FULL-ARRAY LOCAL DIMMING LED-LCD
... and mounted.
SONY OPENS THE WINDOW ON LIFELIKE PICTURE WITH NEWEST BRAVIA TV
400x300 mm for 65"
300x300 mm for 55"
In looking over the specs, I noticed the 950 cabinet depth is ~1/2" larger vs the 929 for both the 55 and 65" displays.
50-1/2"W x 30-1/2"H x 1-15/16"D 55HX950
50-3/8"W x 30-3/8"H x 1-1/2"D 55HX929
59-3/8"W x 35-1/2"H x 2-1/8"D 65HX950
59-1/4"W x 35-1/2"H x 2-5/8"D 65HX929
Perhaps it's to accomodate the larger # of LED zones. If it buys better PQ / decreased blooming, I'll take a slightly deeper cabinet...
Added PC Mag's review of the PN51D8000 to OP. They give it the Editors Choice award, though they calculate CR in a non-realistic way (yes, it's not the most renowned TV review publication).
PC Mag - PN51D8000
CNET - Panasonic TC-PVT30 vs. Samsung PND7000/8000: Which is the best TV of 2011 (so far)?
CNET - PN59D7000
CNET - PN59D8000
TelevisionInfo.com - PN51D6500
TelevisionInfo.com - PN59D8000
Chad B - PN51D8000/PN64D8000
The 2010 C-series PDPs were 0.1" thinner, with no reports of the C8000's RBF peeling. If anything, my D7000 puts out less heat than the C7000 it replaced. It is manufacturing / QC issue, not an inherent design flaw.
Review of the PS51D8000 from HDTVtest...highly recommended.
HDTVTest - PS51D8000 (UK)
The major complaint is that GAME mode needs to be enabled to defeat DNR (same as previous years). 51" black level was measured was follows:
0.04 cd/m2 (60hz), 0.06 cd/m2 (24p), 0.066 cd/m2 (50hz)
or in ftL...
0.012 fL (60hz), 0.018 cd/m2 (24p), 0.019 cd/m2 (50hz)