Originally Posted by vinnie97
Thanks for your impressions. I have a feeling we'd be on the same wavelength when it comes to critical viewing. That is why a world of LED only is a fright for perfectionists like us.
No, I'm not a perfectionist anymore. I used to be when I still had a CRT as my main display. These days, I realized it's impossible to find a perfect display. Gamers have it hard because they need good input lag, good motion performance, good black levels for dark, realistic games, brightness for cartoony games, and also great color accuracy : about everything a display has to offer. Unlike people here who mainly watch movies, even an OLED is not going to be a solution for me with an LCD-like motion performance. For plasma fans here, don't just gloat about the black level. Do not sell its superior motion performance short.
Coming from a CRT, I was extremely ANSI contrast starved, so I always respected the Kuro for what it was, and when I was making a comparison between the VT60 and the F8500, I could tell the VT60 had slightly more inky color, but on/off contrast ratio wise, it was harder to make a comparison. The first time I've seen the F8500, it was plagued with ABL popping : good MLL, but not very watchable. (It had been fixed the next time I came) Having used the S60 for 3 months, maybe I was too harsh on the VT60 I've seen. I would still choose the ST60 before the VT60, but I also feel the VT60/ZT60 will perform exceptionally well for many games, with Panasonic's signature deep, inky colors. Still, I do not have room for two or more TVs, and I have to cover most if not all of my contents, that's why I've made a compromise and decided to go with a F8500 variant the next time I buy my plasma. Versatility over magic I say. (I also say 'magic' to those 4K TVs. Unfortunately for them, inky colors are more magical to me than 3D-like parallax scrolling) We gamers do not play with black bars to help with ABL, everything is full screen. I also personally find my S60's ABL fine for movies. I've watched Happy Feet without issues. Oh well, there may be a Kuro or a VT60 in my future. For the price of the VT60 and the F8500 together, it may make more sense to go with an OLED, but again, motion performance over PQ for me. Same reason I've actually debated buying the VT50 for its superior motion resolution over the ST60/VT60/ZT60. There is a full of compromises in life, and I have to go with the one that gives me the least compromise. I think that's the key.