Samsung B8000/B8050 worth it over B7000?

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  1. Shadowsoul

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    Hello everyone, I am just about to lay my hands on a new TV and have been looking at the B7020 for quite some time now.
    However the B8050 had to show up and make it hard for me, so i have a simple question:

    Does anyone know how they compare to eachother for picture quality?

    From what i understand the 8000 would have slightly (much?) better interpolation and responsetimes, as well as a theoretical higher dynamic contrast.
    The problem for me (in Sweden) is that the 8000 is about 25% more expensive, which ups the cost quite a bit when you consider that the 7000 costs just above £2000.

    All input is deeply appreciated!

    /Linus
     
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    The 8000 has a refresh rate of 200hz compared to the 100hz of the 7000 so if your watch a lot of fast action then it should be better, the reviews of it are good but still has a bit of issue with backlight bleed on the realy dark pictures.
    Im not sure as to what other improvements there are over the 7000 tho?
     
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    Where did you hear it has backlight bleed on really dark pictures please?
     
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    most lcds suffer from some back light bleed and these new led lit tvs can show this problem. I have the 7 series and when showing a a realy dark image you can notice a bot of clouding. However i have played about with the settings and i can hardly notice it and in normal viewing you dont even notice it.

    I love my 7 series tv and i dont think the 8 series is worth paying an extra 25%for. As for the 200hz i feel you will hardly use it, i have the 100hz set at the lowest setting and i am happy with that.
     
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    ah sorry my mistake, what i meant was patchiness, thought that was classed as backlight bleed as the its extra light bleeding through, didnt realise it just meant at the edges:oops:
     
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    yes its patches of white light you can see on a dark screen, you could also see this on most lcd screens, my tv does have this problem, however after i calibrated the tv you can hardly see it and i dont even notice it when watching movies etc.
     

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