The trouble with the CNET comparisons is that they are comparing the 61" Sammy LED to the 65" Mits. The comparo in Home Theater is 72A650 against the 73" Mits 73835. I don't know about other parts of the country but here in Houston the big Sammy is not in the stores at. If you want a 70 plus inch set you have to buy the Sammy online sight unseen from an online vendor.
The Mits has been a terrible frustration to me because you can see how much potential it has if it worked correctly and was calibrated properly. It has a richness to the picture from the high contrast and great blacks that is almost plasma like.
The Home Theater story talks about the 65" Mits selling for less than 3K, I paid $1999 plus tax for the 73" Mits I will be returning. The Sammy 72A650 will be about the same price delivered. I am hoping the Samsung blacks are closer to the Mits than Home Theater reviewer found. I did waste $250 on a BB calibration on the Mits. BB calibration is really only grayscale tracking, levels and sharpness. Sadly, a Mits neeeds a full calibration and mine did some weird things I don't think a calibration would fix.
I may get lucky enough to have the two sets in the house for at least a day or so before my 30 days is up on the Mits and I can do some A/B comparison I will provide my feedback for whatever that is worth.
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