Originally Posted by mhidpa
We're trying to keep it down to 1k. I'll keep watching Walmart for it to come back in stock. Or might go with the LG. Thanks. Anyone care to chime in on IR?
it's about 1/10th as bad as you think it is. I mean, I'm not going to say it's not there, but it really shouldn't be an issue if you put a tiny amount of care into your viewing. by all means, watch the movie without zooming in, game on it, watch the news with a scrolling ticker, that's all going to be totally fine. but do ALL of it, not just one of them. if all you do is watch CNN, even if it's only half an hour a day, the ir could become noticeable. as long as you mix content, even something as simple as a commercial break during a sports game, will 'wash' away the ir.
I use my f8500 as my main/only computer monitor(I have a laptop as well, but for the desktop, the f8500 is it). more than 1500hrs and 16ish months later, there's no issues with IR at all for me. I could probably find some if I went hunting for it after an extending web browsing session, but compared to what the alternative is, having to look for problems in order to see them is definitely better(I found edgelit led's completely unwatchable because of the clouding and flashlighting issues)
so yeah, the f5300 will, imo, beat every lcd/led on the market, even ones at double or triple it's price. in fact, I'd take it over any of the UHD displays even. so here's some 'ammo' you can try to use to convince your wife:
-plasmas have consistently received honors for 'best display' except for ONE year when the sharp elite won.
-I'm assuming you're watching CRT now? plasma is a much more similar display tech to crt than lcd is.
-next time you go to the store, change the settings on the lcds so they look dim/terrible(shouldn't be that hard
) so you can point out the benefits of plasma, like deeper blacks, viewing angles, motion, without her being distracted by how bright they are.