i really appreciate everyone's input. believe it or not it has been helpful. i am unable to get a DLP because i want to mount the TV. i would really like an LCD but the 50' price of a plasma is really looking good to me. its a samsung, so i am pretty sure its reliable. other than panasonic plasmas what other TV's are reliable? are Vizio's even worth looking at?
Don't know why everybody keeps saying to avoid plasma's because of burn in. I have a fairly new plasma and I have tried burning an image onto it. I kept a racing game's HUD (MPH, Lap, Position, Map) paused on the display for a day straight and there was nothing.
Why would you TRY to burn in an image to a new plasma tv?
Doesn't make sense.
Bcause I can.
And because I purposefully tried to burn in an image and nothing happened just goes to show how much the technology has improved.
My preference order:
- Plasma (for 600 Hz, not worried about burn in, maybe worried about heat/power consumption)
- LED (at least 240 Hz (Sony's Motionflow PRO 240 Hz is actually 480 Hz, because there is a frame of black in between each frame to "...reset your eyes, like after blinking, your view is clearer," says Sony rep at American)
All I know about Vizio is it's America's #1 LCD HDTV Company.
i really appreciate everyone's input. believe it or not it has been helpful. i am unable to get a DLP because i want to mount the TV.
Actually DLP's have been wall mountable since mine came out in 2007.
They actually weigh much less then flat screen tvs of the same size.
My 2007 61" DLP weighs 68 pounds, a 61" plasma from the same year would easily weigh twice that.
Now you can get 82" DLP's that weigh about 100 pounds and are only a foot or so thick, but are still wall mountable.
If I was you I would either get a 50" 3D plasma from Samsung for around $500-$600. This is if you on a budget and that will last you a while until truely great 3D tvs come around in the technologies you prefer.
Or a 82" Mitsubishi Lazer DLP this is if price isnt an issue and you want the absolute best tv on the market for gaming and 3D.
The color, speed, huge screen size and general picture quality cannot be beat.
IMHO LED/LCD tvs are a bunch of marketing hoopla. The only advantage is if you get a RGB LED backlighting, the ones with white LEDs offer absolutely no advantage besides power savings. Once 480hz or 600hz LCD's come around it may be there.
And so you know adding black frames between each displayed frame does not double the frame rate.
If that is the case then every DLP is actually twice the frame rate listed as they use white light protocol which displays a white frame between every actual frame.
Finally, the structure of my question is that you would have to disprove every possible outcome to be correct and I would just have to have one that would likely be beneficial. That's statistically in my favor by quite a bit.
sounds like a dlp fanboy has an LCD hate on!
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I agree. I have had the Samsung C6500 for 11 months and game frequently. The most i had was mild image retention.
The anti-burn tools make it hard to get Burn in. i.e. pixel orbiting or shifting, Scrolling white washes your screen of retention.
If you leave a static image on any tv too long it will burn in. Some people say Plasmas are 600hz but actualy its 600hz subfield-motion
wich is still a 60 hz signal. The difference is subfield-motion eliminates motion blurr smoother. I have an LCD, LED and a PDP and they
are all good.
Plasmas are not horrible for gaming. Many people are frightened that they might burn a HUD or a stationary image into the screen from video games and recommend to stay away from plasmas. However, they are very nice for quick action games and have unnoticable ghosting. Though LCD/LED are just as good nowadays, just depends on your budget and if there is a suitable television for that price.