Originally Posted by fr8doggr
As I have mentioned, I bought this TV last week. Haven't had any time to play with it much as I had to leave on a business trip as soon as I bought it. But I liked what I saw for the short time I was home with it. But now that I have had time to think about it on the road, I am beginning to have buyers remorse. I am primarily interested in it for sports(50%), games(25%), and movies(25%). The Sony only has a native 120hz panel. But I have been reading some reviews of the Samsung LEDs (f7100 & f8000). Those both have native 240hz panels. I am thinking that I would be better off with the Samsung's 240hz refresh rate for sports - primarily football and hockey. Am I correct on that assumption? I know the jump from 60 to 120 was very noticeable, but can the eye tell much difference between the 120 and 240? Also, this is our first 3D. Is it true most people are happier with the passive Sony 3D vs. active 3D on sets like the Samsungs? Trying to decide between these three sets. Money isn't the issue. Just want the best for our needs, for this will be it for five years or so.
I know a couple of people on here have had issues with some
motion handling for hockey and etc. but personally from what I've seen on the R550, it's handled motion as well as you'd expect for an LCD (as good as what I've seen from the F7100 and F8000, regardless of their 240Hz spec.) Is it worth jumping from the 120 to the 240? Not necessarily, at least in my opinion. What would make the upgrade to the F7100 and/or more primarily the F8000 a worthwhile upgrade, would be the overall
improved performance (uniformity, contrast, black levels, color accuracy.) Not to say the R550 is a slouch in some of these categories because it's absolutely not, but undoubtedly the F8000 is a better FP. And heck if your in that range, I'd look at the Sony W900A as well, that's another very, very solid performer and one that'll definitely hold its own (if not top) against the F8000.
In regards to the 3D, obviously that'll be a matter of preference, but I generally prefer passive 3D, regardless of the resolution drop.