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Old 12-03-2009, 02:01 PM   #1
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Plasma or LCD TVs ???

OK lets hear your thoughts on them ...

What one is better then the other ...
And you have sat for tv hook up with High Def...



Yes I know this has been covered..
But hey some of ya know I have dial-up and searching isn't an option for me
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:07 PM   #2
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Get the 205" size discussed elsewhere.
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:10 PM   #3
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Get the 205" size discussed elsewhere.

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Old 12-03-2009, 02:10 PM   #4
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Cliff notes:

LCD = Viewing art at a museum.

Plasma = Neon lights on Las Vegas strip.

LCD = Better sober

Plasma = Better with a drink
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:13 PM   #5
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Cliff notes:

LCD = Viewing art at a museum.

Plasma = Neon lights on Las Vegas strip.

LCD = Better sober

Plasma = Better with a drink


Thank You ..... HD ...
So you say that LCD is a way better pix...
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:17 PM   #6
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Everyone said that Samsung makes an excellent LCD, so thats what we ended up with.

We have a 32 inch that crapped out under warranty. It took them 3 weeks to fix it, and now it has a dull section in the screen... in that it won't go completely black. They won't fix that, even though it wasn't like that before they fixed it. (It was fixed at our house, so it's not like it was damaged in shipping)

Cliff's notes- doesn't matter how good or bad someone says a TV is... you could get a really good one that people say are crap, or you could end up with a lemon like we did. Go to the store and pick one out that you like in person.
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:18 PM   #7
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Here's the real deal, LCD,

they suck off axis, the backlight burns out prematurely, the screen yellows if you stick it anywhere near a window, they use the same energy all the time, they are very vulnerable to anything touching or hitting the screen, and the worst...they drop to under standard definition with something moves across the screen faster than a man running.

Plasma, as long as it is the modern latest designs, don't do any of that, but if you live at high altitude, you need a commercial grade one. And don't buy a cheap plasma, get a Panasonic.
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:19 PM   #8
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Thank You ..... HD ...
So you say that LCD is a way better pix...
Maybe, but I prefer Plasma.

LCD lacks the "Wow factor" and punch of the Plasma picture.

Pixel thingy's fall out of LCD's too leaving black dots on your screen.
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:20 PM   #9
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So you say that LCD is a way better pix...
No, no it doesn't by a long shot. The best LCD MIGHT have a slightly better pic than a truely shitty plasma, but once stuff starts moving, even the shitty plasma blows away the LCD.
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:20 PM   #10
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LCD can be better in a room with glare, but the motion apparently is not as good as plasma.
The plasma has better blacks apparently also.

The newer LCD's have led back light which helps in the dark contrast and energy efficiency and the 240hz models should be better then the previous 120hz models for sports and fast action.

crutchfield have a decent buyer guide and info on the differences.

I recently picked up a samsung 24.6" for the bedroom, the picture is awesome and no problem with the smaller set for motion or shaggy edges with sports etc.

Looking for a 46-50" for the living room. The Sony Bravia models look good and have seen one of the 42" in person and it had a very good picture. The 120 models are not badly priced right now with the 240's coming out and the led models too.
I am hoping that they drop even more after xmas so I can get a 50"/52" for the price of th4 46" with network built in for streaming netflix and other online content.

good luck, post what you find.
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:21 PM   #11
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If you're sitting a ways from it, and want big, plasmas are cheap now. Bright, good blacks, etc.

I sit close most of the time, so clarity seems better to me with the higher end LCDs. Sony XBRs, or 6, 7, 8-series Samsung. The new Samsung LED TVs are bucks, but amazing. I'd love to get one, but my XBR4 will have to last me a number of years.
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:22 PM   #12
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No, no it doesn't by a long shot. The best LCD MIGHT have a slightly better pic than a truely shitty plasma, but once stuff starts moving, even the shitty plasma blows away the LCD.
was hoping you might chime in

So any help with a plasma for a well lite (natural and spot lights) room (some glare) around the 46-50"

compared to say the sony barvia line?

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Old 12-03-2009, 02:23 PM   #13
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Honestly, even if you buy a lower end LCD, that might look like crap in the store compared to the higher end ones, you'll get used to it at home pretty quickly and it won't matter. You should see how bad some projection TVs are that friends own, and they think they're fine.
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:25 PM   #14
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was hoping you might chime in

So any help with a plasma for a well lite (natural and spot lights) room (some glare) around the 46-50"

compared to say the sony barvia line?

I have a 50" Samsung. Three years old and still as good as new.

Those Penelope Cruz eyeliner commercials just blow me away every time.

Panasonic's supposed to be better though, so everyone says.

Something about blacker blacks.
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:26 PM   #15
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Plasma's market share has been going into the toilet for a long time, even at the high-price end of the spectrum. Just sayin'. There are no motion artifacts on any high quality (120Hz, LED backlight, LG, Samsung, Sony, etc) LCD panels anymore.

Bottom line, find a teevee that satisfies YOUR eyeballs, budget, input requirements and warranty warm-fuzzies.
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