TVs & Home Theaters forum


Help narrowing the decision on big screen HDTV

by ithorian / December 17, 2012 9:14 PM PST

Based on CNET reviews, I think I've narrowed down my choices. If costs were all the same (which they are pretty close), which would you choose?

Vizio E601i-A3 60"
Panasonic ST50 55"
Panasonic UT50 (or GT50) 60"

Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Help narrowing the decision on big screen HDTV
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Help narrowing the decision on big screen HDTV
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
The panny would be my choice.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 18, 2012 12:48 AM PST

I know folk that like the other but in the circles and family here, that name has too many failures after a few years.

CNET has reviews on the panny's and my only suggestion is to get a 5 to 10 year warranty. If they don't sell such, they are sending you a clear message that I hope you can understand. Many folk over invest in these 5 year devices and are getting more than a little upset later.

Collapse -
If your room light can be control then...
by ahtoi / December 18, 2012 12:58 AM PST

I would pick the Pan. UT50. How many pairs of 3D glasses do you get for free?

Collapse -
Between those, hands down the ST50
by Pepe7 / December 18, 2012 3:19 AM PST

Not only can it handle brighter spaces better than the UT50, the black levels are superb. The Vizio shouldn't even be on the same playing field IMO and E.

Truth be told though, ahtoi's hint at light control for thew viewing space is a great one, for all panels actually.

Collapse -
by ithorian / December 18, 2012 5:11 AM PST

Light control is good, no glare to worry about at all.

So you would take the ST50 even at the expense of going down in screen size?


Collapse -
Yes. Do you know why?
by Pepe7 / December 19, 2012 2:21 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks

Because imperfections become a lot more visible large sizes, especially when you start throwing non-HD source material in to the mix. Most SD really starts looking like crap when you stretch it out. 55 vs 60 is not much different IMNSHO and E.

Collapse -
(NT) Panny 60GT50 the THX is nice.
by givemeaname / December 21, 2012 6:33 AM PST
Popular Forums
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
Laptops 19,436 discussions
Security 30,426 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
Windows 10 360 discussions
Phones 15,802 discussions
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions

CNET Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for great gifts under $100?

Trendy tech gifts don't require a hefty price tag. Choose from these CNET-recommended useful and high-quality gadgets.