Originally Posted by hamiltond18
I feel like I made a bad choice in going with this TV.
Why do you feel like that? Don't second guess yourself based on a review. First see if the upcoming ISF adjustments fixes most of the problems.
I too am looking at the LG 60PA6500 and 60PM6700 - based purely for financial reasons. Samsung had a 59" set for $2000 but a 60" for $3000. That to me is ludicrous. If Samsung increases their prices by $500 for the motion remote & apps - does it really add any value to the set? If Samsung drops the 59" and now you have to pay $3500 for their 60" set do you really think that people will buy them?
No, what I want is reliability and a good picture. And if the LG 60PA6500 is visually the same as the 60PM6700 then I will go with the cheaper spread because I have no use for 3D and applets. Why would I want to download sub par content when I have a BD player?
Trust me, you'd be going through the same thing had you bought a Samsung 59D7000 - you'd be worrying about screen air bubbles or popping brightness, or floating blacks and IR with the Panny. You're second guessing yourself now for buying a 15:9 TV; what do you think you're going to think when Vizio comes out with their 21:9 TV?
In my case I like the fact that the LG comes with a 2 year warranty versus the one year of the Samsung and Panny. Right now I'm leaning towards the reasonably price (to me) LG 60P6500. All I'm waiting for is the price on the Samsung 59D6500. If it's $2000 then I will buy the LG. And I will learn to live with it. (Not something I could do with their PZ950 or PZ750 - the blacks were gray. If LG has improved the blacks then I'd be satisfied.) [I don't think stating a generic price is against the rules since no specific price is being quoted for any specific model. Mods, please excuse me if it is out of bounds and edit accordingly.]
I thought the "M" in 60PM6700 meant "matte" and that it would reduce reflections.
This is what I took from the review:
With familiar Blu Ray program material, the 6700 showed excellent shadow detail. Dark objects in the picture had visible texture and looked very well balanced. The image had an excellent sense of depth and dimensionality; the flat, bland images I saw before calibration were totally gone and replaced with a lifelike envelopment. Skin tones looked natural despite a lingering politeness to the color. Dark scenes in movies are not this TV's strong point, but bright scenes had good pop thanks to the healthy light output.
The 6700 offers a good value, with impressive features and size for the money and very extensive calibration adjustments. The image is quite good overall, especially with sports or bright programming.
Dark scenes may not be this TV's strong point but few reasonably priced sets are. Not everyone can afford a Panny VT30, for example. And no matter what set you buy the image will degrade over time. Figure you need to buy a new set every three years.
I'd rather have better 2D performance than 3D.
Second guessing? Wait until the 4K TVs come out in a few years.