Originally Posted by greeno
the 847 is an edgelit led. you will see edge lighting artifacts. the questions will be how distracting are they for you, when do you see them and can you live with it. These sets have varying degrees of motion artifacts also. there the question will be how sensitive are you to them. the panny st50 will have neither of these issues. For me, in that size, I'd choose the panny.
I just bought the sharp-lc70le8470u and the edgelit does not bother me at all because it is very minimal on my set. I watch mostly sports on the tv and with the correct settings don't see motion artifacts. I know these issues vary with each user but I think some people simply are looking for these things. There is no perfect tv set out there and I ask why stare at a tv with an all black screen and look for the edgelit issue. While watching tv programs the edgelit issue in my opinion is not noticeable. As you stated, these issues vary with people and the final decision comes down to if they affect the individual.
Another big factor is how many people in the house will be using the tv and will others be bothered by any issues. Definitely a tough decision as both have 3D and other similar features. If I were buying a 60" set it would have been a tough decision. I went with the Sharp because I wanted a 70" tv and in this size and price range there are not any plasma tvs to choose from. With plasmas there is the issue with glare, DSE and burn in.Edited by paesan - 10/2/12 at 1:17pm