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Samsung LN52B750 vs Panasonic TC50V10

absor
10-05-2009, 02:56 PM
Im buying a new flatscreen soon which must fit in a 50 inch width space, and my decision has come down to these sets -- general differences outlined below, please check for accuracy

Panasonic TC50V10
Plasma
50"
Better High Def picture
Anti-glare screen
SD card input
VGA input 1366x768
Avg power usage ~294W
VieraCast
No picture-in-picture

Samsung LN52B750
LCD
52"
Better Standard Def picture
Highly Reflective
USB input
VGA input 1920x1080
Avg power usage ~128W
Yahoo widgets
picture-in-picture

Colored factors weigh heavily on my mind. TV would face two large windows which could produce extreme glare during the day. Old TV (DLP) in the spot was virtually unwatchable during a sunny day.

Any opinions on these TVs?

Also, I noticed many of you seem to like the Panasonic TC-P50G15 plasma and Toshiba Regza 52XV645U LCD. These are both lower end correct? How do these compare?

Thanks folks

Techlord
10-05-2009, 04:13 PM
The Panasonic V10 is one of the most popular plasma display available, well except for the Pioneer Kuros! The Panasonic G15s are also very nice plasmas! There's nothing low end when you are talking G15! You need some hardwood shutters to deal with you lighing problem.

PFC5
10-06-2009, 12:42 PM
Where did you get that power consumption for the V10? That is very high IMO compared to the likely actual rate in real world use.

Loves2Watch
10-06-2009, 12:51 PM
Where did you get that power consumption for the V10? That is very high IMO compared to the likely actual rate in real world use.

In real world use, an average of 110 to 115 watts is what the V10 uses...

shreder75
10-06-2009, 12:59 PM
in my experience with my G10 the 'anti glare screen' is less reflective than say, my older sony rear projection HDTV that had the protective glass screen, but it still reflects..it's not like a matte screen

I've come to the conclusion that just about any TV in that sort of situation as you describe is going to have some type of glare issue or just look washed out in direct sunlight (like you said your DLP was)

i still have to kill some light in my room during the day..I'll get around to window coverings..eventually =D

absor
10-07-2009, 08:48 PM
Well.. wanted to give you all an update..

Went to the store today and looked at these two TVs side by side.

The V10 had better picture but more glare, just as I heard.

The LCD colors/blacks are best explained as slightly washed-out compared to the plasma. Also, in high action fast movement scenes of movies, the LCD had very slight "ripping" or "motion blur" occasionally (neither of these terms are perfect description of the phenomenon, but give an idea).

The picture quality in terms of clarity was the same imo.

The decision came down to the large glare producing windows and lamps in the room. Installing shutters on the windows would be a large expense, which would also not fit the decor of the room.

Had to choose the Samsung LCD over the plasma...


NEW QUESTION:
I took a usb drive with Star Trek 1080p in .mkv format to the store with me. Plugged the drive into the Samsung LCD, and played the movie. Movie VIDEO played fine.. but AUDIO is NOT play. I assume the TV did not have the correct codecs to play the audio. Any way I can get .mkv movies such as this one to play video and audio from usb?

stinkfist69
10-07-2009, 10:19 PM
Well.. wanted to give you all an update..

Went to the store today and looked at these two TVs side by side.

The V10 had better picture but more glare, just as I heard.

The LCD colors/blacks are best explained as slightly washed-out compared to the plasma. Also, in high action fast movement scenes of movies, the LCD had very slight "ripping" or "motion blur" occasionally (neither of these terms are perfect description of the phenomenon, but give an idea).

The picture quality in terms of clarity was the same imo.

The decision came down to the large glare producing windows and lamps in the room. Installing shutters on the windows would be a large expense, which would also not fit the decor of the room.

Had to choose the Samsung LCD over the plasma...


NEW QUESTION:
I took a usb drive with Star Trek 1080p in .mkv format to the store with me. Plugged the drive into the Samsung LCD, and played the movie. Movie VIDEO played fine.. but AUDIO is NOT play. I assume the TV did not have the correct codecs to play the audio. Any way I can get .mkv movies such as this one to play video and audio from usb?

I have had both Samsung and now my 54" Panasonic plasma. My Panasonic is close to some very large windows that have blinds but is still very bright in the day. The glare was not bad. The Samsung still had glare to... not as much but also had very bad motion blur and poor viewing angles. If you watch alot of sports or play videos games you won't like the LCD compared to a Panasonic plasma. I also have a 60" Pioneer plasma and the Panasonic is very comparable to it. Also be careful on who the TV's look in a store. When you get it home it is completely different. The standard tv channels looked alot better on my Panasonic plasma then my Samsung LCD.

Techlord
10-07-2009, 11:54 PM
Well.. wanted to give you all an update..

Went to the store today and looked at these two TVs side by side.

The V10 had better picture but more glare, just as I heard.

The LCD colors/blacks are best explained as slightly washed-out compared to the plasma. Also, in high action fast movement scenes of movies, the LCD had very slight "ripping" or "motion blur" occasionally (neither of these terms are perfect description of the phenomenon, but give an idea).

The picture quality in terms of clarity was the same imo.

The decision came down to the large glare producing windows and lamps in the room. Installing shutters on the windows would be a large expense, which would also not fit the decor of the room.

Had to choose the Samsung LCD over the plasma...


NEW QUESTION:
I took a usb drive with Star Trek 1080p in .mkv format to the store with me. Plugged the drive into the Samsung LCD, and played the movie. Movie VIDEO played fine.. but AUDIO is NOT play. I assume the TV did not have the correct codecs to play the audio. Any way I can get .mkv movies such as this one to play video and audio from usb?

I own a Samsung B750 Seies LCD and can tell you that plasmas are less reflective. Plus the V10 is capable of properly handling a 1080p/24fps source with no film flicker, that's important if you watch lots of Blu-ray movies!