Originally Posted by ALeperMessiah
I don't know if this is the right place to ask it, but is 1080p/24 make that much of a difference? I'm really interested in this tv, but I want to make sure this THX certification and 1080p/24 is more than just marketing hype.
I'm also interested in the issue of 24p native resolution. I've been reading about frame rates and pull-downs but I don't know yet if I will actually SEE the difference-- it affects my decision whether to get the 50PZ85U or the 50PZ800U. FWIW, I also wonder whether I will notice the difference in the additional shades of gradation (4096 vs. 5120).
As far as the other step-up features, I don't think I care very much about the THX certification, the 4 vs 2 speakers, or the swivel base. Also, I may have missed it, but I still don't know if the "one sheet of glass design" is just cosmetic or reduces the "halo effect when compared with traditional three panes of glass" (according to Panasonic)?
The 50 PZ85U is available now, of course; the 50PZ800U ships on 4/24 and is on sale May 5 (according to Panasonic). I'd LOVE to have an HDTV by April 7 (Masters golf); otherwise waiting another month would be OK. (Getting a 46" PZ800U instead of a 50" PZ85U might be my quid pro quo for the step-up in quality).