Looks like samsung has finally caught Panasonic on the great we're-still-worse-than-a-3-year-old-discontinued-product black level race!
Wonder if Panasonic saw this coming?
Wonder how much of a fire it lit under their asses to make the new ST50 a homerun?
Wonder if the E series regression in color accuracy and advancement in black level explains why Panasonic has typically lagged behind the competition in this regard?
Things that make you go: hmmm?
What to do if you find yourself stuck with no hope of rescue:
Consider yourself lucky that life has been good to you so far. Alternatively, if life hasn't been good to you so far, which given your present circumstances seems to be more likely, consider yourself lucky that it won't be troubling you much longer...
-- Excerpt from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.