Originally Posted by frogpond1
Ok one other question;
I'm reading wildly different opinions and "facts" regarding gaming on either plasma or LED. So which is it plasma or LED for gaming? I'm reading image retention isn't as bad as it used to be on the plasmas.
Search through the forum Flat Panel General & FP New Tech
for "burn in", "image retention", or "IR" for an ENORMOUS amount of heated debate. There is, of course, a plasma dedicated forum, but I find an LCD-only or plasma-only forum to sometimes be skewed. But here? It's unlikely to help you with balanced info either IMO, because this thread typically gathers people convinced already that they need an LCD (like me). And those people may have already ruled out plasma for those reasons your asking about.Here's a sticky thread about LCD vs. Plasma if it helps
. It's very big, so search through it or zip to the last few hundred posts maybe.
If it helps you any, I can give you a quick snapshot of what I've personally seen as posts (all 3rd hand info on the experiences of others, and speculation as well), but be aware, this is off the top of my head and others will undoubtedly have seen more or less.
- Some claim they've never had a problem with PDP, even with gaming
- Some who've never had a problem claim it's because of the break-in period they were careful with. Some suggest 200 hours even.
- Some claim they've never had a problem despite not breaking in the panel and gaming anyway.
- Some claim that even though they're seasoned PDP owners, and have done the break ins carefully that they're still experiencing Burn In or Image Retention, especially because of gaming.
- Some claim that things are "ok" so long as you don't spend a lot of time on channels with static (or close to static) image regions like the various channel logos, and the scroll at the bottom of news channels. Note: those do "move", but enough of those panning images are the same enough to cause a problem (More guessing).
- In the case of Panasonic, some speculate that in 2012 there might have been an uptick in BI/IR because of them redesigning things from the ground up to make everything brighter, and that recent years prior to 2012 there were less issues. (Until several years back).
A lot of arguing in all of the above. All of it inconclusive and (I'm sorry to say) very aggravating for potential buyers to sort through.
And it seems to apply even to the highly recommended top-level plasmas like Pana's 2012 VT50 series, where you'll get people vehement about both sides.
Wish I could help you more in this.Edited by tgm1024 - 3/2/13 at 11:41am