So I recently finished my basement Home Theatre and purchased my first HDTV flat screen - a Samsung LN46B640. Here's why:
- Not too expensive - I got it for $1299 at BB
- Liked the square look
- Do not need lots of bells and whistles including the online features and widgets
- The picture looks great
HOWEVER.... I have a lighting controlled environment (basement), DO NOT game or use it for online things.... and really designed just like watching sports (football in particular), movies (action) and some regular tv shows. I'm a perfect Plasma candidate i know...
After taking back the first defective-out-of-the-box 640 lcd, i picked up a brand new one. The picture is great! But I do notice that during football games and fast action sequences, there is a blur at times like a "comet tail" off fast moving hands or objects and sometimes it looks like "heat waves" are coming off the football players.. . Also, when you get the close ups of the football players and they are walking to the huddle, you can see some "odd" things happening around the lines of their face gaurds with the background images... Is this a response time or refresh rate issue? Is it a calibration issue?
My questions to the home theatre gods are these:
1. Would a Plasma have these same issues with fast moving scenes?
2. If I was to return my LCD for a Plasma which of the following would you choose?
Panasonic TC-P50G10, Samsung PN50B860, Samsung PN50B850 or the Samsung PN50B650S1F
The Panny and Samsung 650 plasma's are less expensive right now and the 850/860 are only about $50 more
I thank you all so much for any advice!