So I've owned my 55" C6300 Samsung LED for over a year now, and I've ordered a PN59D6500 with 4 year warranty for $1600 that will arrive tomorrow. I plan on testing it and selling one of the two tv's after I have some time with it.
Things I love about the LED: Bright/Vivid picture.
Things I hate about the LED: Terrible Uniformity/Flashlighting/Blacks in a dark room, Significant Input Lag.
Things I hope to love about the Plasma: Good Uniformity/Blacks, Low Input Lag.Things I fear about the Plasma: Poor overall brightness.
(coming from an LED owner)
I did a lot of research into the 2011 plasma with the best peak brightness, and based on http://www.televisioninfo.com/conten...and-Whites.htm
this review and the others on this site , I concluded that the D6500 series has the best peak brightness while not sacrificing too much on black levels.
Peak Brightness is around 150 cd/m2
Blacks are around .04 cd/m2
Peak Brightness is around 120 cd/m2
Blacks are around .03 cd/m2
and so on... Also I didn't see a Panasonic that exceeded 150 cd/m2.
Does anyone have any opinions about the PND6500 as whites go? Brightness?
Also, if you don't like the 6500, what would you buy for +- $1500?
Thanks in advance. I'll report back my impressions of the tv when it arrives.