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18 people found this helpful
on December 10, 2006
Pros- Price value is huge,I got mine for about $1,500 after taxes. Nice quality image with 1080i ability, stylish simple design, the swivel base stand is nice, outstanding connectivity choices including 3 HDMIs. The built-in speaker audio is above average for a flat panel, and low volume level isnt an issue. I have digital cable, and all of the non HD programing looked better than expected, while the HD channel viewing pleasures have ranged from very very nice to absolutely jaw drop stunning.
Cons- Not the best black levels but very acceptable. The remote is difficult to read in low light(grey font on black was not the wisest remote color scheme) In general this plasma can be oversatuated. You may want to lower the color down a lot in the video settings.
I highly recommend u spend the time and adjust ALL the video control settings to your liking. Experiment and see what looks best to you. Its worth the time and effort to tweak.
For those interested, I presently keep my set at : Picture Mode-night, Contrast-59, Brightness-53, Color-30, Color Temperature- medium, Black Enhancement-low, Contrast Mode-normal, Sharpness-40, Noise Reduction-low.
I find these settings work for me, and Im very pleased.
Overall, its a quality 1080i plasma. Beautiful HD