[…] dark scenes feel engaging and credible.
We also noted more clearly with 2D just how impeccably sharp and detailed the 50PX990 is when showing HD material – and it achieves this without generating unhealthy amounts of noise or grain.
Motion is clear and reasonably fluid with careful/conservative use of the setâ€™s motion processing tools, too, and colours are extremely fully saturated for a plasma TV.
LG 50PX900 black levels were darker than the Samsung PS50C6900, but Panasonic is still on top. Niggles: image retention and a 60ms or so input lag.
The minimalistic design is beautiful but I wonder if the thin blue accents around the display were necessary. When you’re watching TV on a plasma in a dark room the last thing you want to see is a blue outline.