I am new to buying TVs, as I've always used my 27" Samsung LCD monitor with my PC.
I am considering buying a Samsung D450 (haven't decided between the 43 and 51" options yet) and have noticed that there are also E450s available. I can't seem to find any difference between the two, ironically, on the Samsung website, nor anywhere else on the internet that I've seen. If anyone can provide this information, I'd appreciate it, as it'd enable me to decide.
I specifically want a non-3D plasma, so the D490 series isn't an option. Is there anything I should know about the D450 series before I get the TV? I've always trusted Samsung as a brand, and have audio equipment from the company as well.
I will be using the screen as a second PC monitor, despite my knowing about image retention and screen burn-in. The response time is awesome for gaming, which I do regularly, and the numerous image quality aspects are awesome for movies, which, other than browsing the internet, will be the next main use of the plasma. I'm confident that the technology that has been implemented in the new plasmas will prevent the aforementioned potential problems and I'm not planning on doing anything stupid with it, like displaying a motionless image for numerous days. Having said that, there will be taskbars and HUDs displayed for a substantial amount of consecutive hours. I've seen recommendations to switch the screen off or play a movie at regular intervals so as to avoid the possibility of retaining any particular image. From what I've seen (owner reports) they fade away quite quickly (hours) and what appears to be permanent ones can be removed with features provided on the TV, like displaying a white image for a certain amount of time.