Sorry guy, NEVER said I PICKED this tv OVER plasma. I am sorry guys I am pointing out the flaws I see with Plasma. YUP another side by side test and just reporting what I see. THe plasma is more smeared and thus why it looks smoother. I when I am talking I AM NOT talking about BLURAY. I am speaking of my experiences with these TVS and the poor DISH HD quality or the poor network feeds.
I have returned the HIsense since the sound cut out twice. And yes, it was hard to get the faces, on DAY TIME talk shows like morning shows, not look over saturated. However I am working with the same poor signal from Dish HD (and to repeat myself I have had 3 techs out who said the signal is in the 60s and nothing they can do.
Fellas, my point is this. If I can see more detail even in a HISENSE tv when side by side, then Plasma for all its other flaws such as buzz 4x electric use , ABL and the glare and maybe even too much green in flesh tones on the u50 that these flaws are just too many.
And sorry but even Quantum View, Hisense, Vizio, Sprectre, Samung six series, the plasmas, at ANY price point, all looked very close with Blu ray. My goal was to get something that worked well for the pixelated oil painted faces on the network shows that it seems so many are living with on DISH. Sadly I have nothing to compare to and people are telling me Dish HD is so great and I am not seeing it.
Techs blamed the TVs. And sorry, I should not have to buy a tv costing thousands just to get it.
All I am reporting is what I see side by side. So if I pause a blue ray and the Hisense is showing more detail in the shadow areas than the U50, well don't shoot messenger.
Really it is sad when people can not admit that an off brand can be better in some areas in comparison. Yes the Hisense has very poor off angle viewing but it is just me hear so when in final location it would be in the best or I would find one like the Quantum view I tried that had very good off angle viewing. It was shockingly goof for a $200 TV.
Yes the Hisense 50" does not have enough calibration for color. Just saturation and tint. Also I was not able to adjust the settings for each mode it would flip back to custom if you were in cinema.
And even though I can see more of the defects in the broadcast stuff, which are still there if you look close at the U50 plasma. you can see how the plasma might be achieving this by blurring the image a bit. EVEN WITH all the DNR turned OFF. Side by side there was a sharpness more 3D look with the Hisense and the U50 softer and duller. Believe me I turned the HIsense color way down. The LED had more over all contrast which makes images pop. but I guess it also shows the flaws in the signals.
All I can tell you guys I tried so many TVs since December since Dish was blaming my TV selections. So then I went to Best Buy and tried open box items like the 50u50 and some LED 3d Samsung Series 6
What I have seen is not one LCD/LED no matter if it is $800 or $189 has been able to m EVEN WITH DNR smooth out this effect. It bugs me so much to see food shots looking great but then when they go to the faces there is major compression flaws. I really do not think , since Blu ray do not do this, that the issue is with low quality, laughable "HD" quality or the Dish equipment is not able to compress and decompress well or Dish is overly compressing.
WHenI first got the U50, without other TVs to compare side by side I thought my problem was solved. Since I watch TV more than movies I thought this was the solution.
However now I see I am still missing out on some things, that plasma is not the be all end all.
As I told you guys, I would be more likely to accept the issues I see with the50 U50if they just let me turn off the auto limiter so I can have my full white screens, But since they do not then I have to cpare to others. Maybe eventually Dish w or hte netoworks will match the soft HD say on Discovery.
quote name="openwheelracing" url="/t/1410013/the-official-panasonic-u50-54-owners-thread/720#post_22928614"]I find it extremely puzzling that anyone would pick that a Hisense 50" LED TV over the Panasonic U50 Plasma.
I am probably the only other user who had a Hisense. Coincidentally it was also a 50" LED version. I absolutely hated that TV. My fiancee was disappointed because she won that TV at 2013 CES. We wanted to keep it, but the PQ was so terrible we simply couldn't live with it. It was obvious to her as well and we agreed to sell it after less than 24hr. I can understand someone picking a high end Samsung/LG/Sony LCD over a plasma due to the brightness, but .....not the Hisense.
Fast forward, I got my first plasma P50U50 and I am blown away. Love it. It has some negative points, but overall the PQ is simply amazing for this price.[/quote]