I have never seen an LCD (including LED backlit) screen able to display the high contrast levels of a good CRT or a good phosphor based Plasma TV, such as a Pioneer or Panasonic PDP. Even the new Samsung LED backlit screens don't produce true blacks. They even contain some blue tinge in large black areas of the screen. My Samsung doesn't compete with my older Plasma screens. It would be very interesting to see how this Laser technology compares in terms of contrast levels and deep true black levels of Plasma.