Originally Posted by Falcula57
Hi, I know Plasma TVs aren't the best in bright rooms
Well that depends on the room......
I have not found an LCD /led TV that I really like, to many inherent problems. to narrow view angle, edge light etc. some say you get more glare from Matte screens rather than Gloss,
My friend has bright windows behind his couch and during the day his LCD's matte-screen has a big white round blob of light that really washes out the image so matte isn't all that great with direct light reflections. Glossy screens won't get washed out nearly as bad, but the reflections will be very mirror like - especially on darker on-screen content and darker scenes. The ST50/GT50 screen is still reflective, but nowhere near as much as the glossy screen TVs.
Bright rooms affect different TVs in different ways - but it's never a good thing regardless. If you have a light source (bright window, kitchen lights, etc) that will be directly reflected in the screen then you'll see it to some extent.
TV is only on part of the day, looking at Panasonic PC-P55ST50, will be in a corner with slider to left and behind by 12 feet, and West window couple feet to right siting about 10ft away along NW bay wind, shady till late afternoon. my, son has 2011 55st30, which doesn't seem to bad in fairly bright room just a bit of wash out.
The ST50 is a lot brighter than an ST30 and has higher contrast too, so it should fare even better in a bright room than his ST30 does.
Here's my old PX50U back in 2005, sitting under my west-facing window in the late afternoon and it was still plenty watchable, but obviously it's not the best environment to be watching TV. My 50GT50 handles the light even better.....(GT50 has the same exact Panel and AR Filter as the ST50):