Originally Posted by willymo
I love your stuff! However, I think this poll may have been put out about a year tor two early. The 4k sets that are out now, which are within reach of most aficionados who can afford them, are still lacking in contrast ratio and the ability to produce a nice black, which as we all know is the most important aspect of picture quality, regardless of resolution. I have a Panny Plasma 60 inch as my main living room set and an Epson 5030 UB projector firing onto a 100 inch screen in my mini theater, both Kevin Miller calibrated. In short, 4k can take a hike for now. No content for it, no hardware for it and my fios cable service only broadcast in 1080I/720P. Even if I could afford both a TV and Projector upgrade to 4k, would it be worth the tremendous cost?! Alternatively, I think next generation sound, like Atmos or whatever DTS will put out, will make more sense, as far as spending is concerned (I'm still running lossless, until DTS makes up its mind. I know that if I live long enough, PERHAPS I will have to upgrade to 4k, as things break down over the years, but man am I so loving my plasma and projector! God Bless all! - W
Ask any Samsung UNXXHU8000/8550/8700/9000 owner and I think you'll find most of them on the positive side of the ledger. 6 months in, great blacks and colour, and now with the new SEK-3500 attached, UHD now, HDR coming, plus other updates to follow, make one heck of a set.
Samsung has given us an inexpensive way to upgrade for approximately $400, and we have 4K now. Not a lot to watch, but expanding fast. I swore I wouldn't jump to later, but now glad that I did.
Re the Plasmas - my HU9000 passes the Spears and Munsil II Blu-ray Motion tests with flying colours. More than I can say for my F8500 that fails the 24/30 tests, and only passes when it gets to 60! Both great looking sets, each have their +s and -s. F8500 in the basement where the heat isn't noticeable, the 9000 upstairs in my room, where I don't need any heat issues.