Thanks for the replies! Which TV's did you guys own prior to an ST30?
DO you know how the STs compare to Panasonic models from 2 or so years ago? I'm really
happy with the PQ from my thpz46800a, I really can't fault it at all, it's just too small. I'm not sure what the US equivalent was though... I think it's the 2008 or 2009 model. They were named the Kuro Killers, it's this model:http://www.comparison.com.au/televis...ic/TH-46PZ800A
I really am hoping that this years STs perform at least as well as it, if so I'll disregard Samsung all together.
Originally Posted by tfoltz
All reviews/reports I've read put the picture quality of the ST30 and GT30 very close together. The GT30 has 4 HDMI inputs, PC input, THX mode, more attractive design, and a little bit deeper black levels. However, the GT30 appears to have more issues with fluctuating brightness.
The VT30 tops both in black levels and overall picture quality, though I can't really discuss the differences since I don't know much about it.
I chose the ST30 because it provides the greatest picture with the least effort (no need to go into service menu), and was the best value for me. I also like the design of the cabinet.
I might consider a GT or maybe even a VT if they came in 60" - Still can't figure out why they went with no 60" for the GT and the VT
Originally Posted by KickItUpANotch
The pro reviews I read basically made it look like the picture quality is a toss up between the ST and GT30. The startling differences I saw were the bezel
and THX mode
The ST30 is homely and plain, but that's really only a big deal when you're in best buy comparing it to the beautiful new Samsung LED's.
I never have used the preset modes anyway so that's not a concern, and the bezel doesn't really concern me to be honest! It's what's in between the bezel that counts!