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Can anyone please condense into laymans terms, what the main differences are between LCD and Plasma screens? We use TV mostly for Xbox 360, Wii, and watching movies, and can watch HD with the HD p…
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9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
Can anyone please condense into laymans terms, what the main differences are between LCD and Plasma screens?

We use TV mostly for Xbox 360, Wii, and watching movies, and can watch HD with the HD player on the 360... we are looking at getting a 42" but will be our first TV bought in the last 10 years or so.. and I am confused about what the main differences between LCD and Plasma are.
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9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
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banned#1
plasma is much better quality........ LCD can act as a pc monitor , but at the expense of overall image quality.....

I would avoid lcd, if u plan on using the tv for err, watching tv.....

if u want the best quality image, u want a CRT TV, samsung have a new range of HD CRT tvs due out later this year......
#2
Plasma for very large screens, like oh, i dunno, 30" and over, anything under go for LCD.
#3
plasma.

google it for reviews.
banned#4
TehSheep
Plasma for very large screens, like oh, i dunno, 30" and over, anything under go for LCD.


True !!! as u can't buy a plasma under 37"......
#5
LCD. wouldnt buy plasma after all the burning issues. even if it is fixed.
#6
another vote for plasma. if all your going to be watching only hd then go for lcd, but plasma does much better for sd then lcds do. they are also better for fast moving scenes.
banned#7
problem with lcd, is lack of good blacks ( this is very important for a good image ) also, LCD smear the image, and are terrible for sports.........even the best ones, are still nowhere fast enough, despite the impressive claims they make......

LCDs are really designed as PC displays, period.....never intended as a TV display.....

Plasmas only have problems with image burn in, if you intend on watching the same channed for 24 hrs etc........and then only on channels with fixed logos...... even CRT displays are at risk from image burn in...... but its nothing really to worry about......

the best is still CRT images..... then comes plasma, then lcd lastly.....

ps: u can buy HD ready plasmas too............most are these days..........
#8
I have a Pioneer Plasma, its "SICK".

If you buy a cheap Plasma yes you may get screen burn. If you buy a GOOD plasma, you wont. for the first 200 hours or so you need to put the Plasma on low contrast settings to let it "settle" or something like that, im no tv expert :|
#9
So if I was going to go for a plasma what's a decent contrast ratio and brightness, I assume it differs to LCDs?
#10
Another option is a DLP (digital light projection) - about half the price of a plasma, still excellent HD quality, it's just not as flat at the base.

I bought mine for £1k in 2006, 50" HD - best thing I've ever bought (cheaper now of course)
#11
ChrisUK
Another option is a DLP (digital light projection) - about half the price of a plasma, still excellent HD quality, it's just not as flat at the base.

I bought mine for £1k in 2006, 50" HD - best thing I've ever bought (cheaper now of course)


Me too. Pound for pound better than either Plasma or LCD. Only difficulty is not many to be had in the UK.
#12
picture quality between lcd and plasma is too close to call these days. it depends on viewing conditions as to what is best. LCD's should be better in brighter conditions, whereas a plasma should be better in darker conditions. There is a lot more to it though, really, you should go see some sets and view them then decide what is right for you. It might be a plasma or an LCD.
banned#13
Plasma for me , I bought a Pioneer 434hde about 3 years ago, and its the dogs conkers, I use it for my 360, watching movie dvds is amazing and I can say at the time it was the best £4000 I spent.

The new 428xd has all the bits and bobs you would want, including freeview. Price ranges from about £1500

Its all down to personal choice, and how much you want to spend.
#14
The Panasonic TH42 PX70 has picked up tonnes of best buy and '5 star' awards - i've got one and it is fab - screen burn can be an issue though - playing Hexic on the 360 is proper troublesome - 30 mins or more and there's a shadow on screen requiring a session of sparklies to clear it! Other games are fine as the graphics tend to vary on screen - it's just Hexic with the same static image that causes issues!
Pumping HD movies through it is awesome though!
As for contrast ratio - these are arbitrary however the Pana is 10000:1 which is quite high and apparently better!

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