Originally Posted by chunon
So the implication is that a UT50 = VT50 ? Don't think so
Surely he's not implying that a UT50 = VT50. But after owning nearly every panel under the sun (minus Sharp Elite) I came to the conclusion that the VT50 was only marginally better at a much higher cost. Mind you I also had D-Nice calibrate my UT50, VT50, and Kuro at the same time (in the same room) last September. The difference in blacks in null between the UT50 and VT50 as they were both equal. You can dispute all you want but even D-Nice agreed that they were pretty much the same when he calibrated them and if he's reading this he can chime in and call me out but he can't. What makes the ST-up series special is the fact they have a gamma slider. If it wasn't for this I would argue what's the point other than slight accuracy in color. I posted pictures pages back in this thread of my UT50 side by side my 9G Elite'd Kuro post calibration and what you see isn't a facade.
I haven't posted here in awhile but try to keep up to date and it looks like anikun07 is still doing his thing so great job my man! Since then I picked up a 50UT50 to go along with my 42 and 60UT50. I got the 50UT50 for 2 reasons... the price is too good to ignore and the fact that this year Panny is dropping the U/UT and the entry level is the S series with no 3D and no 2500 focus field drive. This tells me it's bottom end and the next step up probably has the louvre filter. So folks still on the fence better stock up fast! I don't think there will be a proper replacement for the UT50 for another couple years (if ever) before OLED hits and becomes affordable (probably 3-5 years). I wouldn't take anything but an low-middle grade OLED after they iron out the bugs at this point beyond my UT50s.
I also plan to re-schedule D-Nice after I fully break in my new one so probably within a couple months and depending on his schedule. I tried my hand at calibrating, but he absolutely nailed my VT50 and Kuro perfect and shot the 42UT50 with steroids that I didn't think was possible so I'm going to have him come over and repeat the process on all the UT's. After that I'll have a treat for you guys and post full settings including what he did in the service menu for every panel. If you recall, the last time he came I specifically asked him to calibrate the 42UT50 with gaming in mind. Well that was my mistake since I no longer have the VT50 and this time I'll have it done correctly. I'm still going to have him calibrate with gaming in mind but also FILM.
Thanks for having patience with me.