Originally Posted by majki84
I confirm that for example Intel manufactures all sort of chips for a few other companies. I was working in FAB14 in Ireland and we were producind cpu chips, motherboard chips, flash memory etc. Just give a recipe to intel and they will do whatever you want. I believe apple designed their chip but they don't have a proper fab (if any) so they heired Samsung to produce their chips.
Returning to topic: i was about to buy panny but changed my mind for sammy because of better ir handling, sd source, and ability to play 5.1 dts mkv files. My only concern will be buzzing noise of sammy (widely reported) and FB and worse brightness of the panel then panny.
I switched from a VT50 to an E8000. The blacks are gray on the E8000, while they are *very dark* they never are truely inky unless surrounded by bright content. Nothing like I experienced on the VT50.
The FBR is bizarre; if you have a good eye you can actually see the panel darken up when switching to say credits or something of the sorts. Otherwise all your notice is the blacks seem to ride a hair brighter when a lot of content fills up the screen. Then slightly dim for credits or when X% of the screen is not in use. Unless I'm seeing the phosphors holding a charge and they still need to break in more that's how I would describe it. The VT50's blacks are consistently very dark the FBR is more like some light shades that flicker in darker shades, not even worth mentioning to be honest.
My E8000 buzzes. The *only* reason it doesn't bother me is the sound is VERY directional and also very focused in what one might describe as a beam or tight tunnel of sound from the TV. The center of the TV is really where the most "buzz" emits from. If the center of the TV is turned *and* angled to your seating position it could be very annoying. For my situation the TV is on a stand and the center of the TV is 10" or so above my head. If I stand up and into that beam I can hear the buzzing loudly, but move back down to my sitting position and the noise is gone...
Yes, the IR is better on the E8000.
And YES the SD, and even poor HD quality is MUCH better on the E8000. It's a fairly large difference here actually.
If you feed the VT50 material where it's very complex and not smooth (SD, lower quality HD) the TV will posterize. When it does this it looks soft and it drops a lot of details; it will appear out of focus or like an oil painting as some have described. It's pretty bad to be honest. I was finding myself seeing everyones faces as out of focus and trying to focus on them.
VT50 is also much brighter than the E8000. As well it has a better AR coating. The best I have seen on my E8000 is 45fL of output; the best number I have seen tossed around for the VT50 is 50fL. The VT50 seems to be 10% brighter with the data I have.
VT50 also flickers like crazy in ALL modes but 60hz. 3d is headache inducing after awhile, so is 96hz mode.
VT50 AR coating is also superior to the E8000. Honestly it's the best I have ever seen. Minus the *1st* AR coating that peeled that came on the D8000's last year. That coating was about equal to the VT50. However samsung no longer uses it
It's a tough call.... it pretty much sums up to this.
E8000 "good" blacks. "good" brightness. Outstanding overall picture quality for all sources.
VT50 "excellent" blacks. "excellent" brightness. Lackluster overall picture quality in terms of resolution and sharpness for all sources. Flickering in all modes (3d included) but 60hz.Edited by SiGGy - 8/9/12 at 6:09am