I read the article this afternoon. Although under the circumstances that they tested, they found a "clear winner", there were several things they failed to mention in the article, or glossed over.
1. What about in less than ideal conditions - say more light in the room, or during daylight.
2. What about SD input (yes I know it's an HDTV).
3. What about burn in (yeah, I know no burn in under HD conditions).
4. And the shadow detail comment really got to me too.
So, if you're in a controled lighting condition and you never watch 4:3, then the Kuro wins, but under those conditions, I'd probably buy the Sony Black Pearl FP.
The article was clearly trying to make the plasma the winner. A very biased point of view. S&V will get a lot of mail regarding this "review". I'm not saying LCD is better than plasma, but I am
saying that a balanced report would have been appreciated.