After viewing the set at the samsung showroom, I could not wait to see this now at local dealers in Nyc. They had it in the Magnolia section, which just opened up at 23st.
They also had a 5271 series which (my eyes can just tell its a 71) contrast...not as...punchy.
Speaking of punch, I don't know what other users have been reporting but these 81 tvs sure are a thing of beauty. Down right blew my iris out
. hehehe I love how the button glows. touch sensitive, nice techy sound, clean design. The set handles fast motion pretty well and blacks were....urrr. BLACK melting into the bezel. I did not see any floating blacks or other artifacts. amazing.!!!!!!
I could not keep my eyes off this thing. considering I saw it before, but this was my chance to see this in a dark environment. short to say.....I was blown away.
The 4681 was set above of a projector telly, dont ask why, that clunky thing just got in my way. It did not seem to be fully calibrated, I asked. they said, They were still setting up the magnolia. which is cool. i will come to drool at a later point.
No remote was around so i did not get the chance to mess with settings.
I had the chance to snap some shots, before a charming boy in blue told me not to. mmmm , urrrrr Right....
I have to feed my avs sharks who are hungry for info and pix. I don't think he knows how badly i needed those shots
The only pioneer I had interest in there were the receivers, ( I want that VSX-94TXH ).ok ok I lied, I drooled over the kuros too.
after leaving the magnolia room, other sets besides offering from the new pioneer lines all look...well...meh. This sammy has done things to me...and I love it.
this tv truly is in a class by itself. Great colors, amazing contrast.
here are my shots ( which dont do the set justice ) seriously, i URGE you guys to see this set before you form any opinions. Now I cant wait to see this thing fully calibrated....in my home!!! hehe.