Originally Posted by Eric Barba
.....I will mainly be doing gaming via my PS3 and watching movies,.....
We own 3 Pan plasmas, and the latest - a 60ST50 - has outstanding overall PQ, adding a wonderful deep black capability that the earlier sets cannot equal.
(And those are impressive enough to most casual viewers.)
However, our ST50 had significant IR problems up until some point past the 400 hour mark. Beyond 500 hours, would say it is only Slightly more IR prone than the earlier sets. (Onset is still somewhat quicker, but Duration
has shortened dramatically as compared to earlier, and no longer consider IR to be a "Problem.")
Owner reports on IR with the 2012 Pan panels are all over the place: if you go the ST50 route, would recommend a fairly quick Aging Routine, and taking reasonable precautions until you know how your particular panel handles IR....
Heavy Gaming and/or usage as a Computer Monitor tend NOT to be consistent with "reasonable precautions" against IR....
Again, some owners have reported gaming from day one, with no IR whatsoever.