While those that sell Plasma downplay image retention will do that, it's still an issue. Since you wrote rec room any chance of game consoles or images that don't move or fill the screen and you don't want plasma.
Vizio is cheap and it's sad to write that my circle of folk all have suffered early failures. I can't say I'd buy either.
Need opinions between just THESE 2. No alternative suggestions please, it has to be one if these 2. The Samsung plasma or the Vizio LED? Which is better? Research on the Internet has told me go with Plasma, everyone I speak to in person says LED. I'm looking for the better picture quality, and reliability. Lighting is not an issue, it will be in my rec room where I always watch TV the dark. It will mostly be used for cable and occasionally streaming from an Apple TV. Give me your opinions please. Thanks!