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I hope this isn't hijacking this thread but it has been a long time since I've been in the display market. I'm coming from two mid series Samsung DLPs, and have been advised to stick to Samsung plasmas.
The sale price of the 60" version of this unit caught my eye, and I really don't want or need the smart capabilities. Both of my current Sammy DLPs have been ISF calibrated through the years as well.
However, in viewing this set in person, I couldn't help but notice that this unit is one of the dimmer, bordering on dingiest, displayed in several stores. No offense is intended in this observation. I realize that as a price point item these sets are probably not adjusted to maximize their capabilities, and it is difficult, almost impossible, to even try to adjust even basic user settings in a store. I have read this entire thread, and a few others, but wonder if anyone else has had the same initial viewing reaction?
My question is can this display be made to look comparable in comparison to other sets their size in terms of whites and overall picture luminescence? I know that plasma display nuances are not the same as LCD, etc., but after viewing the set at retail when I return to my DLP, other than the size, I don't really see a picture improvement.
But I do recognize that an ISF calibrated display in my home is not a fair comparison to out of the box settings on a retail floor.