Panasonic P50U50 vs Samsung P51E530? - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 Old 07-26-2012, 11:46 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
redlinegts85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 95
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Any opinions? Trying to decide between these two for a bedroom TV. Panasonic is 50" and Samsung is 51"

Which one has better pq? Any reliability issues?
redlinegts85 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 07-26-2012, 11:59 PM
Advanced Member
 
leftyguitar1963's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: North Texas
Posts: 878
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by redlinegts85 View Post

Any opinions? Trying to decide between these two for a bedroom TV. Panasonic is 50" and Samsung is 51"
Which one has better pq? Any reliability issues?

I own both of these sets. imo, the panny has better black levels, shadow detail & overall pq.

And if you're a sports viewer, whenever there's a game played @ an indoor venue there will be some brightness fluctuations from an overally active ABL circuit inside the sammy hardware.

If you're an avid gamer, imo, one should opt for the sammy, as it has less input lag & IR.
leftyguitar1963 is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 07-27-2012, 11:01 AM - Thread Starter
Member
 
redlinegts85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 95
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Thanks.
redlinegts85 is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old 07-27-2012, 11:17 AM
Advanced Member
 
UGAd13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 509
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Liked: 55
I went to buy the U50 on Sunday but the store didn't have any in stock... they had the E530 but I hadn't done as much research on it as I wanted to before buying. Going back tomorrow (Saturday) to pick up a set. Now it's between the U50 (I don't think they'll have any in stock) or the E530, OR the UT50 or E550 if the price is right...


I put Hugo on top of my Netflix queue this week so I'll have some good material to watch once it's set up. I know it won't be perfect or calibrated before the "100 hours" but it's full screen and I won't be able to just run slides while I'm there. I figured between Hugo and my copy of The Police: Certifiable Blu-Ray I'll be able to get a good feel for the set.

Replacing my 6+ year old Sam DLP that just died and wifey gave me the okay to get a new set!!!

UGAd13 is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 07-27-2012, 11:53 AM - Thread Starter
Member
 
redlinegts85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 95
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Saw both in the store just now and they both look excellent. WAY better than my current Samsung 43" 720p plasma.

I think I might go with the Panasonic. Deciding factor is that my current $100 wall mount that is made for 30-47" TVs still fits on the 50" plasma.
redlinegts85 is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 07-27-2012, 01:44 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
redlinegts85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 95
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Any other thoughts?
redlinegts85 is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 07-27-2012, 02:06 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
redlinegts85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 95
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
The current wall mount I have is rated for 26-47" TVs, but it fits on the 50" just fine and the weight rating is above the weight of the 50"

Any reason why I shouldnt use this mount?
redlinegts85 is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 07-27-2012, 02:10 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
redlinegts85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 95
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Also, what's the difference between the u50 and u54?
redlinegts85 is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 07-27-2012, 02:27 PM
Advanced Member
 
leftyguitar1963's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: North Texas
Posts: 878
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 19
u54 is costco / sams =valent model.
leftyguitar1963 is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 07-27-2012, 02:54 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
redlinegts85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 95
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Any difference at all between the two?
redlinegts85 is offline  
post #11 of 12 Old 07-27-2012, 03:59 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
redlinegts85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 95
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I'm reading about display issues with the u50 so now I'm worried. Bleeding and vertical lines?
redlinegts85 is offline  
post #12 of 12 Old 07-28-2012, 01:51 PM
"Don't PM Me Bro"
 
RandyWalters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: El Segundo, Calif
Posts: 17,491
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 88 Post(s)
Liked: 477
Quote:
Originally Posted by redlinegts85 View Post

Any difference at all between the two?

Nope. Just a different model number so that Best Buy and Amazon etc can avoid having to price match Costco.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1413830/what-is-this-model-of-television-from-costco

Randy
TC-P55ST60, TC-P50GT50, TC-P46G10, TH-42PZ700U, TH-42PX50U, HP LC2600N, TiVo Series3, TWC Cisco 8742HDC DVR, Onkyo TX-SR333, URC R40 Remote.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Gallery -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RandyWalters is offline  
Reply Plasma Flat Panel Displays

Tags
Panasonic Viera Tc P50u50 Plasma Tv
Gear in this thread - P50u50 by PriceGrabber.com

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off