Originally Posted by GoldDragonFly
If gaming is all you want, i think you should consider LCD instead of plasmas. Although many gamers insist there are on burn-in in their plasmas, you don't know what will happen to yours. There still going to be a chance, specially if you do a lot of gaming. Do you want to bet evey time while you are playing games?
I suppose there is a chance. But, I bought a throw-down Vizio back in January from Costco. Hardly the top of the line plasma. It has suffered through untold hours of Halo2 without any problems.
I've seen some image retention after gaming on occasion (if I turn off all the lights and put it on a null input), but I've seen the same problem watching the local news.
I didn't even break it in "properly", although I did turn the torch mode off. I say get the thing and use it. In the super unlikely event YOUR particular plasma burns in, it will happen in the first few weeks or so under normal usage (for you). If so, return it and get a different model. Now, I'm not saying take advantage of returns, or abuse it on purpose. I'm just saying that there have been so few people lately that have had any problems... if YOU have problems, I believe you are justified in returning it.