Originally Posted by Cev214
Why a darbee? I never knew what that was until I saw half of the people on this thread needed to buy one...
HALF the people on this thread? That's a gross exaggeration. And nobody NEEDS a Darbee, but it definitely improves the depth of field on every brand and model of TV and Projector that it's used on, including Samsung Plasmas so it's not just a Panasonic thing. I've tried my Darbee on all three of my Plasmas, on two of my LCD TVs, on a friend's Samsung, and also on my pal's 60" Pioneer Kuro and it improves the image on all of them. There are people in the Darbee thread that installed one on their $10,000+ Projectors and report improvements, just as virtually everybody else in that thread. In my case, it improved the quality of softer 720p content which is the only complaint i had about my GT50. Just like grippy summer tires improves the handling of a new M3 and a push-up bra improves the look of a 23 year old's already perky rack, a Darbee improves the image quality of any HD TV.
the gt is an amazing unit, although to me and other websites such as digital trends..television info...agree that the Sammy is better overall.. OVERALL!!!!!!
Who the heck is Digital Trends? What kind of authoritative expertise do they have when it comes to Plasma TVs? Post the link to whatever you read. The Samsung does do a few things better (720p content looks crisper etc), but it's not an overall better TV.
They don't pick the best tv just kuz it has a slightly better black level displayed on a checkerboard!!!!
The Panasonic's black levels aren't just "slightly better on a checkerboard", they're WAY better on actual content and as measured on a meter and it's very obvious to the naked eye. And Panasonic's contrast ratio is far higher than Samsung's and it's been measured by the best calibrators on the business. The VT50's black level and contrast ratio killed the E8000 at the big HDTV shootout, and the black levels on both brand's lower models are practically the same as on the flagships.
Digital trends also said the e6500 had a better black level than the st50....YIkes..
Well if Digital Trends said that then that shows that they don't know what they're talking about because Samsung's black levels measure considerably higher than Panasonics. This has already been proven.