Originally Posted by Brent Madden
For those who have an ST50 in their house, can you comment on the heat output by the set? Someone on Amazon posted a review saying it seemed to put out a lot more heat than the 30 models which I find hard to believe. Any input would be appreciated.
Those people are trolls.
Originally Posted by D-Nice
Its a plasma. It will put out heat. However, it is not excessive and won't "heat the room" unless the room is the size of a closet.
Some folks live in the box in which the TV came. Of course, those folks don't have the TV.
Originally Posted by mnc
Someone mentioned the picture dims off axis. I'm guessing it is the louver filter, right? Does it only happen vertically, not horizontally? How bad is it?
The vertical effect was noticeable on last year's VT30 (which I believe has the same filter or a very similar one), but it required a pretty sharp angle before you'd see it. In other words, I doubt any normal viewing scenario would make it apparent. Horizontally, one could stand pretty much anywhere and not see dimming. I doubt you're going to have any issues inside a 90-degree cone (and by any issues, I mean no losses of contrast/brightness) if not larger. But someone can confirm if the new ST50 is meaningfully changed from last year's VT30 (which, again, is similar tech).