Originally Posted by Pancake14
Ok, I read each any every post. A bit sleepy now but I made it.
I originally purchased the 60" but now knowing it's a Sharp panel I feel a bit cheated. I'm not opposed to outsourcing components and I'm guessing this isn't a Sharp panel exactly, more or less made to Samsung specs.
The 60" is $300 (plus tax) more than the 55" and the 55" comes with a true Samsung panel. What's the real scoop? This wasn't exactly answered even though several people asked? Is the Samsung panel really much better or just assumed?
I prefer 60" but don't want to spend $300 more for if the 55" is better quality. Unfortunately the 65" won't fit. I can make do with 55" I'm upgrading from a Samsung 46".
I'm in the same position where 65" is too large for where I place the TV, 60" fits well, and I also question if the 55" Samsung panel is 'better' enough to warrant stepping down by 5".
I've got several weeks to make this decision, but for now I've made the Z-Madd updates, minus going into the service config, so not the complete Z-Madd config changes. I like the picture so far, and will probably let things simmer for a bit more burn in before considering going into the service config.
But for those that are questioning the quality of the Sharp 60" panel over Samsung, I found this post and thread via Google search. (Have no idea who these people are or how accurate their comments are, so just sharing.)
"The 60" has a Sharp panel. Samsung does not produce any 60" panels, no matter the series. Based on other 60" Sharp panels that we tested this year (inside other brands), this is actually a good thing. They have slightly less motion blur. However, the viewing angle is narrower (but it is not like Samsung panels have great viewing angles anyway)."
Above quote out of this thread:
Too few post to allow a link posting, so xxx instead of www)
The viewing angle is not as critical to me as the slightly less blur. I will also summarize that multiple times in the linked thread, they commented that the 60" 7100/7150 is a fine TV, and recommended that for sure the extra 5" over the 55" was worthy
I still have not validated that the Panel Version GH02 is a Sharp, but pretty reasonable that it is. Still wonder what the differences are between a GH02 and the more often noted HH01. But, while I still wonder - I'm pretty happy with the 60" at this time, and thinking I have a 'keeper'.
Best to all,