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I've owned a D7000 for 18 months. It broke and I need to replace it. I've enjoyed everything about it, but I was never completely happy with the black level, despite doing a fair amount of playing around with the configuration settings and calibration discs. I know the E7000 supposedly has a 10% better black level than a D7000, and doesn't lose the black level in 24p/96hz playback anymore.

I don't have any numbers to compare my D7000 to a GT50, so I was wondering...after initial break-in, how much of a black level improvement could I expect going from the D7000 that I'm used to, to the GT50? The VT50 is a price jump so I'm ruling it out and I'm only deciding between an E7000 and a GT50 as the replacement. Thanks for any info that you have!
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Yes, the Panny's have better black levels than the Sammy's. And if my plasma failed after 18 months, I would switch brands. But that's me.
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I've owned a D7000 for 18 months. It broke and I need to replace it. I've enjoyed everything about it, but I was never completely happy with the black level, despite doing a fair amount of playing around with the configuration settings and calibration discs. I know the E7000 supposedly has a 10% better black level than a D7000, and doesn't lose the black level in 24p/96hz playback anymore.

I don't have any numbers to compare my D7000 to a GT50, so I was wondering...after initial break-in, how much of a black level improvement could I expect going from the D7000 that I'm used to, to the GT50? The VT50 is a price jump so I'm ruling it out and I'm only deciding between an E7000 and a GT50 as the replacement. Thanks for any info that you have!

Not only better blacks but the GT50 can get much brighter than the e7000

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Yes, the Panny's have better black levels than the Sammy's. And if my plasma failed after 18 months, I would switch brands. But that's me.

I can't blame my D7000. It worked well until a kid threw a ball at it. smile.gif
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I briefly had a 64D8000 and moved to a Panasonic 65ST30 in late 2011 and the improvement in blacks could be seen.....and they are only better on the GT50.

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I'm still in the return period for my E7000, which is a buzzer. A Samsung tech just came out and said that the buzzing is normal and they won't fix it.

I'm seriously considering trading it in for a GT50...the only thing holding me back is that I'm concerned about IR.
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