Originally Posted by mikenautilius
Did you end up buying the Samsung or the Sharp? I'm still debating between keeping the LC60LE857U or replacing it with the 60F7100, what do you prefer and why?
I don't know if this helps, but I bought the UN65F7100 a week ago. I've been thinking of returning it for the LC70LE857.
I have several issues with the 7100.
For one thing, it wants to be the center of attention. What I mean is that it gets very annoying when it complains and throws up a dialog box when you switch the video feed from a receiver. It will work better if you don't route everything through it first. I've been using the Pioneer for quite some time to do the video/audio switching and not sure that I want to run all the HDMI cables up the wall. While the SmartHub is cute, I am not finding apps to be as robust as I would like and not nearly as user friendly as one would need it to be. I suppose if I didn't already have a Roku, an AppleTV, and a PS3 it might be a bonus to have. The only way to get the popup box from showing up, is to disable part of the SmartHub itself.
I'm also having issues with what I am calling edge bleed. Especially in all four corners of the screen you'll see additional light in dark scenes. Very noticeable with letterbox movies. What makes it better is to turn down the backlighting. This can make certain movies dark.
Then there is motion blur particularly on faces. The general answer is to turn off or the very feature that should be making this kind of issue better for LED TVs (i.e., the motion plus).
Now with all this said, it can produce a pretty decent picture all the same. The question that I am facing is whether the LC70LE857U can produce a better picture. I've pretty much decided that I don't care anything about the SmartHub or other Smart TV features. I just want a great picture.
In my other room, I have an older Sharp LC70LE735U. And, I am pretty happy with it. While it also has some "smart" features like netflix etc., I don't use it at all.
So, I'd like some opinions on the "picture" quality of the LC70LE857U? Do you think it is better, same, or worse than the UN65F7100???
What kind of issues might I find and have to deal with getting the LC70LE857U?
Your comments sure would be appreciated. I'm not as young as I used to be. Hauling and installing these big HDTVs is a real chore for me. Almost makes me want to curl up like a baby and cry thinking about pulling it off the wall, boxing it, and hauling it back to the store even if it is the right thing for me to do....