Originally Posted by andrewbaddeley
"The D550 series is IMO the best panel for the PQ/BUCKS! It has virtually the same panel as the higher end models of the Samsung '11 lines. Series 5,6,7,8.
The only thing the 6,7,8 series have is AR filter/RealBlackFilter/10pt Calibration/Smart TV Functions."
I SINCERELY query this. I reckon black levels on the higher-end units will be far superior. And judder where the D550 really suffers (even poorer than LED's I've owned). But not much else to add here. And I'm going off-topic
far superior!! lol.
we are talking so little amounts my friend. i mean points of percentages.. lol.. i would say they are far superior than a 10 year old plasma.
but not far superior in this gen.
i mean.. you can notice the difference between a kuro and panny and a sammy no doubt.
but side by side..
black levels funny. i watch my tv.. not the black levels or the judder or the line bleeding or the phosphor trails.
i don't turn it to a blank input and watch the image retention.
i don't turn down the volume and listen to the buzzing.
enjoi the set if you have one.
if you don't.. then find something else to enjoi
black levels are not much different from the models.. but if you read the rest of my post.. you would see the part i wrote about black levels. i don't talk about black levels.. because i think they are a joke.. they freak people out.. they always want meter readings and OMG it's 0135 mll ..
ZOMG.. i am not buying this set!!! cuz last years model was 0127.. lol
When it comes to PQ and CMS and Color Accuracy. this set is freaking great!.. they even are saying this on reviews..
I know the 3d is great. i know the PQ is Great!
i notice no judder.
i am not a picky person. within reason. if there is a big yellow line running down the display i will return it.
if there are 30 dead pixels.. that i can see when my nose is pressed up on the display.. lol i won't return it.. because there is no way you an see them unless you are trying to see them..
i think folks that look for problems find them.
the only difference between the higher end panels is the Real black filter (AR FILTER).
they have the same engine/processor.
the same CMS system as well.
that's why samsung is king this time around.. because they pretty much included everything in the lower end models.
black levels are funny though.
really you can't tell the difference unless you have them side by side.. and like D-Nice said mostly placebo.
yes the smaller panels have less black level.. but we are talking sooo little it's not even funny.. when you are dealing with 00 points of percentages.. lol.