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Originally Posted by HeadRusch /forum/post/19731461
Not a problem, just sharing my experiences....personally, I don't really think its worth it to upgrade to 1080p unless you want to move to a bigger set, or you sit very close to your 720p set.
Now, the thing with Motion Blur is interesting. As you know, Plasmas can't be compared with LCD panels and that whole 600Hz sub-field drive crap versus the 120hz refresh rates of LCD's.....its apples and oranges and its a lot of marketing.
If you are seeing blurring on your plasma, what you are probably seeing is the phosphers not dimming quickly enough, but I don't believe that newer plasma sets "fix" that problem per say, but I could be wrong. I think newer plasmas have pixels that are better at dimming quicker, hence less of what I think you are referring to when you see Motion Blur. Best thing to do is go into a store and look for yourself.
What I can say is this, Plasmas (the new ones that all advertise that 600hz sub-field drive technology) don't give you that "Soap Opera Artificial" look at 120 or 240hz LCD sets do....at least my LG upstairs with the 600Hz drive just looks like a "normal TV set". Movies look like movies and live TV (sports, Leno, etc) look like they are supposed to. There is no setting to turn on or off....
But with LCD 120hz or 240hz sets, they take that "live television" look and apply it to every show you are watching, with decidedly mixed results.....in fact its the first feature I turned offI might turn it on for sports but to be perfectly honest, sports already run at 60fps so....its artificial to me...
Oh Yeah...for gaming, remember...the 360 and PS3 will be with us for awhile more. Neither of them do 1080p natively, they are basically 720p machines with rare exceptions. Moving to 1080p wont get you a better picture, it really just lets you sit closer to the screen without seeing pixels, and for me its easier to see pixels on a plasma than on an LCD, so if you are going to go Plasma.....and you sit close to your display...maybe its beneficial for you to consider a move up to 1080p after all?
The one thing I did notice though, since you brought it up in the last response you gave, is that it did look like I was watching a soap opera as far as some of the scenes looked like I was the camera man,like raw footage or something, it's hard to describe. Now I don't own a dedicated BR player as I have the PS3, so maybe between the dedicated BR player, a 1080p movie, and a 1080p set made the difference? The only BR movie I own is one of the Harry Potter movies and it looks good, but nowhere near what I saw that day in BB. I do watch a ton of MKV movies and I love the idea that this set has a built in media player that can play MKV's without having to stream them from my PS3.