Originally Posted by Dameaus
his point is completely valid. IR is a HUGE problem with plasmas, and completely unacceptable for some people (like myself). i own an St50. the IR is ridiculous. my wife cant even watch netflix with subtitles for a few hours or there will be 2 darkened areas at the bottom of the screen where the subtitles were for WEEKS. it destroys the viewing experience.
saying that you have never had IR problems blows my mind. i can only think that what you are saying is a complete and total lie. EVERY plasma has IR issues. watch TV with a white logo in the corner for more than an hour or two? IR. play a game with a white UI for more than an hour or two? IR. leave a menu up on the screen for a little while? IR. i dont care what you say, or what set you have, you are going to get IR in these situations. people saying that IR doesnt exist in plasmas now are flat out wrong.
considering there are many LED TVs out there with excellent blacks now, i just dont see how people can keep buying plasmas with these issues. there is absolutely NOTHING about a TV that destroys the viewing experience more for me than IR and uniformity issues. both are consistent issues with plasmas, while only uniformity is an issue with LEDs, and you can easily resolve that issue by just returning sets until you get one that is flawless (might take 2 returns... if that these days). IR is -never- something that wont be a concern on a plasma.
the elitist idea that anyone that doesnt buy a plasma is an "av noob" just makes me want to slap people on these forums. some people just dont want to put up with babying their TV.... breaking it in for 200 hours.... using slides to fix screen issues...worrying about if what they are watching is going to cause IR....and with LEDTVs looking like they do now, there is just no reason to do it.
While IR is a problem with plasma technology, I stated that some panels are more prone to it than others . The fact that you got a set that easily gets it, doesn't mean all plasma models are the same.
You are accusing me of lying because I have a panel that doesn't get IR easily or at all. Have I ever seen it? Yes, when I first bought my panel from the menu screen. How long did it last? Not more than 10 seconds. Do I get it now? Not even if I tried. I can honestly tell you that I play Assasin's creed, Uncharted , various others games for a few hours on my PS3 and I don't get any IR. I watch Soccer games, hockey games, Football games , News etc for hours and no problems. They all have logos.
Uniformity issues are LCD issues from my experience, not to mention every other issues they have clouding,motion blur,terrible angle views and so on. I'm not bashing LCD they are some good panels out there, I just prefer plasma.
I'm not the only one that shares my experiences. I agree with you on people not wanting to baby their tv with slides and so forth, I'm one of them. I watched it normal from day one. Just like you said with LED, you could exchange them until you get a flawless one. Not one panel is flawless but what makes you think there are no panels out there with no IR issues. Hope you get a good panel next time around but don't judge them all the same because you had issues.
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