Greenland - I went to the site this morning, but it's got all those hieroglyphic graphs 'n stuff. I don't know how to make heads or tails from them and I'm not really interested in learning how.. just looking for the cliff notes version so that I can get an idea of just how close or far away any of them are from Kuro overall performance in 2009.
As far as how well Samsung performed, I have no doubt that Samsung (and Panasonic) can perform well at many different picture aspects, even today. It's just that old nag, black level
, that I have my concerns about whether or not either of them will be able to match or even get very close to Kuro any time soon, then, how long before this will be trickled down from their top-of-the-line models. As it stands, it looks like black level matching will be 2 to 4 generations away yet: another generation or two to match Kuro black levels, then another one or two for the trickle-down.
I don't consider myself a videophile at all except for this one aspect... middlin' black levels are very distracting to me. Well, that and LCD off-center picture fade and motion lag & motion resolution loss, neither or which I cannot stomach either. I'm fairly oblivious to most other typical complaints though; color inaccuracy, red push, green push, flicker, over-sharpening artifacts, etc.