Originally Posted by Italian Dude
Got mine in today from Amazon through CEVA But actually subcontracted to some other company and was 1 hour late, so I called Amazon to ask where is it and they gave me a $30 credit and called the shipper and got them to commit to the 1 hour.
So first 5 min impression is good, and 3D is as good as it was on the Samsung un46d7000, which I thought was great too. No screen defects or strange colors or discolorations yet. The bright mode really works, probably too bright for a dark room to watch a movie, and great in room with 4 60 watt bulbs on overhead. Standard is TERRIBLE, way too dark, so if that's the default in stores you would think you need an LED instead. Vivid is awkward, funky colors. Custom is decent without changing anything. THX cinema default is too dark for daylight,and THX bright room is good in natural daylight and lighted room.
I think the picture is slightly muted compared to the Samsung LED 7000 I had for a few days, but looks great and does not have that super sharp and soap opera effect. Definite differences between HD channels, some sharp and vibrant, some look grainy and dim, but that's going to show on any TV.
The Samsung 3050gb glasses kind of work with it too, but not really. They show the image as if we're normal so you don't see the 3D blur like when viewing without glasses, but don't have the 3D effect either. Strange. The $60 Panasonic glasses are lighter and a little wider and are enclosed on the sides, blocking the lights reflecting from around the room so you don't need pitch black room to watch 3D like when using the Samsung glasses. The image is good. I do see the occasional ghosting effect in some objects, like the white cat at the start of Puss n boots 3D. But I noticed this on the Samsung too. 3D still looks best in a dark room though. But you can brighten it in THX 3D mode, which I thought somebody wrote can't be done, unless that was on the ST50, or the UK GT50.
Slight buzz, when up close, but can't hear it with any minimal volume, the BD player hum is louder when sound is muted. And the AC or other ambient noise is much louder too. But if acoustic panels work as one mentioned, I would try it just to remove any OCD about thinking I hear it. Let us know how that works out.
The black borders on movies are solid black to me at 50 level of brightness which is bright and contrast at 90 in THX Bright Room mode. In THX Cinema, brightness is also at 50 but contrast is at 60, which darkens the picture. Brightness at 51 starts to show noise in the black bars, and gets worse in solid black as increased.
No gaming yet, but am about to test MW3 on PS3.
I hope this is useful for anyone. I will answer any questions. No calibration, probably will try the published settings though just to play.