Originally Posted by BriscoCountyJr
ST also adds an hdmi port and pro settings,
GT adds 2hdmi and a vga port too, plus thx settings.
What exact "settings" are added? Does the ST have the same possessor as the UT? Will the ST have everything I need to calibrate it or are the extras on the GT enough for the extra $150 over the ST even thought they pretty much have the same PQ?
I read this on cnet... never thought of this
"Bright lighting: While the ST50 is an excellent performer in a bright room thanks to its Infinite Black Pro filter, the UT50's lack of that filter means it doesn't perform well. The image is watchable but blacks dissolve into mush with little detail. If you have a well-lit room and seldom watch in the dark you're better off opting for the ST50.
There is one useful side effect of the UT50's lack of a louver filter though, and this applies if you are a gamer. The ST50 rejects light from above, and hence isn't viewable if you're standing up over it, which is something you would do if you're playing a Wii game or other game that requires you to stand. With the Kinect this isn't that much of an issue because the sensor won't work if you're so close you can see the back of the TV, but Wii games and Rock Band would be easier to play on the UT50."
I have also read that some people don't like the louver filter and have sold there ST, GT or even VT for the UT... whats up with that?
Last how important are the extra settings? How hard is it to access the service menu and not brick my tv? can't even thing be adjusted in there? First I thought it wouldn't matter and that I'll just get a pro calibration but then I was thinking with the extra settings I would be able to adjust them if I didn't like them instead of being stuck with them.
Right now with my UT I'm stuck between everything looking a little dead in the reds, orange, pinks and dark blues in "cinema" and everything in "game" and "custom" looking to close to awful "vivid" for my liking.