Originally Posted by Test Ickles
True but but the black level and contrast is the same from then until now. VT60 still beats a 2019 under my rules for the shootout. Same light output, darkroom and SDR only.
Haha, I have not been on here for years, but had to reply to this.
I bought a VT60 after the reviews, thought it was worse overall than my Pioneer 500M and my older Panny PF11 I think it was at the time.
Under your rules? Low light output, why? Darkroom, don't need to sit in a dark room anymore.
SDR? I'm actually not a massive fan of HDR, too many sets imho get it wrong, and with a room that is not dark the overall image can be too dark itself.
The fact of the matter is, the VT60 was good, very good, but not as good as some of Panasonics commercials that were already out or the Pioneers. I preferred the commercial Panny over the Pioneer.
The Pioneer on paper was better, better colour accuracy, greyscale, went darker etc. However, the image was cleaner and just nicer to watch on the Panny commercial. And that is all that matters. Hence, your opinion is just that, you are not wrong if you think that, but you are wrong if you tell others their opinion is not valid.
But the fact is, they have all been beat by both OLED and LCDs as far as I'm concerned. My XE9005 is better than any plasma I have owned, my OLEDs are better still. I struggle to understand how anyone could think otherwise compared with a VT60, but if you do great.