Originally Posted by Dave in Green
I feel sorry for all those who may have passed on a 60-inch Samsung Pentile display when the odds are greatly against them ever noticing any problem from their normal viewing distance
Well, I passed on the 60 inch F5300 and I am not sorry at all. Why? Because I still ended up buying a plasma, albeit a different one, the 51" F5300 and could now not be any happier, especially after having it calibrated.
To me and my wife the cross-hatch pattern was just too noticeable, my wife (who is an actual opposite of a tech-person), the first thing she said when seeing this screen in the store, is "something does not look right with that screen", and this is comparing to an LG Plasma to the left, and an LCD screen to the right. She noticed the pattern right away.
Yes, the 51" is smaller, but I moved my sofa a little bit closer
it was just too noticeable to us and I know it would have always bugged me whenever I would have passed in-front and notice that cross-hatch pattern while at home. I do believe it may not be that noticeable from a certain distance, and I know PQ would be perfect, it is a Plasma after all, but some people are just too obsessive and would always bug them, like me, and some people are not. It is something though that is worth checking, do not just pass on it, it might be perfectly fine for you and you will end up with a great plasma, but do not rush and buy it either without checking first to see how you will feel about it.
But in general, I would probably feel sorry for anyone passing on a Plasma though
.. I cannot believe the difference with the LCD I still own at home.
Or .. I guess I should not say that either, as I am sure some people would just never be able to live with an even a very short-lived IR, and are now perfectly happy with an LCD at home, lol