Originally Posted by KOF
I hate to be a bearer of bad news but I really do not like playing console games on this TV. At least I can tolerate 60 frames games. Yes, the phosphor trails bother me but at least the motion itself is decent, so I would say 60 frames games are still superior to the LCDs. But 30 fps games? OMG, it's really a tossup. The plasma judder is extremely severe. The previous LG plasma I owned also had decent but not great motion performance, but at least the phosphor lags were really fast. Yes, there was also double imaging on the LG, but it was much more bearable because of low phosphor lag. I never thought my biggest beef with a plasma would be with motion.
On the flip side, the PQ is phenomenal. I was greatly worried about the S64 lacking punch but it wasn't the case. The S64 actually has more pop than the LEDs "IN GAMES" which is a feat in itself. I was never disappointed with blacks at all. That's why I got so sad with its average motion performance.
EDIT : Oh, btw, this only applies to the games. For movies, it doesn't really bother me.
Commented in another thread as well, but updating since I finally got to game on the S64. My friend brought his Xbox One over and we played COD Ghosts and the NBA Live demo, so I'm assuming 60fps and 30fps respectively.
I did see some phosphor lags on brighter content in COD, nothing that is a deal-breaker for me though, it was pretty negligible and nowhere near as bad as you see on some of the youtube videos for other tv's.
I guess I'm the opposite though. I think the poor motion during movies is going to end up being a deal-breaker for me. This really sucks because I don't think the Sammy option is going to be as good of a picture and if I go that route I'm worried about ABL as well. I guess it has a cleaner picture though. Dithering is very high on the S64.
Cnet has both TV's as .004 for blacks, but everyone says the Panny is better. Bums me out because strong blacks and good shadow detail are probably the number one thing for good picture quality. Is the Sammy close in the real world? It also doesn't have the AR filter, but I mostly watch at night and can get some curtains.
Tradeoffs I suppose, but I'm really surprised that a plasma has a motion issue like this. Considering the Sammy or stepping up to the ST60, but how would the input lag be on that for a gamer that doesn't play competitively online, mostly single player and when online it's mostly just with my brother.