Originally Posted by DocuMaker
Lemme break it down for you luciano1213. I'm sure my comments will not be popular here, but I'm not interested in winning popularity contests.
1) The Samsungs have better colors than the Panasonics. Everyone knows it.Not THX mode.
2) Most agree with me that the Samsungs have a sharper more detailed picture as well.Not with motion.
3) The Samsungs have better processing. If I watched nothing but HQ 1080p that doesn't need much in the way of processing I could be satisfied with a Panasonic. But if like me you watch plenty of cable TV (interlaced content) or you want to stream lower quality signals, the Pannys could use some help in this area. This can be remedied with a good external VP by the way, so if you can afford $4k for a 65V10 then I guess you can afford a $500 VP.The G and V series de-interlace just fine. Not sure about S.
4) The Samsungs in the mid-to-upper model ranges had better AR filters than the Pannys in 2009.Filters ave very subjective and largely depend on the room.
5) The Samsungs typically are much more aesthetically pleasing, with sleek lines, swivel stands, thinner panels (none thicker than 2.8 inches this year), better remotes, etc. This doesn't end with the external styling. The menus are much more attractive, and are much more extensive, offering a plethora of picture controls (6 series and above), without having to enter the service menu.I have a perfectly accurate picture on a G with very slight and easy adjustments with an i1-lt. I don't feel extra controls that a Sammy has would make it any better.
6) The Samsungs have PIP/PAP, which some people might not care about, but I think it is a mandatory feature on a premium TV. My top of the line Hitachi plasma had it, and my Kuro has it, and the 6 series and above Sammys have it. So Panasonic is the odd man out. They should at least offer this on their upper tier models like the V10s.Who cares. I have a Fios DVR.
The number one advantage the Panasonics offer(ed) over the Samsungs is the better black levels/contrast.Even with a rise.
The Panasonics have better shadow detail than the Sammys.Definately.
They also have a bit smoother motion.Already said.
The Panasonics also have THX mode, but if it has a yellow/green cast and it's on the dim side this can hardly be seen as much of an advantage!THX is fixed and is perfect! I don't feel 32 ft-L is not enough light output. I use it day and night. If you watch in bright light you can use Custom mode, which is good enough for bright rooms as accuracy is not as important then.
The Samsung has a broken Cinema Smooth that increases the black levels, so the Panasonic (V10/Z1 only) has the edge in the 24p area.
The other main advantage (at least until recently) with the Panasonics was their build-quality and customer service, which most people consider much better than Samsung. At least Samsung will extend your warranty by 3 months if you register your TV online, (those extra 3 months might be necessary!) and you still only get the standard 1 year with the Panasonics.Ow goody a 15 month warranty. Cause if my TV last 15 month before caps explode instead of 12 months I will be happy.