You know with black levels that dark I Find it hard to see how David from CNET in his review of the top tvs noticed lighter shades of black levels when reviewing the VT60 against the F8500
He says this: "The VT50 and the F8500 both appeared visibly grayer in the letterbox bars and other black areas, and while the Sharp Elite looked very dark too, it wasn't as consistent as the plasmas."
"Again, the subjective rankings among the sets were the same: the two 2013 Panasonics were too close to call, a smidge better overall than the Kuro and Elite, and visibly better than the F8500 or VT50."
I just dont get it. How much darker can the widescreen bars be when the picture above has black levels that seem extremely dark.....Can someone explain this?
Maybe David is really exaggerting the differences because the levels are soo deep its the only way to differentiate them. Anyone?
David's review is months old. The F8500 has been updated like a zillion times since then. Also, remember that the F8500 was the people's choice at the annual shootout. At the end of the day, it is good to read the reviews, but if you already chose the F8500, just enjoy the set. Who cares what David thinks now (I would, however, if I didn't like the F8500)!