Anyone have have hands on experience with this model or reliable reviews(Other than the customer reviews on bestbuy.com)?
I have this set for delivery next weekend...
Well I am probably returning this. The panel isn't an IPS panel (as was originally reported) and the off axis viewing experience is pretty dreadful.
What about a regular TV and a Google ChromeCast?
Yeah I had a $1400 Samsung and it was worse than this. Spending money doesn't guarantee anything.
Yeah, it was probably a model from 4 years ago too lol.... I agree paying more doesnt always get you more but you usually do get what you pay for in general.
I paid $600 on a super sale for my 40" Samsung 1080p LCD (not even LED) about 3-4 years ago. Was a steal back then but doesnt compare to what I can get for $400 nowadays.
It was a new edge lit LED ES6500 model (Smart TV with 3D). The screen uniformity (flash lighting and clouding) was absolutely dreadful on both models I tried. Also there were numerous "features" that could not be disabled and were apparently designed to hide the uniformity problems.
I think the 3 and 4 year old Samsungs were actually better than newer ones. Samsung uses up to 4 different panel manufacturers for each model now as well, with drastically different results based on who make the panels. The newer TVs are selling on style and being slim. The move to edge lit TVs has done put picture quality back a few years.