Haven't been tracking whether there's a '10 version of my spring-'09 Panasonic 65" TH-65VX100U
, a pro/designer model. ( Panny site link
). Model got excellent reviews in hometheatermag
, UK's avforums (50" model )
, an early huguru review
, and others.
Apparently VX100s got some early Dynamic Black Layer
tech. Haven't noticed any diminished black level yet, and not sure how noticeable a designed-in reduction would be with the 65-inch model's reported 60,000:1 CR starting point.
VX100 images remain amazing, mostly 480i/1080i from cable, and was surprised to come across Doug Blackburn's Oct. test results in Widescreen Review of Panny's 3-D VT25. He mentions lots of non-3-D image problems that at least one AVSer agrees with
. Reads like they used a reduced-quality video processor, while for the VX100s designers felt commercially available processors weren't good enough for 18-bit processing
. -- John
EDIT: Believe that last link site has been dropped, although there should be discusssion of 18-bit processing elsewhere.