Originally Posted by ngeek
I saw the 58PZ850 at a Best buy and I can say it had the deepest color and most accurate color compared to other TVs.The skin tones, greens and reds look more realistic compared to other TVs The color depth overall was more than the pioneer 5020 or any LCD. However the 5020 had more deep black levels. for a moment when there was no signal on the floor the pioneer screen was more black than any other TV. The DCC was turned on.
When I went to another shop they did not have the 58" 850 but the 50PZ850. the skin tones and colors were horrible. The green on a baseball field was awful. perhaps it was not calibrated. However I would suggest you should go to see the 58PZ850 before buying one as it has different color range than any other TV.
I am not sure if Panasonic has the same processing for picture in both the
58PZ850U and 50PZ850U. Unless they are both together it is difficult to compare.
ngeek, welcome to the forum!
the processing is the same for both sets. I'd wager you were just seeing the combined difference of the way the two sets were user calibrated, plus store environment. Case in point, i've seen the 50pz850 at two seperate locations and even with both sets calibrated the same (through user menu) one looked spectacular, and the other less-so. Basically it was the difference in the store atmosphere. However, the 850 really comes to life with a few proper settings vrs. out of the box. I recently auditioned a 50pz850 at a ma & pa shop that had basically just popped the set out of the box and hung it on the wall with no attempt at adjusting the picture at all. I spent about 15 minutes using a combo of settings off this site plus c-nets recommendations and slipped in a couple of my reference blu-ray discs, and the store owners jaw hit the floor! He told me he had no idea that set could produce a picture like that. So long story short, the 850 is a VERY nice display, along with the 800, and it makes a big difference seeing these sets properly set up.