Originally Posted by Gracepreacher
I've been watching this thread some and just noticed an official editorial review and testing has been posted at TelevisionInfo.com
This review site has some inconsistencies on a few of their reviews. The 1 that stands out on the U50 review is this statment.......However, there are some negative quirks to this model—such as its poor viewing angle, and inability to swivel—that consumers should be wary of.
The viewing angles, as with any pdp, are outstanding
on the U50/54. As far as the ability to swivel, the UT50 doesn't either, but this isn't a big deal.
They actually went on to compare the U vs it's 3d cuz, the ST50 and here is what they said......Both of these TVs are from 2012, but sit far apart on the price spectrum. The P55ST50 is a 3D-ready plasma with internet connectivity, and is about $1000 more expensive than the P50U50. However, the P50U50—while lacking these extra features—was the stronger performer in contrast and color. Essentially, if you just want a strong basic performer, you’re better off with the U50 series. But if you feel you’d miss 3D and internet options, it might be worth your while to spring the extra cash for the higher-end ST50.
And I couldn't agree more with this statment. If you're able to control your lighting in your viewing room and have a ps3 or smart blu-ray device & don't care about 3d or the 50" screen size cap===> then you're NOT going to be disappointed with this pdp.