Originally Posted by discopaul
You thoughts are correct. There are many here though who indulge in Sammy bashing.
A review of the 650 can be found here by Tom Huffman.
There's also people on these forums that are bias towards Samsung, too. *cough*. Can't you accept the fact that there are neutral people on these forums as well?
It's pretty much a FACT that Panasonic's NeoPDPs can reach higher brightness levels and their blacks, on average, measure lower than Samsung's. Blacker blacks with higher brightness levels give you a higher ANSI contrast ratio, which is what gives you that POP.
Many calibrators agree that the Samsungs are better overall, but Panasonic's do have more POP. Look at Chad B's rankings and you'll see he rated the Panasonic's higher for "pop' and black level. If you also read his reviews, the G10/V10 had a considerably higher ANSI contrast ratio compared to the B550/B860.