I'm currently looking to buy my first HDTV, primary focus is gaming, then everything else. I've already researched Plasmas and the only one I can afford is the Samsung PS-42C450, it'll cost me about 500€, really can't go any higher I'm already stretching it, I was wondering if it was a good buy? Or should I look into a budget 37'' LCD?
As you can see I don't have much to spend and wanted at least 37'', I've always wanted a "big screen"
Is burn in still a problem with plasmas? Do I have to be worried if I'm planning on playing 2+ hour sessions? And Will the LCD have any annoying input lag? Or are these things of the past?
I just recently bought a Samsung 42" Plasma which has a "Game Mode" feature and I love it.
Most newer Plasmas only really suffer Burn-in if you leave any still image in the same spot for hours on end, but even still it's not a real problem since they have Burn-in protection like, Pixel shifting which isn't noticeable to the naked eye.
I have no real experience with LCD tvs, so I wont be of much help there.