Originally Posted by aparis99
I'll just add my opinion on this set. For 2 years I always said i would get a Samsung as their colors and black levels looked amazing on their LED sets. I went to get one of their 8000 3D sets but didnt want to pay that much as I know TV's will be out soon that will do 3D w/o wearing glasses. So I started researching the next TV, Sony or LG. After doing reading on the LE5400, I went to the store and looked it at for an hour then decided I was taking one home. My main use for it right now is a PC monitor and playing videos, also Photoshop. This set is AMAZING as a monitor and SD and HD looks awesome! I only have used it for an hour or so, but my first impression is im pretty darn happy with it!
I have not used my PS3 or bluray yet and the only con I see right now is the blacks aren't as black as the samsungs but that was out of the box and alot of the levels at 100. Adjusting the picture settings have helped alot, and also the "Deep Black" setting on low helps
I'm not exactly what is considered flashlighting but on a complete black screen it is a uniform slightly lit black, but not uneven or brighter corners or anything else. I can def live with that and i'm pretty happy with it so far!
Sounds like you found a winner. If you had bad flash lighting it would of been very obvious on a black screen. Flash lighting is just the edge lit LEDs bleeding , they look like a flash light pattern of light , V shaped.
I agree on the black levels , I don't think the LG will compare due to the matte screen. Also I don't think the colors look as rich because of Sammys UC panel. That said the Samsung has more glare than the LG , so it's a trade off. Also many feel the Samsung is over saturated and looks like a soap opera so to speak. Not natural. The LG looks much more natural. I think the LG looks good too , it's a give and take . Also it is probably an IPS panel and off angle viewing is fantastic on the IPS. Samsung doesnt make an LCD of any type that will compare at off angle viewing. Somewhere between the two is what I would love but it doesn't exsist. Given the current choices you made a great decision. If I buy an LCD it's between those two.
Congrats and enjoy !