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here we go again with AVS forums FUD.
I think the LG owners are tired of having to defend their plasmas. There are threads on how to improve black levels and I can tell you IR is absolutely not a concern at all. I don't even know where that FUD comes from and AVS is full of FUD for so many things (receivers, plasmas etc.).
I can tell you this about LG, yes the black levels could be better (and they are once you open up the panel to do the pot tweaks), but the color reproduction is right up there with Panny's and Samsungs. I much prefer my LG's colors to my aunt's Panny GT30...AND SO DOES SHE. She is getting it professionally calibrated soon we I'll compare after that as well.
As for IR, after the POT tweak specifically, IR is virtually completely eliminated. I never had a problem with it before and now it's not even on my mind.
Anyway, I would say that the biggest mistake you can make is reading forums to make a decision on what to purchase. People still think burn-in is an issue with plasmas today just because it was an issue years and years ago. So FUD takes forever to clear up. Now that LG FUD has been spread everywhere it will take years to clear that up. Just like "American cars suck!!!" BS that we all know is no longer true (and quiet the opposite today actually).
Sorry for the rant but I'm one of the tired LG owners. Every single person (videophile and not) that has seen my "OMG STFU LG SUX LOL!!!!11!!!" plasma has been blown away.
On a side note, every brand has its problems anyway. LG is black levels (before the pot tweaks).