I just bought a 32S10 panny and it will be delivered in a few days, it has 20 thousand CR so I think it's a 2010 model, and while not an S1, I'm thinking the extra zero and contrast means it's the same as S1 but a bit better.... Looking at the amazing reviews at amazon and here, I got it.
Edit: also HDGuro recommends the S1 too.
But then I was linked to this review...http://whathifi.com/Review/Panasonic-TX-L32S10/
It even says motion is terrible, contrary to everybody here. Motion and input lag are the most important things to me (contrast is great but no point if good CR if input lag makes everything unplayable and too much blur (there's always going to be some with LCD) will ruin the picture in motion).
Should I go back and get something else?
I really, really wanted a Sony EX500. It looked so hot. Then I looked at the input lag video and nearly vomited. Why sony, why.
Edit: I think the one I got started with a TH and not a TX like the model in that video, but they seem close anyway...
Edit 2: one last thing, when people here talk about so-so black levels for the S1, how does it compare to, say, a high-end XBR from 2007? Is it still not that good?
LAST EDIT 3: that site with the bad review has a vidcast where it gives the sony V550A five starts and praises its motion. I thought the VA didn't have as good motion as the IPS ones? The S10 must be really screwed, maybe it's nothing like the S1. I didn't go through the entire vidcast it keeps getting cut off, not sure if it reached the end and it just didn't cover the panny or what. Link:http://whathifi.com/Video/VIDCAST-re...test/Vidcasts/