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HDTVs: LCD or Plasma?

TNC9852002

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Is there a definitive best choice?

When is one better than the other?

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What exactly is the difference Malice?
 
I bought my dad an HDTV for Christmas and I wasn't sure if i wanted to get him a plasma or an LCD. I had looked at 2 42" tv's. same brand, same everything except one was LCD and the other was plasma. To me the plasma looked so much better than the LCD. The LCD's colors seemed to bleed and get blurry or pixelated very easily.
 
I bought my dad an HDTV for Christmas and I wasn't sure if i wanted to get him a plasma or an LCD. I had looked at 2 42" tv's. same brand, same everything except one was LCD and the other was plasma. To me the plasma looked so much better than the LCD. The LCD's colors seemed to bleed and get blurry or pixelated very easily.

A Good LCD doesnt do that anymore.
I know, my 19 inch computer monitor is a good LCD, and I dont see ANY of that like I thought I would
Plasma WAS significantly better, but LCD screens have come a LONG way.

I have a 26 inch LCD as my main television in my living room. Works great...
Granted, as you can tell, its 26 inches...I am not into the big 50 inch tvs...
 
I got a 42" LCD. It's great! Got a great deal for it, and I've been very happy with the quality.
 
I got this from Yahoo Answers:

Plasma TVs are prone to glare because of the glass front.
LCD TVs have no glass so there is minimal glare if any.

Plasma TVs are more prone to "burn-in" (when an image, such as a paused video game, is left on the screen for hours at a time it can "burn in" to the screen)

Plasma TVs are available in a few more larger sizes than LCD and are not as expensive as LCD.

Plasma TVs must remain upright at all times, other wise it may damage it.

Plasma TVs are more prone to ghosting, and in general LCD TVs have a better refresh rates than Plasma.

http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071018082549AAmapL0
 
Thanks Eggy...I am not the guru on monitors and tvs...as I dont have a huge need for them
 
Yeah... I heard that Plasma TV's have to be replaced in about 2 years. YIKES!!!


LCD for me too.


:thing: :doom: :thing:
 
I spent a good month researching both Plasma and LCD and I can tell you that LCD is the clear winner. I bought a 40" Sony Bravia "X" Series 1080p True HD with 100hz Motion Flow, and I tell you what it is freaking amazing, watching Transformers on HD-DVD is mind blowing, it actually looks to good.
 
Someone mentioned the glare/reflection factor, something that always bothered me with regular TVs. LCD doesn't have this problem.

LCD>>>Plasma.
 
I have a DLP. what can yall tell me about that? is it good, bad, etc?

i knew i didn't want a plasma cuz of the burn in and stuff. when guitar hero came out, they had it on demo on a big plasma screen, you could see it still burnt into the screen.
 
LCD if iam not mistaken is made so if looked on the side then you can still see it
 
I have a glare issue with my TV. So, I guess my next TV will be a LCD.
 
LCD. Plasmas have image-burning issues.
 
It should also be noted that LCD's have a better life span then Plasma.
 
I have a 50" plasma... i've had it for only 3 years and i already want to go out a buy a new TV...it has some burn ins, lost its brightness, loss of colors, has this weird Pink static that shows up around a white image...this time i am either thinking about a DLP, or an Projector...I hate plasmas, wont buy one ever again..
 
i just bought a small LCD TV. It really makes my DVD's look bad quality
 
^was that to me? What do you mean?
 
I bought a 40inch Sony Bravia LCD tv around christmas. It's really a fantastic TV. I don't have much experience with the different types but this one works great and looks even better.

Plus, with LCD you don't have a chance of the dreaded burn-in.
 

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