Originally Posted by boushh2187
I'm bummed because I ordered it from Sears on Sunday afternoon after the first price drop. Had no idea they were going to drop it again.
I know I can price match the price that it is now, but I don't know about Sunday night.
I see Sears has a 14 day price match policy similar to Amazon so maybe we'll both get lucky and catch a drop. Hard to get a match during those limited time sales like the Sears.com one because they are short. I checked the Amazon policy and I'm only allowed 1 price adjustment so if I got the fifty difference back now, I'd be ineligible for any other drops after that so I'll wait as long as I can.
Originally Posted by Sonyboy
Deals are insane right now! The UT series is a major bargain right now and the 60ST50 can be had right now cheaper than the 60UT50 at Pauls tv. If I had anything other than my Krp 500m in the living room right now, I would definitely be pulling the trigger this weekend!
Wow, hadn't seen the prices at Pauls TV. Those are fantastic! I checked them for the 55UT50 but they did not show it online so I moved to watching Sears and Amazon. If for some reason I'm not pleased with the 55UT50, I might jump up to the 55GT50 for just four-fifty more at Pauls. I'd like to have the dual-CPU and THX modes but not crazy about the filter. I checked out the ST50 at BB several times and just did not like it and didn't think it muted the light reflections all that more than the filter-less UT50. Granted the locations of the ST being chest high and the UT being 10ft off the floor (as well as 50ft apart) makes a good comparison more difficult.
Originally Posted by PathofNeo
Congratulations! That WOW disc is a nice match for this tv. Simple to use and effective results. Also check out the settings thread and post your results if you want.
Thanks! The simplicity of it for beginners as well as having more advanced areas was a big selling point for me since this is my 1st attempt at anything like this. I'm going to try out the settings listed in the other thread as well as try my hand at calibration and see where my panel ends up. I may need a little more brightness since mine is going in the family room but I'll take heed on the warnings I've read to keep brightness down in the first few hundred hours.
Our room is a fairly typical family room with windows (with blinds) to the left and directly across the room from the TV so definitely not a dark room during daylight evening viewing but we only have 1 light on after dark so I think that is when it's going to really be impressive. During the day on weekends is the only time I'm concerned as the sun will shine on the panel in the mid-morning hours (maybe 1 hr total) thru small "eye-brow" windows with no blinds. But it did on the 32" CRT too so if it's no worse than that, I think I'll be happy. Going from 12 yrs with a 32" CRT, not even a flat screen mind you, so this is quite a jump up for us.
I was on the fence for about 3 weeks between LCD and Plasma. Ever since the 2 techs came out I've always leaned towards plasma as I've read and seen that it was more similar to CRT. I leaned towards LCD only for the added brightness and almost impossible IR. No gaming in our house but my wife likes to pause the DVR and take naps on the couch. Our current DVR can buffer 2 hours so that'd be REALLY hard on a PDP.
I've informed her that practice will need to stop.
The new HD DVR we're getting only buffers 1 hour but that's still probably not good to have the entire screen frozen for that long. After seeing LCDs in person, I didn't like the "digital-ness" of it. Everything they played looked like CG and not natural. The same content on the PDPs looked so much nicer. I guess I'm just too used to old school CRT quality.