So my question is are plasmas still a viable option and whats better in the long run the Samsung or the Panny? I will be watching movies, television as well as gaming.
Any answers will be appreciated
I'll chime in here.
I recently bought a Panasonic VT60 (with a March build date at that). Didn't have any unreasonable fan noise or buzzing. The picture was absolutely fantastic. I broke it in with D-Nice's slides and it was perfect with his settings. It was a bitter-sweet moment, but I had to return it due the IR issues it had. I understand that each panel varies, but I couldn't even watch Comedy Central for more than 30 minutes (commercials included) without having to deal with that logo being retained for hours. I have an Xbox One and it has that stupid logo in the upper right corner. Same issue. I couldn't stand having to worry about a static logo being up too long and then spending hours trying to get rid of it. It ruined my viewing experience.
I now have a Samsung F8000. I'll concede the picture isn't as nice as the VT60 nor are the black levels as dark, but it does look pretty darn nice with Buzz's settings. The Samsung is more viewable during the day if that matters to some. Got a good panel too.
The inky blacks and PQ of the VT60 are pretty impressive, but I just couldn't live with having to deal with a constant IR worry.