Originally Posted by Louie
Little late to the party and having a hard time finding a ST50...
What is EPP?
EPP = Employee Purchase Program
You might be able to use this through your employer, but even if you can't, there are instructions posted online that will allow you to join. I found instructions at slickdeals. FYI, the 60" ST50 is not available (neither are the 55" or 65"). These are available:
60" GT50: $1,888 with free DMP-BDT220 Blu-ray player
65" GT50: $2,475 with free DMP-BDT220 Blu-ray player
Second, Sears can't get the 60ST50 right now, but they can get the 60UT50? Is it too much a trade off, GT series is not available and the VT only comes in 55" and 65" there...
Trying to stick with Sears because of an employee discount and financing...
The UT50 is significantly different. It doesn't have an anti-glare filter, it's color isn't as accurate (especially outside of cinema mode), you'll have to access the service menu to adjust white balance, and it does not have a gamma control. The UT50's color will be the most accurate in cinema mode, but it can't reach high brightness in cinema mode. The ST50 can achieve pretty accurate color in custom mode and can reach a much higher brightness with good color than the UT50. It also sounds like ABL is more aggressive on the UT50. Basically, the ST50 would be a much better choice for a room that will have ambient lighting. And even in a dark room, the ST50 seems (to me) to be a significantly more appealing television.