One Buyer's Purchasing Process...
A few months back I saw a 50px and fell in love. I currently have a Toshiba 36" Cinema series CRT. Cost me $1200 about 9 years ago, and the picture is VERY good for a 480. If I hadn't seen the px I would have little motivation to change out my TV. I use it an average of 6 hours per week for movies...that's it. It's still a great picture.
Why not 1080? I have to say most of the time I see a 1080 with an optimal signal feed, it's TOO crisp. The picture feels artificially sharp. Almost like seeing a photoshop sharpened photo. But a Panny 720p looks natural to me.
Anyway, Sears sold its last 50px, and in making a recent trip to flirt I felt spurned
. I popped up my iPhone and scoured for the replacement model. When I saw the 30,000:1 contrast ratio specs in the new 50x1, I decided I would not let love die again. I haven't even laid eyes on the 50x1, but I guess like others I have faith that Panasonic has a clue.
I have had my Toshiba set at brightness of 60, and my iMac at its lowest brightness. I have kept every display I ever used at home or work dim enough that some people say "Is there something wrong with your screen?" I am fairly confident that I am a low-light kinda guy and will not have problems with the x1. Especially in the basement home theater.
I'll let you know this weekend. It arrives Friday. I also bought a Roku Netflix streamer so I might throw in a review of that thru the x1, as well.
PS: My Sears people gave me 10% off AND the 3 year same-as-cash. So I feel especially lucky.