Excerpt: Black level is critical to achieving the elusive “suspension of disbelief” when watching movies at home. A display with a high black level tends to look washed out, especially in dark scenes, serving as a constant reminder that you are looking at a video display rather than watching the action through a window.
Summary: Panasonic is the number one manufacturer of Plasma TVs today. When you consider that they are the most reasonably priced tier one manufacturer its a no brainer. If you watch a lot of NBC you may want to go to a retailer and ask them to turn on NBC HD one evening and see if you can live with it.
Pros: Deep Inky Blacks, Bright Vivid colors, 720p picture second to none, Very wide viewing angle (both horizontal and vertical), Digital Audio output
Cons: Poor handling of highly compressed 1080i content, Standard Def viewing, Silver Cabinet