Originally Posted by rich7sena
I really want to like this TV over it's Panasonic counterpart (wifi, glasses included, extra 1") but the more research I do, the more I feel like the UT50 is the better TV.
The thing that really seem to be inferior to the UT50 is black levels and 3D quality. Can anyone offer some testimonials on how the 3D performance is the PNE550?
I had the Panasonic UT50 and I can tell you the black levels on the Panasonic hands down destroy the Samsung. The Panasonics blacks are as black as the bezel around the tv my samsung blacks seem greyish to me and are dissapointing. I cant tell you about the 3d sorry. Now the reason I ended up with the Samsung is my Panasonic got burn in and yes I do mean burn in not image retention. I play BF3 on ps3 alot and the ammo counter burnt into my screen. The reason I ended up with the Samsung I went to exchange my Pansonic at bestbuy was told they still have 1 ut50 instock they didnt had the samsung in stock for the same price.So i took a chance on the Samsung do I hate it no am I a little dissapointed yes.However the Samsung has no IR at all when the pansonic would have IR after pulling up the menu for just 1 sec and I had over 150hrs on the set. Oh yeah the Panasonic has a sharper picture in IMO the Samsung looks more washed out to me.I will stay with the Samsung for 2 reason no IR and I really dont want to have to carry it back down 3 flights of stairs by myself and take it back to bestbuy.I am hoping to find a way to make the blacks deeper. Thats the only big issue I have with this tv.
Here are the pros I see to the Samsung.
1. NO IR atleast with my set
2.I love the swivel stand and looks of the tv
3.color looks good but kinda washed out
4.more hdmi/usb inputs
5.IR scroll bar stays on until you shut it off
6.more adjustments in the menu over the panny
7.bigger then the 50" panny
8.motion but honestly panasonic ut50 motion is better
9.2 glasses and wi fi pansonic you have to buy glasses extra and wi fi dongle extra
1.Black levels seem grey to me and not inky at all
2.colors not as sharp or pop as much
3. not as bright as the panny