Originally Posted by YOTR
I am really considering picking up the 42" 75u this week but have a few questions. I have read about breaking in the plasma which I don't have a problem with. The main issue I see happening is with my wife. I fell like I will probably have to leave her a hand written guide on what to watch and how long to watch it for (in case there is a static logo on the screen). I don't want to tell my wife to turn Noggin every 30 minutes because of the static logo and possibilities of burn in. This is honestly the only reason she doesn't want a plasma. She thinks it has the best image out of all of the sets I have owned but worries it will be to much up keep for a tv.
Well she's going to have to realize the pitfalls of each of the new TV technologies, and get used to the concessions one has to make to get that great plasma PQ - one of which is being careful during the break-in period, and realizing that no matter which bigscreen tech you buy nowadays you're going to have to utilize the ASPECT key on the remote which didn't exist until the relatively recent advent of bigscreen TVs. Give her some female examples of why she should be careful with black bars and logos on the Plasma - like how her skin gets burned and irrititated when she leaves Nair on her legs too long, or how her hair gets frizzy if she leaves conditioner on it too long, or if the uses too much heat in the dryer her sweaters will shrink. If she can take measures to avoid these things from happening in her world, she can do so with her big new shiny TV. My GF has the whole bright logo/black bar/paused image thing down pat and accepts it as a small price to pay for that awesome image.
There is no good reason why your wife can't accept the limitations of a Plasma just as you have accepted them, especially since she's sharp enough to tell that it has the best PQ.
I also worry about the possible burn in with games and wonder how big of an issue it really is. I have had headache after headache with LCD tv's and am sick of it (clouding, banding, etc). It has pretty much come down to a plasma or SXRD/DLP rear projection set (even thought I hate the idea of having to switch out bulbs).
There's no way i'd ever settle for an RPTV. There is already way too much redundant discussion of games and burn-in on this forum and i ain't gonna add to it. Search around for more talk on this.
Plus this tv will be in an armoire which means a tight fit (I am worried about the heat issues). Sorry for such a long post but I really need some advice. Thanks in advance.
I think i remember your other post about having a few inches on the sides and top if you were to get a PX75U, but is there enough width in your armoire to fit the wider 42PE77U or PX77U in there instead? (both are 44.7"). The reason i ask is because the PX77U and PE77U have a 1.6" lower overall height which will give you 1.6" more of a cooling gap above the TV for heat to escape. The extra width wouldn't matter because the sides of these TVs are cool to the touch (as it is on my older PX50U) and all the heat that does escape comes out the top of the cabinet so the extra clearance above would be better.