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As always, TIA...


I really (REALLY) like the picture on the 8500 (only seen the 46") - totally blew me away. There was one set up for a slideshow of famous paintings and I could not believe what I saw. It was at a big box store, so I know the PQ wasn't tweaked. I've got a 50" - so I'm not going down in size, the 55" is for me.


Just wanted to know if it's worth waiting on the UN55C7000 55" - Samsungs yet to be released 3D LED Panel? Only a couple hundred more so "in for a penny in for a pound - so they say). I wonder if the 2D regular picture will be as good on the new one?


Any pros/cons much appreciated.
 

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One other question, if I may...

Any horror stories on having a large TV shipped to you? I've always bought my TVs at a store, but seeing how much cheaper it is online, I think I'll go that way.


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IMHO, the new model is a step backwards in that it is side-lit and not back-lit. The 8500 seems to be a proven entity. If the new model is back-lit, please correct me.


These TVs are shipped from China and Korea, so shipping from a warehouse is generally a safe thing to do. Are there exceptions, yes, but a lot of people are buying internet direct without incident.
 

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I wanted to wait for the 3D tech also but the new lower end 3D tv's do not have the picture quality of the 8500. I purchased my 46b8500 online last tues and received it 3 days later with free shipping! I had a good experience buying it online but I can understand why you would be unsure. I would go ahead and buy a top of the line TV (8500) now and let the 3D tech catch up.
 

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Originally Posted by spyboy /forum/post/18190951


IMHO, the new model is a step backwards in that it is side-lit and not back-lit. The 8500 seems to be a proven entity. If the new model is back-lit, please correct me.


These TVs are shipped from China and Korea, so shipping from a warehouse is generally a safe thing to do. Are there exceptions, yes, but a lot of people are buying internet direct without incident.

My dad bought a 46" Sony from Abe's of Maine (actually located in NYC
) and it made it to CA with no problems. BTW, I think Samsung's big sets are assembled in Mexico, will check later today.
 
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