since panaramic view isn't that objectioable. Just my 2 cents.
I finally gave in and purchased my first plasma display. The model I decided on after some research was the new Samsung 42" ED Plasma SP-R4232. This model comes with everything, including speakers, dual ATSC/NTSC tuners and most importantly for me, a cableCARD slot and overall appealing design. (card going to be installed this week)
For those wondering...
Yes, I considered the Panasonic model but there were two factors as to why I chose the Samsung. Availability and overall aesthetics. Samsung wins on that one hands down.
While some have stated not to worry so much about burn, I'm still a bit concerned about this. For example, the manual states that you should avoid viewing in 4:3 because it may cause screen burn. I'm assuming because of the static bars on each side?
They recommend viewing in 16:9 and Panorama. Panorama actually does a very nice job with standard 4:3 TV viewing in terms of stretching the picture properly. However, I'm still left wondering as to whether or not to avoid 4:3?
This is one of many questions, I'm sure.
Any suggestions or comments appreciated.