I've been lurking in these forums for a long time and will be pulling the trigger on a new TV since I'll be moving into my new condo in a few days. I've been struggling between the 940HD and the Sony XBR2, but am 75% leaning towards the Pioneer. Some questions for the knowledgable:
- I've read that the Pioneer can take in a 1080/24 signal, but can't handle a 1080/60 signal. What does the PS3 output? (I have a feeling it's 1080/60...at least, for now). If it does output a 1080/60 signal, does that mean I'd have to have the PS3 spit out a 720p signal instead so the Pioneer can handle it? No, I don't have a PS3 yet, but I'm planning on it.
- Burn in and image retention: Yes, I've read about it a lot and it is a concern for me, but I'll probably pull the trigger on the Pio anyway because of this. Yes, I will be playing games as well as watching TV/movies on it. May plug in the laptop on the odd occasion. I'll be careful in the first 100 hours or so and turn down the brightness. I guess the question for the owners are: does anyone have anything to say about this point?
- the panel resolution - 1024 x 768 vs other panels that have a greater resolution - whether it is vs other plasmas (greater horizontal resolution of 1366 or so), or vs LCD's 1920 x 1080. Does it really make a difference? I'll be watching my TV from about 5 feet away. I plan to have blue ray and other HD source material.
-I've decided to forgo waiting for the 2007 TV's (Sony, Panny, Pio and others have announced 2007 lines, but won't be available until late spring/summer/fall). Is this a good decision? I figured that if I waited, i'd be waiting forever since there's always something better on the horizon.
-I'll also be getting a new speaker system to pair it with the TV, but I guess that's for another forum.
Thanks to anyone and everyone for the great posts in this forum.