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LCD OR PLASMA

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8y, 3w agoPosted 8 years, 3 weeks ago
LCD or PLASMA .....please someone ,which is best.
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8y, 3w agoPosted 8 years, 3 weeks ago
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#1
Plasma

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#2
black gerbil1
Plasma

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banned#3
If you want cheapest - get LCD.

If you want best quality - get Plasma.
#4
I heard that Plasma is better for 40" & over
#5
snowtiger
I heard that Plasma is better for 40" & over


Thats what I've always been told, LCD 38 and under, Plasma 40 and over. . .
#6
apparently plasmas can get screen burn quite easily, so if you are playing games a lot then maybe an lcd?
#7
I think it depends on what the buyer wants/expects from it.

Plasma's offer brilliant native Contrast ratios that can't be matched by LCD's, however the price of an LCD is much friendlier on the wallet and if plugged into the right source can look just as good if not better than some earlier Plasma models.
#8
Plasma is better for picture quality,burns in plasmas is the past,but plasmas consumes a lot more electricity.
banned#9
asked and answered about 50 times already on this site lol
#10
Go down to Currys and see for yourself. It's all a matter of taste.
#11
plasma screens also have a finite lifespan (X thousand hours), officially LCD's do not ( that's if the rest of the electronics hold up.)
#12
It all depends on what your watching and how deep your pockets are!

Go out and test some sets but make sure you view content that you'd watch regularly and not use just the standard lousy multi-feeds most display sets have!
#13
Up until recently, LCD went up to 40" and plasma took it from there on up. LCD technology has improved to allow bigger screens at reasonable cost. Plasma isn't readily available under 40" so that may make your decision easier. LCD screens have a light source behind them, and the 'liquid crystals' let the light through to produce the image, and stop (most of) the light to produce black. Plasma screens are made of individual coloured dots that each produce light. This is why plasma screens tend to do better black. Personally, I prefer the image from a plasma screen but with high definition sources becoming more common, either will look great!
#14
ive been told that plasma are better but they use a lot of electricity and prone to screen burn
banned#15
MCH1
apparently plasmas can get screen burn quite easily, so if you are playing games a lot then maybe an lcd?


ianstanley
plasma screens also have a finite lifespan (X thousand hours), officially LCD's do not ( that's if the rest of the electronics hold up.)


sn0ttyang3l
ive been told that plasma are better but they use a lot of electricity and prone to screen burn


If you leave your screen on the same thing for a few days, I'm sure you will get screen burn - even on LCD. But its really nothing to fear anymore.

As for lifespan.... My plasma has been given a half-life (meaning its still got a long way to go) that equates to about 8 hours per day for 20 years. The newer ones are even better.

Yes, it does use more electricity than an LCD... however its still considerably less than a CRT. If paying £10 per year extra in leccy bills (and that's on the high side I would think) is a problem, them maybe a large TV isnt really the best thing to buy!
#16
Sony Bravia LCD FTW - especially if your a gamer
#17
robtallica
Sony Bravia LCD FTW - especially if your a gamer

there good but there are better, but thats if you can afford the price broseph (am I using broseph in the right context :-D)
#18
black gerbil1
there good but there are better, but thats if you can afford the price broseph (am I using broseph in the right context :-D)


haha spot on.

I got the top of it's range 32" bravia in my bedroom - cost like £600 a few months back, hooked upto my ps3/360 it's quality..... broseph

sea wut I did? :-D
#19
LCD or PLASMA .....please someone ,which is best.

You may as well ask "which is the better fooball team, Manchester United or Chelsea?" for all the impartial advice you'll get.

Generally, plasmas have a more forgiving picture which makes it better for standard def pictures. LCD can be a little harsh, but the current crop of good sets (Sony's X series, Samsungs 7 series etc.) are the dogs bits. 100Hz technology is almost a neccesity for LCD's although different sets handle movment differently. Oh and check What TV or similar to get benchmarked contrast ratios - each manufacturer measurs it sightly differently meaning its very difficult to compare like with like

Plasmas do suffer screen burn especially aggrivated by channel logos on screen (think of the CH5 or Sky Sports logos) but also by the black bars at the top and bottom of films (or left and right of 4:3 American tv shows and using the picture frame features on some sets) - essentially you're aging different parts of the screen at different rates.

Personally, I've got LCD and would buy another.
#20
robtallica
haha spot on.

I got the top of it's range 32" bravia in my bedroom - cost like £600 a few months back, hooked upto my ps3/360 it's quality..... broseph

sea wut I did? :-D

aware
#21
social lurker
LCD or PLASMA .....please someone ,which is best.

You may as well ask "which is the better fooball team, Manchester United or Chelsea?" for all the impartial advice you'll get.

Generally, plasmas have a more forgiving picture which makes it better for standard def pictures. LCD can be a little harsh, but the current crop of good sets (Sony's X series, Samsungs 7 series etc.) are the dogs bits. 100Hz technology is almost a neccesity for LCD's although different sets handle movment differently. Oh and check What TV or similar to get benchmarked contrast ratios - each manufacturer measurs it sightly differently meaning its very difficult to compare like with like

Plasmas do suffer screen burn especially aggrivated by channel logos on screen (think of the CH5 or Sky Sports logos) but also by the black bars at the top and bottom of films (or left and right of 4:3 American tv shows and using the picture frame features on some sets) - essentially you're aging different parts of the screen at different rates.

Personally, I've got LCD and would buy another.


It is something you'll get a mixed bunch of responses. It would have been easier to ask who we'd most like to jump in the sack with!

I do like Plasma's but for the size I want, 40", I will be looking at either a Sony, Samsung or Pioneer LCD. The new Sony Z Series look good but I want to have a look at the new Pioneer and Samsung 7 Series.

I really think screen burn is well in the past otherwise you wouldn't find manufacturers running 5 year warranty deals every so often on them if they thought they wouldn't last that long...
#22
Although screen burn is often expemt from the warranty as it's deemed to be misuse/abuse of the screen or not following manufacturers recommended instructions.

I was recently told of a consumer who was refused a repair under warranty of a PS3 because it was caked in dust and had over heated.

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