Originally Posted by *UFO*
Well I have had the w900a almost since it came out. If you were watching the tv with the lights on then of course the blacks will look deep because your eyes are adjusting for the ambient light. When the tv is showing a full black scene the blacks look deep because the tv turns off the backlight when displaying a full black scene. I also own 2 panasonic plasmas. A TC-P50U50, and a TC-P60U50. Their the same set, just one is a 50" and the other is a 60" and ive had them for about 2 years now. You could buy both of these tvs and it'd still be cheaper than the w900a or w850a, and the picture quality destroys the w900a (as well as the w850), in every way except brightness. And for that reason, I decided to get an LCD set for gaming. For movies and and general watching, plasma will always win over LCD because plasma has such a wide contrast range, its only when in a bright room that plasma falls short and LCD tech prevails.
i think it would be safe to assume most of us know how great a plasma looks.
In my case,i have all my AV stuff in the living room. In my bedroom i have 2x27s monitors on my pc which i use sometimes for pc games or movies, but i like to play my consolegames with my surround sound sitting in my comfy couch.. so i had to make a compromise.As much as i love my tv shows/movies; i love to play videogames. I returned a fn8500 recently....although i never had persistent retention and absolutely LOVED the PQ... still reading other users experience of still getting burn in or very persistent IR (just check the last posts in the burn in master thread II in the plasma forum http://www.avsforum.com/t/949107/master-burn-in-ir-break-in-thread-part-ii-all-posts-here-only/4740
) , made me decide to take it back and settle for an lcd. I just dont want to deal with the headache of having to baby my tv or possibly ruining it a few years down the line taking that gamble. I have some friends that have great experiences with plasmas. And from your post it will assume you have as well
And yes.. it sucks these tv are so expensive still with these weakness of the tech...but what can we do? I need the tv. :?
All us consumers are stuck in the middle having to pay a premium for a "good" led or take your changed with a plasma
OLED still costs an arm and a leg and i am reading it could also be prone to burn in
Plasmas still can be prone to burn in or really bad IR
Overhead projectors require a really dark room, and the bulbs can be very expensive
DLP TVS are dead....Edited by Cg006 - 10/23/13 at 6:49pm