Originally Posted by tivoboy
with such an outstanding sound setup, one would think one would pony up for the 8000
I thought about it, but to tell the truth, I was only originally interested in getting a new computer monitor. Got a UN55C6500 for that purpose, and then liked it so much, I just kept getting new TVs. Realized that I could use a few more, so got a larger plasma, and a 55D6000 for the foot of my bed. This was in 1 or 2 months, so I am happy that I got 2 55s for different spots, versus one for one location at a similar cost -- plus 55" seems too small for the big outlay on 3D. Never became convinced that 3D is really perfected, but then I've never seen it on a TV.
Anyway, by next year, I might be looking at a really large TV with everything. If there is a suitable 65, 70 or 75 incher with 3D everyone raves about, with a maximized viewing angle radius, etc., then maybe that will be the time to jump. BTW, I'll repeat that my sound system is pretty useless to me if I don't turn it on (and I don't), so maybe the proceeds from selling that could fund something really extravagant....