Originally Posted by french_guy
OK, so I went to Costco and bought the 64" Samsung (Plasma)
I am very pleased with the PQ...
So I will try to do a real side by side comparison tomorrow (I have a HDMI switch and I will use it to switch from 1 set to the other)
Even though the Samsung is 6" smaller, price difference is substantial....(~$550)
So it will be a tough call..........!!!
OK, so I've put the 2 sets side by side, and hooked a WD TV Live on each set. Then, I have ripped a bluray (Fantastic 4 - The rise of the silver surfer) and put that rip on 2 USB sticks, 1 on each WD TV Live. So this is really a true side by side comparison
The Samsung is MUCH "crisper" with great contrast and deep blacks
At the beginning of the movie, there is a scene with a planet in the dark space,with tons of stars....I could barely see those stars on the Vizio (movie mode) , and pushing the brightness was mostly bringing more "greyish" blacks
And at the very beginning, the texts from the credits were yellosih on the Vizio, and white/silver on the Samsung, which is I guess the real color
Globally, colors seem washed out on the Vizio and very "crisp" / "sharp" on the Samsung
I am not sure how to bring more natural white colors on the Vizio without turning the blacks into a greyish tint...?? Any recommendations?
I am sure a good calibration could help and improve things, but this is valid for both sets
So for now, the Samsung seems a keeper, unless somebody can give me some good parameters to have deeper blacks, and suppress this yellowish tint in the credit that are supposed to be silver...