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Samsung 5084 vs 5884 PQ differences

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Are there any differences between the 5884 and the 5084 models besides size and cost?

Is there any differences in contrast ratio and any other buzzwords which would affect picture quality at all?

I was viewing a 5884 yesterday and put in my own settings which I feel looks nifty on the 5084 and I'll be damned if it didn't look better than the 5084's I have seen in the past.

Was it just a fluke or is there anything on the 5884 that would make it superior at all to the 5084?

Thanks
post #2 of 9
Picture will look the same. 15,000:1 contrast ratio numbers do not really mean anything. They measure much lower during lab tests and everyday applications. If you want 8" of more screen real estate then I would test drive the 5884 over the 5084.

Chris
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Originally Posted by creemail View Post

Picture will look the same. 15,000:1 contrast ratio numbers do not really mean anything. They measure much lower during lab tests and everyday applications. If you want 8" of more screen real estate then I would test drive the 5884 over the 5084.

Chris

I want the 5084 not the 5884. i wonder why the 5884 looked better to me though. Hrm
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I want the 5084 not the 5884. i wonder why the 5884 looked better to me though. Hrm

What was different among the two?

Chris
post #5 of 9
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Well that's what I was asking. Only reason i would pick the smaller 5084 over the 5884 is the price, but I am wondering why the larger one looked better. I figured there might be some slight difference in contrast ratio, processor or something to account for this difference in PQ.

To clarify, I have been test driving the 5084 but went somewhere where I could only find the 58" version to do a side by side. Man the 58" looked so much better than the 50" I had tried the day before. And I can't really find any detailed specs to tell me why the 58" PQ is superior to it's sibling.
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Originally Posted by armin_t View Post

Well that's what I was asking. Only reason i would pick the smaller 5084 over the 5884 is the price, but I am wondering why the larger one looked better. I figured there might be some slight difference in contrast ratio, processor or something to account for this difference in PQ.

To clarify, I have been test driving the 5084 but went somewhere where I could only find the 58" version to do a side by side. Man the 58" looked so much better than the 50" I had tried the day before. And I can't really find any detailed specs to tell me why the 58" PQ is superior to it's sibling.

Armin was the source for both the same? i.e. was one on a 30 way split and the other not? Or was one being pumped Blu-Ray and the other not.

Also, what about lighting conditions in the two stores? I have never seen a 5884 so I couldn't tell you if what you saw was real or not. Of course I hope not becasue I have a 5084
post #7 of 9
By the way .. what are the settings that you are trying? And also, is there anyway you con confirm if one was HDMI and the other component?


Thanks
post #8 of 9
I just purchased/received the 5884 and all I can say is WOW! Understand that I have a Sharp Aquos 90u set which is OK, but nothing could have prepared me for the 58" of television goodness that is now sitting in my livingroom.

Now, I am looking for settings if anyone has them. (armin_t)
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Originally Posted by draposo View Post

By the way .. what are the settings that you are trying? And also, is there anyway you con confirm if one was HDMI and the other component?


Thanks

Movie Mode
Brightness at 35
Contrast i leave at default
Color Temperature at Warm 2
Dnie or whatever it is called OFF

Looks stunning in Best Buy, as for home viewing, no f'n clue
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