Here's an easy way to remember the formula for calculating a circuit's wattage capacity. It's called the West Virgina Law, and uses that state's abbreviation: WVA.
So W = VxA. (watts = volts x amps)
Let me guess, the male "actors" must sign a waiver indemnifying the producer against any claims of damages to their "gear".
You asked for that one.
See my post re plasma monitors. 1000 bucks ain't gonna curt a deal for any sizable TV. But how serious are you about your picture?
Tomshardware.com is a highly credible, hardcore test site of all kinds of hardware and especially of monitors. They're serious engineers who have rated countless sets over the years. Among the many test wizardry they employ is a 1000 fps camera to examine the response timings of the pixels.
They recently rated a plasma (I think Samgsung but could be wrong) I'm headed for another plasma for a different residence and was highly impressed with what I read. IT apparently comes quite close to the absolute gold standard of sets, which is the Pioneer Elite. Sadly that is no longer made.
All of the original poster's complaints are about motion. The other big selling point of plasma is the highly superior black levels.
Finally I'd strongly suggest that THX mode is superior to many another so-called "Movie Mode". If a set doesn't at least have that forgettaboutit!
Maybe this is why 9 out off 10 (or more) pro installers prefer plasma. I love my 50" Panasonic Viero, with its THX Mode for movies. Sports action look great too. I have friends who were annoyed that I didn't want to watch a movie on their inferior sets (unless it was second viewing that I wanted to see, manily to see how lousy their picture is). Many have grudgingly conceded that plasma is better after seeing my set.
The unwashed masses just want the cheapest option. And they often profess that they cannot discern any difference between the monitor that they so discerningly chose and the more costly alternative when looking at them in-store. So the retailers greatly reduced their stock of plasma.
I loved the old anecdotes about how many a discerning consumer walked into an outlet and astutely discerned the qualitative differences between available sets, with the gross over-brightness and saturation. Then they went home and ordered that set on Amazon only to bitterly complain that it "ain't nothin like" what they saw in the store...
Gotta love the wisdom of masses.
Sounds like it was as bad as shooting an indie I did sound for in the Florida Everglades in August. Afterwards, I was chatting with a couple of shooters I hired for a gig and described the "evil producers" involved.
They politely corrected my phraseology by informing me that where that came from, using "evil" to describe producers was redundant. They simply call them producers...