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So I have narrowed it down to either the 55" Panasonic VT50 or the ST50. Now the ST50 is clearly the best value at 700 cheaper and and almost the same picture quality. The ST50 will also blow any let out of the water aside from a few models (THe sony HX850) but they still can match the black levels and it's cheaper.

My question is what is the real difference in pciture quality between the two Panasonics. I know the ST50 is going to destroy my 40" Samsung LED but before I completely pull the trigger wanted to see if anyone here could explain what i would be really missing going with the ST50 instead.

I consider my self a tru admirer of great picture but I am also realistic and know that I probably wont eek out the absolute best settings on the VT50. Really just trying to get an idea of the difference so that I can confirm what I'm thinking.
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Related to the picture quality the VT50 has: Double the shades of gradation, 1080p pure direct, pure image creation, 24p Playback (3:2)/24p Smooth, 24p Cinematic Playback at 96Hz.

Also the THX Mode and ISF Calibration which don't have anything to do with picture quality...also the VT50 has a touch remote. My friend has an ST50 while my dad and I have the VT50 and I can honestly say I can't really tell a difference. All of the stuff I posted it has at the top is just marketing and your eye won't be able to tell much if any difference. My friends ST50 looked just as nice as my VT50. I kind of feel suckered although it was my dad who paid for it so...thumb.gif
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I ended up getting the 50" ST50. They only had the floor model of the 55" for 1200 and the floor model of the 60" fro 1350. I was contemplating the floor 60 but I wasn't comfortable with it.

Gets here Wednesday. I cannot wait.
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You made the right choice! The ST50 is a great television.
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I wonder what the new models will bring to the table. And if the ST60 improves on the 50 then I will be upgrading again sometime next year to completely remove LED from my household.
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I got the VT 50 and love it - its awesome.
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