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  1. Nov 11, 2016 #81 of 119
    thyname

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    No I am not. To explain:

    Samsung has this program with several employers called EPP (employee perks program), which discounts many Samsung products. My employer is one of them. Just got lucky, that's all. The price of this TV was discounted when I happened to check the offers.
     
  2. Nov 11, 2016 #82 of 119
    thyname

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    KU is different than KS series. Completely different. KS is the SUHD series with HDR and all. Series 8xxx and up. KU is not even close to the quality of the KS series. I got the UN65KS8500

    Edit: I am BJ member too (and Costco). Their version of KS8500 (it is called KS850D) will be a little less than $1,500 on Black Friday. Good price, although about $250 more than I got mine for.
     
  3. Nov 11, 2016 #83 of 119
    Rich

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    Would not take that if it were free. Let me explain my feelings: I had a couple of the Samsung 6000 4K sets last year and they juddered and the PQ wasn't what I expected. I gave up on them quickly and returned them. I was disappointed. I hope my original post didn't offend anyone.

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  4. Nov 11, 2016 #84 of 119
    Rich

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    Man, I'll say you were. Good for you. My corrupt side just kicked in...naw...

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  5. Nov 11, 2016 #85 of 119
    Rich

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    Ahh, I didn't notice that. Good catch!

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  6. Nov 11, 2016 #86 of 119
    MysteryMan

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    No offense taken. I posted that info for those who may be interested. I prefer Sony and am very satisfied with my XBR-55X900C.
     
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  7. Nov 12, 2016 #87 of 119
    TheRatPatrol

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    Whats the difference between UHD and SUHD?
     
  8. Nov 12, 2016 #88 of 119
    slice1900

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    Marketing.
     
  9. Nov 12, 2016 #89 of 119
    Rich

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    What slice1900 said. I have no idea how much of a difference HDR makes, don't have one of those sets. Perhaps someone with an HDR set can explain? Huh. To make a valid comparison someone would have to have experience with both, I would think.

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    MysteryMan

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    UHD is the official TV industry term for Ultra High Definition. SUHD is Samsung's brand name for it's new range of Ultra HDTVs.
     
  12. Nov 12, 2016 #92 of 119
    thyname

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    Yes. Definitely a marketing term. BUT.... huge difference in performance between regular UHD Samsung TVs (KU series) and SUHD (KS series 8xxx and up).

    From my own experience, extensive over the past two years I might add.

    Here is actually a good article (and easy to understand) from CNET:

    https://www.cnet.com/news/what-is-samsung-suhd/



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  13. Nov 13, 2016 #93 of 119
    slice1900

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    Well sure, a company is going to attach their bull**** marketing names to their higher end stuff. They call it SUHD to imply it is some sort of actual standard like UHD, only better. Yeah, a wider color gamut is nice but SUHD is nowhere close to BT.2020, which is probably what we'll eventually settle on in a few years once it becomes possible to actually manufacture a TV with a color gamut that wide. Maybe Samsung will call those SSUHD :sure:
     
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  14. Nov 13, 2016 #94 of 119
    thyname

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    Speaking of BT.2020:

    http://www.rtings.com/tv/tests/picture-quality/wide-color-gamut-rec-709-dci-p3-rec-2020?uxtv=1951



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  15. Nov 13, 2016 #95 of 119
    fleckrj

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    In theory, HDR should make a bigger difference than 4K, but since there is no content, no one can verify that it does.

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  16. Nov 13, 2016 #96 of 119
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    Thanks for the information guys. I guess I'm going to wait longer before buying one.
     
  17. Nov 13, 2016 #97 of 119
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    OTA is working on ATSC 3.0. WRAL Raleigh is doing 4K HDR on an experimental channel...
     
  18. Nov 13, 2016 #98 of 119
    thyname

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    There is no content? Hopefully you are talking about broadcasts (DirecTV and others). True - no HDR content on those.

    Plenty of HDR content, Amazon Video, Netflix, Vudu, and all 4K discs if you have a 4K/UHD player.

    HDR makes a difference (rather than just 4K) if you have the proper tv. I am very happy with my 65" Sammy KS8500


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  19. Nov 13, 2016 #99 of 119
    thyname

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    If you keep thinking like that, you will end up never buying anything. There is always next year for improved gadgets and electronics....

    This period of the year is pretty much the best time to get a tv price-wise.


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    Just like the old days of modems. Package said 56k, but FCC says no more then 53k.
     

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