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Any tv geeks ?? what is better Plasma or LCD reasons?

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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
Anyone know out there which is better? plasma or Lcd ?

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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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#1
in a nutshell LCD...plasma fades...i know very little else apart from this! :P
#2
personally i would say lcd as it dont suffer from screen burn ie sky banner pc games etc anything in same place for an ammount of time just look at the brightness ratio on lcd hugher the better

argos had a 32" lcd for 399

cheapies are 600/1 ratio i'll leave itto you
#3
thanks for the info folks
#4
Try this for a viewpoint:
http://www.plasmatvbuyingguide.com/plasmatvreviews/plasma-vs-lcd.html

I personally bought a 42" Toshiba on xmas day because of the price @ £450 ish - great deal from this site.
Reading up just does your head in. I went LCD for the price I got it and it is used for xbox gaming also.
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The differance isn't as pronounced as it used to be - plasma will get you better blacks, and faster refresh rates, so fantastic for fast moving action such as sports. An LCD is typically more energy efficient, and sub 42" or so is often considered better. It depends on budget, size, and most importantly personal choice. Read up on avforums to see which models you might consider then go check em out yourself. What I or any other poster might prefer may well not be what you will like.
#6
we have 2 lcd flat screens, picture quality is good. watching the longest day on the big one at the moment, comp screen is the other.

all the plasmas I have watched haven't had the clarity or sharpness of picture that the LCD has.
#7
seancampbell
The differance isn't as pronounced as it used to be - plasma will get you better blacks, and faster refresh rates, so fantastic for fast moving action such as sports. An LCD is typically more energy efficient, and sub 42" or so is often considered better. It depends on budget, size, and most importantly personal choice. Read up on avforums to see which models you might consider then go check em out yourself. What I or any other poster might prefer may well not be what you will like.


Just wat i was going to say

the purists will tell you plasma - the realists will tell you LCD :)
#8
elitom;1770097
Just wat i was going to say

the purists will tell you plasma - the realists will tell you LCD :)


... and the odd one out will come out with "get a pj".
#9
it depends what size screen you want over 36" go for plasma as the lcd is not as clear on larger screens, smaller than this lcd is better cheaper and more efficient.
#10
just aslong as it has the 1080p
#11
As you would expect, you will get varying opinions.
Best bet is get to the shops and check them out in the flesh, bearing in mind that some of the tv's you see there aren't adjusted properly anway lol. (most have brightness whacked up high to draw in the eye, ie biggest brightest tv is the best to average punter)
#12
seancampbell
The differance isn't as pronounced as it used to be - plasma will get you better blacks, and faster refresh rates, so fantastic for fast moving action such as sports. An LCD is typically more energy efficient, and sub 42" or so is often considered better. It depends on budget, size, and most importantly personal choice. Read up on avforums to see which models you might consider then go check em out yourself. What I or any other poster might prefer may well not be what you will like.

Best answer on here :thumbsup:
Nobody can say lcd is better than plasma or visa versa. I have a plasma screen and for the reasons above this is what i wanted it for ie deep blacks and no motion blur with sports but lcds are brighter and so on. Go the [url]www.avforums.com[/url] for all the answers.
#13
sueelkins
it depends what size screen you want over 36" go for plasma as the lcd is not as clear on larger screens, smaller than this lcd is better cheaper and more efficient.

I agree - small screens lcd, large screens plasma, particularly over 40inches. I have a sony 26 inch and a 23 inch lcd, the picture is great, my brother has a large lcd, the picture is dreadful but my sister has a large plasma and the picture is much better.
#14
lcd up to 40" then Plasma
#15
I trwled all the shops etc in search of info on this subject & was told much the same as the consensus of opinion here. LCD upto 42" & Plasma there after. Apparently plasma performs better on the faster moving images (sports etc) as LCD was originally developed for computer screens & static images. LCD is however apparently more economic to run. Plasma's are apparently sturdier (hard glass box) as LCD's have easier to damage screens (put your finger on an lcd screen and it distorts, so they can be pierced or even 'bruised'). As as longivety there isn't a lot to choose between them as technology has come on so well since Plasma's were first introduced & they had a short shelf life. So in a nut shell it depends what your priorities are & what deals you can get. I'm no expert but that was the info I was given & it convinced me to go for a plasma. Hope that helps::thumbsup:!
banned#16
The best way is to look at sets in a decent shop and make a judgement.

Personally. Plasma is better than LCD. I have a 42" Panny Plasma and 2 32" LCDs. The plasma wins in every department from a viewing aspect. LCD.

LCD is more energy efficient, but its not a massive difference. Both are far better than CRT.

No doubt someone is going to write some nonsense that LCDs last longer and you need them re-gassed. Ignore it. Its nonsense. The current Panny range has a lifespan of 200,000 hours before it reaches its half life. (It will continue beyond this.)

Screen burn can be a problem for both (but more so for Plasma) However, mine is used with a xbox 360 without any ill effects.

Im actually quite surprised when I see people saying LCD looks better, But hey, each to their own. Specsavers is open tomorrow!!! :p
#17
exactly what Guv says (again)!
Howdo Saxo - how's things?...
Anyway back to your query - I have a 42" panasonic plasma and have to say it knocks the socks of the equivalent LCD in terms of picture quality and refresh rate and does 1080p. It does all depend on how much you are willing to pay - sub £500 and the screen either LCD or Plasma will obviously not perform as well as a more expensive screen, and to that effect, I always advise people that their TV is probably the single large purchase that they will stare at for 3 hours or maore every single day for 5+ years - so spend as much as you can realistically afford to (and then a bit more!).
Gaming - some say LCD is best, Sports some say Plasma is best - all I know is my Pana does everything I need it to do, yes - screen burn has been an issue on occaision - but this has always been sorted out using the 'sparklies' method. Do make sure you go for a high contrast ratio - I believe the current 'good' sets offer about 15,000:1 - and a fast response time too - other than that, as said previously, head down to Currys and prepare to do some staring - if you're lucky they'll have a good demo playing through all the sets, but as said before there's always the possibility that each set won't be set up right!
From my own and a few friends/family's purchases, I could offer these few snippets:
Panasonic - Excellent
Philips - Ropey
Samsung - Good
Sony - audio sync probs

Obviously these are by no means a reflection on each manufacturer's full range, just opinions of those close to me!
Good luck mate
#18
listen to your eye!

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