Originally Posted by mattg3
Caeguy,could you go into detail as to why you dumped your recently purchased v10 for the 8500?
I had a defective panel confirmed by a Panasonic approved technician. BB could not get me another unit to replace it so I needed to choose another brand. I choose a UN55B8500.
Living with the V10 for a couple of months allowed me to really evaluated it. IMHO... its a great set and even better value. A couple of items disappointed me however. I never felt the PQ was sharp and the picture seemed to have more noise than my older Panasonic plasma. The blacks were good but not as deep as I was expecting..especially in the daytime. It really needs more picture controls to dial in the PQ.
Now that I have the 8500, the PQ is truly stunning. The PQ is razor sharp, bright, locked on, and plenty of controls to achieve a great picture. It's still new to me since I just received it on Saturday but for now, this is a great set.
Send me a PM if you need additional details.