Here are some comments after a couple of weeks with this TV. I am really appreciating this TV. It has a very nice picture. The Samsung PN605300 might edge it out by a nose, but it is really close. It could be the black levels are better on the Samsung. It is hard to tell. Both pictures are clear and the colors are rich. They are just different.
I have been lurking around some of the other LG threads and read a couple of things that make me think, but not enough clarification get a concrete thought.
First, a poster wrote that all the 2014 60 inch LGs use the same panel, from the budget sets up to the higher dollar sets.
Second, I have been reading threads about people adjusting pots on the circuit boards to get some really good blacks on a lot of different LG models.
So here are a few questions that the above comments bring to mind concerning our 60PN5000.
Do all of the 2014 LG models use the same panel?
Can we get Samsung or better blacks on this model with no ill effects?
Does LG dial the blacks down depending on the model?
Is the $600 LG 60PN5000 a wolf in sheep's clothing?
I am more than happy with mine and if I had to live with it the way it is today, I would be completely satified with this TV. Mine is hanging on the wall right now and it would be a pain to get it down just to experiment on the black level adjustments.
What I am really trying to say is that I would like someone else to try this and report back, but if work slows down enough for me to get energetic, I will probably attempt it and then report back.
Any comments on any of the questions or observations that I made would be appreciated.