Originally Posted by DocuMaker
Plasmas do not have much less motion blur than a high quality LCD or LED. That is an old stereotype.
I dont know where you're getting that from. I understand that some people are more or less susceptible to blur, but just about every lcd has a hard time doing more than 480p without a lot of processing. Game mode on lcd's disables that processing. The person I was replying to in that statement mentioned gaming, therefor I recommended a plasma.
I actually preferred the motion on my B8500 over my Kuro, because the Kuro, just like other plasmas, has its own issues with motion blur: PHOSPHOR LAG! Furthermore, the blacks on your plasma may not be blue (ONLY if your grayscale is calibrated correctly), but they DO GET greenish-gray when the room is bright like it can get this time of year.
Yes I think everyone knows you liked your B8500 by now. The B8500 was a rarity among lcd's with its ability to reproduce a motion resolution similar to the Kuro's when all the processing was turned on.
I've never seen green blacks on any plasma other than a Samsung. The good thing is that it can be calibrated out. The blacks on Panny's and Kuro's are black and stay the same no matter what kind of settings are used. On the other hand, every S-lcd with cclf/edge lit black lighting that I've ever seen has blacks that turn a very noticeable navy blue, and colors that wash out dramatically just a few degrees off axis. I was able to see a VT20 under store lighting that had the same jet blacks lcd's do under bright lights. Its obvious that Panny made big improvements with their filters and the Sammy C8000 has been reported to have something similar. I agree that lcd's hold an advantage in extremely bright rooms, but for average home theaters, plasma's daytime disadvantages can be overcome by easy fixes. Like curtains for example.
So let's not just point out the advantages of PDP tech and ignore the many faults--like BUZZING, dimmed whites from ABL, image retention, line bleed, etc, etc.
I already pointed out IR, which is why I told him to stay away from the plasma for heavy gaming. Unless you only watch ESPN, IR can be ignored for the most part. I'll consider the other faults you listed.
1. Buzzing - If thats such a major concern, get a Panny or an LG instead of a Sammy
2. Line Bleed - I've owned 3 plasmas in the last few years, and I've never witnessed line bleed anywhere near as bad as you did on your B850/860. I understand that line bleed can be problematic if you like watching the credits at the end of a movie
3. Dim whites - The only time I've ever seen plasma owners complaining about whites was for the Sammy A650, which had pink whites due to a defective glare coating.