Originally Posted by nflguy
I'm considering buying the 844U floor model since its the only one Costco has left. But the sticker price on the tv Is not reduced ($3,898) so I'm hesitant. I also noticed in reviews on CNet and Consumer Reports that Panasonic Plasmas still get the top ratings for picture quality.
Since this is a great place to get advice from experienced audio and videophiles..I ask the following question.
If you need a tv for your living room and wanted the biggest you could get with a budget of $4,000 but also wanted the tv to look great when watching football games and Bluray movies...would you opt for the 844u floor model or one of the 65" Panasonic Plasmas?
Can you set your priorities?
As mentioned 65" is the max plasma goes, vs 80" LCD
For sports and especially winter sports - plasma. LCD has DSE, you may not be impacted, but every LCD I tested had one or another. Plasma has better motion resolution, no ghosting as on LCD (Sharp isn't fastest panel for this matter)
If for PC and games - LCD as no Image Retention (burning in)
Watch at day and normal room (bad) lighting - LCD produces more light, however the last f8500 improved a lot
For dedicated BRay in dark room - plasma
Go into store and watch yourself.
It's subjective and you are the one who has to enjoy it, not some CNET or etc critic.
Hope it helps.