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Old 05-01-2008, 11:52 PM   #1
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Default LCD or PLASMA???

I have read HW Secrets article on TV Technologies but i still cant make my mind up....

I want to buy a Flatscreen TV that can let me watch Sky Movies HD/ Sports HD / Blu ray Movies at their max quality.

LCD has weaknesses:
-Ghosting Effect in high response time displays
-Defective Pixels
-Poor Black level

Plasma has weaknesses:
-Burn-in
-high power consumption
-very hot!!!
-more expensive than LCD at same screen resolution

let me bring up my scenario -
42inch LCD - 1920x1080
42inch Plasma - 1366x768

both same price. i want one with best image quality and can last for atleast 5-6 years. plasma has more vivid colours and a better viewing angle, but LCD has higher resolution so what would look better overall (especially considering LCD has a bad black level)?

also in regards to defective pixel.. after how long would that happen?

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Old 05-02-2008, 11:08 AM   #2
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Hi, if image quality is the most important factor, then I think plasma is what you should go for. I'm not sure though, so don't take my word for it
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:33 PM   #3
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are you sure that LCD is 1920*1080 they ofter have much lower native resolutions?

oh and get a samsung 40" LCD very nice screens
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Does anyone have recommendations for a wide screen TV (LCD or PLasma)? I want to buy one for my dad. He's overwhelmed with all the choices. I don't watch much TV and don't have time to filter through the info.
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Honestly both are pretty good. I have both a samsung plasma and a samsung LCD. i honestly think that the plasma is better. I love them both though. Id also agree that the plasmas do use more electricity and are alot heavier... My only recommendation would be to get a good brand, i obviously liked sumsung. but sony always makes good products. dont get westinghouse or any of that vizio ****!!!!! You get what you pay for...
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:03 PM   #6
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LCD VS PLASMA

CONTRAST RATIOS
PLASMA

COLOR ACCURACY
Plasma
(but depends upon room light, manufacturer and model. Plasma TV color richness and naturalness will prevail in rooms with lower to normal lighting. LCD TVs perform better in very brightly lit rooms due to their inherent anti glare technology and brightness.}

VIEWING ANGLES
Plasma

COMPUTER USE
LCD

(the performance should be about the same in terms of displaying the video image provided that the resolution of the plasma or LCD TV is 1080p or higher. Some plasma TVs still have 720p resolution and this would be a drawback to a defined static image.
Burn in is the second factor. Though plasmaTVs have substantial anti-burn in technology built in these days, there is still some risk there.)

FAST MOVING PLAYBACK THROUGH VIDEO
Plasma


HIGH ALTITUDE - 6500FT or higher
LCD

LONGEVITY
Plasma - LCD
(manufacturers of both plasma and LCD state up to 100,000 hours now. At 4 hours per day that's 68 years of use. Where do they get these specs??!?? lol)

SCREEN BURN IN
LCD

SIZE=COST
Plasma

POWER CONSUMPTION
LCD

Price=VALUE
PLASMA if your looking into big tv sizes.

So there you go. Which ones suits you in what you intend to use it for.
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I would suggest LCD, simply due to longevity concerns with plasma TVs. but both are good!
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Try harder and find a plasma tv that supports 3D and 1080p .... well worth it ... and yes I have used my pc on the set I have from Samsung and it has been a good experience

In terms of burn in well just run the anti-burn in programs and you will see they work. For the first 200 hours there is greater risk of burn in and I can confirm that this is true based on experience with the tv I have. Still even after those initial 200 hours of use I run my anti-burn in programs once in awhile but really I have seen little to no burn in as of late.
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Both technologies have advantages and disadvantages. You can find much about them in Internet.

In general, if you do not find fault with the picture clarity and naturalness of color, LCD optimally relates the price / quality ratio.
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