Originally Posted by William_D
I read a VT50 owner on the other forum say that a large white image looks unimpressive on it, would this be the fault of that pesky filter again? How does a large white image look on the UT50?
It looks crystal clear. I've had my hands on a VT50 now and ran some patterns on a usb thumb drive and I don't get it. Yes I spent some time at BB with several reps asking what I'm doing. I'm trying not to sound as negative (Kuro owner here) but it left me stumped.
Sharpness failed big time! I put a sharpness pattern (circles and lines) and there were white outlines surrounding everything. If there was 10 straight black lines on a white background then you'd see 20 white lines (above and below). Whereas on the UT50 they go away under a setting of 20. The Kuro (also having slight edge enhancement) beats the VT50. That's a problem. What this means is that your content will look unnatural at times, and 1080p won't be coming in as clean.
Secondly color slides were just okay. Par for the course with plasma but I wanted better. The filter is dragging this beast down. I'd recommend this tv only for those that MUST have 10pt white balance, increased color/gamma adjustments (assuming your front and center), and the bells n' whistles including a slim bezel, 96hz, and other propaganda you can check on Panasonic's website. I also noticed flicker present in white backgrounds and clouds that can't be seen at 60hz. So no matter the MLL drop using 96hz, if your sensitive to flicker then that's out. Now it becomes null and void since measurements across the board are the same. No difference in contrast, and they can't even dispute this in the VT50 thread. If they can it's only barely, and not to the human eye.
I'm not trying to convert ST/VT owners or even convince them that the UT is better. I'm more or less venting because I damn sure wanted the VT to begin with.