You will be the third person I've seen mention the 1200 vs 300 lines, and will probably be the 3rd to have not seen them side by side, and the 3rd to not notice a difference. If the pq was "amazing" and was "perfect" for gaming, then why give it up?
I am 13 feet away, and while the remote response isn't that great, it still works fine. For me it's not a big deal as the only thing I used the remote for was initial setup, calibration and turning it on. Now sits in my drawer as I use my direct remote for it.
Don't mean to come off as a dick, but I got the 3rd degree because I wanted to return mine for a bigger one, and you are just wanting to return your set for something you probably wouldn't even ever notice, on a set you call amazing and perfect
Totally agree !
I tried the F6300 and it was not better than the Vizio M I have now. The black levels are lame, it had vignetting ( the reason I returned it ), and the spider stand is very cheaply made. I have not seen the 2 side by side but I can tell you you're going to be paying more for less. All 3 Samsungs I went through in my recent search for a decent TV have all lacked the detail that I've seen my Vizio and even the Sony W800a that I tried. The Samsungs all suffered from "clay faces". On the Vizio's and the Sony I was able to see rich detail in peoples faces, wrinkles and pores, on the Samsungs faces were smooth and flat.
Also, the Vizio supposedly (according to Cnet) has 850 lines of resolution with Smooth Motion enabled. I've been playing BF3 on my 60" M with Smooth Motion off ( supposedly 350 lines ) and it looks identical to the F7100 that I exchanged for it 3 days ago. I'm assuming that the F7100 has similar lines of motion to the F6300 which is 3 tiers lower than it.
The remote seems to bug a ton of people. The remote response time has become much quicker since the last Vizio M I had (55" I returned for pencil lines ). I don't know if it was a firmware update that improved it or I just got a better remote this time around. The 55" I had about a month ago was stuck on firmware 1.03 for the week and a half that I had it. The first night with my 60" it updated to firmware 1.08.12. Either way, I point the remote at the bottom left corner of the TV and it works every time. IMO this is the best remote I've had out of the bunch, the materials are very nice, it has a nice weight and solid feel to it, and it's a good looking remote. The Samsung track-pad remote is pretty cool though, but the lack of buttons can be frustrating at times. It does have the best placed mute button ever though, it's a stand alone button on the side of the remote that is very easy to find.
Bottom line is you should never return a perfect or near perfect TV because a reviewer throws an impressive(?) stat at you for another set. If motion on the M was a major problem for you, than I can see giving the Samsung a try, but you said yourself the M was perfect. Today's TV buying experience is truly a Lottery, and I'm afraid you may have traded in a wining ticket for a chance at a bigger jackpot ( the odds are not in your favor). As someone who went through 5 defectives ( 3 Samsungs, 1 Sony, a 55" Vizio M ) to finally get my hands on a nearly perfect 60" M, I can say you could be in for a self induced nightmare.