Originally Posted by anthonymoody
Ironic that the one feature perhaps worth paying up for from the 6400 to the 7100 - Cinema Black - is causing issues. I love my 75" 6400 but am contemplating a 55" 7100 or even 8000 for the bedroom but...at the very least I feel like I ought to wait to make sure Samsung fixes the bugs with this feature.
Cinema Black is the only feature I really want on my F6400, but that one feature alone wasn't worth the price difference to me, especially after I read about the "white box" issue. Well, maybe Ultra Clear Panel too...
- Quad-core vs. dual-core doesn't bother me since the jump in performance from single to dual made all the difference in the world; my TV and Blu-ray player are now quick and snappy with no waiting. Single-core was sluggish and painful to use, but since it doesn't affect picture quality at all, dual is more than fine with me.
- I don't care about faster CMR. 120Hz native is all I need. Although 240Hz would make a big difference with 3D, I don't use 3D very much on my Samsung because I don't like Active 3D or the glasses.
- The higher levels of Micro Dimming sound great on paper, but I couldn't actually see any difference in several stores...although I realize from experience that you can't really tell sh*t about PQ or viewing angle from what you see in the store. I could tell in-store that the Samsung 6 series looked noticeably better than the Vizios I was considering right next to them, and THAT was worth the extra money.
Now if the viewing angles, flashlighting, and clouding were significantly better on the higher 7/8 series than the 6400, I would DEFINITELY pay whatever the extra cost was, especially considering I'd get Cinema Black too. But from what I've read, both 2012 and 2013, that's just not the case. So ultimately, If I could get Cinema Black for an extra $100, I'd take it....but an extra $400...no.