Originally Posted by WaveBoy
Great to hear! Do you notice a difference regarding black levels and color? Samsung also mentioned that they improved their motion for their 2011 plasma's.
It appears there is little improvement in regards to black level from what I can see. I do notice that the screen switches off when an all black signal is received and I cannot seem to disable like I could with the C450.
My guess is this is part of the more aggressive energy star requirements for 2011.
The colors on the other hand appear to have less dithering. Particularly tertiary colors appear solid and less grainy/washed out.
Skin tones look good to me on Warm2. This setting appears slightly less warm then it was on the C450 and it does not suffer from the green tint in dark areas as much.
Motion is crisp, but I never had any complaints in this category with the C450.
Speakers seem to be the same... decent.
Remote is the same but shrunken! It looks like someone shot the old one with a shrinking ray and scaled it to 80% its size. Pretty funny, but a welcome change. The old one was huge.
One less HDMI port. You now only get the two on the back.
Lastly, I've been noticing the plasma banding that plagues all plasma sets seems greatly reduced on this model from the C450. I used to clearly see this effect during car commercials when they list the terms of the lease at the end. Now it appears much less pronounced.