Originally Posted by pepestre
Really? that sounds disconcerting, I have spoken to people in this thread, and others who claim otherwise.
are you speaking from experience or what you assume based on what you read? not bashing that if it is, just curious
He's only half-joking. There's a couple on here (midkay, for sure) that use the S60 as a monitor. Granted, they focus on computer gaming. What you have to worry about with the S60 as a monitor are the basic limitations with the tech.
If you use the S60 for more than a couple hours with a completely static image (start bar, browser icons, etc.) during the first 500 or so hours, you'll get image retention. Longer than that, you may face permanent burn-in.
If you try to display a full or near-white screen, a.k.a. most websites' background, you'll get something like a bright gray instead.
Plasmas use a ton more energy than an LCD TV, or a monitor, for that matter, and output a lot of heat. Be careful how close you sit. On that same note, if you sit too close, you'll notice dithering in shadows/solid colors.
Plasmas buzz, how much depends on model and specific TV. How much it annoys you is subjective.
The flicker and rainbow effect depend on the person. Most don't notice it.
For a general-purpose monitor, I wouldn't recommend the S60, or any plasma for that matter. For a gaming-intensive rig, sure, it'd be a good thought.