Originally Posted by FiveOhFour
Interesting I haven't actually looked at the UT50 or S60 models of 2012 or 2013 but that makes me curious is the ST60 in difference width wise in comparison to a GT50 to anyone who has seen both? I can say for my GT50 the chrome trim stuff is hardly visible in my living room and definitely isn't what i would consider reflective, i certainly prefer it to the plastic bubble surrounding of the ST50.
I actually prefer the clear plastic edge of the st50 to the chrome plastic edge of the gt50/ st60. It blends in with the black frame much more than the glossy chrome plastic. I have my st50 mounted & it looks great. This also took care of the shiny silver stand that so many people dislike.
I got my 55st50 for an absolute steal. I bought an open box unit in January but it seemed to have some picture issues. I got into the service menu & it had almost 2,000 hours on it. I took my receipt to bestbuy & discussed it with the manager. He didn't have any in stock & he couldn't order it anymore. Luckily I had done research & found the only remaining unit in the district. The manager called that particular store & got it for me. I got a new unit for the price I paid for the open box unit.
I love the tv & would recommend the st line to anymore trying to decide between a Panasonic & Samsung plasma. I did research to my eyes crossed. The only aspect the Samsung is superior in is apps which other users have mentioned. Samsung has the hbo go app & recognizes flash media. I'm hoping Panasonic will do a filmware update sometime soon to remedy this.
That's too bad Samsung cut out the 6500/7000 lines. I thought they were considerably better than the E5500. I disliked the screen on the E5500 greatly. As other users have mentioned the screen suffers from glare issues. Hopefully Samsung fixed the glare issue on the F5500 & made the unit thinner to better compete with Panasonic.
I have a Samsung LCD from 2010 & like it a lot. I helped a buddy pick out a tv recently. He was set on an LED so he got a Samsung 55es7100. It's a fine set but I don't think the picture is as good as my panny plasma.