Originally Posted by stas3098
Yep. ST60 rules! Even the best LCD ever made which is the Sharp elite bleaks in comparison with ST60 despite ST60 having inferior blacks. What I've leant from buying a 60in ST60 for 2 grand in January of this year was that blacks don't mean nothin' if it can't bring up that barely discernible shadow detail that puts all those countless low luminance scenes in the absolutely different light, if colors don't look vibrant, if moving an inch causes painfully noticeable contrast drops and unbelievably annoying wash-out, if motion-blur ,sometimes, gets real ugly and awfully off-putting, if pinpoint-sized stars against the utter darkness of cosmos have an inch wide halos around them, if the TV can't render perfect flesh tones and overly saturated neon street signs in one frame, if green grass in the pitch black night looks as if it is in the broad daylight, if the TV fails to deliver that subtle cinematic grain that is always in motion and instead gives you a veil that hangs over the image all the time thus marring that cinema-like experience plasma offers and so on and so forth.
By the way, the HDtest show-out voted VT60 the best TV in 2014. I bet you a thousand that if they had Kuro 9.5 it would ,without fail, be voted the best PQ TV!
The ST60 is a better TV than the Sharp Elite LED?
I am not sure I agree with that and I own an ST60...I bought an open box about 45 days ago for 75% off retail
I nearly bought a Sharp Elite a few months ago...and there are things that it does...brilliant whites/brightness that the ST60 simply cannot replicate
The shadow detail ...as I recall was very good
The downfall was there was an slight brightness change with off angle viewing
I agree with you that minor differences in black levels dont tell the whole story
Hence the reason that the Samsung F8500 was the all around favorite at the Value Electronics shootout
Whatever format though....the company has to make money selling the model or you have a "one and done" like the Sharp Elite or other companies that have struggled and had to fold models or divisions
I own the Samsung F8500 and I will tell you that the brightness gives sporting events, like hockey or snow sport events for example, an incredible level of performance
That and being able to enjoy the Tv performance with any light in the room far outweighs any small amount of black level performance