Originally Posted by dutchedoven
Hey guys just saw the price of the 55" dropped on amazon to 3,499. I'm deciding between this model and the sony 4k 55" that's retailing for the same price.
Can anyone shed some light on the differences and why they chose one over another?
There are a few differences between the sets.
The looks are a little different, depending on if your going for the speakerless Sony or the slimmer newer one. The differences in the sony sets is the 3D on the speaker version is passive where the speakerless version is Active. This would be the difference on the Samsung as well as it is Active.
Sony uses triluminos for their color display tech, not sure if this is some great invention but they advertise it as one.
Samsung is big on advertising the local and micro dimming to control blacks and help with contrast of colors. Sony also has the diming but it seems Samsung advertises it a bit more as sony does for the triluminos tech.
The differences are really brand Name vs. brand Name. Which would one person like better a Ferrari or Lamborghini?
Both seem to be top of the line with each company having their own issues. Some people bash Sony and some bash Samsung.
Sony also has available 4K content right now but that might change with PS4. Unless sony somehow locks the PS4 with some sort of download patent that only allows the content to be shown on a Sony 4K set like they did with the black box they use now (not sure how they would do this but I have seen crazier things happen).
To say which is better is only for each individual. I really enjoy my f9000 when it works which is hardly ever. I will get a picture for an hour and then I get half a screen. But when it works it looks absolutely beautiful. I really enjoy this 4K tech.
If I did not have so many problems with the 2 sets I bought from Samsung (75"f800 and 65f9000) I would just let them replace the f9000 If the parts where not on back order for 18 months (crazy) and I would be happy. As it sits I am looking to try another company to see what the sets are like. To be honest when I get the refund and start to look at the Sony, Panasonic, Sharp, and LG sets, if they don't impress me as the Samsung did I will most likely purchase the Samsung again but at the reduced price
(Im getting a refund for 7499+tax= 8200 which is what I paid for it when it first came out, so I wouldn't want to keep it now even if Samsung got the parts in on time but at 5000 it is a really nice deal)