I've been using a Samsung 50 inch plasma for like 4 years now or so, and i have no complaints or whatsoever. But it's HD ready and not FULL HD. Recently i saw a 60 inch samsung full HD plasma at a friend's house and the difference was rather crystal clear. I've decided to go for a new tv. And my plan is to go 55 or even 60 inch.
I've been looking in the shop and there's all kinds of plasmas and LED's at discount prices. However i'm in no rush and i'm gonna do some thorough research first before buying anything. I've been told by people that LED gives you a ridiculously crisp and clear picture while gaming, but LED also has its problems like clouding and black levels apparently aren't always all that great.
With my plasma i haven't had any real problems except for the image retention, which on my plasma happens quite soon, a still image in a game for too long temporarily burns into the screen and goes away eventually. But it never permanently burns in though. I've also heard that plasma's are faster in terms of response time and LED can be a bit slower in this.
I just want to know what is best for gaming. So in short:
- Needs to be full HD
- 50 inch is ok, but i'd like to go for 55/60 inch.
- Good response time,no lags.
- Affordable... (my budget is around 800-1000 euros)