Originally Posted by xb1032
Thanks for the info and the pics! Black levels look MUCH improved over the Panny. One question though, how does details in dark scenes compare on the Pioneer to the Panny? I'll pretty much be doing the same upgrade as you going from the 58px600u though to the 6010.
I am now realizing that it (currently) may not be without some black-crush.
I started to calibrate with Joe Kane's HD-DVD cal. disc (Blockbuster on-line) and it seemed I had to raise brightness some , recovering dark scene details, but losing some of the richness of blacks. As it was, in default std.mode, even some dark greens of NESN-HD ballpark scenes in Arizona last night tended to look black. Raising brightness normalized the color but again,I clearly need to dial this panel in before further comment.
I think the picture I posted may have masked any black-crush as there really weren't any shades of grey represented there, just black and white.
One thing for certain though, if you are considering the 6010, it will be slightly more reflective than the Panny, I have noticed. Also, the PIO screen filter seems to be polarized as it shows a very slight shift in light output when moving around the room (something I have never seen is a plasma before); only in vertical direction, as when getting up from seated position.
Joe Kanes calibration disc is without audio cues , so I am struggling a little with it.
More to come...