Thank you for the information! I cannot wait till you do a side by side comparison on the TVs. On that note, I do own last year's Samsung... (well 2015) 65JS8500 and that one has been a great TV. Looking for a TV in the basement where it is much darker therefore wanting FALD instead of edge lit. I did order the 65n9000u when it was on sale on ebay but I won't get it till maybe Weds. If this TV is indeed better than the 65KS8000, then I won't need to return it or try to buy one now with the epp deal.
On my original post, I meant to reference the Samsung, not the Sharp, concerning my complaint on black levels and being edge lit. The main reason for buying the Sharp is improvement over the Samsung in black levels and NOT being edge lit.