Originally Posted by Lantern
I sooooo know what you're going through! To be frank, I think the c6500 has a juuuust slightly better picture and blacks. However, the LG brings correct 24hz playback(whether ya notice or not) and is apparently MUCH less apt to be a buzzer.
As far as gaming goes the LG is supposed to have less trailing than other brands but typically LG has had slightly more lag, but mostly only super nerds like myself would notice.
(slight gripe is they have outward facing hdmi slots like the panny.)
In the end I would say this set competes well in image quality while avoiding the rising blacks and buzzing of other brands. So, if you are buying online for the lowest price and don't wanna deal with the chance of sending sets back until you get a quiet one I would absolutely go with the PK950. Just make sure you buy from a good dealer with easy return policies if something DOES go wrong.
Whichever way you go, so long as there isn't a glaring problem, I think you will be happy with any of these sets in your home. And that's the funny. These set REALLY look better than they do on the show floor once you get them outta the super lights. A real added bonus for something you thought was good enough to buy in the first place!
Ooops! Forgot one thing. I really like the wand and app display on the LG. If you are by chance using this set in the bedroom it would make for a nice addition. In the living room its still nice but not as much of a plus as in the bedroom. But, that's just me....I like gadgets.
I'm just as picky. I moved my Wii to an old 36" Wega simply because I couldn't handle the minuscule amount of lag I experienced on my SXRD while playing anything that required accurate pointer control.
Basically, my dilemma is this: the PK950 is larger, has an all glass front (something I appreciate), has good PQ but some problems with image retention; the C6500 may have slightly better PQ, low profile inputs, and, so far as I can tell, no retention issues to speak of, but I may be investing in an electronic beehive (sans the honey, which is the best part!).
I feel a lot like I did a few years ago when looking at the 60A2020 and Mitsubishi rear projection whose model number I can't seem to remember right now -- they were nearly identical from a performance standpoint; these two displays feel about the same as well.
Although...I am a little concerned about image retention -- I have three kids, who are all frequent gamers, and I work from the home, which means I am in-and-out of the living room all day and do not like the idea of turning on and off the TV every time I wander in to get my mind of the particular block of code that is pissing me off at that moment. I'm also a reformed hardcore gamer, and I'm sure I'll be itching to sit down with the new TV to do some gaming myself.
I guess what I really want is that magical site to come up in my searches which compares these exact two displays against one another and tells me, irrefutably, which one is the better choice -- I have horrible buyer's remorse, if I ever feel I didn't make the right decision.
Thanks so much for the replies, they've been a big help!