Originally Posted by slimoli
I have a feeling this can be the last plasma generation for consumers. ... I hope I am totally wrong and we can see a VT60 ,70,80...
This is definitely not the last plasma generation barring a complete collapse of the TV market. There is still only one LCD manufacturer that can reasonably supply panels >60". If nothing else, Panasonic can continue to serve the large-TV market for several years.
Originally Posted by mailiang
Not for me rogo. Give me a quality strait monitor, without all that crap that my Blu-Ray player or Play Station can do and I will be all smiles!
There is no market there. Are you paying more to get less? Are there millions of people like you? No and no. That's why the product doesn't exist. I'm not saying it wouldn't be nice to have such a thing.[/quote]
Originally Posted by TheKnobber
I'll take your bet and raise you $1000.
Newer apps like the latest Netflix get their UI updated constantly from the backend server. Thus, they don't go out of date.
Certainly on some sets / devices they do. And the fact that many don't ever get features like 1080p or 5.1 that the vast majority of people don't care about at all means the Netflix feature will likely be used for the life of the TV on which it's built into. And really, so would an Amazon or Hulu feature.
And yes, once again D-Nice is wrong on this issue, as he has been wrong so many times before. Many more people make purchasing decisions based on what apps (especially Netflix) are available on a TV then do on what black level it has.
I don't know where D-Nice has been wrong on this, but I agree that virtually no one cares about black level -- especially not given where it is now. What's funny, though, is when the manufacturers start shipping OLEDs, they are going to tell you how much you are supposed to care about that... Oh the irony.