will look sharper and usually more brilliant, but ultimately the display technology is secondary
to the more important factors:
• Is it HD ready
? Without an HDCP-compliant interface you won't be able to view any future High-Definition DVDs on it (they would only be displayed in low definition).
• Does it have a properly implemented digital image processor? How well is up-scaled low-density material displayed? Edges and fast movements can look really crappy on a cheap one.
• Does it support full resolution when connected to an external digital or analog source such as a computer or an external set-top-box? Many current screens don't, and that may limit the ways you can use it.
• Which inputs does it offer? Does it offer any usable integration with external receivers, DVD players or digital video recorders?
Most disappointments will not come from the actual display technology
but from the digital circuitry
controlling it in either case. It is substantially
different between models, and that's where most of the improvements are currently happening.