Originally Posted by thebishman
I have checked out the Samsung 22D5000 and was pretty impressed with it. Couldn't find the remote to hear what the speakers sounded like unfortunately. I am now trying to find out opinions on the LG 22" led panel. Any thoughts?
Okay, i have both right now and i can tell you, the sammy picture is crystal clear, amazing. But imo, the colors, seriously, suck (pardon my language). I know a lot of people are raving the tv, but the un22d5003's random interpretation of color is quite astonishing. Sometimes it's perfectly normal, and then in another scene skin or whatever could look absolutely horrible. I even bought the Disney Wow, made adjustments, but the color issue remained.
The LG picture has a lot of picture noise compared to the sammy, because it's a 1366 x 768 so it has to scale or something, but the color is much more reliable. To clarify when i say a lot of picture noise, i mean very clearly noticeable to anyone who would look at it if it's side by side to the samsung, but its dealable, doesn't make the picture poor in any way. If you go to any best buy and see them both together, you'll see it right away. Viewing angle is a little better on the LG.
When watching ABC's The Bachelor in HDTV, they have all these amazing nature scenes and to view them on the sammy is an utter delight because of the clarity. (but then enter the people and the dresses, oh man, crazy, yellow tinted people, peach, overly tan, ugh, on HGTV walls, just the silliest colors compared to the LG or Sammy 19a650. but maybe only to someone is fussy about color?
of course, jmo; everyone here seems to like the sammy. But funnily enough, i think it was television.info or whatever site that was, said the same thing about the color on the sammy and the picture noise on the LG, so i think i am not just going nuts.
the sound on the sammy is better. (well, better on the 5003, i can't speak for the sound on the 5000. the 5003 has 5w x 2 and the 5000 has 3w x 2)
update: okay, keeping the samsung, the picture noise on the LG was making even more irritated than the color issues on the sammy.