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What is the general opinion on plasma monitors? as someone who has logged several thousand gaming hours on the GDM-FW900 and many other display types I feel like modern PDP's are under-appreciated for their gaming qualities, I've used commercial plasmas almost daily for the past two years but I would like to hear others opinions
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Is there such a thing? I don't consider a 42" a monitor. Or are there commercial grade plasmas that are smaller?
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From what I've heard, small plasmas of the typical LCD monitor size are few and far between...something about being economical (profitable?) to make. Other than that, they're decent. Burn-in is less common now and response times are faster than many LCDs. Please, correct me if I'm wrong.
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Yea they just never saw a reason to make monitors because they would have had to deal with burn in and such. Would be cool though, I'd buy one.
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42 inch is the smallest pdp in production today, in the beginning there were smaller panels around but they were too costly to produce on a mass scale. Ironically as manufacturers leave plasma to die the average monitor is getting larger and the tech exists for 27 or 32 inch @ 1080p

@rduffy123 pdp monitors are made by Panasonic and Samsung, once upon a time Hitachi, Pioneer, LG, Sony and others were all in the market too
Edited by arthurk - 7/1/13 at 10:15pm
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What is the general opinion on plasma monitors? as someone who has logged several thousand gaming hours on the GDM-FW900 and many other display types I feel like modern PDP's are under-appreciated for their gaming qualities, I've used commercial plasmas almost daily for the past two years but I would like to hear others opinions
Are you more into CRT/plasmas for the color quality and black levels (very understandable!), or from the perspective of motion blur? The latter is solvable using LightBoost; there can be less motion blur with LightBoost=10% than on a FW900). LightBoost displays (strobe flash lengths as short as 1.4ms) have less motion blur than plasma displays (5ms, due to the red/green phosphor decay). So the motion blur issue has been solved with LightBoost.

However, that said, it doesn't fix the color and black levels.
Edited by mdrejhon - 7/3/13 at 9:42am
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You can't make plasma pixels small enough for use on a screen <32" or so unless you sacrifice resolution. Plasma pixels are gas filled chambers that have to be a certain size to prevent pressures being unmanageably high. It is a question of what is physically possible rather than economically viable. You'll have to wait until OLED (perhaps QLED) for plasma+ performance from a monitor. smile.gif
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