I'm looking for a new set, I recently got rid of my Samsung DLP HLS-6187W, ISF calibrated by Eliab from Avical. I loved that set and the picture was great.
Now, I'm looking to spend around ~$1600
I've found the 55" 7100 for $1699 and the 60" ST50 for $1599.
I've heard all the rave reviews for the ST50 and am putting that into consideration. I've also see the 7100 at best buy and that svelte look and thin bezel is really nice as well. The picture looked pretty good as I asked the Magnolia guy to put it to "movie" setting and I ran Big Buck Bunny's H264.mov from my USB so it would be a clear source.
My main concerns between the two, is the IR on the Panny and the buzzing (couldn't hear anything in best buy, but not the best environment for hearing that) and the LED being not as color correct/good blacks.
Any input would be great.
Oh, also this will be in a relatively controlled light source room. I have good horizontal blinds and will be ~12feet from the TV to the couch. I will most likely attempt to calibrate this myself and if I'm not 100% satisfied, I will then get it ISF calibrated.
Thanks ahead of time for your opinions!