Originally Posted by AKHAT3
Thanks for the reply, very objective reply I might add. I realize that I was posting in a Sony thread but I figured that I would do it anyways.....afterall, who better to get opinions on the tv than from owners.
The Ultra Clear Panel is not a problem for my lighting conditions so I get minimal to no reflection. I have the B750 right now, but am considering trading it in for the Sony. I'm definitely going to do my due diligence and make a decision soon.........thanks again for the reply.
If screen reflectivity and glare aren't an issue, then the B750 has some technical advantages and there are differences that may be a matter of taste in video presentation. The Samsung will do a better job overall with SDTV, particularly the poor quality stuff that many cable channels and some local, small-time operations run. Samsung spent a lot of R&D money over the past few years improving the technology for "cleaning up" crappy SD video. That isn't important to me because I like to watch HD and high quality SD, not crappy SD. Note that even NASA cleaned up the moon landing video so people could enjoy it. Unfortunately, many cable channels will show "MASH" episodes in their original form rather than digitally re-mastering them or renting/purchasing a digitally re-master copy. Why would I want to watch such channels?
As already noted, the Samsung has an advantage in advertised dynamic contrast ratio, but because there really isn't an industry standard for measuring that, one may not perceive a difference in that regard. The B750 also has User controls to adjust or cancel certain aspects of Auto Motion Plus (AMP), which Sony doesn't provide with MotionFlow (MF just has a Normal and a High setting).
Finally, the Samsung has a different look to video, especially HD. Some like it better, some like the Sony look. The Samsung, probably because of the reflective, glassy, screen has more "pop" to its video that many Samsung lovers rave about. However, after watching it for hours, it can become tiring and tend to look somewhat artificial. The Sony, OTOH, presents HD like looking through a picture window. Live sports have much more of a "I'm there" feel with the Sony. Secondly, the color hue and saturation on the Samsung tends to look more dynamic, but again, after a while it seems artificial and not very life-like. OTOH, the Sony presents colors in hue and saturation that seem more like what you see when you look out your window (i.e., the grass in front of your house looks more like the grass on a Sony than the blazing green grass you see on a Samsung). These are differences that are more a matter of taste than any technological superiority for either set.
If you mainly watch BD movies, then those video differences aren't much of an issue, but with live HD, there is considerable difference and you need to decide for yourself which one you like. I'm a happy 52Z5100 owner because the 52B750, which I liked, just would never work in our family room due to reflectivity and glare. I compared the B750 to the Z5100 in side-by-side viewing of an HD video loop at Ultimate Electronics HQ store. The wife and I thought the HD PQ was essentially equal, thus we found a non-glossy equivalent to the B750 in the Z5100 and bought it (from Amazon BTW). Last I checked, the price of the 52B750 and the 52Z5100 were about the same at Amazon (i.e., under $2K), so any price differential has essentially disappeared.