Originally Posted by f_m
I would think that comparing a 720p 450 series versus a 1080p 650 series will make a big difference. Even a 450 series LCD (not plasma) is way cheaper than a 650 series LCD of the same size, there's got to be a picture quality difference. So I wouldn't necessarily be surprised if the plasma isn't as good. Close up, the 1080p will have more pixels than the 720p.
The other issue is the setup and calibration. All enthusiasts and the people writing articles/reviews in magazines will point out the calibration versus factory setting and will evaluate in a calibrated state. So if you don't have them both calibrated similarly, it's not a fair comparison.
Well yeah, but I am just letting the OP know my situation. I stated it is obvious the 650 will be better, lol.
But maybe it isn't pixels I am seeing, but fuzziness on the plasma. Especially in close dark shots. Like in a movie this guy is standing right in front of the camera and his suit jacket was black, but up close you could see (what I've seen described online as colored ants, red, blue, gray...running around) and it looks real fuzzy. No matter what is on the LCD, I see NO fuzzniess at all, ever.
Funny thing is I did not notice this in the store.
I have also calibrated my plasma using Avia II and another bluray disc. Not super technical, but better than out of box, and I see get the fuzziness.