HDGURU Gets the Scoop on 2011 Panasonic Plasmas
So far details around the specific performance improvements found in Panasonic’s 2011 Plasmas have been scarce. We’ll still have to wait for reviews to get the whole story, the HDGURU has been able to round up some details for those itching to upgrade.
I think the most disappointing thing that came out of CES around the 2011 lineup was that only the top-of-the-line (VT30) displays support 24p, and are limited to 55″ and 65″. So while it’s interesting that the GT30’s panel should perform similarly to the VT25, it lacks a critical feature found on many competing displays.
Last week Panasonic personnel met with members of the press to display and discuss its 2011 HDTVs, disc players and home theater systems. We took the opportunity to learn more about plasma performance improvements with a Panasonic engineer and product manager on hand for the event. The changes are dramatic especially regarding the lowering of minimum black levels now claimed to be reduced down to the levels of the legendary Pioneer Kuro plasmas (more below) and other performance improvements.