Originally Posted by nemesis108
so what lcd would you recommend that is in my price range for a good experience with playing games and watching blu ray. and i also want to hear from people why the plasma would do better.
I bought & own the TC-P46G15, so I would know better than the other.
Devil May Cry 4 gave me motion sickness. The same goes for Blue Dragon in the field. Both games use interpolation & that game Blue Dragon definitely look better on a LCD. The advantage of using the plasma is when you games run at 60 frames per second.
The G10-G15 lag of 50ms in 480i in game mode & 33ms in 1080p either game mode or standard mode.
The G15(G10v2) & G10 do a 3:2 pulldown at 60hz under 24p & you have the 48hz option with extremly noticeable flicker.
Yes it is indeed very dark in a dark room.
Plasma are cool because you see every flaw of the original content & LCD missed it all, but it doesn't totally look better sometime. LCD in the other side due to poor motion can hide certain annoying effect or artifact. Most games run at 29.97fps & movies only goes at 23.98fps(known as 24P).
As mentioned above, since the S1, G10, G15, V10, Z1 support full 1080p of motion resolution, it is blur free of motion & game look more 3d-ish which is cool.
Plasma look bad on static picture due to dithering which is rarely mentioned since most people only own a LCD or most of them only use them for movies. On motion & normal distance viewing you won't noticed along by enjoying the super smooth fast motion with blur free by gaining the viewing on a real panel that does 1:1 pixel ratio at 1080P.
Sony make nice HDTV & samsung have similar panel which is a good alternative. If you like to play in a decent bright room, I highy recommend the ultra gloss screen with anti-glare coating which will prevent the pixel to glare inside the coating which improve the sharpness & static image of a LCD.
Well it may have reflection if you room ain't setup properly, but spec don't say everything.
So what you need is either
120hz or 240hz
glossy anti-glare coating
full 1080P resolution with 0% overscan for 1:1 pixel ratio fidelity
All I know is 2 brands to avoid on my knowledge:
Sharp & Toshiba