Originally Posted by hhaller
I would love to see some daytime shots too. I think a best case/worst case viewing would help a lot of people get off of the fence.
I'll try some pics again during the day but it won't be until the weekend. I did watch the football games this weekend and didn't find the reflections to be a big issue. Sure, the contrast is reduced and it's not as good of a performer during the day as at night but I enjoyed the games, nonetheless.
Originally Posted by Soulburner
I don't know why anyone is still on the fence, to be honest. This TV gives a better image than 90% of all TVs under $2500. For $1200. Add a smart BD player and AVR (which many of us already have) and you're set.
Exactly. All that smart stuff, 4K, 3D, Internet connectivity, etc, etc doesn't really mean diddly pooh. People have a zillion ways to stream content. Most also have an AVR. Even if they don't, as you said, they can get a turnkey setup using this TV as the main unit and have a fantastic video system. No brainer.
Originally Posted by GregSaiz
I'm considering this set as a size upgrade to my Panasonic TC-P55VT50. The only thing I'm concerned about is the potential for increased glare. I really don't notice glare on my Panasonic - I think it has a coating and is sufficiently bright to prevent glare during normal viewing.
For those of you who own this set, how bad is the glare in comparison to other plasma TVs?
As others have mentioned it's more reflections than glare. With a very bright room this set will probably have more reflections than your Panasonic did. However, IMO, it is NOT a huge issue and you can use settings to brighten the image and light output during daytime use which will help. Even so, some simple light controlling measures will help too. The TV is plenty watchable during the day, just expect the image quality to be lesser overall than afternoon or evenings. Don't skip out on this set due to reflection worries. I suspect your reaction to the reflections will match mine and Lewis's. Neither of us feel it's a big deal at all and much less of a problem than we were expecting.
Unless you watch like 80% of your TV during the morning or day and have massive windows opened everywhere. Most don't do that though.
Originally Posted by LmLewis
It's not really glare, it's actually reflection. If you have bright light during the day it will look a little washed out. I've been running break in slides all day, and I really don't notice anything. I normally don't watch TV during the day, at night it looks beautiful and I have my levels turned way down till its broke in, but you would never know it. That's one of the things I like about plasmas is the high gloss screen. I think they are more common now even for LCD's, but I remember in years past, seeing MAT screen and thinking how much I hated them because to me the colors were never as bright. I read all the posts on Amazon and in here, and was apprehensive about the horror stories about the "glare" and "Pentile" display etc, but I'm glad now I ignored them. 64" beautiful TV for $1300, quite a steal! Size does matter!
Ditto. I was also a little scared and it took about an hour of viewing and messing with settings to squash those concerns. The penntile grid can be seen but you have to be unnaturally close to the TV so that renders that a non issue, IMO. From normal viewing distances, the detail and presentation are excellent!
Reflections are also overblown. On a bright sunny day with a window opened directly opposite the TV I could see it really washing out. But, we have windows to the side of the TV and when opened it didn't really make a huge difference. Sure, you do lose some contrast/punch and the blacks aren't as black as they are during the evening. But, as I said before, the TV can be adjusted to daytime environments and then you use your evening settings for night time. Not really a problem. Just might take a little curtain and blind management. Pretty easy to do, IMO.
Other than that, for its size and performance Im completely smitten with it. Feel like I screwed the pooch per se. This TV beat out sets closing twice as much. It ain't perfect, not at all, but I'll be damned if I can get this performance in this size range for anywhere near this price. I KNOW I cannot.
. Been there, tried that.