It is currently Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:17 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 23 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Hilarious reviews on Amazon for the Samsung 85" ultra HD tv
PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:49 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:23 pm
Posts: 1890
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-UN85S9-85 ... op?ie=UTF8


Some very helpful reviews! :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hilarious reviews on Amazon for the Samsung 85" ultra HD
PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:58 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:12 pm
Posts: 4557
Those were funny. I actually just got a 65" ultra high def 4k on Friday.

Some things look fantastic.

I think I liked my plasma better though.

Not sure I'm on board with LED.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hilarious reviews on Amazon for the Samsung 85" ultra HD
PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:04 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:46 pm
Posts: 1150
955876 wrote:
Those were funny. I actually just got a 65" ultra high def 4k on Friday.

Some things look fantastic.

I think I liked my plasma better though.

Not sure I'm on board with LED.


Plasma is superior picture quality.

I fear burn in. I know it's a small risk. But if I'm spending thousands on a tv, it better do what I say, not vice versa. I like leaving my tv on whatever and not worrying.

_________________
Fire Tomlin.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hilarious reviews on Amazon for the Samsung 85" ultra HD
PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:54 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:12 pm
Posts: 4557
I had burn in issues two years in with my Samsung plasma. Held on another year and a half with it because I knew I had 4 year warranty.

Typically don't buy extended warranty but damn glad I did in this case.

OLED is the newest thing and has a rich plasma like picture. A better picture even.

And no burn in issues.

Problem is biggest they come at present is 55". My plasma was 58" and I wasn't going down in size.

Plus I read that some OLEDs are experiences some loss of brightness after just 1,000 hours. Too new for me to jump in.

I'm hoping when 4k content starts coming out I won't miss the plasma. Wife thinks I'm crazy. She likes the new tv better.

There is a look about LEDs I just am not fond of.

Plasmas are pretty much a dead tech though. Won't be made in 4k and many companies are no longer manufacturing.

Matter if fact, mine was just supposed to be repaired. Got a call a week later saying the part is no longer being made so I could swap it out for another or pick a more expensive tv and get a credit then pay the difference.

Some went. With the ultra-high def


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hilarious reviews on Amazon for the Samsung 85" ultra HD
PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:05 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:14 pm
Posts: 3512
Location: Upstate NY
Holy shit those we're great!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

+1 man.

_________________
#CdnSteelerFanStrong


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hilarious reviews on Amazon for the Samsung 85" ultra HD
PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:41 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:59 am
Posts: 1522
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Those are great. :lol:

_________________
It's not the dress that makes you look fat, it's the FAT that makes you look fat.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hilarious reviews on Amazon for the Samsung 85" ultra HD
PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:04 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:36 pm
Posts: 3565
If you think those are good, you should read about the Haribo Sugar Free Gummy Bears (5 pound bag):

http://www.amazon.com/Haribo-SUGAR-Classic-Gummi-Bears/product-reviews/B006J1FBLM/ref=dpx_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hilarious reviews on Amazon for the Samsung 85" ultra HD
PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:15 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:23 pm
Posts: 1890
The Pierogi wrote:
If you think those are good, you should read about the Haribo Sugar Free Gummy Bears (5 pound bag):

http://www.amazon.com/Haribo-SUGAR-Classic-Gummi-Bears/product-reviews/B006J1FBLM/ref=dpx_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1



Fucking hilarious :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hilarious reviews on Amazon for the Samsung 85" ultra HD
PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:43 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:45 pm
Posts: 14679
955876 wrote:
Those were funny. I actually just got a 65" ultra high def 4k on Friday.

Some things look fantastic.

I think I liked my plasma better though.

Not sure I'm on board with LED.

Bad thing about plasma is you can't play video games or you risk burning the image into the screen. And what I've learned is that over time because of the immense heat generated by plasma the TV becomes darker as it gets older. Not the same nice lighted picture it was when I first brought it home 3 years ago. I don't have an LED yet. Next on the list TV type I plan to buy though.

_________________
#CdnSteelerFanStrong


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hilarious reviews on Amazon for the Samsung 85" ultra HD
PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:52 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:36 pm
Posts: 3565
Anyone have any experience with those curved screen ultra-High-Def TVs? I saw a commercial for one the other day and couldn't figure out the appeal.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hilarious reviews on Amazon for the Samsung 85" ultra HD
PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:29 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:35 pm
Posts: 225
Rotflmao thanks for the link!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hilarious reviews on Amazon for the Samsung 85" ultra HD
PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:10 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:12 pm
Posts: 4557
The Pierogi wrote:
Anyone have any experience with those curved screen ultra-High-Def TVs? I saw a commercial for one the other day and couldn't figure out the appeal.


I talked with a guy at Best Buy about it. He said the curve allows for better viewing from angles when not sitting directly in front of the TV.

Also said that visually it helps make the TV appear larger.

Just passing along what I was told.

However, when the delivery guys came with my TV I was talking to him about those and asked if he's delivering a lot of them and he said he actually has been picking them up because of returns and people not happy with them.

For what it's worth.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hilarious reviews on Amazon for the Samsung 85" ultra HD
PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:13 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:12 pm
Posts: 4557
Steelafan77 wrote:
955876 wrote:
Those were funny. I actually just got a 65" ultra high def 4k on Friday.

Some things look fantastic.

I think I liked my plasma better though.

Not sure I'm on board with LED.

Bad thing about plasma is you can't play video games or you risk burning the image into the screen. And what I've learned is that over time because of the immense heat generated by plasma the TV becomes darker as it gets older. Not the same nice lighted picture it was when I first brought it home 3 years ago. I don't have an LED yet. Next on the list TV type I plan to buy though.


When I bought my plasma I was told the half life was like 10 years or 80,000 hours before that would happen.

Burn in within 2 years and I babied that thing. Always on people for leaving shit paused, having the tv on and not watching it etc.

A Blue Ray movie + plasma is an awesome combo though. There is a look about film on an LCD/LED that I'm just not fond of. Something I'll have to get used to I suppose as Plasma is going to be gone soon.

I do have to say, Steelers game looked amazing yesterday on the 65" LED.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hilarious reviews on Amazon for the Samsung 85" ultra HD
PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:34 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:36 pm
Posts: 3565
955876 wrote:
The Pierogi wrote:
Anyone have any experience with those curved screen ultra-High-Def TVs? I saw a commercial for one the other day and couldn't figure out the appeal.


I talked with a guy at Best Buy about it. He said the curve allows for better viewing from angles when not sitting directly in front of the TV.

Also said that visually it helps make the TV appear larger.

Just passing along what I was told.

However, when the delivery guys came with my TV I was talking to him about those and asked if he's delivering a lot of them and he said he actually has been picking them up because of returns and people not happy with them.

For what it's worth.


I had guessed the viewing angles thing might have been part of the rationale, but I don't really see the appeal. Seems like more of a gimmick than anything.

I'll probably be due for a new TV in the next year or two, so I'm sure 4K Ultra High Def will be more common, and hopefully less expensive, at that point.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hilarious reviews on Amazon for the Samsung 85" ultra HD
PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:53 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:12 pm
Posts: 4557
In two years they definitely should.

What will be interesting is to see where OLED is in two years.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hilarious reviews on Amazon for the Samsung 85" ultra HD
PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:38 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:54 pm
Posts: 4311
I'm a bit home theater crazy...to the point I had Kevin Miller (a calibration guru) calibrate my Pioneer Kuro Plasma...which is still arguably the best consumer TV made even 5 years later. Plasma is miles ahead of LED...which is actually just LCD tweaked. LED viewing angles are poor, they don't handle motion well, and contrast ratio is bad. They only excel for video games and bright rooms.

Some LED are good if they have local dimming but that is pretty rare. If you need 4k right away, you're only choice is led. However if you can wait, OLED is the way to go. LG has one coming out this winter for 7k. I believe it is 65 inches.

Curved TVs are a gimmick literally started by a few Japanese execs brainstorming how to differentiate. They are terrible and distort the picture. They will die a quick death.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hilarious reviews on Amazon for the Samsung 85" ultra HD
PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:03 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:12 pm
Posts: 4557
Agreed Franco. My wife and kids think I'm crazy when I sat on the couch and told them I was seriously thinking bout taking back the brand new TV I just had delivered.

I've argued with my father in law and some others over the years bout Plasma vs LCD/LED.

My new TV looks awesome but I'm hung up on the plasma look. I have a couple weeks. Going to watch some blue rays this week. If I hate the look the TV may just go back for a plasma

Problem is, I looked for Panasonic (supposedly the gold standard of Plasma) and they re totally out of the market. Not sure I want to buy another Samsung plasma as my first one didn't last for shit.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hilarious reviews on Amazon for the Samsung 85" ultra HD
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:09 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:34 am
Posts: 5665
955876 wrote:
Steelafan77 wrote:
955876 wrote:
Those were funny. I actually just got a 65" ultra high def 4k on Friday.

Some things look fantastic.

I think I liked my plasma better though.

Not sure I'm on board with LED.

Bad thing about plasma is you can't play video games or you risk burning the image into the screen. And what I've learned is that over time because of the immense heat generated by plasma the TV becomes darker as it gets older. Not the same nice lighted picture it was when I first brought it home 3 years ago. I don't have an LED yet. Next on the list TV type I plan to buy though.


When I bought my plasma I was told the half life was like 10 years or 80,000 hours before that would happen.

Burn in within 2 years and I babied that thing. Always on people for leaving shit paused, having the tv on and not watching it etc.

A Blue Ray movie + plasma is an awesome combo though. There is a look about film on an LCD/LED that I'm just not fond of. Something I'll have to get used to I suppose as Plasma is going to be gone soon.

I do have to say, Steelers game looked amazing yesterday on the 65" LED.


I think I know what you mean by the look of LED. A friend of mine bought on when they first came out a few years ago. We were watching the movie Hoosiers and I immediately noticed the difference. Its hard to describe, but its almost like you're watching the movie sitting on the set of the movie. It almost looks fake. Like I said, hard to describe. But I did hear one time there was a way to change that look under the settings on the tv.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hilarious reviews on Amazon for the Samsung 85" ultra HD
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:44 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:12 pm
Posts: 4557
That fake look is exactly what I'm talking about.

My wife thinks it looks better that way. But she's a chick so what does she know about how a tv is supposed to look... :o

I'm torn and frustrated on this. Didn't want to go plasma again because they are being phased out but not super happy on the shit I just got and spent good $$$ on.

Going back to BB today to see what they have in terms of plasma. Not going to switch if all they have is a lower end plasma that's an older model they are still trying to unload.

I might jump on a Panasonic if they still have one since they aren't being made any longer.

Decisions decisions....


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hilarious reviews on Amazon for the Samsung 85" ultra HD
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:06 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:53 am
Posts: 65
My damn plasma went down at noon on New Year's Day as I was cooking a feast to watch football. I was so pissed I bought an LED and your right, when I watch movies it looks fake. Its like watching some bad soap opera. Sports seems fine but I prefer plasma all around.

I think you can understand my anger with the plasma going down on New Year's Day.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hilarious reviews on Amazon for the Samsung 85" ultra HD
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:12 pm
Posts: 4557
steelinatl wrote:
My damn plasma went down at noon on New Year's Day as I was cooking a feast to watch football. I was so pissed I bought an LED and your right, when I watch movies it looks fake. Its like watching some bad soap opera. Sports seems fine but I prefer plasma all around.

I think you can understand my anger with the plasma going down on New Year's Day.


Well, you "only" missed some college ball... :lol:

But ya, I'd be pissed too. My TV was delivered this past Friday. Was assured my new surround sound was getting delivered Friday as well. So I took the old stuff all part and packed it away. Surround didn't come and I didn't feel like setting up the old stuff with the new.

So has to watch football on Sunday with, gulp, big screen TV speakers...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hilarious reviews on Amazon for the Samsung 85" ultra HD
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:36 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:34 pm
Posts: 24358
My all-time favorite. I could have written it myself (even with the same name- my daughter's name is Amanda):

Quote:
My wife and I bought this after selling our daughter Amanda into white slavery. We actually got a refurbished. It's missing the remote, but oh well-- for $10K off, I can afford a universal, right? The picture is amazing. I've never seen the world with such clarity.

Amanda, if you're reading this, hang in there, honey! We'll see you in a year.

*****

I just wanted to add an addendum to my review. Since posting it, we have received a flood of responses. People have said some pretty hurtful things--even questioning our values. Let me assure you, this was not an easy decision to make, and we made it as a family. Obviously, it's very personal. But in light of all the second-guessing, I wanted to explain our thinking.

First and foremost, screen size. I really think you can't go too big. 85" may seem huge, but you get used to it fast. Second, resolution. Is 4K overkill? Please, that's what they said about 1080P! More dots = better. Period. And as far as this being a $40,000 "dumb" TV, people need to re-read my initial post: WE BOUGHT IT REFURBISHED. It was only $30,000.

Some of you may think I'm avoiding the "elephant in the room"-the real reason why this was such a heart-wrenching choice. So let's just get it out there. Yes, the 120 Hz refresh rate is a disappointment, especially on a 4K. But life is full of compromises. And frankly, we hardly notice. All in all, no regrets.

P.S., as for our daughter, NO ONE has the right to question our parenting. Totally out of bounds. Amanda was going into 7th grade, so it was going to be a transitional year anyway. Now she gets to see the world. How many kids her age get to go to Bahrain? I sure as heck didn't, but you don't hear me screaming "child abuse." Bottom line: MYOB! Seriously.

*****

Has it been a year already? Wow! I guess that's what 8 hours a day of immersive TV will do for you! Many of you have expressed your eagerness for an update. Well, here goes.

Generally, the Samsung has held up beautifully. We have noticed a little bit of lag, mostly in multi-player gaming--but not enough to cost us any firefights. There have been some issues up-imaging low rez content, but that's to be expected when you early-adopt--we're still "waiting on the world to change," as John Mayer would say (gosh he's talented.) On the plus side, we feel like we are now officially part of the cast of GOT. The other night Peg almost had to open a window to let Daenerys' dragons fly out!

And you'll all be happy to know our darling Amanda is back with us, safe and sound. She has changed a little. She's less talkative than before (though she had some choice words for me when I asked her to clean her room). And she's started wearing eye make-up, which has Peg a bit concerned. But welcome to thirteen, I guess. We're just glad to have her home. And she loves the TV. That's the main thing. In fact, she spends so much time in front of it lately, you'd swear she owns it.

_________________
“A set of several simple rules leads to complex, intelligent behavior. While a set of complex rules often leads to dumb and primitive behavior.”


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hilarious reviews on Amazon for the Samsung 85" ultra HD
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:55 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:23 pm
Posts: 1890
Jeemie wrote:
My all-time favorite. I could have written it myself (even with the same name- my daughter's name is Amanda):

Quote:
My wife and I bought this after selling our daughter Amanda into white slavery. We actually got a refurbished. It's missing the remote, but oh well-- for $10K off, I can afford a universal, right? The picture is amazing. I've never seen the world with such clarity.

Amanda, if you're reading this, hang in there, honey! We'll see you in a year.

*****

I just wanted to add an addendum to my review. Since posting it, we have received a flood of responses. People have said some pretty hurtful things--even questioning our values. Let me assure you, this was not an easy decision to make, and we made it as a family. Obviously, it's very personal. But in light of all the second-guessing, I wanted to explain our thinking.

First and foremost, screen size. I really think you can't go too big. 85" may seem huge, but you get used to it fast. Second, resolution. Is 4K overkill? Please, that's what they said about 1080P! More dots = better. Period. And as far as this being a $40,000 "dumb" TV, people need to re-read my initial post: WE BOUGHT IT REFURBISHED. It was only $30,000.

Some of you may think I'm avoiding the "elephant in the room"-the real reason why this was such a heart-wrenching choice. So let's just get it out there. Yes, the 120 Hz refresh rate is a disappointment, especially on a 4K. But life is full of compromises. And frankly, we hardly notice. All in all, no regrets.

P.S., as for our daughter, NO ONE has the right to question our parenting. Totally out of bounds. Amanda was going into 7th grade, so it was going to be a transitional year anyway. Now she gets to see the world. How many kids her age get to go to Bahrain? I sure as heck didn't, but you don't hear me screaming "child abuse." Bottom line: MYOB! Seriously.

*****

Has it been a year already? Wow! I guess that's what 8 hours a day of immersive TV will do for you! Many of you have expressed your eagerness for an update. Well, here goes.

Generally, the Samsung has held up beautifully. We have noticed a little bit of lag, mostly in multi-player gaming--but not enough to cost us any firefights. There have been some issues up-imaging low rez content, but that's to be expected when you early-adopt--we're still "waiting on the world to change," as John Mayer would say (gosh he's talented.) On the plus side, we feel like we are now officially part of the cast of GOT. The other night Peg almost had to open a window to let Daenerys' dragons fly out!

And you'll all be happy to know our darling Amanda is back with us, safe and sound. She has changed a little. She's less talkative than before (though she had some choice words for me when I asked her to clean her room). And she's started wearing eye make-up, which has Peg a bit concerned. But welcome to thirteen, I guess. We're just glad to have her home. And she loves the TV. That's the main thing. In fact, she spends so much time in front of it lately, you'd swear she owns it.



I also thought this was the best and most original one myself, though there are some other really funny ones in there :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 23 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
FORUM RULES --- PRIVACY POLICY




Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group