Originally Posted by inuendos
I'd like to hopefully add a little to this discussion if i can. And BTW i am coming from a (seams to be) very good 27" CRT.
I have at home now both a 46" EH6000 - TS02 1017.1 FW built september 2012 that i ordered in October from Amazon.
Also i was able to get in on there deal for a $1000 55" 6070 - TH01 built May 2012; FW updated from 1005 to 1006 that also came with the 3d blu ray player and glasses.
I'm having a hard time deciding which to keep; so i thought i would post my general thoughts on the matter here and hopefully contribute.
Impressions: I really like the 46eh6000, I also happen to like the AMP sometimes, so it's a nice feature to have.
I've noticed that it seems to me that the 46 has a better tuner when hooked up to the same OTA antenna. While watching the same material on both TV's i seem to prefer the 4heh6000 just a little more, but I'm not sure if it isn't just bias from what i had previously read about the ts02 panels being very good. I don't have an actual meter, but i did eyeball the AVSforum calibration disc and use PlasmaP's settings as well.
I actually opened up a ticket with Samsung trying to get some more technical details, but besides not giving me a return call as promised, I'm told that the TH and TS panels are supposed to be the same and the letter just denotes they are manufactured in a different country/facility. Also i have looked at the service menu of the 6070 and noted two things: it actually thinks it's a 6030(so i guess 6070 is just the bundle version) and it has a 60 HZ panel, when looking up the panel identifier. I'm not sure then why this is labelled a 240 CMR set...
Oh one more thing, Samsung told me the 6070 is what general goes to club type stores(costco, sams, etc...) and it was the lower volume set and that reliability would _probably_ be better on the regular eh6000 series. Anyone else have any thoughts on this or information?
So now I'm not sure which i should keep.. is the extra 9 inches and and 3d blu-ray player worth ~$300? I'll probably get a PS3 anyway, making the blu-ray player redundant?.
P.S. I tried the 3d; nice to have i suppose, but it didn't do anything for me.
P.P.S oh also I have to say i was not impressed with Amazons "white glove service" despite bringing it in the house; they were going to leave after bringing the box in. When i asked about it they actually pulled it out of the box and bolted it too the stand. However they managed to smudge the corner and the stands it sits on now causes to tilt back about 5-10 degrees. Is this how anyone else 6070 is or did they just not get the stand in incorrectly?