A question to plasma owners: Would you be totally comfortable leaving same picture on your screen for say... two hours straight - or the thought gives you the shivers?
I am looking for a 58-60" panel in sub $2k budget. No interest in 3D. It will be connected to a PC, and has to be able to sustain static images in some areas of the screen for prolonged periods of time without burn-in or retention that has to be 'scrolled out'. The room does not get a lot of light, so plasma will look good. I am also perfectly fine with PQ on LCD (I am excluding edge-lit LEDs from my search). I've looked at the latest LCDs and am completely satisfied with their black levels, motion, view angles and all other aspects that plasma aficionados 'find beyong their ability to endure'. But I sure love the plasma price tags. A 60"LCD will generally leave the wallet at least ~$400 lighter than a 58-60" plasma.
Lets say I get something like a PN58C550(590), do the recommended break-in, and enable pixel shifting. Would this be enough to be not worried about following scenarios:
Browsing sessions when Win7 task bar and browser header are always on-screen.
Long Skype sessions where aside from person(s) moving about, room picture remains static.
Kids playing educational games where aside from some animated characters, background may remain the same for quite some time.
Or it would just be a better idea to pay a bit more and get an LCD?
Thanks for your insights!