Just got my L55ET5. Bought a P50ST30 just last september. But at some point 4-5 months ago something went wrong with the 3D. It still looked 3D, but something was just off. Alot of constant ghosting, a blur to most of the stuff in the background. Just not good at all. I just got Avatar 3D my favorite movie, a movie I waited so long to see in 3D again, and on that old set, I couldn't get past 20 minutes.
Could have paid for someone to look at it, sure. But I also was really excited about the idea of passive 3D. Such hassle free cheap glasses that are universal no matter what different brand TV you might upgrade to in the future. Now that I have the L55ET5, I can fully say, the 3D is amazing. Much better than my plasma, even better than when I first got it and I remember it actually being good. Pros and Cons
- 3D the best I have seen, for a bargain level TV the 3D quality is amazing with only minor ghosting every so briefly in some scenes, but quickly goes away and is very bearable.
- To me the image of this TV looks sharper and pops even more off the screen than my plasma. Probably individual preference
- PS3 games look better and even more impressive on this 55" even though it's 5" larger than my plasma
- Very good during high motion scenes. It's very hard for me to notice much blur at all.
- Black levels surprisingly good considering it's LED. But nowhere near the plasma. A bit above acceptable but having seen plasma, it can't be unseen.
- somewhat rarely, flashing. When it happens I keep looking at what could cause it, sometimes I see a came fire, or plasma bolts, but then the scene changes but it still flashes when it probably shouldn't.
- during screen transitions, you can obviously see it is side lit. I get most of the obvious light saturation coming from the top right corner. Yet during the actual movie and even in fairly dark scenes, it does not appear.
I'm wondering, can the CONs but chalked up to panel lottery? Is it possible to get an L55ET5 that has very minimal edge saturation or flashing? (yes I've updated)