not an upgrade, it's more of a cross grade but I'm concerned it won't last till something better comes out. Crummy choices but I certainly enjoy my Kuro. Best of luck with your choice struggle, I'd at least wait 3 months to see what comes out if I were you.
Unfortunately the economy has really put a damper on new development of display technology. People just aren't as willing to put dollars into home entertainment when they're working for less money.
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