Originally Posted by SpacedDuck
So the TV guy came and as predicted said there's not much that can be done. Looks like I'll be getting an upgrade or replacement to another TV of equal size and features.
Sadly the 60" ZT models are gone everywhere and not something that can be ordered.
The guy at the store said that LG Plasma's are basically the worst on the market and the Samsung's are still nice TV's.
My question is this, would this TV be an upgrade over my current Plasma in which it wouldn't have horrible screen lag when playing games or watching fast moving movies/sports. I could care less about 4K as it's something that won't be big for several years. I don't think the PS4 or XBOX One even work with 4K so it's not a big thing. The guy at Future Shop just said that TV looked the best next to Plasma's without jerky movements.
The other consideration is this Samsung Plasma. The only problem being is the comparison to the quality of the VT60 and potential screen burn in as well.
Any advice from people who game or watch sports on LED's or 4K's would be welcomed.
If you are concerned about PQ the F8500 is really the only thing closest to the VT60. The only advantage the LED will have is you will not have to worry about burn in but I know a lot of people game on their Samsung plasma without a problem. You just need to be smart about it.
Also, where you sit and where you TV is placed is very important when going with an LED. Not something you have to think about with a plasma. An LED will lose contrast and color as you move away from the center of the screen and out towards the sides.
As someone who just picked up Vizio's 70" 4K Full Array LED to see if I would like it, I will tell you nothing comes close to a plasma, especially the VT60. It is amazing how good the picture picture is on this TV. I played a flower video on Netflix in 4K on the P series and they also had it available in 1080p which I played on the VT60 and even with the lower resolution the picture on the VT60 just looked better. From the colors, to the saturation, to the blacks and the picture just has this depth and fullness that cannot be captured on pretty much any LED out right now.
The only TV that can accomplish this would be the F8500.
As far as off angle viewing, no matter how good the picture would have been on the P series it would have been impossible for me to keep and enjoy it. I do not want to have to sit in 1 seat, dead center every time I want to watch a TV in my living room. I like to move around, play with my kid, see the TV from my dining room and that picture needs to look good wherever I am sitting or standing.
Of course this is just how I feel today, tomorrow I might feel differently. I really think your seating location needs to be evaluated first and if you are ok with the picture shifting for the worst when you move. If that is fine with you I would then start to consider the LED, if that is something you can't live with don't bother then.