I'm looking to upgrade my Samsung 7 Series 52" LCD (pre-LED) - it's the LN 52A7500 that is in my Den. I'm using it as a monitor in my current PC set up as a secondary extended monitor. When I watch TV on it, I use the SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime. I currently have the Panny ST60 and thinking of getting a VT60. After doing some reading here, I'm beginning to have second thoughts of buying the 65VT60 to use as a monitor and thinking an LED LCD might be better?
Here are my concerns:
1. All the talk about IR and Burn in has me scared. I currently don't use a background on my computer so the screen is pure black when no window is open. I also have the standard windows 7 bar on a regular sized computer PC. But at times when I'm working on multiple projects I will leave a window open on the screen for about an hour. Would using a plasma as a computer pc not be a good idea? [I've asked this over in the IR thread.]
2. My den is well lit and I always have a bright light on as I do work from home at times, plus I typically keep bright lights on at night. Would that be a problem with the VT60 since it's supposedly a dim TV. Will the size and closeness compensate for the dimness - I'm sitting 6ft away for a 65"?
In my situation would I be better off with an LCD? If I'm ok with plasma, should I use the ST60 as the monitor or the VT60?
For people who have used their plasma as a pc monitor, I'd like to hear about their results and experience doing so.