Originally Posted by WaveBoy
So does having the same black levels apply to the Panny X5? and is there a difference between the new 2500 Focused field drive for the UT series
in comparison to the older 600 field drive? Or is it just marketing bs? While plasma is 'close', CRT is still the king of motion handeling
PLUS they don't produce any of that nasty dithering effect.
The X5 is the 720p pdp right? and it too, features a G15 progressive panel right? If so, I'm confident it's just as black as the U50/54 & the UT50 pdps. B4 I purchased my U54, I went to a local retailer, and they had both the UT50 & U50 side-by-side, and it was a somewhat darkened display room. I was able to input settings I had found @ the AVS(UT50 thread) into both menus & they both looked the same. No differences, whatsoever, were evident in the content they were displaying.
As far as the 2500FFD, it seems to be more of a marketing gimmick, very few would be able to tell the difference between a pdp with 600hz sub-field-drive & the aforementioned.
Dithering seems to be not as smooth on Panasonic pdps vs Samsung models. I agree with your CRT statement. Let's see how the Super OLEDs do in that realm.