I think the Cnet review is harsh. Not to rip on the P but to give the 8000 an entire star less is a little ridiculous for the following reasons..
1. The quality control on the p is far worse. No bleeding but more of everything else (dse, banding, etc)
2. The 55 is an ips panel, which is the size I bought.
3. The blacks are better on the p in a dark room, but not much of a difference otherwise and by all other accounts the visuals of the Sammy is superior.
My 55 ks8000 was only 100 more than the p. The Sony 930d ranges anywhere between 300 to 500 dollars more than the 8000. So it's not a fair comparison. 100 maybe even 200 bucks is one thing. Any more and your starting to compare apples to oranges. The 8000 is definitely better than the 850d which is really it's direct competitor. They go on to say that the 9000 is probably not much better without even reviewing it. It's almost like they have a grudge against Samsung. I understand the allure of the p... Dolby Vision, full array, etc. But in all honesty the the p and the 8000 should both probably be 4 stars imo obviously for different reasons.
Last edited by mjkachin; 07-11-2016 at 08:49 AM.