Originally Posted by DevilDog151
Im a plasma guy too. I currently own a Pioneer Kuro PDP-5020. I have to say after viewing this tv in best buy today I was really impressed with the black levels and picture quality. They had it right next to the Sharp 732u (same tv except with quatron yellow pixel) and the difference was minimal. Definitely not worth the $800 price difference. This tv is a great buy for this price point.
I went and bought this from Costco this evening...price is in the "Great Found Deals" thread. As I said previously, I've been a die-hard plasma guy, and was going to upgrade my 58" Sammy to a 64" D7000...then the bottom fell out of the price for this, and I decided to make the move to LCD to get 70" at this price point.
In Costco, the 632 was right next to the 733 (Costco's 732), and there was no apparent difference to me. And my GF strongly preferred the matte screen to the glossy screens of the plasmas and some other LCD's. I have always preferred a glossy screen, but have to say that the matte is growing on me...really nice not to have the reflections.
I'm watching this now, and am impressed. It's "different" from my plasma, but not "worse"...just different. And I set it up straight out-of-the-box with zero adjustments...other than changing from "Standard" to "Movie." We watched Modern Family on "Standard," and I definitely noticed the Soap Opera Effect, which was a bit disconcerting on a 70" screen. Now watching Survivor, after switching to "Movie," and it darkened and softened it a bit. The SOE seems reduced, which may be a function of "Movie," and also from getting used to it.
I plan on reading through the 732 thread to find some various, recommended settings for the 632, as I plan on tweaking it as best I can to optimize the colors, soften the sharpness, etc. That said, can anyone recommend some specific post numbers with good settings for the 632?
I'm looking forward to watching football on this all day tomorrow, and seeing how that looks, and playing with the settings throughout. Have not even tried out any Blu-Rays yet...
Again, the picture and colors, straight out-of-the-box, are impressive, and I am quite happy with it. And the 70" size...just...WOW!! That's a game-changer for me...the bigger size makes a huge difference.
Looking forward to hearing about other stories, settings, pluses and minuses, etc. Good luck!!