Those are the exact two TVs I was debating over for days before I ended up buying the Panasonic and here's why. Even though the Samsung FPT5884 is the brand new TV and it says it has a much better contrast ratio than the Panasonic 15,000:1 vs 5,000:1 the Panasonic blacks look waaaaaay darker. The Circuit City in my town just happen to have both those TVs right next to each other, and when I ask them to play the same content at the same time (they had Cars on Blueray) and the Panasonic color accuracy was noticable better. Go with the older Panasonic, it is by far the better 58" plasma... actual, it's the best 58" plasma TV even out right now, only cause Pioneer doesn't make a 58", they do 60" and 70" though...*sigh*
I am going to buy a 58" plasma tv and can't decide which is the right plasma for me. It is between the Panasonic TH-58PZ70OU or the Samsung FPT5884 according to cnet each was given a 8.0 and have basically the same features, but I'm looking for some reasons and convincing one is better then the other and why...
(Black levels, colors, accuracy, contrast - anything will help)