Is the Film mode added in the Motion settings? I noticed this option was not there when I was using the TV before, this is the judder removal for 24p content. Without this option I'm pretty sure there's no judder removal/48Hz on this set. I haven't used the set enough to be sure but seems like it, which is another deal killer. That, the dumb dark corners, the extremely poor viewing angle (I mean viewing angle is not too important to me but this is really poor), and the really low # of LD zones...doesn't really seem like it's that great for the money.
Welp I missed all the TCL sales in US, and while I probably should have snagged the refurb 55R615 for $300 USD...I didn't as they sold out Good news is the 55H8F came down to $350 at US Best Buy (today only I think). Sadly while the 50H8F came down finally only to $329 which is totally not worth it given the 55 is $30 more. I was able to checkout with one on the site, with store pickup in Port Huron. Going to MI next weekend so will pull it back across with an exemption Came to $370 USD with the state tax, so around $500 CAD all-in. The same set in Canada (55H8809) has come down again to $550 but only at [Canadian] Best Lie, Visions; Costblow still doesn't have it back in stock and I never seen it any Costco store, unfortunately. Buying in US is still saving me about $120 after taxes, so I'm happy with that. Not gonna get the cool Costco warranty but whatevs, it's a cheap TV anyhow.ES_Revenge wrote: ↑I should have bought the 55H8809 for $50 more and not looked back. Instead I got this and though I do like the set I'm about 99% sure it is going back. Thing that sucks is you can't get a 55H8809 for that price anymore ($550) because Costco doesn't have it any longer and every where that does, is asking $600 for it In the US (55H8F) it's $400 at Best Lie and $370 at BJ's (I think it's $350 if you have a membership but I'm not sure because I don't). But then running through some calculations, that means it's about the same price--$550 CAD after conversion. Only thing is if you stay 2 days you'll get exempted out of the tax but not sure when I'm gonna do that again...
I'm quite confident the H8F/H8809 will be the better TV but since I still have the Q8809 and still have a while to return it, I'm gonna compare the two directly after I get the H8F, and see how they compare. My bet is already on the Q8809 going back to Costco though.
In any event I'm not sure how this TV commands the reg. price of $650 CAD as it just isn't worth that IMO. The Q7809 (which is apparently the exact same set) is back on sale for $498 at Walmart BTW.
Finally, for those that want to wait a little longer, the H8G will be coming in/after March...it will have better brightness than the H8F (not a huge bit but brighter) and more zones--I think the 65H8G will have 90 zones whereas the 65H8F was 60--so probably safe to assume something like 40-50% more zones across the sizes. I don't expect it will get cheap until year-end though, so would be a long wait for a good deal on one, most likely.
In the higher-end [Hisense] the H9G will have a 120Hz panel, up to 180 zones, and 1000 nits (not fabulous but pretty decent brightness). They do have the dual-panel (ULED XD) set coming, the XD9G, but likely not until 4th quarter and that will definitely be a premium-priced TV.