Originally Posted by npsacobra
How big a leap is the E7 over your EF9500? I have the EG9600 and plan on grabbing a C8 as soon as I can, this summer.
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I was going to say very big jump.. but... that wouldn't be quite right. The ef9500 (same with the 9600) was really nice but the banding on dark screens had problems. Problems that even a non picky person would see. Livable? sure.. but there. It drove me crazy and i quickly replaced mine with a g6 when that was released.
That said, i gave away my two ef9500s and the people that have them now still love them.
Going to the E7 (or any of the x7) is real nice and a step up. the c7 or c8 would make real nice upgrade from your 9600. Even if the c8 is very close to the c7 the addition of the auto-cal is a big deal. But if you aren't going to calibrate it. Maybe check pricing for the x7s after x8 are on the street.
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