Originally Posted by mikejer
Thanks for the thorough response -- it helps. Did anyone recommend a particular Samsung model? Something comparable to the ST60?
Yeah one thing I've learnt through all my reading the past week or two is that Samsung generall handles motion better, has better 3d, less contouring, rbe and colour pops but the Panasonic plasmas generally have better 2d image quality, deeper blacks and excellent colour reproduction so I guess it all depends what features matter to you.
A particular Samsung...You could look at the F5500 - 1199 for a 60 inch. I tested one out, Great 3D, awesome smart tv interface, decent colour reproduction and overall okay blacks. Like looking at a mirror though and the PQ is not as good as the ST60. A decidedly average performer compared to other plasmas but it's price point makes it worth a look. If you have the budget and want to switch, the F8500 is your best bet from Samsung.
So...Going back to discussing Panasonics, how is the 2d to 3d conversion anyways? I heard in a review it wasn't that great (like most tvs) but I'm curious about results from users. Do movies that were filmed in 3D but on a 2D BR format handle 2D to 3D conversion better than film shot in 2D? Silly question and I think I know the answer.