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Are Plasmas on the way out?

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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
Saw an interesting article on Plasma TVs today. Pioneer are stopping production of plasma panels altogether, and instead will use Panasonics. Are they just saving money, or do they think the LCDs will 'win the war' in the same way Blu-Ray has done?

http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9927835-1.html?tag=nl.e497
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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#1
Plasma screens are more expensive to manufacture, heavier and have a shorter life... LCD is a better consumer product for a lower price.
#2
There wasn't a 'format war in the same way - ie there weren't nay companies 'backing' one or the other... both were available and one is more popular. Plasma does have advantages with contrast, response times and brightness...
#3
hope not just splashed on a panasonic 42'' full hd which arrived today woot!
#4
muffin247
hope not just splashed on a panasonic 42'' full hd which arrived today woot!


Which is exactly what I am saving for. :thumbsup:
#5
Read this :thumbsup:
#6
Quote from the article;

"The announcement comes a month after Pioneer said it was to end in-house plasma panel production. At the time, it said it made the decision because of the difficulty it foresees in maintaining the cost-competitiveness of plasma technology in the face of ever-cheaper LCD TVs"


Which seems to me to be saying that if the high end manufacturers think there's no profit in it, how long before the others follow suit?
#7
Now I read the article slightly differently.....to my mind by combining their production future plasmas will have the best of both Pioneer and Panny technologies,whilst keeping costs to a minimum.This should be good for the consumer.
banned#8
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Plasma screens are more expensive to manufacture, heavier and have a shorter life... LCD is a better consumer product for a lower price.


Oh dear. Another uninformed expert reviewer!!!!
#9
I'm not touching flat panel until I can get OLED - its the future.
Probably a long way in the future, but a future nonetheless :)
#10
I'm still yet to see a tv to rival my Pioneer 436XDE. Although its 'only' 720P, my mother-in-laws samsung 1080P LCD doesn't compare. Ok if you're looking at photo's or something then the image is a lot sharper with the lcd's but as soon as things start moving a decent plasma wins hands down. I'm sure given a couple of years this will be resolved and my poor Pio may start looking a little dated but for now i wouldn't swap it for anything !!!!

(yes i do like my tv, especially when attacking civilians on GTA IV)
#11
guv
Oh dear. Another uninformed expert reviewer!!!!


That's what comes of eating fake 'free range' chicken :giggle:
banned#12
At the end of the day, better plasmas can be had for the same price point than an LCD.

cue - opposite opinions

its a bit like the 360 vs PS3 argument

Its all opinion and mine is :-

PS3 beats a 360 as far as my needs go.

Plasma beats an LCD as far as picture quality goes (isnt that the most important thing?).

All IMHO of course :-D
#13
muffin247
hope not just splashed on a panasonic 42'' full hd which arrived today woot!


Thats what we got delivered at the end of february, took about 6 weeks to finally get it delivered because it was out of stock everywhere!
#14
guv
Oh dear. Another uninformed expert reviewer!!!!


lol
#15
in before "all plasmas get screen burn"

brb playing gta on meh 43" pioneer :p
#16
Misterel
I'm not touching flat panel until I can get OLED - its the future.
:)



And by the time that arrives there will be something else about which you will be able to say that "it's the future". Saves you from ever buying anything I guess?
#17
I've heard all that rubbish before too ,Plasma's dont last ,30,000 hours and there dead ,you'll get screen burn , blah ,blah . I've owned a Panasonic TH37 for nearly 6 years ,it's on 6 to 8 hours a day ,every day , not one bit of screen burn or any other problem . I know someone who's had a Panasonic well over 8 years and it's still is good as new . A recent booklet I picked up at PC World advertising there stock of electricals mentioned at the bottom of the page that Plasma's are still the best for picture quality beating LCD's etc.
#18
Chris52
And by the time that arrives there will be something else about which you will be able to say that "it's the future". Saves you from ever buying anything I guess?


You'll be telling me my VCR is obsolete next... :oops:

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