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Old 03-14-2012, 11:57 PM
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Uhh........ don't give up the day job.

Its a joke to lighten up the thread...My day job is Radiology! Not rap...

We do daily calibrations to ascertain diagnoses. My day job is to save your life, It's not what you watch on your TV!! NO HOUSE M.D in the REAL world.
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Its a joke to lighten up the thread...My day job is Radiology! Not rap...

We do daily calibrations to ascertain diagnoses. My day job is to save your life, It's not what you watch on your TV!! NO HOUSE M.D in the REAL world.

What the........ you mean House is not a real M.D.????
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I would be really grateful if someone would tell me what samsungs 2012 rival/equivalent to the ST50 is, you'd save me alot of time and trouble of reading through specs and prices etc.

I have a widescreen sony CRT and I'm looking to replace it with a ST50 or samsungs ST50 competitor. and I may aswell ask; are LG plasmas even worth considering? I don't see as much interest in them.

"I'd only recommend a plasma over an LCD if you watch movies, tv shows or play videogames"
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Any other lurkers put in their order for one yet?
I pulled the trigger on the 55ST50 off amazon and delivery is set for Monday afternoon.
I can't wait!
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I'm not sure how you came that conclusion since I never anything that could create such a conclusion.


Hi

I see from your answers thet samsung last year have better color and see thet panasonic this year have again banding and posterization and fbr.I see thet brightness is the same.Price for old samsung plasma 51d800 is better then new st50.
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D-Nice - "I just completed 5.5 hours of additional calibration time with the ST50 and it is truly a beast. Its colors are better than last year's VT30 (I got the colors to look very close to my reference PRO-101FD), blacks are inky and due to the additional brightness in certain APLs, the blacks actually look blacker than they actually measure. I recommend getting the ST50 and use the saved money to get it calibrated."

After having few doubts about st50 this is the post that convinced me i was wrong."Truly a beast" coming from maybe the most experienced calibrator in industry and a owner of a 5 kuros makes me think we should not get lost in details instead understanding that this set can satisfy even the most enthusiast videophilers.
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d-nice - "i just completed 5.5 hours of additional calibration time with the st50 and it is truly a beast. Its colors are better than last year's vt30 (i got the colors to look very close to my reference pro-101fd), blacks are inky and due to the additional brightness in certain apls, the blacks actually look blacker than they actually measure. I recommend getting the st50 and use the saved money to get it calibrated."

after having few doubts about st50 this is the post that convinced me i was wrong."truly a beast" coming from maybe the most experienced calibrator in industry and a owner of a 5 kuros makes me think we should not get lost in details instead understanding that this set can satisfy even the most enthusiast videophilers.

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Excuse of plasma?

Anyone who knows spit about video will tell you white is defined as x.03127 y.3290. That white applies to EVERY SINGLE DESPLAY TECHNOLGY used to display BT709 and SMPTE-C color images. This is a video science forum. I suggest you LEARN the science of video before popping off an ignorant post. Then again, I expect nothing more than what you have done with a username of RicFlair

What a user name. So i guess the new plasma's from Panasonic won't be much better than last years.

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i would be really grateful if someone would tell me what samsungs 2012 rival/equivalent to the st50 is, you'd save me alot of time and trouble of reading through specs and prices etc.

e6500
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D-Nice,

Will you be having some hands-on time with the E6500 and if so, will you be posting your thoughts comparing it to the ST50 sometime in the future?
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D-Nice,

Will you be having some hands-on time with the E6500 and if so, will you be posting your thoughts comparing it to the ST50 sometime in the future?

Yes on HDJ
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Yes on HDJ

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Its a joke to lighten up the thread...My day job is Radiology! Not rap...

We do daily calibrations to ascertain diagnoses. My day job is to save your life, It's not what you watch on your TV!! NO HOUSE M.D in the REAL world.

Too much time spent in a dark room.
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My name is D-Nice although I hate to admit it
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See every episode remains in this mode
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D-Nice is just a description
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I'm the TR-808, huh, but just call me D-Nice

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But you gamble because you need that example
There's a 1000 MC's on the planet earth now
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And a steep price it is!
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thank you D-nice for your research.

i have a question: out of the box does GT50 comes better calibrated than ST50?

also as a side question if the distance between TV is 12' or little less should whats better 55" or 60". based on x 2.5 either one will work.
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thank you D-nice for your research.

i have a question: out of the box does GT50 comes better calibrated than ST50?

also as a side question if the distance between TV is 12' or little less should whats better 55" or 60". based on x 2.5 either one will work.

No one has seen a GT50 yet. As far is TV size goes its a personal preference. If you like a more theater-like experience go bigger. At 12 feet you probably go as large as 75-80".
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No one has seen a GT50 yet. As far is TV size goes its a personal preference. If you like a more theater-like experience go bigger. At 12 feet you probably go as large as 75-80".

GT50s do not calibrate any better than the ST50s.... just like it was last year.
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also as a side question if the distance between TV is 12' or little less should whats better 55" or 60". based on x 2.5 either one will work.

Just to add to the post above, I'm sitting 8 feet from a 55" and I am looking at upgrading to a 65". Coming from a 40" the 55" was big at first but now I wish I would have gone with the 65.
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GT50s do not calibrate any better than the ST50s.... just like it was last year.

D-Nice I know you've probably haven't seen a GT50 yet, but do u think that they'll be a diff in pq, color, or even motion handling from the ST model to the GT model? Thanks
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D-Nice I know you've probably haven't seen a GT50 yet, but do u think that they'll be a diff in pq, color, or even motion handling from the ST model to the GT model? Thanks


if you go through some of the ST50 threads (including this one) he mentions that those GT50 "upgrades" do not add up to much. not worth the premium vs pic quality
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Just to add to the post above, I'm sitting 8 feet from a 55" and I am looking at upgrading to a 65". Coming from a 40" the 55" was big at first but now I wish I would have gone with the 65.

well how does the pic quality get affected. i looked around the stores and the closer you come the less perfect the pic seems. i think at certain distance it all kinda "blurs" and becomes nice
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i have a question: out of the box does GT50 comes better calibrated than ST50?

No.

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also as a side question if the distance between TV is 12' or little less should whats better 55" or 60". based on x 2.5 either one will work.

Your choice.
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D-Nice which way are you leaning towards
pic quality wise (overall) 1st > 2nd > 3rd

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Pioneer 5020FD/6020FD vs ST50 vs E7000/E6500 (not sure if its out)

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Pioneer 5020FD/6020FD vs ST50 vs E7000/E6500 (not sure if its out)
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D-Nice which way are you leaning towards
pic quality wise (overall) 1st > 2nd > 3rd

stock:

Pioneer 5020FD/6020FD vs ST50 vs E7000/E6500 (not sure if its out)

calibrated

Pioneer 5020FD/6020FD vs ST50 vs E7000/E6500 (not sure if its out)

I have not seen the E6500 yet. The Kuro is still better than the ST50.... IMO of course.
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Im torn between the st50 and the samsung pne7000
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can I have the 1 minute I spent reading that back?
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can I have the 1 minute I spent reading that back?

You have got to give it to him. That took guts. Pitiful as it was.
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I have not seen the E6500 yet. The Kuro is still better than the ST50.... IMO of course.

D-Nice- I do have a somewhat personal question that I think only you can answer. I have an LG LH90 led, that I love. Great TV. Is the ST50 a worthy upgrade in pure picture quality? I dont care about the apps etc- etc. You have about got me convinced that it is- but I know nothing- technically speaking. Thanks.
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so how does the ST50 compare to the VT30?...and what does this say about the quality of the upcoming VT50 if the ST series is this good?
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