Originally Posted by sage11x
Plasma allows for both excellent motion handling AND low input latency.
Sorry to dig this thread out of the grave, but I have to inform anyone who might be reading this that the above statement is EXTREMELY misleading. Yes, plasma is great for low input latency, and yes, plasma is great for motion handling when it comes to BLUR and when it comes to 60FPS sources (no judder). BUT
, as I have painfully found out from my recent experience with a 64E7000 Samsung plasma, a plasma is TERRIBLE for 30FPS game sources. The amount of judder you will see is UNREAL
. Imagine a flickering/vibrating double ghost image, two inches offset from the main image, any time you pan the camera. Features like AutoMotionPlus alleviate this problem on LCDs significantly, but the Samsung plasma has no such assistance for 60Hz mode, where 30FPS games are honestly unplayable. (60FPS games are perfect). Even with the AMP feature off on LCDs, the judder isn't nearly as distracting as on plasma. With AMP on, even on low, its not really a problem at all.
So, if you have a lot of 360/PS3 games that run at 30FPS (and almost all do, notable exception being Rage), DO NOT buy any plasma that does not have some intense motion smoothing ability for 60Hz sources, or you will be in judder hell. Instead get an LCD with some sort of motion interpolation feature. You might get a little lag, but unless you are a pro gamer online FPS freak, that is not NEARLY as distracting and downright sickening as the judder I am seeing on my new plasma. (Which is getting exchanged for a Samsung LED 240Hz with ClearMotionRate 960 specifically to address this problem... and others).