Okay, help me out here:
The ZT has a new panel, right?
New technologies at play i.e force field 3000, single sheet panel, etc.?
New manufacturing process?
1st run is this year?
How many 1st generations anything have you seen that were a home run from launch?
I hope it is the greatest tv ever but I have data supporting that even if it has the blackest blacks troubles are going to pop up somewhere..well, because they always do in the 1st gen.
Also, David at CNET said this about the ZT60 in the same booth:
"I got a quick look at the ZT60 compared to the VT50 in a dark-room demo at Panasonic's booth, and the new panel did produce slightly deeper black levels than even that vaunted set. Panasonic's rep mentioned the company was still tweaking the software, but the improvements, while subtle, were clearly visible. Blacks didn't look quite as deep the "absolute" seen on OLED TVs, but they were pretty close."
I'll buy the ZT60 in a heartbeat if it'd all that but I'm not buying the hype....yet.Edited by Glashub - 1/11/13 at 10:03pm