Is that UN55EH6001 or 6000? Typo?
I went through many posts but I cant conclusively say that 6030 is better than 6000. There are people who have issues even with 6030. Also are all the issues people seeing with 6000 only due to other panels or the TSXX panels also.
I really dont need 3D or any smart features. So if the 6000 with the TSXX panels has no issues, I am leaning towards that. I dont mind if there is slight motion blur. When things are moving fast on the screen, I dont think I can say if there is a blur. I also dont use them for any video games. But if there is a strong purple trail, that would be noticeable.
Even though the price of $799 looks low, when you add the tax, 2 yr in-home plan, it comes to $1000 and that is a lot of money to live with any issues.
These big companies dont always have someone at AVS as they know that more people will walk into Best Buy and buy these TV's and never notice any issues or check for the panel type, than the people here. So they may never know the issues with other panels, unless there are a lot of returns of the non Samsung panels and someone figures out the common things to all those returns is the non Samsung panels. That may not happen before Black Friday or in the next few of months.
I have a Sony KDLEX46 model which I bought some 2 yrs ago. I first got the Samsung 46" LED but after looking at the black level of the Sony at the store, I returned the Samsung and got the Sony. I didnt have time to do any research on what panels Sony uses. This would be the case with most people who buy at Best Buy and so all the findings here may just go unnoticed if Samsung has no presence here unlike the smaller ID companies who make audio gear which are directed mainly towards folks at AVS and other forums.
Big companies are very slow to react to issues as they are more concerned about their stock going down due to any bad publicity. So they are not going to admit that some panels are bad, especially during the holiday season. It is not like gas pedal failures in cars that could be fatal. Where as smaller ID companies who make audio gear and who have a presence at AVS get to the issues a lot faster.
When I checked at BB, they didnt have the 55EH6000 or 55EH6030 on display. I will go this weekend and see if I can take a look at them. May be ABS Warehouse has them on display. I looked at the 50EH6000 right next to the 51" Samsung plasma and I didnt not see any issues at all with the EH6000. I watch my 46" LED with backlight at 5 and still that is too bright for me. I prefer the lesser brightness of the plasma but the reflective screen and burn-in (which is still an issue) are deal breakers even though the 51" plasma was $799. If I can get the 55EH6000 or even the 50EH6000 for $799, I would go with that than the plasma. Also plasma may be too heavy and the box depth may not fit in my Civic.