My colleague David Katzmaier and I had big hopes for the ST50 after the ST30 became our value pick of ST50, but its stellar performance shocked the both of us. Similarly, we expected the UT50 would perform at a similar level to the ST30 series. But no, the UT50 is almost as good as the ST50.
Black levels are still some of the best we've seen outside of an OLED TV, and the UT50 isn't going to make too much of a dent in your checkbook.
The UT50's color fidelity isn't the best, and if you want the intensity that full control can give we'd say pay for the ST50 and use our calibration settings -- trust me, it's worth paying the difference in price. That said, the UT50's colors do look perfectly good when it's not sitting right next to its peers.
May 3, 2012 3:41 PM PDT
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| Caption by: Ty Pendlebury
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