New here, did a Google search on the S1 vs V10, and the exact thoughts that Ive had stuck in my head for days now, were posted already! I found a great thread, but it was over 130+ days old, so I figured I would start a new one...
I'm personally torn between the following Plasma's, and I've included my personal Pro / Con opinions. Would love to hear what some true videophiles have to say. I'm tired of reading paid for reviews on the bigger named review sites.60 Pioneer Kuro 6020
: Super Clear CON
: Very Dim58 Panasonic V10
: Very Clear, yet Warm CON
: Backordered from Panasonic, and I don't trust online stores to deliver in one piece, and don't feel like waiting 6 weeks for a TV, unless it's a far superior 2010 secret model I don't know about! 58 Panasonic S1
: Price, Picture is pretty clear CON
: For some reason, side by side, same settings (both cinema mode) the 58 looked noticeably clearer than the 65 (from about 15 ft away) - I have yet to see a 65" that looks as good as a 58"... but would love one if it existed!58" Samsung 860
- I personally think (in my local Best Buy's Magnolia store) that the 58" Samsung 860 was the best all around picture, however, I went through 2 sets already trying to get one that doesn't have the infamous BUZZ! Omg, so very annoying the picture on it is clear, nice colors, and bright, but not too bright
Also, I have a question about Professional Calibration --- Does it do anything for clarity and brightness? ...or is it just adjusting the color temperatures, etc according to the surrounding lighting conditions, etc. I don't mind spending some money for something I'm really going to enjoy, however, I hate blowing even $1 out of principal on hype and myths...My Stuff:A/V Receiver:
Harman Kardon AVR247 7.1 ReceiverSurround Sound:
Jamo ACS Satellite Surround Sound System (sounds amazing for the $300 I spent on them --- I know there's much better out there, but until I get a dedicated home theater room, I'm waiting for a big move in that arena
- I have Dynaudio Components in my car, and will probably go with them when I make this move!)Watching Movies:
Bluray/PS3 >> I was recently told that the PS3 isn't the best source for Blu Ray? I thought everybody licenses the same Blu Ray Technology from Sony?Watching Regular TV:
I'm using Rocket Fish HDMI's. I've read a signal is a signal when it comes to HDMI's? (I purchased a $150 Monster HDMI Cable along with a Monster power surge protector / line conditioner, and it did absolutely nothing. I returned it the same day)
-- Would love to hear of any recommendations if any, for me to improve my current setup? Thanks in advance!