Panasonic TH-42PZ800 vs Sony KDL-40W4500


Has anyone been able to view these two TVs fed from the same feed ?

I have seen the W4000, but was somewhat underwhelmed by the distinctly average HD performance and dire SD pictures. However, I have not been able to view the W4500. Is the 4500 much better, and how does it compare with the Panasonic flagship plasma ?


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Got them within 6 feet of each other, and have got to say the Sony has a far better picture than its W4000 sibling, motion handling miles better and black levels that are truelly excellent for LCD. The only problem with the Sony is whilst the blacks are very "black" but there is just no shabow detail in
dark scenes its just "Black". The panny has much reported issues with the "intelligent frame creation" system but overall i'd say the PZ800 shades it as an all round product. Showing HD both sets look excellent, Motion is clearly better on the PZ800 and SD is vastly superior on the Panasonic.

Regards Rob.............................

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