Okay right now both of these sets can be had for about the same amount of money. One thing that I keep reading about Panasonic is that they have really bad IR and the ST60 has pretty bad input lag. Now I know that the 6500 won't have as good of black levels as the new Panasonic does, but I'm coming from an LG LM6400 LED TV so I'm sure any plasma is going to have even better blacks than I'm currently living with as completely acceptable. A couple of questions that I had is that I noticed that the 6500 only Has a 96hz mode while the ST60 has 48hz. What would I use 48hz for that I wouldn't be able to do on the Samsung? I also know that the Samsung won't be able to get has bright as the Panasonic does, but is the Samsung livable as far as watching in a bright room? Also, are you able to have as many calibration settings on the Samsung as the Panasonic? What are some of the other chief differences between the two? the biggest drives for me so far to the Samsung have been the fact that input lag is pretty good and people claim that Samsung is a little more impervious to image retention. IR is big for me because after the initial break in, I don't want to have to deal with screen wipe utilities and the such. Thanks for any help.
Oh one more thing. CNET states that the Samsung is bad with noisy sources and displays them as is. What does this mean? My girlfriend and I don't do cable. We watch Netflix streaming and DVDs so would a noisy source be a problem? Thanks again!