Originally Posted by Uronacid
I recently went through the same process when purchasing my Panasonic 55" GT30. I can say that I've played roughly 50+ hours of final fantasy 12 on this TV without the slightest amount of burn-in. After completing the game, my TV showed no signs of burn-in. If the slightest amount of burn-in appears, run the sliding bar tool for 15 minutes and all your worries disappear.
Main reason I purchased this TV is that I am a competitive gamer, and many of the TVs available today suffer from major input lag. The Viera 30 series all have the same plasma panels. Most notable differences in each model come from the bezel design as many of the bells and whistles must be disabled in order to reduce input lag.
Originally Posted by Moonwalker1982
Thanks man, i've made my decision. It's definitely gonna be a plasma. Either a Panasonic plasma or a Samsung.
im actually just in the same boat as you.
not many "higher-repped" AVSers reply in this particular thread, so i recently made my own, asking your same question.http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...3#post20683923
despite what Uronacid said, there's still comments about "Gaming/HTPC + Plasma = BAD"...even if it's a 2011 "burn-in-proof" series of Plasmas.
which is what i want to ask Uronacid
now, how long are your "competitive gaming" sessions ? What games ? aside from Final Fantasy..
im actually right about to purchase my GT30 already from Amazon...but im hung up now i'm not sure if i should stick with Plasma.. sacrifice PQ/Size/Price i can get with a Plasma for LCD instead? LCD's at present seem to have a bigger list of problems (Screen peeling, banding, uneven lighting, blotchy, blooming, haloing, shallow blacks, edge bleed, corner leaks, etc) compared to Plasmas (burn-in/IR, Fbr).
again, i reiterate, primary purpose would most likely be gaming and youtube/hulu video streaming(5 days a week), with blu-ray movies just on the weekends (2 days a week).BUT
i personally want
the best PQ i can get for my dollar, which in my opinion, screams Plasma, not LCD.