Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
43 posts

Geek


  Reply # 663166 28-Jul-2012 08:10 Send private message

I bought the ST50 recently but returned it. Despite reviews saying it had a brighter picture and filters to reduce incoming light etc, I found it unwatchable during the day and early evening(it was great late though). I have light coming from the side also which possibly defeated the filter making the picture extremely washed out. I had read many reviews before choosing the Panny but went back to a Samsung LED. Also if you ever watch AVIs,MP4s and MKVs via the usb the Panny is way behind Samsung imo.

642 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 21

Subscriber

  Reply # 663811 30-Jul-2012 08:39 Send private message

So I bought the P42ST50Z. Overall very impressed with the picture. The default settings are no good for a bright room. I had to turn on the "Eco" setting which automatically brightened the screen during the day. I also played with a few other settings that I found here http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/panasonic-tx-p42st50b-p42st50-201203191731.htm?page=Calibration and the picture produced is outstanding. However it really should just work out of the box without any calibration needed.

2206 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 74

Subscriber

  Reply # 663906 30-Jul-2012 11:26 Send private message

myopinion: However it really should just work out of the box without any calibration needed.


Actually - the reason it doesn't...
Is everyone runs different sources, has different ambient lighting / direct sunlight to deal with + people will often put the sets at varying heights and sit off-axis etc.
There's a happy medium that comes out the box, people can tweak from there...

81 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 10


  Reply # 666233 2-Aug-2012 14:15 Send private message

I've been offered a 55" VT50 for $3080. Going to be hard to turn down. Is it that much better than the ST50?

298 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 7


  Reply # 666264 2-Aug-2012 14:53 Send private message

MattR: I've been offered a 55" VT50 for $3080. Going to be hard to turn down. Is it that much better than the ST50?


Who/where?




Things are LookingUp....  A photo from my back yard :-)
http://www.astrophotogallery.org/u141-rodm.html 

81 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 10


  Reply # 666280 2-Aug-2012 15:11 Send private message

LookingUp:
MattR: I've been offered a 55" VT50 for $3080. Going to be hard to turn down. Is it that much better than the ST50?


Who/where?


Special deal through my wife's work. They do work for one of the electrical retailers.

298 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 7


  Reply # 666399 2-Aug-2012 17:15 Send private message

MattR:
LookingUp:
MattR: I've been offered a 55" VT50 for $3080. Going to be hard to turn down. Is it that much better than the ST50?


Who/where?


Special deal through my wife's work. They do work for one of the electrical retailers.


B*gger - thought I might have been on to my new TV there!




Things are LookingUp....  A photo from my back yard :-)
http://www.astrophotogallery.org/u141-rodm.html 

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Orcon Global Mode launched
Created by freitasm, last reply by gehenna on 30-Aug-2014 23:11 (121 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Judith Collins: I am resigning
Created by Presso, last reply by KiwiNZ on 31-Aug-2014 07:53 (45 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Suddenly limited to 1mbps download speed on spark VDSL
Created by Jase2985, last reply by hio77 on 30-Aug-2014 17:39 (45 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Vodafone TV multicast settings on pfSense?
Created by kenkeniff, last reply by kenkeniff on 27-Aug-2014 10:32 (182 replies)
Pages... 11 12 13


Sluggish Macbook
Created by SATTV, last reply by SATTV on 30-Aug-2014 22:21 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


2Degrees Fraud Prevention "Text TALK to 233 now to keep talking"
Created by ArcticSilver, last reply by sonyxperiageek on 30-Aug-2014 22:03 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Lightbox press event release
Created by freitasm, last reply by IcI on 30-Aug-2014 17:54 (562 replies)
Pages... 36 37 38


Recommendations for soundbar or similar for <$1k?
Created by jonathan18, last reply by michaelmurfy on 29-Aug-2014 21:11 (17 replies)
Pages... 2



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.