Originally Posted by TroyBoy30
new 55b8500 owner here. Just wanted to thank everyone for the contributions to the thread. It only too me 5 days to read it all!
I was lucky enough to pick up a leftover new in the box 55 from the distribution company I work for, for $1400. I think I got a pretty good deal. loving the set so far, just deciding if I should pay for a certified calibration or not. I am currently running the settings from tweaktv and they look great.
Welcome to the club. I never got mine calibrated, but others have.
Suggestion; Put it on "natural," tweak the settings a little to reduce the soap opera effect, go get some Blu-Rays and don't screw with it for 2 or 3 weeks. Then come back and we'll talk.