Originally Posted by rgh43
Long story, I have both the Samsung 6150 & 7150 in boxes and need to take one back to Costco. Anyone have a recommendation on these 2 sets. I have been told by a Samsung rep I accidentally ran into at a local Sears that the processor and some other things make the 7150 a better set than the 6150. Is the picture quality that much better with the 3D 7150? I'm not a fan of 3D but would keep the 7150 if the picture is that much better. On comparison looking at the specs of both it would seem so but in practical use is it?
Would appreciate any feedback.
I would say there are 5 major differences:
3D: 6100=No 7100=Yes
Refresh Rate: 6100=120hz 7100=240hz If you play games or watch sports the higher refresh rate would pay off
Processor: 6100=single core 7100=dual core, if you use built in apps the 7100 will be faster (as pointed out by EAnglum), in comparison it feels like the 6100 is laggy
Micro-Dimming: 6100=No 7100=Yes, if you only use movie mode it doesn't matter as it is disabled, but if you use any other mode micro-dimming is enabled which gets you better blacks and also helps hide clouding which is inherent in edge lit LEDs
Screen: 6100=standard 7100=Ultra Clear Panel, according to Samsung the ultra clear helps with reflections, I don't know if I buy into that though as my 7100 is pretty darn reflective
I would pay the extra for the 7100 just for the refresh rate and I think micro-dimming makes the image pop a bit more.