Originally Posted by edgeh2o
Spent the last 4 hours going over the same threads and review sites for the Panny 60GT50 and Sammy 60E7000 that I've done for the past few weeks, stuck on not making a decision.
After having to return 2 large LED's to BB already, I'm so over having to return. Although I feel like I saw somewhere they will pickup returns if the TV is over 46" but now I can't find that info anywhere.
Anyways, seems like the cons for Sammy are buzzing, line bleed, lighter blacks compared to Panny, and the hockey brightness thing. I don't watch hockey, the blacks will still probably be blacker than anything I've had before, line bleed doesn't seem to be reported that much (right?), so it all comes down to buzzing.
Pros over GT50, better video processing for Uverse's crappy HD signals, not as many reports of banding, and seems like there is no IR.
Since I'll be using it as a PC monitor 37% of the time, my biggest worry is IR. Since I'll watch Uverse about 41% of the time, I want whatever will help make it look the best.
So... I'm just thinking back to that Samsung 60E7000 vs Panasonic ST50 thread where the OP, along with a few repliers, stated the E7000 blacks were very poor compared to the Panasonic. I wish I could erase my memory of viewing that thread, because it seems like that, along with the buzzing, is holding me back. It's just weird since other review sites say they are comparable.
But what are my other options... dealing with IR of the Panny, or downgrading to a 55" Sony HX850 or waiting for a 2013 plasma, no spanks.
That's all I got. No real purpose to this comment, just thinking out loud, since I can't sleep.