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|03-25-2012 03:19 PM|
|markeyjo||dont know why this isnt getting more love...I ordered it a couple days ago...SD|
|03-22-2012 01:35 PM|
In any case, at worst the panels are not "significantly" better (*maybe* "slightly" better would be more accurate) - and at best, they're exactly the same...
|03-22-2012 12:26 PM|
I'm not trying to dump on this deal. Like I said, for a NIB item, this seems like a decent deal. I am just trying enlighten anyone not aware of the other options. And some people will NEVER buy anything that's openbox/refurb/etc, so I realize these options are definitely not for them. It's just that I didn't know about the huge discounts possible on model year clearance TVs until someone made a post last year about Searsoutlet.com. So I'm just sharing some good-will. If the risk of openbox/refurb isn't for you, so be it. For me it's a no-brainer (just make sure you can return it if it sucks and/or that you have manufacturer's warranty - then there's basically zero risk). The only catch is that it definitely takes a little bit of work to find the deal you want. Usually deals like I'm talking about (deep discounts on high ticket items) are very short in supply. So it's something you have to do your homework on, research exactly what options will work for you, and know exactly what your "buy-it-now" price is for each option. Then you just have to be patient, search for a deal yourself, then once you find it, you have to jump on quick. Anyway, that's my 2c. Hope it helps someone.
|03-22-2012 12:06 PM|
As for the differences between the D7000 vs D7900/8000: they're limited to Micro Dimming vs Micro Dimming Plus (a little extra hardware for controlling the LED backlight array - but to my understanding, array's themselves are the same), Total Contrast (15m:1 vs 25m:1), Clear Motion Rate (720 vs 960), and aesthetic bezel. After seeing the real world performance of the D7000 & D8000, I can say for me, the Micro Dimming Plus & added contrast ratio made no noticeable difference. The blacks levels and uniformity on my UN55D7000 H303 panel are unbelievable - infinitely better than the Panasonic G10 plasma it replaced. So I'm sure the D7900 will be a great TV for anyone who wants one. I just couldn't justify spending more than $100 more for those extra features that weren't important to ME.
|03-22-2012 09:34 AM|
|03-22-2012 09:00 AM|
|mcpaulyb||There was a better deal for the 8000 the other day. Same specs, but comes with glasses.|
|03-22-2012 08:31 AM|
|03-22-2012 08:28 AM|
|03-22-2012 08:24 AM|
|03-22-2012 08:22 AM|
As for the deal itself.. I guess it's a decent one for a NIB product. But FWIW, I got a very YMMV deal on a D7000 TV a few weeks back. Warehouse deals had it for $1,342 - $67 (Chase 5%) = $1,275. Then I got lucky, and there was no power cord in the box. So I called Amazon, and they gave me an additional 10% refund (which I was more than happy with, but I'm guessing that came off my original purchase price (chipping away some of my cash rewards). The bottom line is my OTD price ended up being ~$1,150 (just by dumb luck). The TV is in perfect shape, and registered through Samsung just fine too, a full 15 month manufacturer warranty.
My point is not that this is a bad deal. Like I said, it's probably a decent deal for a NIB product; and I just got lucky more than anything with my price on a D7000. But the point is that you can certainly shave ~$500 off of the low retail prices on these high end TVs if you're willing to shop around the open box sources (Warehouse deals, Searsoutlet, Big Box Stores floor models, etc). Maybe I'll save someone a few bucks.
|03-22-2012 08:21 AM|
|JRJR||Good point. I'll amend that post.|
|03-22-2012 08:10 AM|
|03-22-2012 08:09 AM|
|corrupt2k||I think the glasses are ~$100 each (the active BT enabled glasses that are compatible with this TV). I think the bezel is slightly different colored and a tad bit larger on the 7900.|
|03-22-2012 08:03 AM|
|nasaboy007||How different is the bezel between this one and the 8000 and how much are the 3d glasses individually? (That seems to be the only difference, unless there are others...?)|
|03-22-2012 07:47 AM|
|JRJR||Using the Chase Freedom MC would net you 4.3917% which is better than the 3% the Chase Amazon VISA would net you, but only if you have not spent anything on other qualifying purchases this quarter.|
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