Originally Posted by rmz76
Ugh, I hate it when people mislead others.... To the poster I originally responded to; Note: the xA750 series Samsung's have a fanboy base who seem to refuse to acknowledge the issues these sets have. The 'crushing blacks' are not as bad as my 2002 Westinghouse 22" LCD (which has negative blacks to a point movies are unwatchable) so it's by far not the wost I've seen, but compared to modern LCD and Plasma's it could be much better and if a hint of crushing blacks bothers you then do not buy this set
Even my wife was complaining about the black levels compared to our 57" Hitachi CRT RP... the crushing blacks on this set they are that way on every floor model I've seen (and spent quite some time with several before purchasing in mid-January) so it isn't just my set and again multiple professional reviewers have noted this problem going back to the 1st generation LED DLPs.
From Thomas J. Norton's review for Home Theater MagazineConclusions
The Samsung does have its strengths, not the least of which are fine color performance and good resolution... But when a DLP rear projection set is outperformed in its ability to produce deep, rich blacks by many LCD flat panel displays—including Samsung's own... I have to scratch my head. Yes, the LCD set is smaller and, at least at list prices, much more expensive. But it's clearly the better set... Its most significant detraction is its poor black levels and hot spotting on the screen.
Pssst Rmz, again; Home Theater Magazine reviewed the 650 - not
the 750. Two different animals, it's like saying that the Blue Whale is the biggest fish in the world, it's not, the Whale Shark is...Get it?, got it?, good!
Anyway, CNET reviewed the 750 and gave it a very favorable black performance and overall PQ review.
Fanboy or not, I'll say that for the money, these Samsung 750 DLPs are excellent
TVs, and no other TV can touch it's value except for maybe the Mitsubishis - which have some annoying issues. As for comparing with your existing RPTV, it's unfair to compare anything but the best plasmas to one of the best CRT based RPTVs ever to exist.
I'm pretty sure your awesome but heavy as heck Hitachi 57" CRT cost at least double, triple, maybe even quadruple a new 750 when brand new.