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Plasma Tv V/s LCD Tv

Sun Oct 23, 2005 6:27 pm

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.
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RE: Plasma Tv V/s LCD Tv

Sun Oct 23, 2005 6:46 pm

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.

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RE: Plasma Tv V/s LCD Tv

Sun Oct 23, 2005 10:14 pm

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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RE: Plasma Tv V/s LCD Tv

Sun Oct 23, 2005 11:31 pm

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.
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RE: Plasma Tv V/s LCD Tv

Sun Oct 23, 2005 11:34 pm

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!
 
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RE: Plasma Tv V/s LCD Tv

Sun Oct 23, 2005 11:36 pm

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.
 
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RE: Plasma Tv V/s LCD Tv

Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:55 am

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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RE: Plasma Tv V/s LCD Tv

Mon Oct 24, 2005 3:20 am

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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RE: Plasma Tv V/s LCD Tv

Mon Oct 24, 2005 3:48 am

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.

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RE: Plasma Tv V/s LCD Tv

Mon Oct 24, 2005 4:22 am



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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RE: Plasma Tv V/s LCD Tv

Mon Oct 24, 2005 5:34 am

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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RE: Plasma Tv V/s LCD Tv

Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:28 am

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.

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RE: Plasma Tv V/s LCD Tv

Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:38 am

I heard plasma TVs had a lifespan of 3-5yrs.. Anyone else heard this?
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RE: Plasma Tv V/s LCD Tv

Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:50 am

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

Yes.Average is about 5 years.
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RE: Plasma Tv V/s LCD Tv

Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:54 am

Not to sound too technologically defecient but what is DLP and should I forget plasma and lcd and wait for it?
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RE: Plasma Tv V/s LCD Tv

Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:43 pm

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

What about LCD.Static
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RE: Plasma Tv V/s LCD Tv

Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:39 pm

LCD BY FAR!!!

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


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RE: Plasma Tv V/s LCD Tv

Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:57 pm

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.

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RE: Plasma Tv V/s LCD Tv

Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:31 pm

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.

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RE: Plasma Tv V/s LCD Tv

Mon Oct 24, 2005 11:42 pm


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.
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RE: Plasma Tv V/s LCD Tv

Tue Oct 25, 2005 1:42 am

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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RE: Plasma Tv V/s LCD Tv

Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:08 am

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.
 
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RE: Plasma Tv V/s LCD Tv

Wed Oct 26, 2005 1:17 am

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.

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RE: Plasma Tv V/s LCD Tv

Wed Oct 26, 2005 2:36 am

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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RE: Plasma Tv V/s LCD Tv

Wed Oct 26, 2005 2:51 am

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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RE: Plasma Tv V/s LCD Tv

Wed Oct 26, 2005 5:03 am

Quoting Slider (Reply 21):
LCDs are proliferating in sizes above 26"! The Sharp AQUOS flagship 45" is freaking sweet.

You know they do a 65" model, too? It's only $21,000.



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RE: Plasma Tv V/s LCD Tv

Wed Oct 26, 2005 9:37 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 19):
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.

Man mel whats up there!

Quoting JamieD (Reply 25):
You know they do a 65" model, too? It's only $21,000

Mmmmmm....... Drueling....


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RE: Plasma Tv V/s LCD Tv

Thu Oct 27, 2005 2:54 am

Quoting Aviation (Reply 26):
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 19):
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.

Man mel whats up there!

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