Originally Posted by hotskins
Hows the Input Lag, Image Retention, and glare filters on this model?
First the glare filters...As I stated I originally had the 60PV450 for a couple weeks and the glare was so bad I couldn't stand it. It was distracting during regular viewing if there was any light source at all (From overhead lights, computer screen on in the background, lights on computer case..) Even just standing in front of the screen with the set off it was like looking into a mirror. Since changing to the 60PZ750 I have not been distracted by glare at all. I have not seen a set in store or at others homes with either LCD or Plasma that do not have some level of reflection and this is as good as I have had experience with in that regard. Keep in mind that my set location is possible the worst case for showing glare as it is set with eye level about 1/3 of the way up the screen and dead flat against the wall surface with no tilt, so I am looking at the glass dead on (similar to looking at a bathroom mirror) giving it the perfect angle to show glare from all light sources. That being said I have been quite happy with the level of glare, or lack thereof. Even with the overhead lighting on with regular television programming, the glare is there but not a distraction. My 32' CRT was much worse for glare I think than this set and I never had an issue with my CRT.
Secondly, on Image Retention....I have not had much experience with flat screens LCD or Plasma to date so I am not sure what to expect in this regard. I do know through the breakin period (I am at about 150 hours now) I did experience some. Noteably the first time I watched a Hockey feed with the static scoreboard at the top. At that point I had the set with probably less than 10 hours on it. I did notice a little IR but it was gone in very short order. The second time it was watching the Canadian Federal Election for 3-4 hours with a static screen on the bottom showing the live results as votes were tallied, again this was around about the 10-20 hour mark. When I was done and went to the black screen it showed as a muted color blotch (the same shape/colors as the static board). I was a little worried at that point, but again it was not eveident when I put other programming on and after about 15 minutes I was back on the black screen and there was no evidence of it. I was disappointed and a little concerned to see that about 90% of the Bluray titles out there are 2.35 or 2.40:1 with black bars top/bottom, but I have had no issue with IR in that regard at all yet.
Lastly the input LAG. On this one I draw a blank. I do like to game on my PS3 occasionally though I do not profess to be an expert or be good enough that milliseconds make or break my performance. I can say that so far I have played Tiger Woods PGA 2011 and did not have any issues with golf swing response. I also finally opened my copy of Tekken6 for the first time last night and played the first few stages and did not notice any issues. I am not really sure what to look for with input lag so I may just be missing it, but from some of the other threads that I have come across other make it seem that games are unplayable due to delayed response from controller input to screen.
I have noticed that source matters in what this TV can do...I recently got the OPPO BDP-95 and the blacks are crazy good, and the picture has great depth/color after a preliminary calibration using the PS3 as reference using Disney's WoW. I will likely recalibrate this weekend with the OPPO, but the picture is stunning as is. I will also be getting an ISF calibration once I have around 300 hours on it (about 200 hours on the OPPO) as well. The blacks through the PS3 don't seem to be quite as good as the OPPO though I suppose this should be expected due to the better quality player.
I had some concerns going into Plasma due to all the reading that I had done. Not due to picture quality as I have always known Plasma to be superior in that regard, and most of my television viewing (90%) is movie with the other 10% television and gaming. I have been very critial in regards to IR/burn-in, reflection/glare, blackness levels, green/red snow, etc. The only small nit picks that I have currently are the rainbow effect, which I can unfortunately see (possibly due to having High-Index lenses in my glasses which pass light through a little differently), and the ghost lines across the screen, most noticable on things like the PS3 with the time/box in the top right, which from what I can see is something that all Plasmas suffer from to some degree, carrying a faint ghosting of a hard line across the screen past where it stops. I have not noticed it in movie credits as some have mentioned though.
All in all I am extremely happy with my purchase; both the fantastic price I got it at, as well as the quality of construction/aeesthetics/picture and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. I am sure that there are better sets out there (aren't there always..?) but I have been very happy with my LG 32" LCD and the trend continues with my new 60" LG Plasma. I am looking forward to finally getting a few pairs of 3D glasses to see what the 3D capabilites of the set are like. I am not as concerned about this as out of the 90% movie viewing that I do, I could see maybe 5% or less of that being 3D for the time being.
Let me know if you have any other questions. I would be happy to answer them. I am fairly new to this forum (been reading it for a year or 2 now) having only joined in the last few months, so once I get around to figuring out how the pictures work I will upload some pics of my setup.