Originally Posted by Derek Dean
Maybe it's because this is my first big screen TV, but I've been completely happy with my 46" G25. The picture is stunning and I've never seen any sign of floating blacks..... and believe me I've looked and looked and looked. Not to say I don't think other folks see them, I'm just saying I can't see them, so I've come to the conclusion that it's something that some folks are much more sensitive to than others, and I'm fortunate to be one of those that isn't bothered by it.
In any case, after 2 months I'm still giddy every time I turn it on and actually find it hard to turn off at night because I'm so amazed at the beauty of the images it brings into my room.
So, yes...... you can wait for the 2011 models to come out. And then you can wait for the reviews. And of course no matter how good the TVs are, the thing we do best of these forums is to discover what ever imperfections there might be and then debate endlessly about their impact on real world viewing, at which point it will be about July of 2011 and you will begin to wonder if maybe it's worth waiting for the 2012 models, because surely they will be much better.
Just a thought
Hello Derek ! I just got my 46g25 4 days ago. My first buy was the new Sharp 46" Quattron but I HATED the image quality in SD (because not all channels are in HD here) and the sound of the that tv was so miserable...
It was to replace a Panasonic a TH-42PH9UK (I know this isn't an HD set) but the SD quality was perfect. Even when I sent HD signal over component, the image was clear and crisp. That panel never gave up (still working good) but I wanted to update. The sound on that tv was incradible (separate speakers)compared to the crappy sound on the tv you find on the markets these days...
So I though to buy another panasonic and I went with the 46G25. It handles the SD signals much better than the Sharp (to my taste) and I got struck with the image quality like you. The only HD movie I have is Inglorious Basterds and when I saw the images on the G25 in THX mode, I was blown away. Skin tone seemed spot on and every detail is rendered perfectly (of course a huge stepup from my old PH9UK).
The only thing that kill me is the buzzing sound on the G25. It get worst when the image is really bright. It seems that the sound reflect behind the wall and directly in my ears. If the volume is set to 25 or 30, you can't really hear it but when it is set low at night and there are silent passage, all you can hear is that stupid buzzz sound.
I never heard a thing coming out of my PH9UK. I mean, the G25 is doing more noise than my old 27" Sharp tube tv set (they were buzzin with the flyback and pitch sounds) in the basement for the kids.
So, after all this, I have the opportunity to return that G25 for another one (up to the end of december)... now reading this post and your comment, I am wondering if I am going to get a better or up to date plasma set in 2011... or like you say, if I wait until all the reviews are out for the 2011 panasonic line up, it will be time to wait for the 2012 ones...
Do you hear that buzzing sound ? I mean, it is clearly hearable... I'm wondering if other G25 user have the same issue... Looking around on google, it seems that all plasma tvs are buzzing... never heard my old Panasonic doing that buzing sound... I thougt plasma was the best thing to buy but maybe not... Maybe Panasonic will get new LED tvs this year bigger than 42 inches ?
Maybe it's worth waiting the 2011 models ? What else can match that plasma tv for a similar price ?
Sorry for the long post....