Hey guys, sitting here watching lotr blu on my Samsung pn60e8000. I got to tell ya this tv is truely amazing. I had the d8000 and they exchanged it for me, and I am a happy camper for sure. I am really blown away with the black level, really improved this year. Now, don't get all up in arms. I am simply comparing the 2 tv's I own/ed. I must say that the biggest hurdle for any tv manufacturer to beat about samsung is going to be this absolutely amazing color, just incredible. Skin tones are darn perfect. If youv'e seen lotr , the hardest thing I thought for any tv was properly matching what the color of the tree's really should look like. I wish I could explain it better but this tv just does the , brown/grey into black on the tree's it is life like. just so realistic. I used the 2d to 3d conversion , just for the hell of it and I was pleaseantly surprised. I didn't expect much but it really added alot of depth and realism to the movie, so much I am still watching in 3d now. I am buying a 64/65 inch for the living room, and I really really am considering this tv or the vt50. The difference in cost is substantial (atleast to me ) and I would imagine the vt50 will have better blacks, but I just can't see it having better color reproduction than the e8000. I am up in the air, but one thing for sure the e8000 is a top contender for sure and I cant see the mid tier panny's beating it for overall pq. (I have not had much time with a st50, just a quick 5 min in bb) I can't wait till this is calibrated, I can only imagine how much betteer ths will look.