Flying Fox wrote:Edit: oops, didn't see you got it already. What if people say no?
Corrado wrote:Plasma is the way to go, at least for the time being. In a year or two, maybe that will change... esp since a lot of manufacturers are no longer producing plasma displays for whatever reason. Pioneer has halted production on the Kuro displays, which is a shame as they were widely considered the best display money can buy.
Spyder22446688 wrote:That's pretty much what my standard advice is for people. If they are in an apartment and they do watch TV during the day with sunlight seeping through, plasmas may not be so good. But if you don't have that problem, plasma blows the non-LED LCDs out the water in terms of IQ.I heard the same things from a good friend. I had always stayed away from plasmas, based on outdated notions of screen burn-in and short lifespan. But now, those problems seem to have disappeared. Although a plasma may not be as bright as an LCD, I typically dial the brightness down, anyway, and would prefer better blacks instead. As for energy consumption, I always enjoy a lower electric bill, but don't use my TV enough to really notice (it's on for maybe 4-6 hours a week at most).
bdwilcox wrote:So Spyder, what's your impression of the Panny so far?
Flying Fox wrote:As for image retention, I do the "debatable urban legend" and put my unit through ~100 hours of "breaking in". Even within that 100 hours I watch regular programs all the time and only switching to the break-in DVD when I am not. I did plug in a Win7 PC to the TV at one point (post break-in) and even at 1 minute screensaver interval, sometimes I do see some retention, but nothing the anti-retention moving bar feature or <30 minutes of break-in DVD won't solve.
bdwilcox wrote:As for break-in, most manufacturer's have their own recommendations, but many people elect to use free break-in disks you can download from the Internet in order to ensure the best break-in possible.
Spyder22446688 wrote:However, I still worry that I will come home drunk, turn on a video game, pass out, and awake two days later to find an "EA Sports" logo burned into the screen. Sure, the screen is allegedly supposed to power down after three hours and do some other anti-burn things. But what if I decide to watch ESPN every evening for 100 days straight? Will the logo burn in? These things keep me up at night.
Flying Fox wrote:That would happen with CRTs too, so it's not that different?
Spyder22446688 wrote:Been using a 32" Sharp analog CRT television for the last few years. Just purchased what seemed to me like a sweetheart of a deal at Sears. 50" Panasonic 1080p plasma with Xbox 360 Pro, bundled together for $999. Obviously, I wanted the TV, and was planning to get the Xbox anyway to play Madden 2010 on. I had seen some good 42" and 46" LCD HDTVs for around $650-$800, but thought my purchase was still pretty darn good. Any thoughts on the display or the price? To be honest, although I am extremely picky about computer hardware, generally most TVs please me regardless of the reviews.
jinjuku wrote:I've dabbled in FP. If you have enough space, enough time, enough money, a way to route cables, enough patience, and enough light control, front projection is very nice. And DVDs will look pretty awful at 130", so that's another downside.Eh, I went 1080P front projected to a 130" screen...
Vrock wrote:All we need is more catalog titles on Blu to address that last concernjinjuku wrote:I've dabbled in FP. If you have enough space, enough time, enough money, a way to route cables, enough patience, and enough light control, front projection is very nice. And DVDs will look pretty awful at 130", so that's another downside.Eh, I went 1080P front projected to a 130" screen...