Originally Posted by Manyak;12209419
Regardless of panel type it's still limited to sRGB and has banding problems and backlight bleed, and many panels come with different tints due to LG's lax QC on them.
What the panel is or isn't capable of is besides the point - the monitor as a full product can't match the quality of plasma TVs currently on the market. The higher end monitors, ranging from the U3011 and ending with the multitude of NEC and Eizo monitors out there, at least beat them in several different areas. In theory plasma screens can easily outperform even those though, there just won't be a demand for them because of the high relative cost when dealing with small screens (sub-40").
So..... if burn in is not much of an issue (and these days I don't see it as one... esp. with screen savers...., and looking at it from a performance standpoint as well as image quality, do the plasmas beat out an IPS panel? For instance I know gaming will. However, will a 40" calibrated Plasma have better image quality for things like photography/graphic design? And I ask this assuming you don't have to spend 2k+ to get an ultra high end Plasma to do so. I am seeking relative price to performance value.
I know a plasma typically will not have any adjusted features, but I can just get a wall mount for that.....
...... however, if I am looking at the U2711 for instance or even the U30 then I am looking at an MSRP of $1100 - $1500. Of course I will look for sales either way. But, I just have to step back and ask myself... in that price range can I get something that is better quality or at least matching quality in a Plasma? And if I can then I will go to a more appropriate forum to see what I should be looking for given my intent.