Originally Posted by dte421
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. It's debatable whether it's even worth responding to your fanboy nonsense. The Samsung D8000 LED is one of the worst sets relative to price I've ever seen, and I owned 3 of them over the course of 3 months.
Perhaps you do not know how to set one up. Or perhaps you had a string of bad luck. Not everyone has complaints about their D8000 LED--just a few loudmouth nitpickers on AVS. The same types that complain about DSE on the Kuros, floating blacks on the VT25, brightness fluctuations on the VT30, and blooming on the HX929. In other words, people who just look for something to complain about with a set. Some of the people who call the D8000 trash also returned Kuro Elite 111's because of the dirty screen effect. Their opinions are suspect, to say the least.
So no, money is not an issue. My PDP D7000 (same PQ as the D8000 PDP, but without the useless web browser and LCE) BLOWS the D8000 LED out of the water.
Nonsense. The blacks are gray on the PDP compared to the LED. Even worse if you engage Cinema Smooth. I am talking in a dark room. In a room with daylight, there are no real blacks on the D7000 PDP, but varying shades of gray. The truth of the matter is you probably just don't know how to set-up an LED properly. Plasmas admittedly are simpler to setup for novices.
The D8000 looks like a mid-tier LCD from 2007.
This shows how totally unobjective you are. You obviously had some kind of bad experience and are soured by it, and cannot think objectively. When you make foolish and outrageous comments like this, it shows that your opinions are not relevant.
The PND7000 black levels are just fine, and I'm just not one of those people who uses CS - it's a matter of personal preference, but I like movies to look as they were shot,and how I'd see them in a theater.
Yeah, just fine. The black levels on the D8000 LED are better than Samsung's plasmas. You obviously do not know what you are talking about, for if you want to watch as they are shot, you would use Cinema Smooth. That is the whole point of Cinema Smooth, to avoid using 3:2 pulldown, which is NOT how it is shot or encoded on the disc.
When you start seeing the Hobbit and Avatar 2&3 shot in 48fps, then I'll be more concerned about seeing things at a higher frame rate. For now, I'll watch movies the way the director shot them.
Umm, go educate yourself, ok? By not engaging Cinema Smooth, and using 3:2 pulldown, you are NOT watching films with the same cadence as the director intended.
Seriously, if you can find a SINGLE reputable source that will tell you that the D8000 LED has a better picture than the D7000/8000 plasma, I'd be more than happy to insert my foot in my mouth, but I find the chances of that happening to be somewhere between .00000001% and 0.
How about Samsung themself? Samsung typically calls their flagship LED their best HDTV, not their PDP. Please educate yourself.
The only 2011 LED that even touches the PQ of the VT30 and the D8000/7000 is the HX929, and IMO I would take the "flaws" of the plasma panel over the blooming and poor off-axis viewing that I experienced in my 12+ hours of playing with the HX929.
Even off axis the LED's will have better blacks than your PDP. Deal with it.