Originally Posted by Icon13
According to the first impressions at CES the Sammy is superior; a true leap forward in technical acheivement and almost on par with OLED at a fraction of the price.
Considering that Panny plasma sales were far below projections last year, I think this TV was a huge blow to them and may be part of the reason they are exiting the plasma game if the rumors are true. A new champion has been crowned.
Hey Mark, do you have any shots of the F8500 next to the Sharp and Panny? I know pictures will not do it justice, but I am very curious to see.
Originally Posted by Bukley
I wonder how this compares to the Panasonic ZT series plasmas
Originally Posted by fritzi93
Active 3D, I presume?
How about 24 fps content, can it display at, say, 72 or 96 without pulldown?
Looks very tempting. The claim about its brightness got my attention, since I prefer to not draw the blinds in my HT during the day. I wonder how its blacks compare to the new Panasonics?
Originally Posted by vinnie97
Hardly a unanimous impression by all attendees.
Speaking prematurely much?
For those wondering,
coincedence has it that I went to a dealershow of Panasonic (wednesday) and Samsung (yesterday, thursday.)
First of Panasonic: the televisions were on display in a small room. The LED displays were to the left, and while they al seemed great, I was immediately drawn to the plasma's at the back. The GT60 and even more so the ZT60 (both of hem the 55' displays) were so gorgeous that I was instantly drooling: in my life I have seen some great televisions (both in dimensions and picture quality), but this was a class of it's own altogether. The blacks were black and the tonality and colors were both vibrant and natural.
What a disillusion the day after at Samsung. My colleague had said that the Samsung should be better. It's not to say the Samsung is bad, hell it was the best television out there, easily beating the F8000, which in itself is no easy task. Nevertheless, and not having seen the Panny and the Sammy on the same day on the same place with the same content playing, I think the Panasonic GT/ZT has not spoken its' last word...