Jush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1638 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2554 times:
We don't have HD in Germany yet so they show standard television with it's utterly bad resolution on them in the store and it looks awful on a bog flatscreen. I'll hope they'll introduce HD here soon (they want to have it here by 2006 for WC2006 in Germany) then i'll will decide if i buy a flat.
I hope by then the problem is solved for me because i find it hard to determine what's better for me: LCD or Plasma.
There is one problem with airbus. Though their products are engineering marvels they lack passion, completely.
SkySurfer From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 1144 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2520 times:
Tsk tsk,............doesn't anyone realize that altho plasma tv's are awesum, they are also prone to 'picture burn'?!?!?! This means that if u're unlucky enough or if you're stupid then a permanant image is 'burnt' into the screen...don't forget, plasma is a very high temp gas. The best choice and the only way to go for quality is LCD. Sure, it costs more but the more you pay, the better quality you get and it will last years! Oh, you can even hook up your comp to the tv so you can have a.net displayed on your tv, or you can play your XBOX! lol
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SkySurfer From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 1144 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2513 times:
SPO, Really? Why don't you tell that to all the customers who've returned theirs due to exactly what i described? Maybe you think it was just a flaw found in testing? Or maybe you don't think it happens? Oh wait, the way you replied it would seem you're the chief designer/tester for a tv manufacturer. If it's a load of crap, why do SOME ( i say SOME, not EVERYONE) ppl have problems?
Captaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2511 times:
I concur with YooYoo on this. In the last year I purchased a 20" LCD for my room, and quite frankly I like it a lot. However, my dad recently purchased a 32" HD CRT TV and the picture quality is absolutely fantastic! I don't regret my purchase of the LCD, but if space isn't an issue at all, I would still go for the tried and true CRT. It is definitely nice to have so much available choice in technologies these days.
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
AzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 771 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2496 times:
DON'T GO PLASMA!!!!!
I spent some time at a manufacturer's center, learning about all the new technology in TV's, etc. Even the demo plasma TV's there had picture burn on them. Plus, they operate at a very high temperature.
I came away from that training class knowing that I personally would never buy a plasma TV, with all its drawbacks, especially when there is so much more on the market now that is so superior!
Explore a little more...there is so much new technology out there now.
Those who want to do something will find a way; those who don't will find an excuse.
YooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 48
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2493 times:
I'm not sure, but, i think that Sony is discontinuing their Plasma line and concentrating on their LCD line? Why, I don't know but I think the sales Plasma Vs. LCD are leaning towards LCD so now they want to concentrate on that product.
The CRT Hi-scan model Sony i have is capable of receiving and showing a HD signal, also they do offer a widescreen (16:9) version.
Just a thought.
IF !!! i had to choose i would go for the LCD....there i said it.
I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
EmiratesA345 From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 2123 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2482 times:
You'll notice that stores such as Future Shop and Best Buy won't sell you a warrenty for longerthan 4 years on a plasma t.v.. The reason for this is because the gas generally leaks out of the t.v. within 4 years and it needs to be replaced. This is what one of the store's associates told me.
Comorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4909 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2468 times:
Thanks everyone for your most valuable input!
So far, we have YooYoo and CaptainGomes saying CRT is unbeatable for picture quality, to which I wholeheartedly agree.
AzoresLover and Skysurfer are clearly in the LCD camp, and not amused at the suggestion of buying a Plasma TV.
9VSPO is the lone voice in the wilderness endorsing the Pioneer Plasma (my initial default choice).
Buy CRT: Best picture, BUT screen not big enough, very bulky for living room.
Buy LCD : much more reliable than Plasma, less burn-in, BUT picture not quite there yet.
Buy Plasma: Picture better than LCD, BUT less useful life, obsolescence and reliability issues.
Miguelss From Colombia, joined Jul 2005, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2468 times:
I had a US$9.000 headache after I bought a Pioneer Plasma, because in cities like where I'm (Bogota, Colombia) we are 2.600 meters above sea level, and this kind of TVs emits a very high pitch tone which turns to be annonying watching movies at low volume.
SATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2453 times:
I would go with LCD 100%.
The plasma displayes seem to be very fragile and are difficult and expensive to repair when it's even an option. I know people who claim that they had plasmas that failed and they were unable to repair them at any cost. The gas does deteriorate over time, but it can't simply be "recharged" despite what some salesperson has to say about it.
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Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3767 posts, RR: 26
Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2449 times:
I recently purchased a TV at BestBuy and was advised against getting a plasma screen TV because of picture burn and overall "long term maintenance issues". I walked out with a 50" Sony Grand Wega HDTV thingermejig.....it just looked kind of cool!
"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey