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There was an earlier discussion on this topic - i believe on THIS board, and not Some Other - wherein somebody (honestly don't recall whom now) made a rather convincing argument that IF your cable box permits "Native" output, then that was the best option to go with.Presumption (from memory....) is that circuits in your TV are likely better than those in the cable box...Perhaps another reader will better recall the discussion.
I would expect the Samsung to offer a larger feature set. The Pan will probably produce better black levels. Both of those panels have received very good - excellent reviews this year. If you could fit a 50ST50 in your budget, would push that to first choice (among those 3, anyway). Otherwise flip a coin -- although all-in-all the Samsung E550 probably has an overall edge in the reviews I have read. (FWIW: 3 Plasmas currently, all Panasonics)
Well - will try again: Posted ONE reply, which became 4 replies (all duplicates) - deleted TWO of the duplicates, and then ended up with NO replies! Q1: IR, and it will eventually go away. Q2: Yes, and Yes. Prolonged viewing of a Bright Static Image is most frequently associated with IR. However, repeated viewings of an image - in the same screen location - can also cause IR. Most likely culprits in the latter case are such items as the "MENU" or "GUIDE" letting...
When viewing blu-ray disks, our 60ST50 is a joy at 9 feet - our primary viewing distance - at least with well-(re)mastered films.Note, however, that the larger a panel is, the better job it does at "Showing Off" whatever FLAWS exist in your source.You may find this to be an issue when watching SD DVDs, and even many "HD TV" broadcasts or streaming videos - and your guests (sitting closer) will have an even "better" view of such flaws - depending, of course, upon their...
How many hours on your panel? What picture mode / settings?And have you trying Adjusting ("Calibrating") the panel with the AVS HD709 and/or one of the commercial disks?When new, our 60ST50 did not exhibit any more line bleed than our older two Pan plasmas do - and it is currently at least as good as those two panels, of not better.To be fair, most of our "serious" viewing is done in a fairly dim environment, and the panel is adjusted accordingly - which probably could...
Move the lamp to change the angle with the screen - same concept as angling the screen itself.You could also try changing the height of the lamp, and/or the distance it sits from the tv. The louvered filter on the Panasonics does a pretty good job at handling Overhead Lighting.Simply buying ANY LCD panel will not automatically solve your problem: most modern LCDs have gone to Glossy Screens, and thus will reflect bright light sources (such as your lamp...) as readily as...
[quote name="ranulfo98" url="/t/1446905/panasonic-vs-samsung-50-plasma-advice#post_22736557"... Its come down to two 50'' sets. A Samsung PN51E535A3 at Costco for $650 and the Panasonic U50 for $599 at Bestbuy.......[/quote] Think those are both Basic 1080p panels, with no "Smart" functionality, and relatively few "features." HD PQ should be very good, albeit with limited adjustment abilities (certainly on the Pan), and probably not well suited for rooms where Brightness...
.Second MechMan's comment - even though we have 3 Pan plasma panels.In today's paper, Kmart has an ad for the E450, at around $30 above the mentioned price - but still "well under" $500. FWIW, we find that 42" is a fine size for a bedroom set.Large enough to enjoy watching, but small enough that the other sets still look Impressive....
It will be interesting to see how this plays out.Even at reduced pricing, how many people have the room for a 70" or larger panel?What about the logistics of transportation, delivery & installation? (Will it fit through the door? Up - or down - the stairs?)Then we have reports that some of the very large LCDs cannot hold PQ across their width, even for a viewer sitting at center-screen, and at the current Average Viewing Distance...........Given the (past & current) low...
Total daily running time is not nearly as impactful as Content.Specifically, of course, Content With Bright Static Images, which are either on screen for extended time periods, and/or on a frequently repeated basis.Would GUESS that Picture Settings also play a role (high brightness / contrast), as does the age of the panel - although some owners of 2011 panels reported NOT having IR problems until AFTER considerable usage.Also think that there is a certain amount of...
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