Originally Posted by sethk
This is very true. I think the new Pannys have it over the Kuros in some ways, it all depends on what you're priorities / preferences are. I'm just saying if all you care about are blacks or you were expecting better than / equal to Kuro blacks, you may have been disappointed by what you read in the reviews.
Have you read the 50" G10 review from HDGuru?
Quote: "Black levels on the G10, Z800 and the Pioneer's 60 Pro-141 are below my test equipment's accuracy. However, the Pioneer's black is deepest, followed by the new G10 with the Z800 coming in last. The deeper blacks of the Pioneer come at a cost. The Pioneer obscures details in some dark scenes where the G10 revealed every nook and cranny using the same dark content.
An example, the interrogation scene in the Blu-ray disc, Quantum of Solace. At times, the basement's stone walls details were buried into black when viewing the Pioneer, while the textures were always visible on the Panasonic G10.
A related area of dark detail concerns the anti-reflective (AR) filter. Pioneer's monitor produces a purplish cast that tinges both reflections and dark detail, the Panasonic G10's AR filter provided excellent attenuation of reflections while maintaining color neutrality. Score another plus for Panasonic."