Originally Posted by BradP
I realize that, but I ended up paying $860 total for a brand new UN55D6000. It was a clearance price that I just couldn't pass up.
Great deal. I got a returned 46" model before Christmas that was not much less than that. My previous TV was a Panasonic plasma TCP46S1 and the picture quality, as someone else stated, is night and day difference to me and it isn't just the extra brightness that the LED produces. My backlight is set to 12 but I also have the ECO option turned on with a minimum backlight of 4. It looks great any time of day or night. Originally I opted for plasma mainly because of the viewing angle over LCD and almost everyone preaching that plasma was the better technology. But in the end, I regretted it and sold it to partly fund my new LED. Viewing angle is good on the UN46D6000, actually. And the flashlighting can be minimized greatly by adjusting your settings and keeping the backlight lower at night. Many HDTV gurus say you should turn off the light-sensor that adjusts the backlight, but I find it one of the best features of this and other HDTV's. It beats switching modes or adjusting the backlight via the menus.
There are, however, some things I miss that the Panny had:
- custom label inputs (Why the f$%@ can't Samsung add this?)
- disable unused inputs (Yes, they disable themselves when there is no signal, but with the Panny you can disable them. When I turn off my PS3 I have to race to switch back to Dish or I have to arrow up numerous times instead of once.)
- the time displayed when pressing Info on the remote (Again, WTF, Samsung? The Info menu on the Samsung is useless other than the generic input label and the ECO meter, which isn't all that important. Add the freakin' time to the Info already. In fact, I like Panasonic's Info option more than any other TV I've seen.)