Originally Posted by Mike C
It is BB in Dublin, and it is the 55EC9300
Just posted this in the 55EC9300 Owner's thread, but thought I would repost it here (especially since it was your head's up that has led to the story :-)
Stopped in my local BB today and saw the 55EC9300. They set it up last weekend and apparently I was the first person to even look at it. At my urging, they took out the USB flashdrive demo loop and hooked up a BlurRay player. I switched the TV from Vivid mode to THX mode and had them get some passive 3D glasses and we were watching the new Thor movie in 3D. Pretty soon had about 10 people watching with us and others asking if there were any more glasses. With the store lights on it was not really taking advantage of the blacks, but it was a pretty striking experience nonetheless - the best 3D I have ever experienced (and everyone else agreed).
There was a Samsung rep there, in fact she was helping set up the Samsung BlueRay player. She was watching with 3D glasses on as well and agreed that the 55EC9300 was the best TV she had ever seen. When I asked when Samsung was going to come out with an OLED she said "they have one but they stopped making them, they won't be trying OLED again." When I asked why not, she said "Lifetime - OLED only lasts 2 years. That LG has a beautiful picture but not many people want to pay that much for a TV that is only going to last 2 years."
As much of a hard time as I've given Vegas over the course of this year, I now understand how he can use the 'L' word when talking about his OLED TV (and now I also know what I want for Christmas :-)
But hopefully in the 65" size.
LG has got a gamechanger on their hands and I just hope they know how to market it and don't let the Samsung marketing behemoth pull the rug out from underneath them.