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Master Geek
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  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.

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  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.

 

 



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Uber Geek
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  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...

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Master Geek
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  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?

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Ultimate Geek
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  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 

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Master Geek
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  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.

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Ultimate Geek
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  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 

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