Originally Posted by Vader182
I do agree choose what looks better to you, but it's not fairly subjective, there's a science to it (literally), and I can tell the difference between both sets' black levels significantly, and there's a pretty big jump between the two. It's a noticeable difference that's been measured, and mentioned in most of the impressions i've heard, including when both sets were compared side by side.
I'm glad to hear you're enjoying your ST30 though
Oh, yes of course. That comment was not meant to put down the science of it. In fact, I am studying, researching, and trying to learn the science of it. When I bought my first LCD in 2007, I literally walked into the store and said, give me the best Sammy you have available. They did and I was happy for 4 years.
Now I am sitting at home with a Panny ST30 and with a watchful eye looking for reasons to critique it. But other than the flux issue, I haven't seen any.
My point was merely a way of saying, if one model looks better to you than another, don't base your decision on numbers but rather how you feel. If for instance someone like you can tell the difference in color variance from one model to the next, then of course, things become a little mode involved for you.
That's all. Hopefully I didn't offend.