Originally Posted by hakstone
Indeed. I found a bestbuy that had the Samsung and the Panasonic 50" HTGuru mentioned side by side. The 42" 1080p Panasonic S30 was down the wall of tvs.
The Samsung, which because of taxes will cost $12 more than the Panasonic (I can buy on amazon), looked sharper than the Panasonic 50", but quite a bit less bright across the color spectrum.
The 42" 1080p did not look that much different than either.
Not being calibrated, I'm assuming getting the tv brighter is an easier adjustment than the trying to get the Panasonic as sharp so it looks like I'll get the Samsung. Now if only I could find a car I can fit it in so I can pick it up at the store
homerging, good points, but I won't be playing all day. I'm not home enough
. I did stand about as far away as I would sit and I did see the screen door effect, but it was at a level where I just stopped noticing it until I thought about it.
Thanks for the help all, I appreciate it. There don't appear to be a lot of threads on this tv, so hopefully a few days after I get it I can throw on some calibration numbers