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LCD or PLASMA

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banned6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
As per title really,

im looking to upgrade my tv this week and wanted opinions on wether i should go for an lcd or plasma screen?
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banned6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
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#1
There's a can of worms...

I have 2 plasmas, a 720p LG which is excellent for SD viewing and a 1080p Panasonic for PS3. Both offer the closest you'll get to a high def TV-like image with excellent black levels, great viewing angles and no motion blurring, all of which LCD has issues with (but can overcome). However, LCD is cheaper to run, cost less for full HD (but a 720p plasma will always do regular non HD tv better than any LCD) and generally look sharper with HD sources. Watching TV on an LCD can look like watching on a giant monitor though (i.e. a bit sterile) because it is one and plasma tends to be a bit more lifelike. LCD does cost less to run true but plasma is far more efficient than before. Oh and don't be fooled by LED, its LCD with thinner lighting system but still suffers the same inherent problems as LCD and you pay a premium for it.
banned#2
If the question is budget related, get an LCD. If its quality related, get a Plasma.
#3
What about an LED :D
banned#4
ChrisUK
What about an LED :D



Or 3D:-D
banned#5
I vote for plasma for pretty much the reason the guy above said. I too believe LCD is like viewing a large monitor.

I've seen lots of people's LCD TVs, including latest Sony's and Sammy's, who all said how much better they looked than the Plasmas in the shops yet all looked much inferior to my 2.5 year old Panny plasma. Bearing in mind my TV also looks poor in comparison to my friend's Pioneer plasma it just shows how far ahead plasma is.

The problem is, nobody wants to make Plasma anymore aside from a couple of manufacturers so it looks to the consumer like the technology has been replaced by a superior one when the opposite is true.

I've also noted that a lot of people who go on about how great LCD looks have their TV settings hideously wrong. I've gone round and they're pretty much in "shop mode", garish colours, high brightness etc. They seem to think this is what HD is, not natural and lifelike like it should be.

I will say that in general LCD TVs have a nicer physical aesthetic, they'll sure look prettier on the wall!
#6
Crt

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#7
Buy a Panasonic plasma, you won't regret it.

Mine (HD ready) is far far far better than the LCD (Full HD) i have in my bedroom, both on SD (freeview) and streamed HD stuff. There's no comparison tbh
#9
Do what I did, buy both, set them up side by side, decide and then take the other one back.

I took the LCD back and stuck with the plasma, even though it's only a 720p LG it beats any 1080 LCD I have seen.

The footy in HD (when it doesn't get cut off by ITV) is simply stunning and I am very pleased with it.

Don't be blinded by numbers and views on here, the only way to really find out is to set them up in your environment with your signal and see then. No one on this forum knows your set up as well as you.

Most shops have a 30 day money back guarantee and you have to live with that picture for years to come so get it right.
#10
I'd say it depends on three things - size (if it's gonna be bigger than 40", go plasma - they tend to offer a better picture on larger screens), budget, and the lighting in your room.

I agree - the LED screens do look great, and you will get a decent size one for under £1,000.

I upgraded my TV 2 weeks ago, and one of the things I struggled with most was finding one within my budget that had enough HDMI inputs. For some crazy reason, manufacturers are putting LESS inputs on their 2010 models than they had on older models. What's the point in having a lovely big screen with good spec if you can't connect all your HD sources to it?
banned#11
greg_68
Do what I did, buy both, set them up side by side, decide and then take the other one back.

I took the LCD back and stuck with the plasma, even though it's only a 720p LG it beats any 1080 LCD I have seen.

The footy in HD (when it doesn't get cut off by ITV) is simply stunning and I am very pleased with it.

Don't be blinded by numbers and views on here, the only way to really find out is to set them up in your environment with your signal and see then. No one on this forum knows your set up as well as you.

Most shops have a 30 day money back guarantee and you have to live with that picture for years to come so get it right.



Love it, will probably do just that, I currently have a 42" lcd, but am upgrading to at least a 60" so want to make sure i get it right and that seems the best way.

Plus as i am probably gonna order online i will be covered by the 7 day cooling off period :thumbsup:
#12
Yesterday i bought this 50" plasma.
Cracking price for a great tv.
£719.95 or £791.94 with 5yr guarantee :)
banned#13
lottysdad08
Love it, will probably do just that, I currently have a 42" lcd, but am upgrading to at least a 60" so want to make sure i get it right and that seems the best way.

Plus as i am probably gonna order online i will be covered by the 7 day cooling off period :thumbsup:


You're doing the right thing. Let us know how you get on :thumbsup:
#14
For that size its plasma only, LCD really doesn't work over 46. The only alternative would be rear pro SRXD from Sony but these are now super rare. SD will look terrible that big on its own so you may want to put aside £150 or so for an upscaler for SD and DVD or it'll all look like YouTube quality.

lottysdad08
Love it, will probably do just that, I currently have a 42" lcd, but am upgrading to at least a 60" so want to make sure i get it right and that seems the best way.

Plus as i am probably gonna order online i will be covered by the 7 day cooling off period :thumbsup:
#15
^^^ Depends on the OPs' situation, he maybe sitting 20+ feet away from the TV in which case an LCD maybe his cup of tea. As I said only he knows his own environment and set up.
banned#16
lottysdad08;8832517
Love it, will probably do just that, I currently have a 42" lcd, but am upgrading to at least a 60" so want to make sure i get it right and that seems the best way.

Plus as i am probably gonna order online i will be covered by the 7 day cooling off period :thumbsup:

take note that most will expect the return delivery to be paid for by you unless faulty.
banned#17
I'm sitting about 7 feet from my Sammy LED and looks fine to me!
#18
plasma if 42" or over
LCD 42" or under

LCD pros: lighter, maybe thinner, less electricity consumption
cons: less good black colour, costs more
plasma pros: better picture, bigger screens, cheaper
cons: heavy, screen burn, higher electricity consumption
if u have the money a 3d oled screen would be great

mine is an LG 70" plasma
hope this helps
#19
Went into TV shop with an unlimited budget for a 40" screen. I looked over several Panny Plasmas, Toshiba LCD's, other LCD and Plasmas and finally got to the Samsung LED LCD's. The LED Sammys completely blew them all away. Took it home and was even more astonished when hooked up to our HD!
#20
Plasma screens run hot and use more energy and don't last as long.

But if you want a huge screen like 60" then plasma will be a better picture, but do you really need it?

Oh - I did notice the Samsung 47" LCD in Costco seemed to have a much better picture then the smaller
screen LED or LCD same and different brands...(Pany, Sony)
#21
Plasma

LCD gives me headaches

My old Sony 29" Trinitron CRT is what I'd call a television though. It's never failed me in 14 years. It deals with the camera panning great unlike the TVs of today from what I'm seeing

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