Originally Posted by dsunnym1
Just want to know if i am nuts??
I have my 6020 since release and have luved it until tonight.
In my mind I thought no other set can touch it's PQ for a really long time!
That is until i walked into Best Buy tonight and stood watching in AWE the new
Samsung LN55A950 55" ....All I can say is wow!!
This LCD is off the hook!! I never thought i would say this about a lcd.
But this is on crazy set...Images just jump off the screen at you ,the 3d depth look it has is crazy!!
Has anybody else checked this set out?
Now I am actually thinking about selling my 6020 and buying the Samsung.
Only thing that sucks is i would be going down in screen size??
Since this was a showroom, you liked the cooler temp and massive edge enhancement, which is artificial lines drawn in by the display to achieve a picture exactly how you describe - no matter how fake it must be. This is nowhere near accurate, and real life does not look like this hybrid cartoon. Of course these modes actually lessen shadow detail, and a quick read on edge enhancement will tell you all the awful things it does to the picture as fine detaill is killed. The demo content is also tailored to provide an extremely sharp image, much like a cartoon, when no real content would look like this.
Kuro's have this torch mode as well, although it is less agressive than say a samsung or vizio. A showroom is not the place for critical viewing, and the set would like very different in your home.
The 950 also has a whole host of problems. To get those almost-kuro blacks, it makes a ton of sacrifices. I would much prefer the non-led samsung lcds.
Every side-by-side comparison and review gives the nod to the kuros. Return it at your own peril, as you will most definitely regret it. You will lose screen size (huge difference), black level, off-axis viewing, motion resolution, and gain a lot of blooming. And if you use the av mode you saw at the store you will lose fine detail, shadow detail and anything close to an accurate image.
You say you love your kuro, enjoy it. Don't go looking in showrooms to change your mind. It's a mirage.