In terms of PQ only and not factoring in the limitation of the E6500's brightness, I would give the ST50 a 9-9.5/10 and the E6500 between an 8.5-9/10. Factoring in the brightness limitations of the E6500, I would give it a solid 8.5. Honestly, I think you'll be happy either way. You can always try the E6500 and exchange it if you're not happy with it.DoubleDizzle wrote: ↑Oct 9th, 2012 5:00 pmyah, i guess that's my issue, i don't know how picky i am... i have a pretty run-of-the-mill 5yr old Panasonic plasma now and think it looks fantastic... the upgrade from 42" to 60" is going to be amazing, not to mention the new bells & whistles from a smartTV. add that to a newly renovated basement, brand new couch, etc., and i'd probably be good with a black & white TV on the wall. haha.
i've all but decided on the E6500, but still haven't bought it yet. the thing i'm trying to factor is whether the ~$500 total price difference worth the jump to Panasonic, after buying the 3D glasses. i mean if the ST50 is a 10/10 for PQ, is E6500 like a 5/10 or a 9.5/10..?
Seems ok to me... same price at gibby's and they usually have very competitive pricing. Might be able to do a bit better at a local store.