Originally Posted by Tony6225
I think the G10 is a great tv to game on but not for me. Samsung and LG plasmas are known for their IR problems and the Panasonic is just as bad contrary to what people will tell you. After all of the voltage increases, my G10 is an IR magnet. The digital speedometer in GT5P leaves deep IR on the screen after only 45 minutes of play. Sure its not going to burn in. But thats only as long as I take the precaution of changing to something else. Simply put, Im tired of IR problems deciding what and how long I play. If you're a big gamer like me and you game more than you watch movies or cable, plasma is a pain in the ass despite its superior motion clarity, viewing angles, input lag, screen uniformity, etc.
Boy, you said it, bro!
I play videogames for hours on end as well. My first major problem was on my Sanyo PLV-Z2 LCD front projector, which developed some pretty bad uneven pixel aging and basically looked burned-in. Even though it was an LCD, the "ghost" images of HUDs and black bars (lots of games were still 4:3 back then) were definitely visible. The Sanyo Z2 used the old organic LCD panels though and things supposedly improved once everything went to the inorganic LCD panel tech.
After the PLV-Z2, I used a Samsung plasma. It's black levels were never very deep and it produced an obvious buzzing noise that went up and down in pitch and loudness depending on the brightness of the image on screen. It too showed obvious uneven pixel aging and basically looked burned-in from HUDs. It also got worse and worse in terms of image retention and pixel lag. If the scene changed from a bright image to a dark image, the bright image would linger on screen for a moment and that got REALLY annoying.
I only had the Samsung for a little over a year before I replaced it with an LG plasma. I just couldn't tolerate any of the LCD displays that were available, but I didn't have the cash for a top-o-the-line TV either. So I gave plasma another shot, wasn't willing to give a Samsung plasma another go and thus, ended up with an LG. That thing had even worse black levels than the Samsung. It didn't buzz nearly as loud (still buzzed a little, but very quiet). It also never developed the same brutal pixel lag as the Samsung. But it did get the same uneven pixel aging and looked burned-in...yet again!
After all of those experiences, I saved up and went whole hog on a Pioneer Kuro. This is my current display and it is absolutely gorgeous in every picture-quality sense. The blacks - while still not totally black - are deeper than any other display I have ever seen (including a commercial movie theatre). The contrast is fantastic. And it has absolutely perfect (at least to my eyes) pixel response and zero trace of any motion blur or lingering images.
But it is still not perfect. It has the most obvious and noticeable buzzing of any of the displays I've owned. It isn't actually a louder buzz, it's just that the buzz comes out the front of the display! With the Samsung and LG plasmas, they had a second layer of glass over the plasma panel and this prevented the buzz from coming out the front. The Pioneer has no second layer of glass, so the buzz comes right out the front. And given that I'm only 7.5 feet infront of a 60" plasma, that front-facing buzz gets downright annoying!
On top of that, it too is showing uneven pixel aging and is almost looking burned-in. I'm not willing to destroy this Kuro with burn-in from gaming, so now I'm looking to get an LCD.
All of this has led me here because I'd like to get a 3D LCD display if possible and particularly one that can do 2d -> 3D conversion. I'm sick of dealing with burn-in on plasmas. And other than the Kuro, none of them really look much better than an LCD display anyway! The Panasonics do at first, but then their black levels rise! On top of that, this year, Panasonic's plasmas have no second layer of glass, so I'm fully expecting that they will buzz just as annoyingly as my Kuro!
So I want an LCD for gaming, but they all still seem to suck. Samsung, Sony and LG all now make nothing buy super glossy screens, which make them all unwatchable to my eyes. All of them seem to have problems with off-angle viewing. None of them can get anywhere close to my Kuro's black levels without other problems cropping up like halos, clouding, blue or red-tinged blacks or just a crushing of shadow detail.
Sadly, this LN55C750 doesn't seem like it will be up to my standards either.
So I'm basically looking forward to the Vizio XVT PRO line and holding out hope that they might bring the goods. I don't think they do 2d -> 3D conversion though, but I guess I'll just have to give that up