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post #1861 of 2123
Well...i was thinking the Samsung would have a great picture by all the positive posts on here...except for peeling issue. I just posted on 8000 vs vt. I got my vt30 65 now. Super impressed over Samsung and done wondering which is better. Ok...am I back on your good graces?
post #1862 of 2123
I'm in Las Vegas at the moment and staying in The Cosmopolitan (super super nice by the way) and my room's got two 46" Samsung LCD panel models numbered LN46C539F1HXZA and let me tell you...while the pictures are vivid and bright but the quality was so lacking. Everything looked artificial, and as far I know, this tv was supposed to be 1080p. There were signs of motion blur and that's pretty understandable for being LCDs, but the main thing I've noticed were vertical banding in certain scenes.

I'm glad I bought a Panasonic Plasma because the picture quality on my tv was incomparable and everything in it looked so crystal clear and natural, or realistic I should say. My mates saw the Samsungs at first and their first and initial impressions were like "wow, so bright and clear"...but then a few minutes later they (the girls) knew something didn't looked right so I pointed out the factors to them. Not putting down Samsung but more of LCD vs Plasma -- or Panasonic Plasma for that matter.
post #1863 of 2123
Just got a new 55" ST30 and at 24 hours running the slides.



They all look very dim which is a bit disconcerting since I like nice radiant pictures and colors, so hopefully after this is done the brightness will be higher and the colors will pop more. Otherwise, I don't hear any buzzing and I don't notice any dead pixels. I'm a little worried about the brightness especially since the roof of this room has two skylights and the floor is laminate wood so it may reflect a fair deal, so I'll have to try and get a black rug or something to cut down on that. Hopefully it'll still look okay if it's a little bright during the day.
post #1864 of 2123
I ordered a PN43D450A2 from dell for only $496. All the reviews I've read say it is great. I can't wait until I get it.
post #1865 of 2123
Whoops well I realized why it seemed dim... I set the picture controls to the right things on the normal mode when I turned the tv on but viera connect stuff like slideshows have their own picture settings for each input basically. I ran the slides on standard mode not custom for 1 full day hopefully that won't screw up the overall process too much
post #1866 of 2123
Quote:
Originally Posted by 80sGuy View Post

I'm in Las Vegas at the moment and staying in The Cosmopolitan (super super nice by the way) and my room's got two 46" Samsung LCD panel models numbered LN46C539F1HXZA and let me tell you...while the pictures are vivid and bright but the quality was so lacking. Everything looked artificial, and as far I know, this tv was supposed to be 1080p. There were signs of motion blur and that's pretty understandable for being LCDs, but the main thing I've noticed were vertical banding in certain scenes.

I'm glad I bought a Panasonic Plasma because the picture quality on my tv was incomparable and everything in it looked so crystal clear and natural, or realistic I should say. My mates saw the Samsungs at first and their first and initial impressions were like "wow, so bright and clear"...but then a few minutes later they (the girls) knew something didn't looked right so I pointed out the factors to them. Not putting down Samsung but more of LCD vs Plasma -- or Panasonic Plasma for that matter.

I have Samsung 59D6910 Europe version and i don't have these problems you described and none Issues you said i am happy with HD and especially SD quality and it's imba for gaming dunno how Panasonic makes it when i look VT30 i am not so impressed compared to Sammy. Mine TV is Made in Hungary dunno where from yours Sammy plasmas come mby alot of problems with build quality.
post #1867 of 2123
Panasonic 50V20

For the price it was a good buy.
post #1868 of 2123
I ordered (should pick up today) a Zenith 50" 1080p Plasma last night from the Sears' website. My total out-the-door cost was ~$637 (tax included). I'm supposed to get an addition 6% cash back from Fatwallet (website) and I also will be credited $50 towards a future Sears electronics purchase. I feel I got an awesome deal.

This will be my first HD TV, and I'll be upgrading from a 35" SuperScan (Hitachi rebrand I believe) tube TV (what a heavy SOB it is...) that I've had for the better part of 5+ years. I'm really excited and can't wait to see how it looks in my apartment.
post #1869 of 2123
Panasonic 55VT30. Beautiful blacks, less phospher trailing, 96hz frame rate for bluray. Beautiful set! No regrets!
post #1870 of 2123
Samsung PN59D7000. INCREDIBLE set - great colors that really pop, no buzzing, and no peeling. Knock on wood, but I'm loving this set so far!
post #1871 of 2123
Panasonic 42GT25 from Costco. Great buy for a 3d set!
post #1872 of 2123
1. TC P50ST30

2. Lots of reading on this forum and other

3. Still to new to say what I like best, I gues the updated features in technology , it's been about 6-7 years since I purchased a tv, now many features I connected my PC for are built in.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma. First day, ( today) out of box the picture is dim and dull , not crisp like I might have hoped. After much reading on this and other forums , I am hoping I can adjust/calibrate it to improve. I am used to a LCD DLP, so far it has a much sharper picture than the new plasma

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had. - Maybe the THX and professional calibration if I can't improve it myself

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma. Still too new to me

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma. -I was a little surprised at the price going down on plasma's the last year or so.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.- Right now I need to adjust the picture quality, last night I breifly watched the Stanley Cup thru satellite HD, and the white ice was constantly changing , almost like camera flashes, and at times would wash out then adjust back. That was surprising. I am hoping it's is just "new" and I can find some setting that needs to turned on or off.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it. Yes

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged. - I must say, If I had not been digging into Plasma info for the past few months , I would be dissappointed with this tv. I am hoping with some user settings available in the menu, I can get this outputting the type of picture quality I have been reading about . I might sound a little negative now, hopefully it's just getting used to the plasma vs. lcd . I appreciate all the info here in this forum, I will be looking for ways to improve this picture the next few days.
My first post, hopefully all this will get where it should go
post #1873 of 2123
Ended up with the the panasonic tc-p55vt30 for my living room. i havent had any issues yet, slowly watching a little at a time. avatar in 3d was surreal.

took a quick iphone pic.
post #1874 of 2123
Got a 50inch GT30. I love it any bigger would be too big for my bedroom.
post #1875 of 2123
I just ordered my first 2 HDTV's yesterday.

First one is a Panasonic TC-P65ST30 for the living room - along with the Panasonic DMP-BDT210 BD player. It replaces an 11 year old JVC 36" CRT that has served me well. Audio side is an oldish Pioneer Elite VSX-47TX and Paradigm Studio 60's, CC, and Servo-15 sub. Also got the ball rolling for DirecTV to replace my dish and add an HD DVR/receiver plus another rx for the bedroom.

Also ordered a Panasonic TC-P42ST30 for the bedroom, to replace the ancient 27" Sharp CRT currently in use. This panel will be wall mounted, and I will probably buy a bar style speaker system for it.

I placed the order with Amazon, expected delivery will be late this coming week. I got one 3D starter pack (glasses +Avatar 3D) with each TV, so I have 4 sets of glasses and an extra copy of Avatar. Will get yet another copy with a mail in rebate for the BD player.

I'm not sure if we can talk price in this thread, so let me just say I got a heck of a deal. Both TV's, the BD, and 4 sets of glasses for only a little more than BB wanted for just the 65" ST30.

I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas! Anybody want a couple of old heavy CRT's?
post #1876 of 2123
got a p65st30 from bestbuy with a free 3d starter kit for 2800. im at hour 35 or so on the color slides. I did watch the last episode of Game of Thrones on it in Cinema mode with the room dark. I really liked the picture.
post #1877 of 2123
got a 51d6500 delivered today. first impression, that sucker sure is shaky on its stand!

second impression: that picture looks darn good, and did not even calibrate yet, cant wait to play with it more after work.
post #1878 of 2123
Picked-up a 59D6500 today. Two questions...

1. Anyone have good settings ( can't seem to find any on here)

2. Are the slides necessary? Speaking to the sales rep..he said they're unnecessary.
post #1879 of 2123
1. Samsung PN59D6500

2. Lots of reading on this forum and seeing it live at a local BB.

3. Replaced a 50 LG, so the size increase is nice, however I really like the wifi and the ability to stream movies.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma. Nothing to complain about ...yet.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had. - Web browser and Qwerty remote. (I did find an app for my Iphone which allows me to use it as a keyboard via bluetooth. Works great).

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma. The base is fugly! Please redesign. (wall mounted here)

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma. - Price. You get a whole lot of TV and other goodies (3D glasses, movies and Blu-Ray player) for not too much money (relatively).

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.- Possible streaming issue with Netflix. Drops the stream (screen goes black for split second). Too early to hazard a guess why. Need to troubleshoot.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it. Yes!

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged. -
post #1880 of 2123
managed to snag a viera p42s30 for $530 (open box). i think it's a good deal.
post #1881 of 2123
Hello all,

Stumbled onto my first plasma today, a LG 50PT350. I'm not a plasma guru by any means so I have literally spent the last 6 hours filtering through this forum and google to educate myself. I downloaded the slides from EA and plan on starting them tomorrow. I have a few questions though:

Should I use the on screen calibration before I run the slides?

Are there some generic settings I can use for the contrast, etc for the slides?

I know the TV isn't some tech junkies dream, but it will do for now

Thanks for the help.
post #1882 of 2123
Quote:
Originally Posted by controller1 View Post

Hello all,
Should I use the on screen calibration before I run the slides?

Are there some generic settings I can use for the contrast, etc for the slides?

I know the TV isn't some tech junkies dream, but it will do for now

Thanks for the help.

Hi,
personally i do not prefer or recommend the colour slides for break-in,instead just watch content preferably hi-def from a BD player or DTH-HD.Just remember that the movie content should fill the screen fully without black bars in the top-bottom or at the sides.And while watching tv channels see to it that the channel logos spin or disappear now & then to avoide I.R.
After 150 hrs or about 6 months of regular usage you can get your plasma tv professionally calibrated or you can also use the thx optimizers,disney's WoW,Pixar, dvd's or BD's to do the tweaking yourself.
And always see to it that when the tv is working,there is some one near-by to monitor it from time to time...So that static images from a PC or hung up dvd player does not burn your tv screen.

love,
kris.
post #1883 of 2123
Hi All

My first post , just would like to get an idea. Purchased a 50PK550 eights months a go. Went to turn it on today no display at all.
Try the usual things checked remote batteries, power cable correctly plugged in, only signal of life is the dim red light in the bottom right hand corner.
Bit worried help please.

Akyosa
post #1884 of 2123
Quote:
Originally Posted by kris achar View Post

Hi,
personally i do not prefer or recommend the colour slides for break-in,instead just watch content preferably hi-def from a BD player or DTH-HD.Just remember that the movie content should fill the screen fully without black bars in the top-bottom or at the sides.And while watching tv channels see to it that the channel logos spin or disappear now & then to avoide I.R.
After 150 hrs or about 6 months of regular usage you can get your plasma tv professionally calibrated or you can also use the thx optimizers,disney's WoW,Pixar, dvd's or BD's to do the tweaking yourself.
And always see to it that when the tv is working,there is some one near-by to monitor it from time to time...So that static images from a PC or hung up dvd player does not burn your tv screen.

love,
kris.

I'm doing the slides more to speed up the 150 hour process. I'm in the middle of a home remodel so it seemed like a perfect time to do it. Out of sight, out of mind . I think i'll do some small tweeks before I start the slides.
post #1885 of 2123
Quote:
Originally Posted by akyosa View Post

Hi All

My first post , just would like to get an idea. Purchased a 50PK550 eights months a go. Went to turn it on today no display at all.
Try the usual things checked remote batteries, power cable correctly plugged in, only signal of life is the dim red light in the bottom right hand corner.
Bit worried help please.

Akyosa

Hi,
sorry to hear about your LG plasma failure,does your tv have controls on its panel.If so switch the power off button on & off while its receiving the main supply.And does your tv has any panel off controls as seen in some panasonic models.i.e this feature is for those who want to listen to music without picture.But still the tv should power on to green light to enable this feature....
I feel you must call the LG service guys to take a look at it.
I always prefer japanese products,as they are better build.

wish you all the best,
kris.
post #1886 of 2123
Quote:
Originally Posted by kris achar View Post

Hi,
sorry to hear about your LG plasma failure,does your tv have controls on its panel.If so switch the power off button on & off while its receiving the main supply.And does your tv has any panel off controls as seen in some panasonic models.i.e this feature is for those who want to listen to music without picture.But still the tv should power on to green light to enable this feature....
I feel you must call the LG service guys to take a look at it.
I always prefer japanese products,as they are better build.

wish you all the best,
kris.

Hi kris

It was quite sudden, anyway called the store that I Purchased from, and they put me through to LG, who funny enough had someone actual person on the phone at 8am on a Sunday morning. they came out today and replaced the component and the TV is now operational.The technician said its not common, but does happen.
Bit scary

Cheers
post #1887 of 2123
Quote:
Originally Posted by akyosa View Post
Hi kris

It was quite sudden, anyway called the store that I Purchased from, and they put me through to LG, who funny enough had someone actual person on the phone at 8am on a Sunday morning. they came out today and replaced the component and the TV is now operational.The technician said its not common, but does happen.
Bit scary

Cheers
Hi,
very happy to know that the fault was easily rectified and you did get spares for it quickly.That's real good news of the day.
Happy viewing and enjoy hi def content !

Love,
kris.
post #1888 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have:
Refurbished Panasonic TC-P50GT25

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model":
Sold my last 40" Sony at a great price. Was going to wait for a high spec new 3D set but saw the Panasonic on Amazon for a price too good to resist. Friend's VT purchase.

3. What you like best about your Plasma:
Bigger screen always helps. 3D is quite nice - I am an avid enthusiast. More HDMI inputs. Picture has higher level of detail. Did I mention 3D?!! SD card slot. Can play 3D content directly off my camera using HDMI.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Glossy border and curved bottom edge. Darker, more 'smokey' picture. Slower to power on and switch channels. IR sensor is on the bottom center, right where I want to place my center channel speaker. 3D does not play as entirely smoothly as I hoped. Have not got the side-by-side 3D working with Youtube yet. Sound nowhere near as good as my old Sony - I prefer use the TV speakers most of the time in order not to upset the neighbors.


5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Slight regret I did not get a bigger screen - your screen can never be too large with 3D. 96Hz mode and smoothing like on the VT.


6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Move the IR sensor to a corner or to the top of the set. Update the youtube app to support 3D. Support 3D avi's. Make the 3D glasses cheaper. Better speakers.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
Non really. Was pleasantly surprized to read that it uses less power than my old lcd sony.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None so far, apart from fine-tuning the picture. Still have not quite got it to a place where I am happy. Asus Transformer tablet HDMI output does not work with this set - may be more likely an Asus problem though.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Not for 3D sets at msrp.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Guess I really wanted a VT in the end. On the other hand I cannot justify the cost, so this will do.
post #1889 of 2123
Well I'm now in the land of plasma, my Sammy 61" DLP (720p) having taken a dump the other night (more specifically, the dmd took a dump). Anyway, I took advantage of BB's sale on the Insignia 51" for $649. Kind of a no-frills model, but perfect for me.

1. The "Model" you have.
Insignia 51" 600hz 1080p NS-51P680A12

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Price / bang for the buck

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Smoothness, clarity, color vibrance, & NO OVERSCAN!! (always a problem with DLPs)

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
That it's 10" smaller than my DLP.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
The feature of being larger at the same price, lol.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Can't think of any ATM, but I've had it for less than 24 hours.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
How thin it is & that there is no overscan.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None so far, but I'm at less than 24 hours of ownership.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
They're better than they were 10 years ago (you couldn't touch a 50"+ tv, any tv, for $650 back then).

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
As many have pointed out, this is a re-badged Samsung tv. It shines where it needs to, but is very no-frills with no internet apps, no 3d, no pc connection & only 2 HDMI connections. This is exactly what I was looking for, as I have either no need for or no interest in those things. My only qualm is going down in size from 61" to 51", & I was seriously tempted by the 60" Panasonic plasma that is at Costco right now for $1399. But at more than twice the cost for that 9".....that was hard to get my mind around, especially since this was an unexpected cost & not one that I had budgeted for. (What would have been perfect would have been a larger version of this Insignia, but apparently they don't make one.) So I did the more sensible thing & will get used to the smaller size. It really is a gorgeous tv. I played the opening scene to Monsters Inc after running an initial calibration, & I'm ecstatic with the display. Plasma & 1080p.....oh yeah!! Very happy to be here, even if it's unexpected.
post #1890 of 2123
Picked up an LG 50PV450 today for $700. Cheap for a 50" 1080 and the prior year model pk550, I think got great reviews, so here's hoping it will continue. I must say that even in the bright store and next to a Sammy LCD it looked great. I think it might have something to do with the auto light sensing feature, but I dunno. I'm going to try and start an owner's thread because I've already come up on some questions, like how do I turn the auto light sensing feature off, and the energy saving mode as well. Hopefully, that's ok. I'm running it with the settings below 50 on the picture for an initial break in period, but I think it's going to be pretty beautiful when I can punch it up a bit.
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