Originally Posted by pinnick
Hi. Any word on the black level on Samsungs 51" e-series? The bigger sets seem good, but how about those smaller sets?
Just did a side by side comparison of the 50'' GT50 and the 51'' E8000 in a Magnolia room (by eye only). It was a good (controlled light) setting and the very helpful BB guy helped me tune in some good settings on both TV's. We looked at lots of different content. Both sets have great PQ.
I found that the black level was noticeably better on GT than E8000 on dark scene's and black bars. Black bars were just slightly a bit gray on E8000. While black bars basicaly blended in with border on the GT50.
This tells me that if you are in the market for a 50''/51'' size TV, and great black level is your main goal, go with the GT.
I have noticed the larger size Samsung models have much better black levels than the 51''. Although even on the 51" E8000 the black level is good enough that it does not detract from the tv producing a great picture (IMO). I would just say the GT is a standout in this area.
BTW... We tested hockey as well. The 51''E8000 had fluctuating brightness (same as mine at home). The BB dude noticed it as well. The 50'' GT50 did not have any noticeable fluctuations.