Question Dilemma over 2 TV's

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  1. weavesno1

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    Hi all I'm getting a refund from Samsung for my 55JS9000 after it developed red flashing vertical lines. Samsungs alternative resolutions team contacted me and said there where no more stocks of the 55JS9000 so I could either have a 95% refund or a equivalent KS series.

    I've been looking at either the 58dx902b from Panasonic or the 65KS8000 from Samsung. Richer Sounds have the Panasonic at £1749 with 6 year warranty and the 65KS8000 at £1849 with 6 year warranty plus Samsung 4K blu ray player.

    Main use will be online gaming and movie watching. Very little TV watching.

    Can anyone suggest which one and their reasons.

    Much appreciated.

    Regards Paul.
     
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    The Samsung KS8000 would be my choice out of the 2. Although the Samsung is edge lit (meaning black bars when watching a movie in HDR aren't quite the blackest black you will see), there is a huge flaw with the Panasonic that most reviews don't seem to mention. When watching something bright against a black background, you see horrendous blocks of light around the object.
     
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    Why does it rate so highly then, surely it's just certain sets and the majority are ok?

    But I am steering towards the Samsung despite losing a bit of faith with them after my JS9000 and even my S7 Edge issues.
     
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    If you read many reviews they state that Panasonics local dimming engine isn't the best. I have seen numerous DX902's that all have the same problem (I install them).
    I wouldn't let the edge 7 scandal put you off as its a completely separate division within the company. Buy from a reputable dealer with a decent warranty and you will be fine
     
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    Cheers Andy, any other models you would recommend. I could stretch budget to the 65 LG B6 but the higher input lag for online gaming could be an issue.
     
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    The Sony XD9305 is worth a look, so long as you don't sit at an extreme angle to the TV.
    The lag on the LG isn't unplayable but if you play a lot of online shooters, nothing can touch the Samsung for its lowest input lag
     
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    I'm veering towards the KS. Some mention of IR on the LG B6 with static images, so gaming with its huds and scoreboards could cause issues.

    The fact that the KS scores so high in reviews and has a free UHD player is kind of swaying it for me. Cheers for the help Andy.
     
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    No problem at all. Do let ,e know what you decide and your thoughts on whichever TV you get
     
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    Will do pal. Cheers.
     
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    Hi Andy received my 65ks8000 on Monday got it all wall mounted and looking nice and tidy. Put a film on the 4k player last night, got called down for my tea by the missus and when I went back upstairs the screen saver on the player had kicked in. What do you think ?? IMG_fjfgw9.jpeg
     
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    That can be quite normal on an extreme test such as that. What's it like under normal watching conditions? Try turning the micro dimming down a notch or 2 to minimise blooming like this
     
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    I've decided I'm sticking with it had a mess around at dinnertime I put smart led down to low, if that's what you mean by micro dimming. Any other settings I could alter. General TV viewing is fine. Just about to try Force Awakens on Bluray.
     
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    How are you getting on with using it for gaming? Remember you need to put the backlight to max for HDR games (usually 12-14 for non-HDR). I usually have the dynamic contrast at medium also.
     
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    Yeah it's amazing automatically bumps hdr upto 20. Still waiting for the hdr patch for Battlefield 1 as that already looks unbelievable on the PRO.
     

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