Originally Posted by barber76
Not trolling here, just want to hear from those, who could actually compare:
P50UT50 or Samsung PN51E550 ?
I'm currently choosing between those two models. I saw them side-by-side in local BestBuy, but haven't had a chance to play with settings. On the (default) settings they were, I liked the Samsung picture more. Though it doesn't mean much.
Surely, I'm scared by those infamous accidental IR test published by Cnet.
I think it's safe to say that the UT50 would 'slay' the E550 concerning black levels.
And I'm sure the UT50 provides a brighter image(Game & Vivid mode). But there have been complaints about
this so called 'soft' oil painting look when viewing 720p content on the 2012 panny plasmas...And input lag at least
via HDMI(Component apperantly might be a different story) is worse than last years models. Plus, i'm betting the panny's
like my X5 'when watching movies' have a noisy picture forcing you to drop the sharpness down to 'Zero'
Somebody also mentioned the EE50 does 2 frames/32ms of lag in game mode Via HDMI, or you can label HDMI 'PC' and get 1 frame/16ms(which
is the best any HDTV get for gaming) but color, color temp and sharpness, ect are locked out from the basic picture controls.
Man, your best bet is just to take both home and try them out for yourself so you can decide. I for one wont be going
with the UT50 this year, because of the soft image it generates for 720p content AND the higher input lag in comparison
to last years models. As for the E550, i just don't feel comfortable buying a Samsung Plasma. XP The E550's dimmer picture for gaming and weaker blacks(in comparison
to the UT50) would most definitly bug me.