Originally Posted by Domcorleone
does anyone find the silver bezel of the c8000 to be distracting while watching movies? I am leaning to the c7000 simply because of the bezel blending in with the background and letterbox, but im hearing the 8000 has better blacks...
The 50" 7k and 8k base and picture frame are the same, silver base and black frame. I know this cuz I traded my 7k (came w/ FW 10) up for a 8k(came w/ FW 12).
The 7k had a LOT of ghosting and the blacks looked gray, especially in strd mode. My living room has a fair amount of light, but glare only seems to be slightly reduced on the 8k.
I'm starting to be convinced that there was some sort of HW change from either the early model releases or from the 7k to 8k. My 8k so far I'm not seeing ANY ghosting. I can say this confidently cuz I'm replaying my daughters movies which I know showed ghosting on my 7k. I can say I do see slight image breaking up (like what a LED would do), but no ghosting...yet. On Monday night when I watch the eve TV shows I will know for sure to what level of ghosting I will see. My 7k showed a HUGE halo on those same shows.
I saw the 60" 8k in BB and the picture frame were the same color as the base, silver. My newly delivered 8k is NOT the same and yes I was disappointed. I really liked the matching base and frame.
My 7k was configured w/ Mantisis settings and my 8k is still burning in so no setting changes. The 8k blacks do seem a bit darker, but its not calibrated so I cant say for sure.
I do hear a slight ringing when I pause the movie... similar as a CRT, but its not buzzing.
I get a free claibration from BB so I cant wait!
Upgrading so far IMO was defiantly worth it which I contemplated doing so for a few weeks.