Do I really really have to go over this entire thread? Or do you just want to pick out 4 words of mine and missreprsent them every couple of posts?
ALMOST all people will "pick" a brighter more vivid picture.
ALMOST all people will choose a 120hz/240hz LCD/LED showing a bright picture with live sports over a dimmer 60hz Plasma showing sports.
These are just the facts.
You might like black levels, and the more "film like" display 24/48/96fps of Plasma can provide, but without the lower prices of Plasma, they would have been dead in the consumer market years ago because ALMOST ALL people like the brighter picture of an LCD/LED.
If you read the thread also, you will see I prefer plasmas, I have plasmas, and I wouldn't even buy the elite if it where the same price as a plasma.
You can stick your head in the sand and ignore the real facts that most people prefer LCD all you want, it won't change facts.
For ever person you think you can "convert" to Plasma, there will be 10 that think your love for plasma is crazy.
You can love whatever you like, but most people wouldn't agree with you or any other plasma lover that plasma's look better. We are a minority.
People that play video games on a Plasma will ALWAYS regret buying a plasma after they start to see the HUDS of games burned into their $2000 to $4000 plasma.
I will never be one to tell someone that likes Sports, with the ever present scrolling tickertapes at the bottom, logos all over the bottom of the screen, and that play hours of Video games with HUDS that will burn in after a few years to get a Plasma.
Plasma's are for mostly Film and light Gaming/Sports.
If you love Sports and Gaming, get an LCD.
Good luck to the OP. I hope he got one of the VT's that don't get horrible IR like many people are starting to see as the VT30/50s are ageing.
Originally Posted by chunon
So light output is the one and only criteria for a superior picture, hmmmm guess black levels, viewing angles etc dont play a factor, guess all of the plasma owners are just ignorant folk that dont understand the brighter a picture is the better it is. Thanks for educating me.