Originally Posted by OugaBooga
so what did you decide on? i am curious cause i had a sammy c8000 but i punched it by accident in may.
It had IR problems when gaming for long periods from a static "HUD" in certain games usually being FPS & racing & RPG.
I am in the market for a new TV & even though i loved my plasma i think the higher end lcd's are pretty much on par with plasma.
Right now i am bouncing between getting a LCD LG 55LM8600 or plasma LG 50PM9700 or Panasonic TC-P50GT50 & ST50.
I am finding it very difficult this time around in picking which 1.
They don't seem to sell the lg9700 plasma in canada so that 1 may be out the window.
So the LCD 8600 vs GT50/ST50 is really hard pick
any1 with idea's?
Are you looking for the best big display in terms of input lag, or are you looking for the best big display in terms of video game motion?Native 120Hz refresh from a PC?
A few models of HDTV's such as the Vizio e3d420vx
of PowerStrip 1080p@120Hz). No guarantees if it works, but native 120Hz (non-interpolated) has half motion blur of 60Hz for a typical LCD display, for 120Hz monitors. We need more guinea pigs to test 120Hz upon more HDTV's (especially bigger brands)Input Lag?
I heard pretty good things about Panasonic plasmas, though some LCD HDTV's have gotten pretty high ratings in their Game Mode's.Motion Resolution?
This is a tough one; the better LCD HDTV's don't generally have a 120Hz native mode. For plasma, if you play 60fps games, you'll get great motion resolution on many good plasmas. For LCD, if you can stand a little input lag (e.g. turn based games, non-online, etc), then turning on motion interpolation can do the trick (Displays with Sony Motionflow XR 960 and Samsung CMR 960, often have the best motion quality). Other times, test the flicker mode of the LCD HDTV (e.g. Motionflow Impulse setting of Sony XBR950 -- the "scanning backlight only" mode) and see if it has less input lag without motion interpolation.Color quality?
Sometimes subjective. Some people prefer the plasma look, others prefer LCD. Lots of videogames have murky colors that torture tests plasma quality.
Also, don't forget the very clear double image effect on plasma for 30fps@60Hz, if you do lots of console gaming. Many don't mind, but some people do.
Pick your preferred attributes. Unfortunately, it's hard to get all good attributes in the same HDTV! This will change eventually, I hope.
The models you mention, at least for the Panasonic, are above-average choices, but no single HDTV meets unamiously meet all above multiple criteria.
Hope I haven't complicated your decision.Edited by Mark Rejhon - 11/7/12 at 10:14pm