Originally Posted by hahler2
I wouldn't get it if it were me. I bought because of the passive 3D. Gave up too much 2D picture quality to get it. Especially since we don't hardly watch any 3D content. Edge light issues with mine are horrible. If I were doing it again I would get a Panasonic plasma.
My friend and next door neighbor has a Panasonic 55GT30 and I ruled that out completely because within a week of taking delivery of that TV, it had permanent burn-in. You could see the word "Pandora" and every icon on the Pandora app screen. And he didn't run that app more than a few hours. Now he has station logos, app icons, 4:3 bars, and all sorts of things burned into the screen. Some have faded (the "Pandora" isn't too bad any more but is still visible) but others have appeared. And yes, they are still appearing (and staying) after many more than 100 hours. These latest generation plasmas have serious burn-in problems. They are nowhere near as good as the plasma panels from just 2 years ago! I think they are cutting corners big time.
Anyway, I'm a gamer so I didn't want to be biting my lip worrying about burn-in all the time. And I won't get into the heavy headache-producing active glasses or the flicker that I've discussed previously. I'm just talking about tradeoffs in panel technology. None of them are perfect and you are gonna pay in one corner or another! What you should do is pick the technology that minimizes the things that bother YOU. Everyone is different. If you are sensitive to the cloudiness and edge bleed, and constant image retention/burn-in doesn't bother you or you just don't run video that is susceptible to that, then a plasma might be the answer. But just realize plasmas have their problems too, and you are just trading one set of weaknesses for a different set of weaknesses.