Summary: I returned my LM96000 and got the LA8600. Te main reason was the integrated camera and the faster streaming. I'm a heavy skype user and it does make a difference, I did not feel any difference between the 480 Hz refresh rate of the 9600 anf the 240 Hz of the 8600 The rest of the features are almost identical The looks: 10 out of 10 score. It looks really nice: So slim, the chrome frame and stand are very high quality and really impressive. Picture Quality is fantastic.