Originally Posted by bekindrewind
I hear ya my brother. We want something so bad and buy into the hype.
I was hoping that Sony would come out with a 75 or 80 inch 1080p XBR this year. That didn't happen, but they say the 65HX950 is better than the 929. Of course they say that. They're not going to say last years 929 is not as good as this years 950...
I'm also hoping that Elite v2 will come out with an 80" or 70" that has fixed the color and pulsing issues. Currently my hopes are that. We are running out of good displays to choose from.
I know this will sound silly but the main reason I'm probably going with the current Sharp Elite over the upcoming Sony 65HX950 (other than my lack of patience) is to get the most screen size I possibly can. It's a shame that Sony didn't want to compete with Samsung's 75" this year and show them up at an even lower price
Part of me wants to wait and see if Sharp announces a 2nd generation of Elite's but at the same time, I don't think I could wait that long. I would have enough trouble trying to wait until the end of October for the HX950.
And let me just say this again in case I was unclear in my previous post. The reason for my return of the 75ES9000 was not due at all to a bad or even lackluster picture. My main issue was the picture not matching the high price. What I mean by that is this tv produces an almost identical picture that the ES8000 does. It does acheive deeper blacks and brighter picture. But it's due to Samsung bringing back two picture features or options, not sure what to call it, from last years D8000. Cinema Black and Smart LED. There are two things wrong with this. The first being that everyone who bought the ES8000 got jipped by Samsung. They intentionally left this out so they could justify jacking up the price of the ES9000. My second and biggest complaint is that this $9,000 tv has no superior processing from the last two D and ES series TV's. I mean c'mon Samsung. Give people who shelled out this much money something superior and exclusive to this TV instead of bringing something back from last years model. I was certain that when I went into the picture menu I would see some new processing features.
Now, after saying all this. Like I said before. At the end of the day, it's my fault for spending this much and buying into the hype. I have no doubt that this tv will keep other buyers happy for years to come. I hope everyone who purchases this TV enjoys it. Good Luck!!!!
Edit: Wanted to add one more thing about the ES9000. Samsung did an amazing job of quality control as opposed to the other series TV's i've dealt with. I saw no flashlighting, clouding or banding while watching this set. Too bad they can't give the same kind of love and attention to the other series. It seems like with both the D8000 and ES8000 buyers were having to play the panel lottery on finding one that didn't have a ton of issues.Edited by JewDaddy - 9/13/12 at 6:05am