so last year i bought a Panny ST50. i have been regretting it ever since. i have had nothing but problems with image retention and uniformity ever since i bought this set. i broke it in for nearly 100 hours.... i did the settings i found on this very site. my wife cant even watch videos on netflix with subtitles for a few hours without getting darkened patches where the subtitles are. i cant play games because if there is any UI, it will be there for literally weeks before fading if i play for more than 3 hours.... and there are stips of the screen in the top left and right corners that are MUCH brighter than the rest of the screen, so whenever a movie or game pans across a blue sky or grey wall or anything like that, you can see these lines of bright screen stand out GREATLY.
SO... i am saying good bye to plasma (and good riddance), as nice as the blacks may be, and switching back to LED. what i am looking for is, like the ST50 was the best cost per quality solution in plasmas, what is the best cost per quality solution in LED sets this year? thanks for the info folks.
looking for a 55-60" set. needs to have 3D... dont really care about apps and such since i have an Apple TV. not really looking to spend more than 1800-2K.
--FYI, i will never buy a "warranty" from the yellow tag store again. bought one ($250) with my ST50 that was supposed to cover these sorts of issues, and they wont even come out to look at the set. "just sounds like image retention, which is normal for a plasma".... well no crap folks, however i dont think it should be getting retention after viewing something for 30 freaking minutes....