Originally Posted by Garuda613
...The Lc-60le832u is a beautiful matte screen, and the picture quality was great. This new Samsung is bright sure, but I can't say I like the PQ anymore, probably less. and the glossy screen is a total dealbreaker.
I am wondering if matte screens mask details in an on screen image (read: sub-par source content like non HD cable programming), similar to the way flat paint on a wall masks imperfections as compared to satin or glossy paint finishes. A crude analogy to be sure, but think about it!
For as much calibration and fiddling as I've done to this Samsung UN55F7100, I still find the picture quality lacking when compared to my Samsung LN46C630. The new Samsung is feature rich, and I really dig the Smart functionality (which I have yet to really play around with to its full potential), but I have yet to achieve a quality picture. The TVs sure do look nice at the Magnolia display at Best Buy, but once you get them home...it's a different story.
@Mike99, thanks for your reply. Yes, I had looked at NuShield, but I also am considering the Photodon because they include a "test film". I suppose either would be comparable. I do not see any discernable difference in quality just by looking at their respective websites. More research forthcoming...