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I have been considering upgrading to a 50" TV. So far I have narrowed it down to the Panasonic 50" TC-P50S60 for $699 or the Samsung 51" PN51F5300AFXZA for $649. So I guess the biggest question is: is the Panasonic worth the extra $50 and loss of an extra inch of size? From what I've read the S60 is a great TV (only with some issues in very bright rooms) but I have been having a very hard time finding any info on the F5300. I know Panasonic's Plasmas are widely considers one of the best plasmas available (I certainly love mine), but Samsungs are also considered very high quality, correct?

And I don't care about 3D (can't see it) or smart tv features (xbox, ps3 for that) or lots of hdmi connections or speaker quality (a/v receiver). I'm really just interested in the best picture quality for my buck.
 

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Yes, the Panasonic is better. Much deeper blacks and finer adjustments (i.e. Pro Settings with Color Management), though the Samsung does have a 10 pt. greyscale adjustment.
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Does anyone else here have problems reading the OP's remarks?



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Lol sorry didn't mean to make that confusing.

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Lol sorry didn't mean to make that confusing.

Confusing? I have to hit select to make out the print. (I'm using AVS retro black ). Not sure what the problem was.



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Hmmm. I don't know why. It looks the same on my end.

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No.
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Hmmm. I don't know why. It looks the same on my end.


You're print is fine now. Must be some kind of glitch with the retro setting when you posted it. BTW, I have extensively viewed both these sets and IMO, the S60 has the edge.


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Ok thanks for the input. I figured it was probably the better of the two. Do you have any experience with gaming on them?

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