Originally Posted by tory40
Anyone know what the difference is between the ES7100, the 7000 and the 7500 is???
The 7500 and 8500 have a built in web cam allowing for voice and gesture controls/integrated skype. They also have local dimming on brightness, color, and hue whereas the 7100 only has local dimming on brightness. The 8500 does it on more zone.
This is Samsung's solution to better blacks since they don't use a full array of LED's instead use edge lit leds.
Some people don't like local dimming and it's turned off in movie mode. Some people prefer it just on brightness for color accuracy. Voice and gesture controls are gimmicky as they aren't implemented well.
The difference between the 6500 and 7100 is local dimming on the 7100, 240hz screen vs 120hz, dual core vs single core processor for applications and a nicer finish for the 7100.