Guys, don't fear SDE. Yes, it's there but it's not really a big deal. Not an F4500 owner, but I did use to own an LG plasma with the same resolution. (1024x768) Even with SDE, the presentation is very pleasant, almost CRT-like in delivering natural picture. I currently use a 27 inch Sony Wega Trinitron for retro consoles and never ever have I said "oh, that 480i SDE blows!" It's the same thing for the plasma as well. I was surprised too when my LG handled Blu-rays like a champ.
For games...yes, its weird 1024x768 resolution does cut out details from true 720p games, but still is hella better than using a 1080p set and upscaling it. (I'm now an owner of the Panasonic S60, and PS360 games look ass)
Oh, and keep in mind a plasma can get away with less brightness than LCDs because of superior black level, so don't get turned off when they look dim in a Best Buy showroom. I was initially turned off too like you were but then realized I was wrong.
Last edited by KOF; 08-20-2014 at 01:26 PM.