Originally Posted by AncientAlien /t/1524603/samsung-h8000-curved-tv-thread-2014#post_24551720
Aside from the curve, the H8000 has a true 240hz panel. I don't think the F8000 does. I'm on the fence as well. Hopefully some reviews come out soon.
Originally Posted by AncientAlien /t/1524603/samsung-h8000-curved-tv-thread-2014#post_24553100
Ultra Clear is what the H8000 has. The local dimming is supposed to be a little different as well, whatever that means.
Originally Posted by DRN94 /t/1524603/samsung-h8000-curved-tv-thread-2014#post_24553319
The F8000 has hardware based local dimming where it can dim or turn off the edge lit LEDs on the left and right sides of the picture. This is most useful for getting widescreen bars to appear a true shade of black while watching a movie. In dark scenes it does a good job giving a believable shade of black but it's no where near precise enough to compete with true full array back lighting.
The H8000 has the same local dimming scheme as the F8000 but more "zones" it can dim. This would mean that it's able to dim the widescreen bars more precisely than the F8000 and perhaps lend to slightly more accurate dimming on dark scenes but not really enough to make a substantial difference in contrast over the F8000. I'm just skeptical because practically all the picture quality features listed for the H8000 are the same as the F8000, even the clear motion rates are the same which in the past get better with each flagship.
I'm hoping the H8000 has practically the same picture quality as the F8000 except with a curve and newer Smart Hub. I never use the Smart Hub to begin with so getting the evolution kit for my F8000 is not something I'm interested in. So if those are the only major differences then I'll be even more happy that I got the F8000 instead of the H8000. The F8000 blows me away with it's picture quality still to this day after over 8 months of owning it, it would take a colossal leap in picture quality for me to want another LED before OLED is matured and affordable.
Originally Posted by DRN94 /t/1524603/samsung-h8000-curved-tv-thread-2014#post_24553062
Ahzari, where did you read about a new screen coating on the H8000? The F8000 has the same advertised "Ultra Clear Panel" coating as the H8000 or as far as I can tell. Where does it say the H8000's coating is newer and offers higher contrast than the F8000? Contrast ratios have stayed more or less the same the last few years on the high end Samsungs. But if there is some sort of substantial increase in contrast ratio with the H8000 it may a reason for me to upgrade from the F8000.
Originally Posted by AncientAlien /t/1524603/samsung-h8000-curved-tv-thread-2014#post_24554325
Unless you buy large or sit really close, 1080p and 4k are pretty similar. Watching 1080p/i, 720p, etc isn't very good on 4k sets nor is motion resolution. Maybe in a few years it will be a viable option but right now it is not.
Originally Posted by bigcoupe2003 /t/1524603/samsung-h8000-curved-tv-thread-2014#post_24555445
Review for the h8000
Originally Posted by AncientAlien /t/1524603/samsung-h8000-curved-tv-thread-2014#post_24557440
Didn't the review state no local dimming? I'm sure it does have it so if they didn't engage it there will be uniformity issues. The same for F8000.