Now I know that I would probably get the 64" Samsung D8000 for similar if not cheaper than the Panasonic ST30, so certainly on price alone the D550 is leading the pack. Or do I get the 60" ST30...though I have long wanted to upgrade to a 65" screen so would I regret not going bigger - more than like I think.
I think if the price difference between the 64" D550 and the 65" ST30 were a couple of hundred dollars, I'd stick with Panasonic.
So what are the main differences between an ST30 and a D550? From spec sheets what I could glean so far is;
supports USB HDD PVR recording
Has an ARC HDMI input
No 3D eye wear included
2 x 10w speakers
SDXC card reader
No ARC HDMI support
includes 1 x pair of 3D glasses
2 x 15w speakers
EPG (Samsung) - NO (can someone explain if this is the FTA EPG or something else Samsung has?)
Do they have similar screen filters or is one better than the other?
I guess I'm looking for some input from folks in terms of any differences or pros/cons before I commit to the Samsung D550.
The room it's going into is 6m wide x 5m deep. Ceilings are 10' and there is a side wall with about +3m of window/double sliding glass doors. So there will be some issues with light and reflection, but it's in a similar setup as my current 50" in another part of the house which has double glass french doors, so we are used to reflections, and manage accordingly with blinds/curtains.
Edited by diesel, 31 August 2011 - 09:00 PM.