Originally Posted by biggestmuff
This thread is ginormous. I sifted through the first 10 pages and the last 4 and didn't find an answer; what is the difference between the HLS6187W and the 88W models?
Samsung's website offers no difference in a side-by-side comparison.
a few major differences... to ME they were not worth the money.. for others it is.. here goes
1. 87's are piano black with a silver stip accross the bottom. The 88's are ALL Black.. i THINK the strip is also piano black.. at worse it is a flatter black with the rest all piano black
2. 88 has PIP. the 87's dont. For those with satellite and dont have a 2 tuner tivo, it is useless anyway... just my opinion.. others may have a use for it
3. QAM tuner on the 88's. This tuner is usefull for those that have cable and may have unscrambled HD feeds on it. If it does and you have an 88 you would be able to view them. Again, if you have satellite it is useless.
4. The 87's have a slight bug in the service menu (NOT FOR NORMAL USERS!!) which causes a setting (overscan) to revert back to on with each power cycle. Again, this is for high end users. Many say there is a difference in picture quality when turned off, but others claim the difference is very small.
*edit* for your own sanity, ignore the sammy website... they have many errors and inconsistancies.. i think that is the worst part of the whole company.. it is sad... the pictures for the 88 are not even correct!