Thank you for an excellent review as usual. If you look at other picture parameters except for pure black levels how would you compare the VT50 to the Kuro 9? I know that black level is important for the overall picture quallity and affects other parameters as well but more in general. And obviously not taking 3D, smart TV etc. that the Kuro did not have into account.
Also, will you review the ST50? Other reviews seam to suggest that it is almost too good to be true when you take the money into account and not far at all behind the GT and VT in picture quallity and black levels once calibrated (since it lacks the THX mode). It also comes in 55" and 65" wich is excellent
We have had a very long discussion at the Danish forums but my opinion is that VT50 is very close, and I can understand why some would rate it reference over Pioneer KURO this year (I cannot understand how reviewers could do it with the VT20, however). But in my eyes the Pioneer KURO still has an edge over VT50 when you add up all the factors. And VT50 is definitely the best plasma TV from Panasonic ever.
No, sorry. We have no plans to review the ST50 but I hear (from reviewers) that it offers great value-for-money picture quality, and has many of the VT50 picture characteristics. I have seen it a few times and my impression is that picture quality looks impressive for a TV in this price range, yeah. The Louver filter in VT50 makes a difference but if you mostly watch TV in a dim room, ST50 looks like a great TV