Just AMAZING 3D
The glass is very reflective! I would have to have some very good curtains to block out the bright sunlight reflecting from the screen. Other than that this was/is a great buy for the size and features. I am NOT anywhere near a videofile, so pleasing me might be a lot easier, but there were no dead pixels, no video/contrast adjustments needed. I will do a video fine tuning this summer, but I only expect to be tweeking (minor adjustments).
Active 3D is available
The PN51F5500 is the smallest size in the mid tier plasma series from Samsung. Picture quality is strong here but it lacks a bit when compared to the top tier F8500 plasma. This is to be expected, but the feature set is still quite good. The F5500 uses Active 3D to create 3D images, Samsung's new Smart Hub is offered with all the apps and online content you would ever need.
Fantastic TV for the price!
I narrowed it down to this TV compared to similarly priced Samsung or LG. I'd like to say that maybe I got lucky (knock on wood) but the edge-light bleed is not so bad. After reading some forums about edge-light problems some people have had, I was expecting a nightmare. I went from a 32" Philips LCD TV to this and I have to admit the Black level of the Vizio isn't as dark (probably a byproduct of the edge-lighting).
Create images with greater clarity
It is a slight step up from the F6300 series below it. The two series are pretty much the same except for 2 major additions in the features department. First there is local dimming, that helps to create a better contrast ratio, and second is the inclusion of active 3D. Those are two big upgrades for such a small step up. This TV is aimed at those looking for a value model that offers a little more than just a nice picture.
Great TV, Takes a little setup to get a great picture, but looks amazing once it is done!
The only other change I made was to increase the backlight from 55 to 65. This just causes a brighter or darker screen. These settings take care of the yellow tint that the TV starts with and makes pictures look great. If you want it darker or lighter you can cut the color temps in half or increase them by the same ratio in order to keep quality colors as well.
Worth every penny
Color calibration is outstanding. Sound bar is amazing. 3D effects and quality are surprisingly good. I was scared of seeing bad pixels / motion issues. 120hz trumotion is amazing. I'v been watching NFL in this tv and this TV is awesome. You can control TV and sound bar with one remote. 3D blu ray player was a bonus.
Best Value for Great Performance
Anyhow this is a great line of Smart TV's from Toshiba. Though I am looking forward to there new refreshed HDTV's coming in 2013 from what I've found out. This HDTV performs very well with vivid picture quality. The sound is alright, though I would recommend a Digital Reciever to really enjoy the audio.
Great picture quality, a classy glass-kissed design.
This TV's value really comes down to personal preference. If you'd like the "option" of 3D and a limited smart platform, but don't want to shell out the money for one of Samsung's higher-end models, the Toshiba is a high-quality TV, and is cheaper than comparison models. However, if you're buying to get into the new features like 3D and streamlined internet browsing, there are much better TVs out there for that purpose.
Superior brightness and excellent color.
Although Toshiba's L7200U series lacks some features of the competition's top-tier televisions, its picture performance matches that of more expensive models. The L7200U's strongest attributes are its brightness and color production; its weak points are its edge-light bleed in the corners and limited selection of apps.
Perfect SmartTV- just add a few whistles
Perfect size for our living space of roughly 10-15' from screen. It has great color and life like tones. I popped it into passive mode, just to check out some 3D action and I think it flowed very nice. I have yet to see any ghosting or issues with movement. I chose LED over Plasma, as Plasma tends to have more glare and our living space is bright.
I was most interested in the Smart functions.
1080p video upscaling/processing for all non-1080p input sources
The Panasonic TC-L42ET5 was in my setup for over a month and I found it to be very easy to setup and use (especially the remote control), and enjoyed watching a wide variety of both 2D and 3D content on the set.
Panasonic TC-L42ET5 provides a very good viewing experience for HD content, but I did find that viewing standard definition content although good room DVD sources, did exhibit visible artifacts on analog cable and internet streamed content.
Simply amazing television
As my title says this TV is simply amazing. I actually was debating on whether to purchase this 40" LED 3D 1080p 120hz Samsung TV (UN40EH6030) or a practically identical 40" LED 1080p 120hz Samsung TV (UN40EH6000). At the time of purchase the 6030 was selling for $497.99 which has 3D capability and also comes with a pair of 3D glasses. The 6000 was selling for $548.00.
Very strong colors and decent blacks
Overall, while this model doesn't have the best picture quality I've seen, it does an above-average job few people will have any reason to complain about. That, and the innovative remote, large online content mix and impressive industrial design make this a TV that has something for almost everyone.
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