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Samsung Smart TV's are good = one my sis has 46" is great, it has wifi+LAN can use internet, facebook and Youtube etc on it, plays movies from USB (I dunno if the attached USB can be a NAS but would imagine as you can connect them to windows PC's) - pic quality & color is great and motion-plus is excellent, after owning an LG for last 5 years its probably what I would get if I couldalso:http://www.trustedreviews.com/tvs
There is no doubt plasma has better picture quality. I just wish IR wasn't such an issue.
http://www.avforums.com/forums/plasma-tvs/1657520-screen-burn-what-ir.htmlI will gather more info and post it here, when time permits.Anybody with knowledge of plasma technology that wishes to add or alter anything please feel free to pm me.Image retention known as IR: This is normal and more prominent whilst a set beds in/settles. Created by a residual charge remaining in a cell, appearing as a ghost of what created it i.e. a channel logo, IR can dissapear immediately or in some cases can stay for periods of time.How clear the IR is and how long it lasts depends on several things.A. How long the set has run, plasma reduces in intensity over time, for the first few hundred hours the cells will be burning brighter as the new phosphors take time to settle.B. Contrast can affect the degree of IR what you get as this controls the brighter part of the picture(brightness control actually affects the black level).C. Not all agree fully on this but sharpness can also effect IR to a lesser degree though its best to not have this set high anyway.D. How long static content is displayed on the screen and bright the image displayed is.Screen burn: Screen burn is NOT created directly by IR, it is a separate process.Appearing as a shadow burn is uneven wear of the screen and takes time to appear unless a screen is faulty. It is very hard to burn a modern plasma even when trying create it.If you displayed a black and white image where the background was black and some text being bright white you would need to display this 24-7 for a couple of weeks to have any chance of achieving permanent burn, even then you may only achieve persistent IR.Persistent IR is NOT burn but IR that may take several days or weeks to remove.This is very basic just to inform the laymen out there that may be confusing these issues.I will add more technical information at later date, including ways to remove IR.I will leave this open for now so any experts can add to this thread. Please do not post questions or discuss the issue, this thread is NOT for that and posts will be removed.Any contributions made to explain IR and burn will be added to this post and the original removed. This is meant to inform members that may be confused about these issues.This thread will hopefully remain or be replaced by more detailed and informative information.
Milo, I could have sworn I was reading something the other day when someone mentioned getting a plasma for gaming due to IR/burn not being an issue anymore. He was told by several people that it will always be an issue to a certain extent??
my plasma vs led i would rather watch the led any day.