Originally Posted by Fanaticalism
As mentioned, the Sharp will a much more consistent performer as it is a full array panel. IMO, the three panels mentioned are the only ones worth considering from the LCD camp as they are the only ones who care about it doing right, full array w/ or w/o local dimming. Since those are outside the budget atm, look into the 65VT30 or 64D8000. If you prefer higher contrast and better motion resolution, than go with the Panasonic, if you place more importance on color fidelity and features (web browser and qwerty remote), go with the Samsung.
Originally Posted by rogo
My take? You are not any kind of idiot, just not fully aware of all the choices out there. The fact that you came here to talk about it makes you inquisitive and therefore the opposite of ignorant, which is a very good thing.
I personally find the 65D8000 very, very wanting and wouldn't buy one. But if you like it, you should enjoy it. If you want to consider a plasma, I think both of your listed choices are clearly better displays. I agree the 65HX929 is really expensive, which is too bad, it's terrific too. The Sharp is bigger and perhaps slightly better, but it's a lowish-end, gigantic display. It's probably a more consistent performer than that Samsung, but I haven't spent enough time with them to really say that.
I hope that helps a tiny bit.
WOW thanks a million guys, this is all new to me what I am reading here and would you believe in my "friend circle" I am the genius when it comes to electronics? LOL I told all my friends about AVS and they should read up.
So back to the discussion, Okay, so the Sammy 65" 8000 series is out, Sharp would be my next choice then from what I see. But here is another question that is bugging me, when it comes to the new 3D technology, which is better, plasma or lcd/led?
The only reason I did not get plasma was coz 1-its a old technology coming to an end, 2- its very dark and dull and 3-its slow for gaming.
I am going to be a typical novice and state "what" will I be using the tv for, so here is the break down-
Gaming(MW3)-50%, 3D-20%, movies-25%, cable tv-5%
Now considering this, I ran to best buy and asked them what should I get and they discounted the un65d8000 from 4299.99 to 3999.99 w/bluray player and 3D glasses and I thought I got the deal of the century.... apparently not LOL
And since some one mentioned a "better deal/cheaper price", is there a secret cave where I could walk in and pick one up for cheaper?
and btw, THANK YOU!, ALL OF YOU!! YOU ARE THE KINGS!!!