"Amazing price and picture!"4.5 starson by SuperEnchi
Pros: THX Mode
Cons: No discreet remote codes for picture modes (that I can find)
Limited controls for adjustment compared to V10
48hz refresh mode vs 96hz for v10 (doesn't bother me)
Summary: I am blown away by this TV. It is a great upgrade from my JVC HD-56G787 rear projection TV. It gets extremely bright, and is more watchable then my old TV in the daytime. At night with the shades drawn, THX mode rocks! It's plenty bright enough for a dark room, and there is no need for calibration in THX mode if that's not something you want to do. On really dark programs, like the night scenes on Lost, I could see tons of black detail I had been missing before. And the deep blacks remind me of my old CRT Sony set. My buddy has a 60" Pioneer Pro-151FD and I would say that while the G10 Series' blacks are not up to that level, the thousands I saved in comparison more than make up for it.
I really had to stretch for Cons above. As I said, the 48hz flicker doesn't bother me at all, and I only notice it in really bright scenes. Even then I prefer it for the smoothness wqhen watching movies on blu-ray. I recommend watching at least one movie all the way thru in 48hz mode before you decide it's real problem. I am willing to bet that by the end of the movie most people will not even notice the flicker anymore. I didn't tell my wife about the flicker and she has never even brought it up as a problem.
Otherwise, for the price you can find it for online with free shipping, this TV can't be beat right now IMO. Also the extra 4" is well worth the expense in comparison to a 50". That was just too small coming off my old 56" set, and 58" was too big for my setup.