Originally Posted by deshmukhn
I saw 85u in BB today. I was setup next to Sammy A650 and A550. This forum has led me to believe that plasma's black are better than any lcd, today I could not see that. Maybe it was the store lighting or the sets were not calibrated correctly, but sammy A650's black were definitely better than 85u. 85u black looked more gray/green. A650 (or even A550) looked better to me with all in standard mode.
I actually returned a Samsung A650 for the PZ85U (had to order it, picking it up today) and would not recommend the A650 for its price. Just like 71 series, artificating, TBE/TCE, Aura/Vapors, stuttering, etc is noticeable, though not as severe, with the 120hz setting on. Additionally, the A650 randomly turns itself on and off. Apparently there is a firmware upgrade fixing the random shut offs, but causes the Auto Motion feature to "stick" and become unadjustable as well as increase stutter. Posters hope that another firmware update (fixing the first firmware update
) will be available soon. This is described in greater detail on the LNxxA650 official owners thread. I am VERY happy I returned mine, and hopefully will happy with the PZ85U