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post #151 of 657
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Originally Posted by samwbourne View Post

So aside from the anti reflective coating, is the E550 essentially the same as the E6500? What are the other differences if any (excluding design)?

Cheers

Well, they both receive the same firmware updates, so that's gotta be a LITTLE telling.
post #152 of 657
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Originally Posted by alljunkie View Post

Thanks for Positive review, can you please take picture of tv and glossiness of screen? Would really appreciate it.. Also did you got chance to compare it with 2012 Panasonic models


Here we go. First video is during daylight with my blinds half open. You can obviously see the glare. The window is about 12 feet away from the TV.


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The TV:



Remote:


Included Glasses:


I will take the same pictures at night time just to compare. Maybe not 2nite but within the next few days.
post #153 of 657
Judging by the background, that's a whole lotta light in the room.

But to be honest, the picture is better than I would have thought. Not that I'd want to watch The Dark Knight in those conditions

I would guess that just closing the blinds would help quite a bit. Dimming the lights or turning a few off would be perfectly acceptable. I am fine with a small window 15 feet away and the lights off for daytime viewing.
post #154 of 657
Deciding between this and the ST50, but leaning towards the Sammy as with some sales on atm, a $500 price difference in Australia between the two is significant and for a bedroom TV seems kind of a no brainer. There's just a lack of information concerning this set though, no reviews, but great to read the comments here, however since it will be mostly for gaming, the only reason i haven't committed to the purchase is knowing nothing of the performance, namely input lag, SD scaling etc. I'd like to be perfectly happy with its performance on the Wii, PS360 and PS2 namely.

In the meantime i'm gonna try to see if i can check out all this firsthand. I haven't even seen the set on display at local stores though
post #155 of 657
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Originally Posted by bhoier View Post

Judging by the background, that's a whole lotta light in the room.

But to be honest, the picture is better than I would have thought. Not that I'd want to watch The Dark Knight in those conditions

I would guess that just closing the blinds would help quite a bit. Dimming the lights or turning a few off would be perfectly acceptable. I am fine with a small window 15 feet away and the lights off for daytime viewing.

It is alot better. Even my girlfriend, who knows nothing about technology and all that, says it looks much better than the st30.

I work 3rd shift so usually I sleep day, wake nights. Most of my tv viewing is at nightime. I haven't had a night with this TV yet, but eagerly awaiting Tuesday cuz I'm off that and going to put this tv to the night-time test.
post #156 of 657
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Originally Posted by everlust View Post

Deciding between this and the ST50, but leaning towards the Sammy as with some sales on atm, a $500 price difference in Australia between the two is significant and for a bedroom TV seems kind of a no brainer. There's just a lack of information concerning this set though, no reviews, but great to read the comments here, however since it will be mostly for gaming, the only reason i haven't committed to the purchase is knowing nothing of the performance, namely input lag, SD scaling etc. I'd like to be perfectly happy with its performance on the Wii, PS360 and PS2 namely.

In the meantime i'm gonna try to see if i can check out all this firsthand. I haven't even seen the set on display at local stores though

My Best Buy had this tv right at the front of the entrance to the Electronics. It's the first thing I saw when going to check out the tv's. Is there a Best Buy around ya?
post #157 of 657
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Originally Posted by Muddeprived View Post

My Best Buy had this tv right at the front of the entrance to the Electronics. It's the first thing I saw when going to check out the tv's. Is there a Best Buy around ya?

Nah, i'm from Australia xD. I did manage to see the E531 though earlier today which looked good, i'll likely make the purchase for the E550 soon
post #158 of 657
I just ordered the subject TV from Amazon with a delivery date of Wednesday and I have a couple simple questions.

How high is the bottom of the TV when using the included stand? I see that the stand is 12" deep but how wide is it? I'm trying to figure out if I can use my old B&W center channel or if I need to be looking at sound bars.

Also, does the TV definitely support a bluetooth keyboard/mouse? If so, are there any specific models/features I should look for when I buy the keyboard and mouse?

Thanks in advance for any help.

-Chris
post #159 of 657
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Originally Posted by hobbyhobo View Post

I just ordered the subject TV from Amazon with a delivery date of Wednesday and I have a couple simple questions.

How high is the bottom of the TV when using the included stand? I see that the stand is 12" deep but how wide is it? I'm trying to figure out if I can use my old B&W center channel or if I need to be looking at sound bars.

Also, does the TV definitely support a bluetooth keyboard/mouse? If so, are there any specific models/features I should look for when I buy the keyboard and mouse?

Thanks in advance for any help.

-Chris

Height from bottom of tv to table is 2 3/4 inches.

Height from bottom of tv to top of tv stand is 2 1/4 inches.

The tv stand itself is 12x20.
post #160 of 657
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Originally Posted by Muddeprived View Post

Height from bottom of tv to table is 2 3/4 inches.

Height from bottom of tv to top of tv stand is 2 1/4 inches.

The tv stand itself is 12x20.

Thanks!
post #161 of 657
I posted a new thread, but probably should have checked in here first.

I am looking at buying either the 51" E550 or the 51" D6500, and the salesman at the AV store said the D6500 was hands down the better television. The specs, however, seem very similar, and the E550 comes with 2 pairs of the 3D glasses.

Does anyone have experience with both sets for comparison?

Thanks!
post #162 of 657
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Originally Posted by everlust View Post

Deciding between this and the ST50, but leaning towards the Sammy as with some sales on atm, a $500 price difference in Australia between the two is significant and for a bedroom TV seems kind of a no brainer. There's just a lack of information concerning this set though, no reviews, but great to read the comments here, however since it will be mostly for gaming, the only reason i haven't committed to the purchase is knowing nothing of the performance, namely input lag, SD scaling etc. I'd like to be perfectly happy with its performance on the Wii, PS360 and PS2 namely.

In the meantime i'm gonna try to see if i can check out all this firsthand. I haven't even seen the set on display at local stores though

If you're choosing between the Sammy E550 and the Panny ST50 you'd be much better off with the Panny ST50 as it handles bright rooms and glare much better than the Samsung due to the filter. Only the Samsung E6500 and above offer a filter as good as the Panny ST50's. In a dark room the Samsung offers deep blacks but bright rooms and open windows kill the picture leaving a washed out look.
post #163 of 657
Well finally decided to upgrade our family room home theatre set and settled on the PN64D550. Got it home and set it up yesterday....this thing is slightly large. Replaces a 52 in Sharp, so fairly significant difference in screen size. Very pleased with the picture quality, especially with Bluray or PS3 games. Unit does seem to have a slight buzz to it. It may have been more noticeable when playing ps3 games (720p may have something to do with this as other posters have commented). I will give it some time to see if it gets better, worse etc.

First time plasma owner and I'm impressed with picture quality. Is it still recommended to "break in" plasma sets? or is this no longer necessary with newer models? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks.
post #164 of 657
Anyone using a mouse and keyboard with this set? If so, are you connecting to USB or using Bluetooth?

Is the web browser full featured, allowing any browsing I normally do on my computer?

Thanks,
Chris
post #165 of 657
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Originally Posted by Muddeprived View Post

Here we go. First video is during daylight with my blinds half open. You can obviously see the glare. The window is about 12 feet away from the TV.


(click)


The TV:



Remote:


Included Glasses:


I will take the same pictures at night time just to compare. Maybe not 2nite but within the next few days.


Picture looks better than i thought, I think they'll look even better in dark room.. Thanks for the amazing pictures looking forward to more pictures from you.. How was your 3D experience with this TV?
post #166 of 657
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Originally Posted by pspoar View Post

Well finally decided to upgrade our family room home theatre set and settled on the PN64D550. Got it home and set it up yesterday....this thing is slightly large. Replaces a 52 in Sharp, so fairly significant difference in screen size. Very pleased with the picture quality, especially with Bluray or PS3 games. Unit does seem to have a slight buzz to it. It may have been more noticeable when playing ps3 games (720p may have something to do with this as other posters have commented). I will give it some time to see if it gets better, worse etc.

First time plasma owner and I'm impressed with picture quality. Is it still recommended to "break in" plasma sets? or is this no longer necessary with newer models? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks.

There's another thread for the D550 - this is for the E550 line of plasmas.
post #167 of 657
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Originally Posted by alljunkie View Post



Picture looks better than i thought, I think they'll look even better in dark room.. Thanks for the amazing pictures looking forward to more pictures from you.. How was your 3D experience with this TV?

My first night time experience with the tv was "ok". It seemed like the settings I chose were a bit too dark for night time viewing. I need to find a setting that works decent in both day and night.

My 3D experience with this tv was pretty nice. I watched Avatar and I'm used to the 3D somehow being "reduced" when closed captioning is on (i'm deaf) with the P50st30 cuz the captioning tends to pop out more than the movie itself. With this new tv, it seems like the 3D is how it should be, regardless of CC on or off. There's also almost zero crosstalk. Everything is smooth and clear plus it's not dark like the panny. The glasses, being super light weight, are also more forgiving after long term use. The only downside to them is the battery required to run em. Not an expensive battery but more of a hassle compared to the USB-charged Panasonic glasses.
post #168 of 657
so i just got this to replace the d550 i had that had a huge 4 inch pink blob on the screen,this is the 3rd sammy plasma ive got this year now,the other 2 had major problems,,best one by far but i have some issues, one, no sound from netflix,i was told after two calls to use a dig optical cable from tv to my reciever,so ill go get one and see, also i have a couple red dots, tiny,pixel size,having a service call for that,otherwise this is way better than than d 550's i had, ir is much less, and really no buzz compared to the other 2 sets i had and the pq seems better overall, sure hope this service call gets rid of the red dots, i tried the update as samsung said and theyre still there thus the sevice call, i swear it would be nice to get a tv out of the box with no problems.lol
post #169 of 657
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Originally Posted by ogrjmj View Post

so i just got this to replace the d550 i had that had a huge 4 inch pink blob on the screen,this is the 3rd sammy plasma ive got this year now,the other 2 had major problems,,best one by far but i have some issues, one, no sound from netflix,i was told after two calls to use a dig optical cable from tv to my reciever,so ill go get one and see, also i have a couple red dots, tiny,pixel size,having a service call for that,otherwise this is way better than than d 550's i had, ir is much less, and really no buzz compared to the other 2 sets i had and the pq seems better overall, sure hope this service call gets rid of the red dots, i tried the update as samsung said and theyre still there thus the sevice call, i swear it would be nice to get a tv out of the box with no problems.lol

Where ya getting your tv's? LOL

Red dots....eek. Just one red dot spelled disaster for my ex plasma. It needed a new panel but non were available anymore.
post #170 of 657
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Originally Posted by Muddeprived View Post

Where ya getting your tv's? LOL
Red dots....eek. Just one red dot spelled disaster for my ex plasma. It needed a new panel but non were available anymore.

im getting these at best buy,you would think since they just got these new models in a week before they delivered it to me that there would be no problems but noooo. the service guy is ordering a new panel,and yes it's new not refurbished since it's a brand new model,thank god!
post #171 of 657
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Originally Posted by ogrjmj View Post

im getting these at best buy,you would think since they just got these new models in a week before they delivered it to me that there would be no problems but noooo. the service guy is ordering a new panel,and yes it's new not refurbished since it's a brand new model,thank god!

Talk about a string of bad luck LOL. But I know how it is, been there, done that with jeep parts. I'm sure you'll get all fixed up and be watching your favorite flicks in peace.
post #172 of 657
I got my 51" yesterday. It replaced a 12 year old 36" RCA CRT and I'm extremely happy with it. The depth of the picture is amazing to me and much, much better than the 4 year old 42" Samsung plasma we have in the bedroom.

No buzzing at all that I can hear but I definitely can see how reflections would be a problem in a room where light comes in behind your viewing position. The windows in our living room are 90 degrees from the set so it isn't a problem.

Anyway, if anyone is on the fence about buying one of the PNXXE550 sets I say definitely go for it.
post #173 of 657
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Originally Posted by kaybli View Post

Does this TV have HBO GO? I couldn't find it anywhere.

BUMP
post #174 of 657
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Originally Posted by kaybli View Post

BUMP

I connected mine to the 'net last night and dug through the Samsung apps a little. Don't remember seeing it in there.
post #175 of 657
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Originally Posted by hobbyhobo View Post

I connected mine to the 'net last night and dug through the Samsung apps a little. Don't remember seeing it in there.

Damn why not. I know other Samsung plasmas have HBO GO. Why not this one?
post #176 of 657
This is a minor issue, but does anyone else's remote get stuck at times when using the Smart Hub online apps/programs? Seems to happen often enough to be an annoyance. It can last seconds or even a couple of minutes. Not sure if this has anything to do with internet speeds, remote (batteries?) or TV.

edit: Continually impressed with 3D on this TV. Watched Tron Legacy last night and it was amazing (no comments on quality of acting, etc... simply the 3D scenes). Borrowed Avatar for a viewing and also incredible, but that's probably a no-brainer.
Edited by atlantamoi - 6/9/12 at 3:38am
post #177 of 657
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Originally Posted by atlantamoi View Post

This is a minor issue, but does anyone else's remote get stuck at times when using the Smart Hub online apps/programs? Seems to happen often enough to be an annoyance. It can last seconds or even a couple of minutes. Not sure if this has anything to do with internet speeds, remote (batteries?) or TV.
edit: Continually impressed with 3D on this TV. Watched Tron Legacy last night and it was amazing (no comments on quality of acting, etc... simply the 3D scenes). Borrowed Avatar for a viewing and also incredible, but that's probably a no-brainer.

I haven't played around with the Smart stuff but I do notice that the controller is super picky about the angle you hold it and press a button. If i hold it at a 45 degree angle, it will not work. It has to be straight at the tv. So weird. My panny's remote would work in the bathroom if I tried...LOL.

Yeah the 3D on this tv is really nice. I watched Avatar a few times and it's almost as if you are "there", especially if it's pitch black around you and you sit somewhat close to the tv.
post #178 of 657
Anyone using this as a gaming TV? Only thing stopping me from a purchase is no details on input lag xD
post #179 of 657
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Originally Posted by everlust View Post

Anyone using this as a gaming TV? Only thing stopping me from a purchase is no details on input lag xD

I've played NBA2k11, Gears of War 3, and Avatar the game on this tv and no issues at all. Everything moves as it should and there's no lag.
post #180 of 657
Yeah, I have a Wii and 360 hooked up to this. Fine for gaming.
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