Originally Posted by blackdemongsx
Thanks for the info Eric and yeah i couldnt stand the clouding i had with my first set and my second set is better on the clouding. I mean it still has it very little on the corners but it really isnt noticeable. The vertical banding on the other hand is really bothering me. Im a big Rangers fan and i watch just about every game and the vertical banding during panning movement really bothers the heck out of me. I tried to avoid it but i just keep catching myself looking at them. The good thing about where i bought my tv is that they give me a 90day 100% gaurantee day return period. my biggest issue with the plasma is that i do watch most of the baseball games on my TV and they always have the static images on display. I dont think i can go a 100hrs before starting to watch any baseball games. The letter box movies i can do but i dont think i can go with out watching my Rangers for so long.
You can watch Baseball in the first hundred hours. Just make sure to put the TV in movie mode or any setting that isn't overly bright. After a game just run slides for a little bit to be safe. Or most TVs now have a built in pixel wiper you can run. You can do that during a commercial. Some people would probably say just watch your TV like you would and not worry about anything but just mix up different programing. But I personally would still be safe at the beggining.
If you buy from Best Buy with an extended warranty you will not have to worry about a thing or buy from Costco or Sams club who gives you 90 days to return. You will sure find out how the TV will act within those 90 days.
When my hunt for a TV started the most important thing was getting a 3d passive LED TV. Now I ended up with an active 3d plasma TV and could not be happier. For the amount of 3d I watch the 2d picture become the most important. Also, I have no issues with the active 3d on my Samsung plasma. I actually think the 3d picture is better and I can watch fine during the day as well. I think active 3d has improved a lot from when it first came out.
Anyway, if you have any other quetions I will be glad to help. Good luck!Edited by eric3316 - 4/12/13 at 7:44am