Originally Posted by Dr.Shankenstein
I have been impressed with Samsung for sure, the only trade of is the unbelievable Panasonic black levels. The (Sammy) for me pretty much trumps everything else about the ST50 gaming (motion/lag), 3D (zero crosstalk/ghosting), film playback 1080p/24p(60hz/96hz no flicker) content and the internet suite. All these are handled much better on the Sammy, once again this is my opinion. My friend owns the VT30 and in comparison PQ wise, the E7000 is on par with the 2011 Panasonic.
So how noticeable is the black level difference? I am on the fence right now. Damn VT50 IR is worse than any CRT based or plasma set I have ever owned, Panasonic blew it here for sure. I run 15 minutes of Audyssey setup on my Denon and now I have a "Denon" and some of the icons retained. I use a bias light so I wonder if I will see the slightly lesser blacks on the Samsung.
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