I agree... I'm probably leaning towards waiting until I get a look at this TV. The reason it's so hard to wait even a little longer is that I've been waiting to get a TV for about a year, and was hoping to get a TV before football season!
I figured whatever I choose, would take a couple of weeks to get here if ordered online. And if I get the Kuro, will need another week with the burn-in dvd. But if I've waited this long, I can probably stretch it out a few more weeks. Just hoping Samsung doesn't push the date back.
Yes, from what I've heard, it will be a glossy screen. Suppose to be a little better than the current 750 or last year's 81, but not sure how it compares to plasmas (or specifically pio's anti-reflective screen). The new "Ultra Clear Panel technology" is the piece that claims to address that.
I've heard the off-axis is suppose to be improved as well... but I have nothing to confirm that. So that's one of my questions I guess, if that's true or not. That is one of my biggest concerns with an LCD. At a local high-end flat panel store here, I was told it would be improved based on more colors and more clusters?? But I have no idea if he knew what he was talking about. And my level of knowledge on LCDs is nowhere near plasmas.
In theory, the "Blooming" is suppose to be corrected with more clusters and having "LED SmartLighting technology with local dimming"... enabling the set to reduce, fully shut off or boost brightness of individual areas of the screen.
However, I do not know to what extent that will help with the blooming, or if there will always be some amount of blooming based on the technology (until each individual picture can be locally controlled)??
Originally Posted by chrisherbert
What's the harm in waiting? LCD makes big strides every year, maybe the 2nd generation LED LCDs will be winners. I'm guessing that the Kuros will still be better but you never know.
Are they claiming to fix the off-axis viewing problem? How would LED have anything to do with that?
Also, does the 950 have a glossy screen?
-If you aren't in a rush, I don't see why waiting would be a bad thing.
-I'd wait. LED is a very promising tech. WAIT. But then again.. buying a Kuro isn't exactly punishment.