Panasonic Viera TH-58PZ800U
Reproduces deep black levels and highly accurate color; excellent uniformity compared with rear-projection models; THX mode delivers accurate settings without calibration; relatively effective antireflective screen; solid connectivity with four HDMI and one PC input; handsome styling.
Expensive; blacks not quite as deep as the best plasmas; optional 24p mode introduces flicker; fewer picture controls than most HDTVs.
The 58-inch TH-58PZ800U carries a big price tag compared with rear-projection alternatives, but its superb picture quality heightens its appeal.
03-Oct-2008 09:05 AM PDT