Here`s what i`d like to see out of Panny`s new 2014 plasma lineup.
ABL settings `weak`, medium & strong
Even brighter, achieving what the samsung 8500 is capable of which is the brightest plasma on the market.
16ms of input lag
better motion handeling + less dithering. CRT is still the king in this area.
At this point, i don`t need better black levels. the S60`s are good enough.
I don't believe ABL can work like that. It's more of a design implementation related to the power supply. Panasonic has pretty much using the same ABL for quite some time now and I wouldn't expect that to change in 2014.
I could see them being somewhat brighter next year.
Input lag will probably vary on the model again.
No change on motion handling which is actually quite good.
I could see blacks being very slightly better, but I don't think anything significant as the R&D was pulled.
Can you bet that new 65" model from Panasonic's 2014 VT series will launch at a price of $2500? I sure hope that next year models will be cheaper that 2013 models. If my expectations come true, than I will hold off from purchasing 2013 model and wait for 2014.