I want to upgrade to newer plasma HDTV and i have done considerable research... So one of the new features with HDTV's seems to be the ability to process 1080p/24 sources and after looking carefully into the panasonic G10 series and samsung B650 and 8650 it has pretty much come down to this:
The G10 seems to have flickering in 1080p/24 mode but by looking at the B650 review on cnet i am having trouble understanding what the real issue is with 24p processing; Is the problem with the black level being bad or is it just the fact that the TV wont switch pack to 1080p/60 mode when it was tried during blu-ray play back? In case the black level is bad how much of a problem do you guys think this is compared to the flickering with pana G10?
I also looked carefully at the B850 review and found no mention of the black level issue... Was that fixed in the 800 series? It also seems that it matches the V10's performance when it came to 1080p/24 and that it did the switching automatically as opposed to manual setting needed in B860... Am i missing something here?
Anyway i am not sure how much of a factor the 1080p/24 processing capability is supposed to be when buying a plasma but i felt that both samsung and pana had comparable picture quality... Does anybody actually vouch for one vs the other when it comes to that? I felt that the 1080p/24 processing was the only differentiating factor + samsung has DLNA and pana doesn't... Can anybody elaborate on how important DLNA is or can become?