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Is there a new top line of Samsung TVs coming any time soon? Went to a local electronics chain, they didn't seem to know anything. I am shopping for a 60 inch LCD, regular 1080p, and was going to buy the 60-inch version of the F8000, but they seem to be discontinued.
 

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That's great. So what do I buy now if I don't want 4K or curved but still want the top picture? Find the 8000 in stock or go with another brand altogether?
 

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Yes, I'm in the US. Amazon is charging $2,500 plus tax in my state, so I'm just wondering if this model discontinued and is no longer the best 60-inch TV, is it worth spending that much on it?
 

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I feel this set will remain viable for a few years, until more 4K contents is available anyway. It's unknown now, but the smart evolution kit may help as well.
 

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I don't care about 4K content at all, so I might go with this one. Found it at Abe's of Maine for $1,829 with free shipping and no tax, free wall mount included. Rakuten marketplace (seller EPM USA) also has it in open box for $1,244+ $199 shipping, so $1,443 total. The seller has good ratings, not sure about open box, but $400 is a big difference.
 

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Originally Posted by Knocks  /t/1524800/2014-replacement-for-samsung-f8000#post_24543524


Is there a new top line of Samsung TVs coming any time soon? Went to a local electronics chain, they didn't seem to know anything. I am shopping for a 60 inch LCD, regular 1080p, and was going to buy the 60-inch version of the F8000, but they seem to be discontinued.

If you can step down to 55", you may want to have a look at the new Toshiba L7400U (FALD) (just starting to become available through channels like Amazon).


Also, the Sharp UQ and SQ lines are edge-lit like the F8000 but have 'near-4K' resolution (1080p+/4K-) The 60" UQ is available for below $2200 and the 60" SQ can be found for under $2000.
 

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I would recommend doing some research before purchasing from Abe's, I don't have experience with them but have read some unfavorable reviews...
 

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Originally Posted by bellest  /t/1524800/2014-replacement-for-samsung-f8000#post_24545403


I would recommend doing some research before purchasing from Abe's, I don't have experience with them but have read some unfavorable reviews...
Ditto x1000


There are a bunch of sites that all practice the same tactics. They quote prices lower than anyone else but the other sites with similar tactics. The "fun" begins as you go through the purchase process. They require a phone call "confirmation" during which it all should become clear if you are paying attention. None of these places are authorized dealers. Don't get sucked in by the fact that they show up first on Google price shopping searches and seem to have a large number of favorable (fake) customer reports. Look further before you pass any money their way.
 

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Thanks for the heads up, I'll pass on Abe's for now. Any opinions on that open box item from EPM USA on Rakuten? $1,244+ $199 shipping is a tempting price.
 

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H7150 is the replacement for the 8000 series. Already can be bought on amazon via third party or placed on pre-order via amazon. Price seems to be cheaper than the f8000 series.
 

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I'm not sure if H7150 is a worthy replacement. Only 3 HDMI ports and no Evolution Kit support. It might also be heavier and thicker.
 

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Same width and height but 0.1'' thinner compared to f8000. The H8000 is a curved screen, but rumors are that there will be a flat version later on in the year.
 

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Thanks for the advice, all. I ended up going with an open-box UN60F8000 from a Rakuten seller.


Total with shipping was $1,280.69. Minus 1.75% Fatwallet cashback + 10K Rakuten superpoints promotion (equals $100 store credit) = Bottom line $1,158.28


I realize it's open box and may have dead pixels or other problems, but Rakuten sells a 3-year warranty for only $125.00, which does cover marketplace merchants and includes free return shipping in case anything is wrong. Seems like the warranty is a no brainer. Thoughts?
 

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By the way, my Rakuten order got cancelled. The marketplace seller said it was "out of stock." Still without a TV... :-|
 

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I had same opinion on not wanting 4k or curved and bought the f8000 at local best buy. As Samsung enforces their pricing UPP pretty strictly, everyone authorized is within a buck or two of each other on new set.

BTW new firmware came out yesterday for it. I installed it but don't know what changed.
 

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This firmware is for TV Model(s): LED F7450/F7500/F7550/F8000

The version is 1120.2

This firmware update will improve the following:


- Soves swipe motion could not move the picture to next picture.


- Solves Network Connection issue with Wireless router.


- Solves Brightness Popping issue.


- Improves picture quality.


- Supports more MSO in OnTV feature.


- Enhances Voice Recognition feature.


- Support Netflix 4.0
 
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