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Plasma Tv V/s LCD Tv  
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Posted (9 years 2 months 4 hours ago) and read 2222 times:

Whats the Difference between Plasma & LCD Tv Resolution wise & Reliability wise.
I wanted to pick up a 26" Plasma,but Only LCD is available in that size.Smallest Plasma is 42".
Any brand selling 26" Plasma.
regds
MEL


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User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3012 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 3 hours ago) and read 2213 times:
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That's what I have found out so far...

Plasma:
- less durable than LCDs, but that's not an important factor (you can still leave it on for 5 hours a day, 365 days a year, for 10 years, until it breaks)
- image quality is supposed to deteriorate the more you use it (haven't seen any proof of this)
- ghosthing problems ("burns in" if the same image is viewed for a long time, eg. if you leave the same channel turned on you might burn-in the logo)
- heavier
- normally used only on 32" or larger

LCD:
- more durable
- not well suited for action movies or similar because of the larger pixel delay when compared to plasmas
- lighter
- not readily avilable larger than 26"

At the end, I think it's best to compare pictures in the store and pick whatever you like better. There's a lot of subjectiveness in choosing a TV, so technical differences aren't the only factor that matters.

-Manuel



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User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2254 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months ago) and read 2188 times:

I'm not worried about space, so I would go for an HDTV on a traditional CRT TV. I think those have the best picture quality, unfortunately 36" is the largest you can find.

I'm not a fan of projection TV, but a friend of ours bought a Hitachi 42" LCD projection HDTV, and the picture quality is pretty awesome with very little fading when viewed at an angle. I haven't checked out a DLP projection, so I don't know how it compares...



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User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2173 times:

I like the new ones which are due to go on the market soon, which can show a different channel depending on the angle at which you look at the screen.

So couple it with headphones and it's the ideal family TV! Sports on one angle, movies on another, kids on a third.


User currently offlineRedDragon From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1135 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2171 times:

Quoting WhiteHatter (Reply 3):
I like the new ones which are due to go on the market soon, which can show a different channel depending on the angle at which you look at the screen.

How clever!


User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4810 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2168 times:

Plasma screens also use a LOT more power than LCDs and generate a lot of heat. I have heard of people having their circuit breakers tripped after installing a plasma screen, where they were fine with a large CRT projection screen.

LCDs are now available above 40" in flat panels.

Plasmas look sharp and are a bit cheaper, but I don't think they will be around much longer as LCD prices start to come close to their level and the screens get bigger.


User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2137 times:

I just bought a 20" LCD by Norcent. Nice picture. Price? $368. Next size up was 27". Price? $680.

Weight? Can be carried with one hand. I sprained my right leg discarding my old 27" TV.



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User currently offlinePsa53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3090 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2124 times:

I'm in the market for a big screen right now.
I went Friday, to all the major retailers as well
as local outlets.The trend color seems to be
coming in silver.

I going to look at couple more places today but
the best overall SO far, is at Best Buy@$1709.99 HDTV
@1080 resolution(standard) 55" mats LCD projection.

Quoting CPDC10-30 (Reply 5):
Plasmas look sharp and are a bit cheaper

Just the opposite here in the US.Plasmas are more expensive.
But you have more lines for much better resolution over there, because
of your 220V power outlets.


Add-on: a lot of people oppose them,but I highly recommend a
extended on-site service plan.Like your car,if it breaks,it will pay
for itself,especially if the screen fails.

[Edited 2005-10-23 20:27:46]


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User currently offlineLhrstu From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2104 times:

John Lewis department store on Oxford Street, London has a 65inch Sharp LCD, available to order from December. The Price? 13,950! Better start saving... Looks absolutely amazing.

Stu


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2084 times:
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Does anyone have any experience with those LCD computer monitors with built-in television receivers? I was thinking of picking one up and using it for both purposes.




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User currently offlineMNeo From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2004, 776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2068 times:

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 9):
Does anyone have any experience with those LCD computer monitors with built-in television receivers? I was thinking of picking one up and using it for both purposes.

Using it right now
15in Samsung 150MP. I absoluetely love it. It has PIP so u can go work on the computer but watch tv in the corner. The qualtiy is very nice. I would recommend it.



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User currently offlineAdh214 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2043 times:

If you live in the US, I strongly suggests you check out Costco. They have the best prices I have seen on LCD's and Plasmas. Currently, my local Costco has a 32" LCD for $1500 and a 37" LCD for $2000. Both include the HD tuner.

Andrew


User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2038 times:

I heard plasma TVs had a lifespan of 3-5yrs.. Anyone else heard this?

User currently offlinePsa53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3090 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2028 times:

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 12):
Anyone else heard this?

Yes.Average is about 5 years.



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User currently offlineGilligan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2029 times:

Not to sound too technologically defecient but what is DLP and should I forget plasma and lcd and wait for it?

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1996 times:

Quoting Psa53 (Reply 13):
Yes.Average is about 5 years

What about LCD.Static
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineAviation From Australia, joined Dec 2004, 1143 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1985 times:

LCD BY FAR!!!

Resolution is 100 times better!
As for refresh rate its not bad but will improve in due time.


Cheers,



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User currently offlineNZ1 From Australia, joined May 2004, 2276 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1982 times:
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Of all the people I know that own Plasma's, all have said they would go LCD next time. Mainly for quality of the picture and reliability.

NZ1


User currently offlineAviation From Australia, joined Dec 2004, 1143 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1975 times:

Quoting NZ1 (Reply 17):
Of all the people I know that own Plasma's, all have said they would go LCD next time. Mainly for quality of the picture and reliability.

Point.....Match..................................Hole in one!


Cheers,



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1955 times:


So If I pick an LCD 26".Is there a chance it will last more than 5 yrs after heavy usage [9hrs a day] Theoritically.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2254 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

Quoting Gilligan (Reply 14):
Not to sound too technologically defecient but what is DLP and should I forget plasma and lcd and wait for it?

It stands for Digital Light Processing, it's basically a type of rear projection TV (along with LCD Projection). As with all projection TV, picture quality is great if you're viewing directly at it. If you move to the side (or stand up), the picture fades a little.

Do plasmas have a "ghost" problem, as in an image viewed too long being burned into the screen? I know that the brightness/clarity fades over time with a plasma...



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User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6924 posts, RR: 34
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

Quoting ManuCH (Reply 1):
LCD:
- more durable
- not well suited for action movies or similar because of the larger pixel delay when compared to plasmas
- lighter
- not readily avilable larger than 26"

LCDs are proliferating in sizes above 26"! The Sharp AQUOS flagship 45" is freaking sweet.

For me, I won't buy a plasma. I don't care for the burn-in, the increased power usage, the weight, and prefer the clarity of LCDs by far. I don't know what you're talking about with regard to the pixel delay above- no problems with action movies that i know of.


User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3012 posts, RR: 46
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1903 times:
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Quoting Slider (Reply 21):
For me, I won't buy a plasma. I don't care for the burn-in, the increased power usage, the weight, and prefer the clarity of LCDs by far. I don't know what you're talking about with regard to the pixel delay above- no problems with action movies that i know of.

Some LCD models have pixel delays, and you see "streaks" of the "old" image when images are moving rapidly. But not all models have that, maybe only the cheaper ones. I'm going for an LCD when I'll have to buy a new TV next March. And thank you for clearing up the part about sizes above 26" being available.

-Manuel



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User currently offlinePsa53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3090 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1886 times:

Here's a pretty good report:

Plasma vs LCD

Hope you find it useful.

http://www.cheap-plasma-tv.com/plasma-vs-lcd-tv.htm

What is strange, I can't find any reports on leakage of
Plasma TV's.But yet,some local media has reported
the problem and say the average life is 5 years.



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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1879 times:
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was just having the same discussion with the guy installing our Home theater this morning.

He basically said the jury is just not out yet. DLP tends to give the best overall picture and service but for our purposes, where we want a TV over the fireplace, DLP is not an option.

At this stage of the game, he recommends either and go with it. in 5 years, the kinks will iron themselves out. Since we are not waiting 5 years, we're choosing a plasma and taking our chances. Plasmas tend to do better in areas of variable contrast.



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25 Post contains images JamieD : You know they do a 65" model, too? It's only $21,000. [Edited 2005-10-25 22:04:15]
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