Originally Posted by sjetski71
Waveboy the Panasonic X3 plasma has an off resolution and pixel shape which doesn't lend itself particularly well to anything except movies and TV watching. It has a 4:3 resolution: 1024x768, but with rectangular shaped pixels to achieve a widescreen 16:9 format. It will accept higher resolutions at it's input but everything is downscaled
to 1024x768. Since you seem to be a little more discriminating in what you want, i don't think you'll have much fun with that
And by the way, weren't the Panasonic LCD's
tested to have the lowest input lag for 2011/2012 ? It's their E3 and U3 models i'm referring to. I would definitely research them and verify first but i think it's between 1 to 1-1/2 frames of lag if i'm not mistaken. And as usual, always purchase from a decent merchant with a good return/exchange policy, unfortunately there's always the chance you'll need to take advantage of it.
This will be a temporary set until I get a 55" 3D 1080p HDTV before the Wii U launches in Nov. For now, I basically got rid of my PS3(hardly gamed on it, used it mostly has a Bluray/dvd/music player...But instead i replaced it with a Sony 3D Bluray Player....What can i say i hate the idea of using a video game console as a Movie player XP ) and XBOX 360 which i sold a long time ago. Sooo, I game on the Wii as far as 'modern' consoles go. Ahem, total Nintendo nut right here! hehe. So obviously a fixed 720p display isn't going to make a difference considering wii games are 480p(640x480. Plus i use compoent cables) and I'm fine with 1024x768(Downscaling 1080p via HDMI into it for Bluray) sitting at a viewing distance at about 9 feet should be fine.
However, I wouldn't bother with any fixed 720p display if the Wii were HD, i'd obviously go for a 1080p set considering 1080p can resolve every single pixel for a 720p title. But again in the wii's case none of that matters. I'm torn between the X3's superior 'plasma motion' which i find is 'ideal' for film and i'm guessing 'better' black levels. Yet the LED has amazing brightness, a wider color gamut(I'm guessing) a cleaner/crisper/clearer(I'm sounding like a broken record here.lol) for gaming and beautiful bright whites. It's quite the massive difference, but that comes at a price with it's weak motion handeling...
IF high end LED's had the motion handeling of a plasma(at least..OR make it a CRT + No dithering than I'd be in complete heaven! XD) than I wouldn't be so mixed, iffy and unsatisfyed with the technology.
Movies - PLASMA all the way, no question again due to the superior motion
Gaming - it's a toss up....both have their pro's and cons. BUT, for those super colorful, bright and vibrant titles I'd say LED all the way. Plasma's also have inherent video noise, duller whites, and just aren't as bright.
Super OLED looks to solve this LED/LCD motion issue, but we wont be seeing affordable sets for a while...eek! Anyways, And I don't want to bother with LCD due to having issues with the UV back lighting. i don't want to get into it due to a certain temporary health issue, but i can't have any of that in my place. LED however is mercury free and the like, so it's easily more ideal which can be said about Panasonic plasma's as well.