Originally Posted by jcricket
Found a link to the specs for the 63" 8000 series:http://media.onecall.com/Image_Produ...8000_63_V3.pdf
Looks like a nice reduction in width (1.75" less) and height (1" less). Also 40+ lbs lighter than previous models (and the thickness of 1.4" reflects that).
I'm still pretty sure I'll be getting a 63" 6500 or 7000 series - because I don't care about 3D, the special remote or the "best of the best" feature set. I am excited, though, that I'll be able to fit a 63" in my space - as I'll likely have this TV for a loooong time, so I want to "maximize my investment".
Maybe it's silly, but I love the idea of getting an "extra" 3-5 inches when compared to what was previously able to fit (a 58-60" of last year's models).
First, it's worth noting that Samsung brochures are notorious for inaccuracies and errors, so its possible there are various mistakes or omissions here.
A couple notes in comparison to 2009 models:
-- It's about 35 lbs. lighter (with stand) than the 2009 63", not 40.
-- It is interesting that they only list it as having "FilterBright" antiglare. I hope / assume this is a mistake. The 2009 models have 3 levels of antiglare filters: the low-end models have "FilterBright" (what they state the 2010 model has), the mid-line models have "Ultra FilterBright" and the current Series 8 as "Ultra FilterBright Plus." It would be odd for them to downgrade the filter to the base line models on their new top-of-the-line. Especially since the baseline FilterBright is not very good and gets lots of negative feedback -- the Ultra is MUCH better.
-- I hope it is a mistake that they say then only have 4 HDMI connections and 2 USB. I didn't see mention of any Component/Composite inputs. Reducing it to only one was already a major downside of the 2009 Series 8 -- to eliminate them completely would be crazy.
-- I wonder if the Motion Judder Canceller works in 60Hz or only with Cinema Smooth. Anyone know? And of course the bigger question is whether Cinema Smooth is complete junk like this year or fixed to actually work correctly.