Well, my much loved Panasonic VT50 went on an extended vacation this week. Looking at a repair but prepared for a new purchase. I had a few questions regarding the UN65KS8000 and would appreciate user guidance:
1) Besides the slightly darker bezel (gun metal vs. chrome) and price, are there any other differences between the Costco and Best Buy/other retailer versions? I lean towards Costco as its marginally cheaper, but also bumps up the warranty and easy for returns
2) Any preferences on versions? In Costco, they had both AA02 and FA01 versions. I understand this indicates panel manufacturer - I've tried to research but wondered if users know of any performance improvements of one vs. the other
3) Is motion blur/judder an issue? I'm coming from a plasma, and watch a lot of soccer on DirecTV - basically i'm looking for a smooth picture without having to use too much post processing tech.
For what its worth, the Best Buy salesman was pushing LG heavily (8500), followed by Sony. He did not rate Samsung. Personally, it looks like a kid built the frame of the LG, and Sony is a little more expensive for what looks like comparable performance. OLED is out of my price range - any buyers remorse here or a model that is worth considering (I don't see the benefit of KS9000 over KS8000, prefer flat).