Originally Posted by brotony
Given the opportunity to redo the decision, would you try the set and return it or turn the truck around and run away from Sony? I'm thinking unplugging any TV once a week on average is one too many. Having anyone in the house complain of power cycling the TV (doubling the wait time) because it didn't power on fast enough to not confuse is a headache I don't want. Despite my plasma repairs, I haven't had to unplug more than once a year ...
Dude, You sound like a mess. With uncertainty like this, how do you ever buy anything?!
If everyone read the official owners thread before buying a TV and based their decision to purchase on the content of these threads, the threads would never get past the first page and all the TV manufacturers would be out of business. These threads are frequented by a small number of enthusiasts and an equally small number of folks who have a problem. Keep it in perspective.
Sure, there are some issues with the 65", I had a set like many others here with blooming sides. If you get one like that, thanks to the folks here, you'll know within 15 minutes and you can box it back up and return it. My only suggestion with buying a large TV is to buy locally or ensure return shipping is covered so returning it's not painful. This advice applies to any TV.
I have never had to cycle the power on either of the sets I've had. The software is very stable, but I'm not using the TV as a computer... Aside from the occasional 4K show off video from YouTube, this is just a display for me. So, how frustrating the software might be, will really depend on your usage of it.
Get the Sony. I hate Samsung with a passion as a company (as you might tell from my avatar). They are one of the most morally corrupt corporations I know of.
If you get a bad blooming side set, return it. Otherwise enjoy it.