^ You bloody Dam entertaining Mofo.. i love your posts
so here goes.. first up samsung..
1 - F8000 is almost the same as the ES8000... which ever one is cheaper is the better deal since both of them are almost same in pic quality.. the F may have a bit more fancy smart features, but practicaLLy.,these smart features make the TV look like a dumb fool..
2 - as per pic quality.. both have clearmotion, smooth, judder reduction modes.. and both are equally excellent in FI.. they also have greatest contrasts, and quite deep blacks but thats because of the dynamic contrast, which isnt that good an option.. you can however calibrate every single bit of color and fine tune your pic quality as much as you like, it has an extensive calibration, more than available sony and panasonics...
3 - Samsungs have a specific pic quality just like their mobile screens with extra contrast and color reproduction eg DLP vs LCd level difference.... you may be overly amazed at an HD source with the dynamic contrast option, but that actually ruins the experience of high def.. the Standard and movie modes, especially movie mode is where the overly rich colors become life like and flesh tones and warm make the film normal instead of a digital pixar presentation.
4 - their built in media player is very very powerful and probably has the best possible reception for any outisde source.. plays almost EVERY DAM format, except poorly coded Divx Avis..even the highest end Blurays and MKVs with ease..M2TS and all 3d from any USB and external hdd without requiring extra power since it has one USB port at 1Amp....
5 - speaking of which, 3D is active, supplied Glasses suck , very uncomfortable, , but the actual 3D is jaw dropping..
1 - Sony 9xx series isnt available and wont be, as it is too expensive for general consumer and it is being phased out with newer series soon, so tough ;luck
2 - if your viewing preference is mainly Movies, sony have better warm tones than samsung which focus more on higher contrasts and gama in the cool and neutral color tone..
3 - the samsung and sony both have 400hz, and anything above 240hz as in LG is perfectly fine for theatrical movie experience without judder or strain..
4 - 3D is very good, glasses are much bigger than samsung, but actually comfortable and block most of the surrounding light, giving an overall better ISOLATED 3d experience than samsung, and almost bit better than LG.
5 - their built in media player is average.. they donot have that much smart features, which actually is a blessing...remote and menus are easier to use and although you canot calibrate it much, the default modes are already well toned if movies and PC is primary activity..samsungs need too much calibration.
if you can live with / ignore the dumb ass public who donot know how superior plasma is to LED in terms of pic quality or even know what a plasma screen actually is, and will give comments like ,
- Shiit yar,
- awein paisee zaya kiye tu ne,
- LED leta, ajeeb pagal hai tu,
- kis ne kaha tha plasma le,
- ab bikke ga bhi nahi
- LED ki kia baat hai (even though they might not have ever seen an LED in their life except turned off display units)
- bhai se mashwara kia hota to men tujhe fit qism ka LED le ker deta, market se kam rate per.
- plasma kon leta hai aaj kal?
then plasma will always be a better option, with deeper blacks, higher refresh rates, multiple inpus, a lot of options, price lower, and you can get even higher size, although 55 is already much...plasmas have best pic, rich colors, true contrast G2G, and deep blacks at HD and also in SD, especially at cable and SD content,since plasma is primarily designed to optimise SD content, for which LEDs arent better at all...if you have DIGITAL cable, then you are good to go with anything, but local poor quality cable will suck no matter what tv you choose
PS; Deep blacks dont mean crap unless you are watching a Jason or Freddy kruger or any other night vision horror movie in a totally dark theatre room with no extra light on bluray disk with a good player, other than such conditions, you wont even notice what deep blacks do on plasma and LED..