Joining this forum to ask about the S60 as this is the only place talking about it so far! Looking to purchase my first flat-screen TV, if you can believe it, to replace a tube sony. Once concern is that the distance from TV to couch isn't very big so I'm hoping to not get a TV that's too huge. 50+ is just too big for my space, and looking at Plasmas less than 50 there aren't many options. Seeing this one listed 2 months ago has had me thinking the 42" S60 is the sweet spot for me.
I only care about a good quality TV. No 3D, don't need widgets on my homescreen. Will probably buy a Blu-Ray player which will have more online options, though I believe the S60s have the basic services like Netflix anyway, just not the full "my homescreen" experience, which I can live without.
There's really no other plasma I'm considering. Cheaper models from Panasonic and Samsung are 720p, and the next step up in features are all physically larger and out of my budget. I just want to make sure spending 700+ on the 42S60 is worth it over buying an LED, where I can go cheaper and/or just have more options (too man options to be honest).
I mostly watch TV and movies. No sports. No video games. I'm concerned about smoothing and flicker issues mostly. I understand some of that is smoothing features that can be turned off, but would I be seeing issues with non-HD material?
Any other thoughts on an S60 vs LEDs?