Originally Posted by lurkyloo
I have been watching movies (only) on my ST50 daily for about 10 days. So far my experience has been:
- no buzzing
- no excessive heat from back panel
- vertical band I saw on gray pre-calibration slides is either gone or not noticeable with real content
- pretty bad crosstalk in the nighttime scenes of Tangled 3D. In lighter scenes the 3D looks great! Still need to try some other movies for comparison.
Thanks for these notes, my tv came yesterday and I am finding the same thing as you. I can only hear buzzing if I go right up to the tv and listen for it, unless it gets louder or I turn into superman i'll never hear it unless I stick my ear to the tv. I haven't watched a 3D movie yet but I did some gaming in 3D and was impressed for the most part. There was crosstalk, but if I forget about it and stop trying to find it it's not an issue. One thing I did find about the crosstalk is it was worse the farther away I am from an object in a game, when i'm right up close to something, it comes out of the screen at me and is crisp. I should mention that I was playing with all 3D maxed out, both in game and in the TV's settings. The things I've found worst about this tv so far is cable isn't so good, short of tinkering with settings. Dark scenes look pretty bad with what I could only call noise or snow, but I think certain settings would fix this. Earlier in this thread someone posted something about plasmas generally having a softer picture than lcd, and I think this might be true. This is my first plasma, I've always owned lcd's and the picture does seem softer than any lcd I've ever had. It may just be a placebo effect because I heard about this, but when I used to turn the sharpness on an lcd all the way up it looked really grainy meaning you turned it up too much. On this plasma though you can crank it all the way up and any scene is still smooth. I'm not even sure this is a bad thing, but I just need to get used to it.