Originally Posted by JazzGuyy
I used the term "mixed" because, while the review indicated that the overall picture quality was pretty good to excellent, it also indicated that the set lacked color management controls, was at HDMI 1.2 and had the wrong color gamut for the HD standard. Those shortcomings shouldn't exist on a brand new $10k TV.
True. Well, I really don't care about which version of hdmi it is, I'm not convinced hdmi 1.3 is anything but pure fluff with regards to video. 1.2 is obviously more than enough bandwidth to pass 1080p video. They did not need the audio enhancements of 1.3 since it is only a monitor, so they probably went with 1.2 because it may have better compatibility as the more thoroughly tested specification (theoretically). A pro series HDMI 1.3 board would solve this in the future, although I doubt that would be necessary for anyone, especially when this set does not support the (mosty gimmicky) enhancements that 1.3 supposedly brought to the table, such as the super-wide color gamut. Panasonic uses 1.3 on other tvs, but probably ommitted it here as it is a feature of value to best buy salesmen pushing buzz words on the comsumer sets, but not studio-type monitors.
But I agree a CMS should be there, especially on a set with so many other adjustments. And so should a switchable color gamut like the kuro elites. It should be noted though that he did not have a big problem with color, presumably because many of the other adjustments worked well.
On another note I would love to see this set in action in a theater room to check out the blacks.