Originally Posted by trice9
I am in the market for a large tv. Ideally I'd like 80", could even do 85". However, the Samsung 75" (9000) appears significantly better than the 80" sharp I've seen. I like the sharp elite, but 70" appears to be the largest. So a few questions: are there other 80" Tv's that are high quality that I should look at? Are there any new 80" tv's slated to come out over the next few months that i should wait for? I love samsungs (have the 60" 8000), any plans for them to come out with something bigger than 75"? If not, and taking money out of the equation, should I go for the larger 80" sharp or the 75" Samsung? Thank you in advance.
If you want a large consumer television, check out the 90 inch Sharp. I believe that is largest flat screen in the consumer market right now. I have not heard much about the pic quality but there is a thread devoted to the set.
As for picking the 80 inch model or the 75 inch model, that is very subjective. I have heard (not seen for myself) that the samsung has a very nice image. I would imagine that it is better than the 80 inch sharp, which is nice by itsleft, but has it pitfalls. I also understand the 75 inch samsung is fairly expensive. What may be a better comparison is the 90 inch sharp $9K to the 75 inch samsung $9K or the 80 inch sharp $4.5K to the top of the line samsung 65 inch model approx $4k.
I believe some of the magnolia stores have the 90 inch sharp on display or call your local AV store to check it out.