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post #661 of 1640
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Originally Posted by sheshechic View Post

You're a trip.

Calm down, sheshechic-- I'm just messing with you. Seriously, though, I learned my lesson.
post #662 of 1640
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Originally Posted by sage11x View Post


Didn't see your post. Not sure why this is such a big deal. If you're making the statement that the ST is a better set than the GT then why wouldn't someone have simply linked me to the post or site where this was discussed?

Anyways, it doesn't matter to me one way or the other. I just see a LOT of speculation around here and it ends up like being one of those truth exercises-- tell enough people and all of a sudden it's true.

You didn't see my post on 3/15 @ 1:19AM in this thread? You had a few posts the same day starting around 2PM. Ok.

No one, including myself, stated the ST50 was better than the GT50. My comment questioned the purchase of the GT50. Why would anyone get the GT50 over a ST50 when there really isn't a PQ difference to justify the price? Would it be for aesthetics or marketing fluff that makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside?
post #663 of 1640
Was wondering if maybe the 3D rendering might be any better? Or something, to justify the price.
post #664 of 1640
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Originally Posted by CatBrat View Post

Was wondering if maybe the 3D rendering might be any better? Or something, to justify the price.

Or the 1080p Pure Direct, Pure Image Creation, Vivid Color Creation... (especially the 1080p Pure Direct).

I believe they are 4:4:4 30-bit color, antialiasing and color correction respectively (okay the last 2 sound like bad ideas).
post #665 of 1640
So, you think vt50 will have 4 times as good blacks as 2011?
That would put it very close to 5090 territory! St50 has panasonic 2011 blacks, pioneer 9g blacks was 5 times 8g blacks.
Somehow I dont think the vt50 is going to be much darker then st50, maybe the better filter will make it LOOK darker but not measure darker.
I guess the q is what 2011 model they mean?!
But I hope it really is 4 times darker then st50, it has to be to compensate its MUCH higher price! 50st50 costs less then half of 50vt50 here in sweden if the price i have seen so far is correct!

Lets hope!
post #666 of 1640
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Originally Posted by D-Nice View Post


You didn't see my post on 3/15 @ 1:19AM in this thread? You had a few posts the same day starting around 2PM. Ok.

No one, including myself, stated the ST50 was better than the GT50. My comment questioned the purchase of the GT50. Why would anyone get the GT50 over a ST50 when there really isn't a PQ difference to justify the price? Would it be for aesthetics or marketing fluff that makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside?

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OMG why are we arguing then? Lol! This is a HUGE misunderstanding! Someone specifically said that the ST was going to be a better choice than the GT-- I commented that it was a fallacy to make any determination about the GT at this point as no one had reviewed it! I received replies indicating the same but no one could give me any proof as to WHY they were making this bold prediction! I didn't say that you said the ST was better-- but when you respond to my post to disagree with me then I assume you're disagreeing with the very point I was arguing!

Honestly, I can't believe how blown out of proportion a simple little thing like not judging a product until it is released has become! If you have inside information-- which considering your position and reputation I would not doubt-- then I believe you! But, Dnice, I was never trying to argue with you or challenge your opinions! I was simply arguing with the couple of members that had made the implication of the comparison of a panel which hasn't been released yet to a panel which had without any sort of data or proof to back it up. A simple: "DNice said so, here's the link" would have sufficed. now I find out that you didn't even say that and your only observation was that you didn't see the point of the GT... A bit of a difference.

Either way-- lose, lose for me as I come off as the ******* who's arguing with DNice. Well that wasn't my intention but I'm going to stick to my guns on this one and if the mods want to slap me with it than so-be-it. I'll wait patiently for the assessment you stated was coming as I do value your observations and input on this board-- I'll reserve judgement of the gt until then.
post #667 of 1640
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Originally Posted by sage11x View Post

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OMG why are we arguing then? Lol! This is a HUGE misunderstanding! Someone specifically said that the ST was going to be a better choice than the GT-- I commented that it was a fallacy to make any determination about the GT at this point as no one had reviewed it! I received replies indicating the same but no one could give me any proof as to WHY they were making this bold prediction! I didn't say that you said the ST was better-- but when you respond to my post to disagree with me then I assume you're disagreeing with the very point I was arguing!

Honestly, I can't believe how blown out of proportion a simple little thing like not judging a product until it is released has become! If you have inside information-- which considering your position and reputation I would not doubt-- then I believe you! But, Dnice, I was never trying to argue with you or challenge your opinions! I was simply arguing with the couple of members that had made the implication of the comparison of a panel which hasn't been released yet to a panel which had without any sort of data or proof to back it up. A simple: "DNice said so, here's the link" would have sufficed. now I find out that you didn't even say that and your only observation was that you didn't see the point of the GT... A bit of a difference.

Either way-- lose, lose for me as I come off as the ******* who's arguing with DNice. Well that wasn't my intention but I'm going to stick to my guns on this one and if the mods want to slap me with it than so-be-it. I'll wait patiently for the assessment you stated was coming as I do value your observations and input on this board-- I'll reserve judgement of the gt until then.

You're gettin' a little roughed up here, cowboy, lol.

You seem to have a lot of passion and that's cool.

Bottom line: If your sole objective is PQ then just go with the the ST50 and get it pro calibrated by someone who understands these sets. They're a different animal.

But they're also a "beast"; in a good way -- as D commented on.
post #668 of 1640
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Originally Posted by andy sullivan View Post

Just kidding a little. I have people ask me all the time if they should buy an LED TV. I then explain to them that there is no such thing as an LED TV. It's still a LCD TV that is using LED back lighting. Thanks to Samsung's advertising and sales peoples lack of understanding they think LED is a some kind of new TV technology.

So true.

The rare back-lit, local dimming set -- when done right -- I would say is a step forward from traditional LCD in a good way, but.... still an LCD.
post #669 of 1640
This isn't complicated. The GT50s have not officially been released. As such anyone who might have actually had an opportunity to test one is prohibited from publicly talking about it.

Just accept the hints as confirmation and stop trolling.
post #670 of 1640
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Originally Posted by DoctorM View Post

This isn't complicated. The GT50s have not officially been released. As such anyone who might have actually had an opportunity to test one is prohibited from publicly talking about it.

Yep.
post #671 of 1640
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Originally Posted by sage11x View Post


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OMG why are we arguing then? Lol! This is a HUGE misunderstanding! Someone specifically said that the ST was going to be a better choice than the GT-- I commented that it was a fallacy to make any determination about the GT at this point as no one had reviewed it! I received replies indicating the same but no one could give me any proof as to WHY they were making this bold prediction! I didn't say that you said the ST was better-- but when you respond to my post to disagree with me then I assume you're disagreeing with the very point I was arguing!

Honestly, I can't believe how blown out of proportion a simple little thing like not judging a product until it is released has become! If you have inside information-- which considering your position and reputation I would not doubt-- then I believe you! But, Dnice, I was never trying to argue with you or challenge your opinions! I was simply arguing with the couple of members that had made the implication of the comparison of a panel which hasn't been released yet to a panel which had without any sort of data or proof to back it up. A simple: "DNice said so, here's the link" would have sufficed. now I find out that you didn't even say that and your only observation was that you didn't see the point of the GT... A bit of a difference.

Either way-- lose, lose for me as I come off as the ******* who's arguing with DNice. Well that wasn't my intention but I'm going to stick to my guns on this one and if the mods want to slap me with it than so-be-it. I'll wait patiently for the assessment you stated was coming as I do value your observations and input on this board-- I'll reserve judgement of the gt until then.

Who's arguing?????????
post #672 of 1640
Are the 60"&65" 50 series expected to have lower mll than the 50"&55"?
post #673 of 1640
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Originally Posted by D-Nice View Post

You didn't see my post on 3/15 @ 1:19AM in this thread? You had a few posts the same day starting around 2PM. Ok.

No one, including myself, stated the ST50 was better than the GT50. My comment questioned the purchase of the GT50. Why would anyone get the GT50 over a ST50 when there really isn't a PQ difference to justify the price? Would it be for aesthetics or marketing fluff that makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside?

i like warm and fuzzy things
and those giga shmega things tickle me

kidding anyways, thank you for you info, i will be getting myself a ST50 as soon as 60" model comes out.

as far as calibration goes, i am tempted to get it calibrated as well. i am in NYC.
post #674 of 1640
Can I make my sight-unseen prediction?

There will be virtually no PQ difference between the ST and the GT. The differences will be in additions to features for the GT over the ST, like network applications. And perhaps a few more tweakable values in the menus.

Whether that will justify the price difference would depend on the buyer.
post #675 of 1640
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Originally Posted by weedeater View Post

Can I make my sight-unseen prediction?

There will be virtually no PQ difference between the ST and the GT. The differences will be in additions to features for the GT over the ST, like network applications. And perhaps a few more tweakable values in the menus.

Whether that will justify the price difference would depend on the buyer.

The GT50 will also have a faster panel and better motion handling than the St50
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Well here in Europe the gt50 has got the FFD 2500 Hz panel och the st50 has got a FFD 2000 Hz panel. So here there might be a slight difference in PQ. I must say you americans should be happy. The vt50 55 has got a listprice in sweden of like 3800 $. The st50 55" cost around 2500$. Prices will drop but.. lot of dough. :-(
post #678 of 1640
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Originally Posted by rejus View Post


i like warm and fuzzy things
and those giga shmega things tickle me

kidding anyways, thank you for you info, i will be getting myself a ST50 as soon as 60" model comes out.

as far as calibration goes, i am tempted to get it calibrated as well. i am in NYC.

I am in NYC basically every month. Just let me know if you would like me to calibrate your display.
post #679 of 1640
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Originally Posted by jkozlow3 View Post

My 2011 VT30 has HORRIBLE IR (lasting weeks/months). My 4 & 7 year old Panasonic plasmas had no issues with IR at all. So I don't know that they "usually" have more IR but they certainly seem to be terrible since the advent of 3D and whatever changes Panasonic made.

Hopefully they fixed the problem in 2012.

mine too...maybe not 'horrible' but definitely noticable with an all white background...this alone has almost turned me off of plasmas as I thought that IR issues were no longer serious issues in 2011

the VT50 sounds really nice but I'm not sure I want to risk the chance of IR again
post #680 of 1640
D-nice do u ever come to San Diego? Alittle off topic, sry
post #681 of 1640
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Originally Posted by Bigjoemeat View Post

D-nice do u ever come to San Diego? Alittle off topic, sry

I may be able to take the trip the last weekend of the month as I will be in LA that weekend.
post #682 of 1640
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post


mine too...maybe not 'horrible' but definitely noticable with an all white background...this alone has almost turned me off of plasmas as I thought that IR issues were no longer serious issues in 2011

the VT50 sounds really nice but I'm not sure I want to risk the chance of IR again

How long does the IR last? I've noticed on the S/ST that IR sets in pretty fast but goes away just as quickly.
post #683 of 1640
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Originally Posted by HearingImpaired View Post

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb3wyjB29xU


Thank you I thoroughly enjoyed that but would have liked it even more if I were in Hamburg watching it.
post #684 of 1640
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Originally Posted by sage11x View Post

How long does the IR last? I've noticed on the S/ST that IR sets in pretty fast but goes away just as quickly.

I ran that scrolling bar but it doesn't seem to go away completely...after running the scrolling bar it looks like it's almost gone but then when I check later on in the day it's not faded away as much as earlier...it's very faint as it is and can only be seen against an all white background but I still don't like it...maybe I'll try running color slides for 24 hours or so and see if it completely goes away
post #685 of 1640
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The game mode on the top-end Samsung UNxxD/E LCDs looks horrible. We're talking significantly worse PQ from my 2006 Philips 720p LCD.

It looks horrible out of the box, yeah - but you can easily adjust it to be fairly accurate.
post #686 of 1640
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Originally Posted by lyris View Post

It looks horrible out of the box, yeah - but you can easily adjust it to be fairly accurate.

Not in my experience. The game mode in the LCDs turns off almost all practical adjustments.
post #687 of 1640
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Originally Posted by Tempest261 View Post


Not in my experience. The game mode in the LCDs turns off almost all practical adjustments.

This is true-- I have a 60" D6400 on it's way (hopefully) so I'll take a look. Honestly, I wasn't expecting to game on it though.

My panasonic's have all been fantastic gaming displays.
post #688 of 1640
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post


I ran that scrolling bar but it doesn't seem to go away completely...after running the scrolling bar it looks like it's almost gone but then when I check later on in the day it's not faded away as much as earlier...it's very faint as it is and can only be seen against an all white background but I still don't like it...maybe I'll try running color slides for 24 hours or so and see if it completely goes away

Scrolling bar has never done anything for me-- try the static screen video that's floating around.
post #689 of 1640
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Originally Posted by Tempest261 View Post

Not in my experience. The game mode in the LCDs turns off almost all practical adjustments.

Ouch... I know in the past it was very restrictive and locked you into a very blue-tinted Colour Temperature (Cool). But I've had no trouble configuring the (European) Samsung displays for accurate video in the Game Mode - in fact, I even used this for movies back when Samsung was still forcing noise reduction on outside of Game Mode. I remember it disabled "Motion Plus", but that wasn't an issue for 24fps material and "10p White Balance", but the rest of the adjustments were there.
post #690 of 1640
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Originally Posted by sage11x View Post

Scrolling bar has never done anything for me-- try the static screen video that's floating around.

do you have a link to this static screen video?...how long do you run it for?
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