Originally Posted by ggghhh
I saw the e50a10 at Ultimate Electronics in Maple Grove, Minnesota this weekend. Here are my impressions. The TV was next to the e55a20 and some Samsung DLP's. The room was dimly lit. I'm not by any means a tv reviewer expert. I'm just offering my opinion because I don't see may actual tv reviews in this thread. I'm on the fence between DLP and LCD. And, I'll spend the money to get a plasma unless I can find a projection tv I like.
1. Poor salesman who gave me bad information and even outright wrong answers to questions I asked.
2. Wouldn't adjust any color settings or anything else on the tv.
3. Would only display the tv with the manufacturers original settings.
4. It's nice to compare displays in a dark cool room.
5. Got a hassle when I asked about a pricematch to Sears 10% off Sale.
6. Didn't check the sound because too many other tv's were on with sound and the salesman was a hassle to deal with.
1. I saw a meaningful amount of SSE at any distance from the tv with solid bright white or bright blue colors. Didn't see any SSE on the a20 or Sammy DLP's. Unless there is a fix for this, this is close to a deal breaker for me.
2. There is a significant amount of red push. Anything that is a solid red color bled into the surroundings. I know they want the tv to look better than the adjacent tv in a brightly lit showroom, but this is way more than I can accept.
3. The greens were also set way to high, but not as bad as the reds.
4. Blacks are about 80-90% of the Adjacent DLPs and slightly better than the e55a20.
5. DLP's looked more filmlike than the e50a10.
6. The Wife said she liked the Samsung DLP's better than the e50a10. (lip-sync issue notwithstanding).
7. A bit of claymation effect (especially on peoples' faces) when objects were moving slowly.
8. Motion blurring when displaying somewhat fast moving objects.
1. Much richer, deeper and more lifelike colors than the a20 or Sammy DLP's. Especially on stationary objects.
2. Very bright and realistic display.
3. SD tv looked very good.
4. Very attractive slim cabinet.
5. No SDE at 7'.
6. I preferred the e50a10 over the Sammy DLP's and the e55a20 unless the issues in The Bad were showing up, which is only a small percent of the time anyway.
1. I was very much leaning toward getting this tv based on the talk at this forum until I saw it. I still think it is a very good tv and decent price. But the fact is, it's not the no-brainer decision to get this tv that I was hoping for.
2. I know a lot of the stuff in this post just covers the DLP vs. LCD differences, but I still think they are important because this tv isn't the panacea for all of projection LCD's shortcomings.
3. Don't get my salesman at UE. I'm quite sure they other salesmen that are very good and helpful, so try for one of them.