Originally Posted by chadmak09
You won't see the issues most likely so don't worry about it..
The number of people who notice it is extremely low.
There will be some that will try to get you to "train yourself" to see them by running the IR wash video pattern, while darting your eyes back and forth and moving your head up and down, while flapping your arms like a chicken.
If you have to train yourself or go to strange lengths to see an issue, then it is NOT an issue.
The number of people that see it is so low that plasma manufacturers don't even worry about fixing it. Even though there is a fix for it.
Its nothing like Motion blurr with LCD's that manufacturers are forced to constantly work on correcting (120hz,24ohz 10millionhz, interpolation,etc.).
Your post kind of addresses one of the inherent problems found within these forums, that is created as a result of the quick access to knowledge and help found on here. People WANT to find problems with A/V components. They NEED to justify their decisions, and in doing so, unearth these "issues" that 99.9% of the owners won't ever see or find, but the .1% who go in depth and actively seek to get the maximum utility out of their purchases will find.
Its inherent to the nature of A/V, as it is to any hobby or following that has some form of opinion interjected into the rating of the products. And along those lines, there IS no perfect product, and there never will be a perfect product. No matter how good any new technology is, there will ALWAYS be atleast one setback. Otherwise, if one perfect TV existed, all other TVs would immediately cease production. But even just the element of COST will permanently prevent this from happening. If I were able to create a TV that was 100% lag free, infinite contrast, low power use, insanely good reliability, perfect picture, etc etc etc....I would charge people out the ass for it.
Anyways yeah, I am NOT going to take whatever set I end up buying, and go over it with a fine tooth comb to specifically find issues that it may have. If I notice them during the course of normal viewing and they become enough of a problem to bother me and prevent my enjoyment of the product, THAT is when I will take an issue with them.
Just my two cents.