I am trying to decide LCD Vs. Plasma. I was looking at 50" PZ77 from Panasonic, looking at 46" Sony V/W3000 and now Samsung. At Frys they had Blu-Ray of I Robot on all sets. In scene toward end where Will Smith is spinning around and shooting at robots coming at him, his face was far more distinct on the plasma than any of the LCDs I saw. Very washed out on the LCDs-- I couldn't see more than the eyeballs when he spins. When he stopped spinning, the facial details were clear.
Is what I've noticed motion blur or is it something else (digital process of image, delays in refresh, gray level difference. My wife is suggesting I look at only 120Hz models. I think the Samsung T4671F is only one in my price range. I'm going to go back to Frys to look at the Samsung, but I was curious if this is really motion blur or some different issue with the LCDs? I understand there are also settings that make it better or worse, so maybe can improve it. Need decide which one to buy and bring home though...
I understood that with 120Hz you avoid 3/2 pulldown. There's also some discussion in different forums that backlight continuous on vs. cycling on-off makes strong impact to percieved motion blur. Is Samsung 4671 backlight continuously on through subsequent frames or it cycles on-off? It seems to have higher contrast and better black levels which would be consistent with this type approach.
My wife's friends tell her plasmas are "bad" so I'm trying to find LCD that doesn't have this problem. I know my wife is wrong about plasma but it's easier for me to get an LCD than to try to argue with her. Pleaes help-- need find LCD without this artifact.