Originally Posted by caloyzki
Is this model better than the Samsung pnf5300?
Completely depends on your needs/wants.
If you want smart features, more HDMI ports (1 more), good color and shadow detail, decent blacks then go with the LG.
If black level is the end-all-be-all, then the Samsung will be the better choice. Not that the blacks are anything close to what a reference plasma can produce, but still very good for the money.
There are pros and cons to each. With the Samsung, you are getting a Pentile display which might or might not be an issue for you depending on how far your viewing distance is from the TV. And you only get 2 HDMI ports.
No smart features, which I wouldn't call a bad thing....just depends on what you want. You do get better black levels. However, they aren't MUCH better.
Both come with a nice assortment of picture settings.
Neither will preform worth a damn in bright lighting though, just FYI.
But, either way you go you are getting a good TV. I would recommend getting an HDMI splitter if you go with the 5300.