By now you've read my list of reasons why the lack of such an aggressive filter is a good thing. Well here's a couple more caveats of the VT50 recently discovered (despite king of hdtv)...
Here's a quote from today's post in the VT50 thread by Tempest261-
"Turns out that the VT50's 10pt calibration system is more or less broken, and will not be fixed, according to AVJ over at HDJ. So if you're planning on a VT for this feature, take another look at the GT or ST.
The problem is that the 10pt system allows you to calibrate for those discrete 10 points only, and those settings don't influence the rest of the gradation curve. So all of those dead-on calibration result graphs that you're seeing don't mean much- they need to increase the sample size to at least 20 pts... Then you'll likely see a jagged mess."
Now let me remind you there's a 2pt white balance that can be adjusted within the service menu. So we essentially have ST performance, and yeah the Pro Settings of the ST is unnecessary since the best settings are built in the UT by default. In other words there is no brightness or black limiter/raiser, and gamma is where it needs to be (2.2). As it turns out.. our tvs (including sm tweaks) may be all that's necessary.
Another problem is undefeated edge enhancement. Oh this is real. If you put a sharpness pattern on the VT50 and lower sharpness to 0, the result is still white outlines next to actual black lines. How disgraceful is that? Literally black piano keys will have an outline that DOES NOT go away with every option turned off and sharpness at 0.<--wanted to repeat myself. In comparison to the UT those outlines go away at a sharpness setting of around 20. 0 is literally perfect on our sets and as it is now a far cry from the mess of the VT50.
If you've followed my posts I've said it all along that I felt personally everything was backwards this year. Originally I felt that blacks appeared darker on my UT versus ST.. and now from all reports VT has no better MLL than ST. So it's literally a wash across the board. If anything the UT will look the 'snappiest' of them all properly adjusted. Yeah, I make this claim even spite the 'superior' 10pt calibration system and 'superior' filter.
I've had multiple Panasonic plasmas in my house over the years, 2 Kuros, a couple local dimming displays, and have seen different VT50 displays that have shown me very little. If your having problems dialing in UT50's color or contrast then it's user error or software not the display. A simple $30 Disney Wow disk is what the UT craves and is perfectly designed for. I'll bet money at this point that a properly set up 60UT50 in a dark room will stun any Kuro owner.
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