50" Panasonic PZ800 vs 60" LG PG70
I've been looking at televisions for awhile as this will be my first HDTV purchase. After researching specs online and in person, I've decided on a 50" Panasonic PZ800 as it has the best quality (comparable to a Pioneer) on a affordable budget.
However, I went to FS to look at this TV again and they had this displayed next to a 60" LG60 and oddly the LG60 looked better to my eyes. It was more....vivid, but it could possibly be adjusted in the settings. I've read everywhere and it is almost unanimous that the Panasonic is better but my eyes don't see this although I did notice the blacks on the LG were not as black. Both TV's had the same feed.
To make matters worse, an opportunity has presented itself where I can get the 60PG70 for $500 more than the Panny
So my question is this, as an average viewer, do I go for the 50" Panasonic that is of higher quality according to internet reviews, or do I pay an extra $500 for a 10" larger TV that is worse according to the internet? I'm leaning towards the 60" on size alone and quality from me watching in store.
I have the feeling that pretty much all major name brand TV's are good, but can the average person really tell the difference between a LG, Samsung, Panasonic, or Pioneer if they were NOT side by side?
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