hi folks. a couple of things.
i now realize that people move back and forth between different forums sites, so you may already have ready this on **************, but, if not:
it's from robert zohn, who will also be kindly providing calibration info at some point on the PZ950.
"LG's PZ950's overall design is very nice. It enjoys the monolithic single sheet of glass with a thin overhanging clear edge with a silver accent on the top side and the price makes it a very excellent value. But the performance lags behind Samsungs D7000 and D8000 and even further behind Panasonic's ST30.
Ultimately every consumer has to make up there own mind on the budget and performance they can accept. Unquestionably, the VT30 clearly stands out as the performance leader in the crowd.
and then in response to question about how/where the PZ950 lags behind:
"Mostly in black level and also in detail. Samsung's D8000 and Panasonic's ST30, GT30 and VT30 have what I would guess is better internal video processing and much deeper black level. If you just look at LG's PZ950 in a lighting controlled room the pq is very good, but once you turn on the D8000 and Panasonic pdps you see what you are missing in the LG.
I need to have the LG perfectly calibrated and evaluated professionally to give you more specific advice on what the differences are between these panels.
that said, as a consumer, i have to say we couldn't love our PZ950 more!
we watched the movie "the fall" last night (wonderful suggestion by sheshechic for our first 1080p blu-ray experience.
dt: you were SO right. i thought the picture we had before was amazing, but the colors on the blu-ray... the fathomless depth & breathtaking definition. well, i'm sockless today: they were all well & truly knocked off. there was a color green i've just never seen before, and the blues! and what an extraordinary movie.
question: you said to set it to 1080p and 24fps. the tv is already set at 1080p. didn't see anywhere to set frames at 24fps. is that on the blu-ray player itself?
tonight will be our first 3D experience. i don't know if i can take much more in terms of sock-knocking