Panasonic's 58-inch TH-58PZ800U
probably isn't the first bigger-than-big plasma that comes to mind when shopping for the best, and even though Pioneer's KURO
line is currently basking in the limelight, this bugger is still probably worth a look. The PDP was recently reviewed over at CNET
, and somewhat surprisingly, the set was found to be a solid performer -- if not an outright star. Critics found that it reproduced deep black levels / highly accurate colors, had excellent uniformity compared with RPTVs and featured a very satisfactory assortment of ports. The only rubs were the lofty price tag and somewhat lackluster picture controls, but we're just thrilled to see some real competition in this space.