Originally Posted by John Pianta
Thanks VA_DaveB, I really appreciate your prompt input. In comparing the NU8000 (which I can get for $1,599) vs Sony 900F (retail of $2,799), at what price point would you think would make it worthwhile to spend the extra $ on the Sony? Do you happen to recall what the BF pricing was for the 900F? Much obliged.
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Originally Posted by UponFirstListen
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Then this week I thought I had made up my mind on a 75" 900F (BuyDig deal almost got me). Now I am back to thinking about the 75" NU8000 which is significantly cheaper and comes with a SquareTrade warranty as Costco.
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While having very little experience with LCD flat panel displays (two Samsungs; then two Sony's), and certainly no expertise —as VA_DaveB does in panel technology and TV consulting— I would always (well, since Nov/Dec 2017) vote for Sony over Samsung. The Sony's are well worth the extra $$, in our opinion. A year + on, every time we turn-on our Sony's... we still marvel at the PQ. Moreover we have always been so glad we spent the extra $$ for the Sony's, so have never looked back.
Last year (around Oct 2017) we started looking at Costco, Sam's & BestBuy for a tv in the $350~$500 range, then quickly realised we could pay $460-$470 thereabouts for a inexpensive entry level 4K, so we bought the Samsung MU6300. Then after bringing it home but before un-boxing it, I found the rtings .com website, plus a few other (less professional, less technical) dedicated review sites (whose names escape me at the moment), and after explaining the 'why for's to my Shining Bride —by far and away and without a doubt the most difficult part of the TV return process— we returned the MU6300 and bought a MU7000. Then before un-boxing the MU7000 —mind you, within about two weeks time I had become hooked on reading about TV spec's 🤓— I started reading more in depth on the MU7000 vs. MU8000, as well as comparisons with other models and manufacturer's.
Consequently, after another several days of convincing my wife why we now had to return the MU7000 . . . we returned the MU7000 and bought the MU8000. Don't worry, this long convoluted story does have an eventual ending.
Thus by the time we brought the MU8000 home —but before un-boxing it— I had been reading somewhat extensively about the Sony LCD TV's; as well all the seemingly legitimate users reviews I could find and read. That's what did it for us; that's what finally sold us on Sony.
I don't recall exactly how I worded it to my wife— that we needed to return the MU8000, our 3rd un-opened new TV in two weeks time and pay several hundred $$ more for a Sony— but somehow I must've convinced her because the next thing I knew she looked at me and said something to the effect of, "Well Honey, sounds like we should go back to BestBuy and return our 3rd TV in two weeks and get the Sony," !:O
Moral of the story . . we are so glad we did; so glad we spent the extra money; have never looked back, and we're still in dazzled awe of the brilliant PQ every time we turn our Sony's on.
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