Originally Posted by kev1031
Any new owner switching from LED to GT50?
My previous post stated that my set seems quit soft and lacking sharpness comparing to my LED. After turning down sharpness to 5 or 10, FIOS channel guide looks a bit better only.
Want to hear your feedback on your image sharpness. If this is what plasma gives and my eyes still don't like the way it looks after a couple wks of viewing, then I might just return it.
Yup, Had a brand new LG 55-LM7600 (actually tried 2 of them) and could not live with the poor black level, weak shadow detail, flashlighting, poor off-axis viewing angle, DSE, and lack of Pandora. No exageration: on a "black" screen (not lack of signal, but rather video "black") even after calibration, that set pumped out enough light in an un-lit room at nigh for me to read a book from 4 feet away
Thats a new 2012 model not old tech.
Pilot lost my first 60-gt50 (Yep, they lost it, thing is probably in Bubba's den in old Kentuk' by now
) So today I got a replacement from Amazon. Have not had much time with it yet, BUT ....
PQ is 10x better on the GT-50 than the LG LED. Now its getting dark outside and the PQ is getting even better. That deep black level has made a world of difference. I'm amazed at how much better the PQ is compared to the LED/LCD.
I was affraid of plasma because I had heard it wasn't bright enough and I had seen posts here about the GT50 being "soft". Both concerns are total ZERO's. The GT-50 looked great durring daytime using the THX Cinema mode; I didn't even need the Bright room mode in a "great room" with a wall of windows. Sharpness is every bit as good as the LED and honestly because of the better contrast ratio on the GT50, it actually looks sharper. I'm just hooked up with OTA broadcast now and it looks very nice. The HD content is crystal clear; on some low-res local comercials it looks soft but it looked soft on the LG as well. (garbage in, garbage out situation).
The LG50 can produce sharp detail. I'm looking at them
and I've never been happier. I am seeing details and color shadings that I have never seen in OTA content before. This is my first plasma; I have been watching LCD for 7 years now so my brain should be locked in. I can detect a very subtle high frequency flicker on high-brightness sceens in my periferal vision if I look away from the set. I don't know if thats a plasma thing or something that needs an adjustment but its different than LCD. Other than that, I'm a plasma convert.
For the folks describing poor sound,
wow you should have heard the LG set. The sound on the gt50 is night-and-day better. For a flat pannel TV the sound quality on the GT50 is actually pretty good. Its better than either Samsung I have had and the LG as well. For "serious" audio I'll hook up the AV reciever but for "simple" TV the built-ins are OK. I'm at 38 and have no distortion.
After I play/view for a while I'll let you know if my opinion changes but for now I'm impressed.