Originally Posted by delta_23
I'm not convinced...where did you get your info?
I saw a cheat sheet at best buy that a samsung rep provided (not a best buy sheet), which showed the 850 and 860 as both
having cinema smooth. Is that right? Probably not. The same sheet also differentiated the 860 as having the woofer + speakers and the 850 with speakers only.
Samsung's website and spec sheets talk about cinema smooth and crystal full hd on the 860 only - there is no mention of either on the 850. I've seen it reported here that the website used to list the 850 as having both too! Also, it has been reported here that there is an option to turn 24x4 on in the 850 service menu, enabling Cinema Smooth.
Finally, there was a member here who e-mailed Samsung asking about cinema smooth on the 850, to which the answer was 'yes.'
So clearly there is a ton of confusion, and Samsung isn't helping. Unless you can cite/document you claim, you aren't helping either.
If you read this forum samsung 2009 plasma tread you will see there are many many many many people that are confirming this. (people that owns a 850 and people that have been looking at the menu at stors). This has also been confirmed by samsung HD tech at the samsung forum tread at cnet.com.. He has checked, checked and recheced this several times.. Also the head of samsung production in US also confirm this. What more do you need?????????
The Crystal Full HD Engine is what are running among others the cinema smooth function and take care of coloration and are for sure in both models.. Setting the cinema smooth function in the 850 DO work, this has also been confirmed.
These are exectly the same panels. There are not any different on these.. What are different are posible to change in the service menu on the 850. .If you have been folowing this product as I have since samsung first presented it, you would understand this. The 860 is just a speciall delivery for speciall stores and therfor another name.. I can also tell you that in the rest of the world (not us) there will be only ONE model and this is called 855. This is also exact the same as 860 since it have cinema smooth enabled in the menu.
And I can ensure you.. You cant trust an answer coming from samsung support (wich I recond have answered that email), they dont know anything about their own product.
PLEASE turn to the other tread with this kind of discussion.. This has been debated page up and down and are for sure confirmed long time ago ....
AND keep this tread an OWNER tread as the heading say