Pioneer unveils the PDP-5000EX, a next-generation 60-inch plasma that boasts an incredible 20000:1 conrast ratio, producing some of the sharpest images ever. No word yet on pricing and availability. More side-by-side comparison shots after the jump.

Blacker blacks are important, and there is a difference. Nevertheless, we want to see it all: video from zero black to 100-white, color from infrared to ultraviolet, and resolution only a microscope could discern. Even if the difference is academic, it’s still there

[via GizmodoAVing]