I also wanted to buy the Aviamo (65''), but you know I found it too expensive (duhh) and IF spending that kind of money wanted to have a bigger Aviamo like 80'' or so. Because when you spend that amount you hardly buy another screen in the next several years. So, I will wait when the next line of Aviamo will appear, with hopefully a way larger screen size than 65''. I have always admired the extreme processing capabilities Fujitsu displays offer and which sets them apart ánd the incredible amount of patents Fujitsu has, it's simply amazing. Besides, the ability of the processor to extrapolate the motion of objects in pictures by looking a few frames ahead is something only Fujitsu does and the result is extremely smooth lifelike motion. For example you can see on the internet when they demo the Aviamo in a movie, you see a tree with its blades moving through wind really smooth, but ofcourse you can also see this in the older models. I can surely say Fujitsu is the most innovative plasma manufacturer, with the most patents (50+) in this field, but heck, it is the original, they invented plasma and have a reputation to held above the rest.
Ps: you can see those movies at www.cinenow.com
. There are about 4 movies of the AVIAMO available
BTW this is what Graham said over at avforum. He is Service/Tech manager for Fujitsu General Europe headquartered in UK (I hope he gives permission to me to quote the response I got after emailing him):
Ref Manufacturers glass, it really should not matter at all, how a givne panel is driven adn the resulting PQ is what matters and not what you make part of the engine out of eh:rotfl:
Aviamo 65" uses a broadcast specification panel from Matsushita, the 37" LCD Avaiamo uses a secret panel from a joint venture with Fujitsu using Fujitsu technology (people can guess the rest but I can't comment).
Black levels?? Black is black or in video's case 0IRE (16), anything below that isn't picture so if it is shown it is an unwanted artifact (noise etc.), setting up a panel to give these artifically low blacks (i.e. driving the panel to display below black signals and that cut off detail is a great gimmic until you realise what you are missing as picture information or showig what isn't picture information.... The 65" Aviamo is dammed good at displaying black and with all the available detail, set it against any other screen and the difference is pretty obvious but then you would expect that given its reference status and cost.
Have I misunderstood what you asked? If your asking about contrast ratio's then I'd have to reply "what number would you like?" Real life is vastly different to what some manufacturers print and frankly I don't get involved in that sort of thing. As an ISF certified engineer I just smile then a manufacturer starts quoting 16,000:1 when it is really a few hundred to one.....
In real life demo's the Aviamo is just about as good as it gets....