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LCD or plasma - what's the latest thinking?

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Looking for a new TV. Will be around 46" - 50" (wtf are we still talking inches?). What's the latest on the LCD/plasma debate for screens this size? Pros and cons? All advice welcomed and rep… Read More
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
Looking for a new TV. Will be around 46" - 50" (wtf are we still talking inches?).

What's the latest on the LCD/plasma debate for screens this size? Pros and cons?

All advice welcomed and rep given for the best.

Thanks!
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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banned#1
For me, a set that size is a no brainer.

Plasma all the way.

Let your eyes do the testing using images that are black ( eg space movie) and something that is colourful and vibrant.
#2
iam saying lcd because of screen burn for example plasmas if you leave 1 channel on for a long time of leave gaming on pause then you get screen burn which means when youchange channel you will see the picture still on the screen ,but the picture quality it better ,so iam saying ld but make sure its a 1080 pixel,hope this helps if you are not to sure what to get ask for advise it any shop.
#3
I recently bought a TV, and did lotsa research into them. Originally I was just looking at LCD, as I thought plasma were a bit iffy. But I spoke to a friend in the trade and he told me plasma's have moved on leaps and bounds in the last few years and are more than a match for lcd's. I then had to do more research (darn lol), mostly through Which reports and ended up with a plasma panasonic 1080 (a must). And from my point of view, one of best decisions I have ever made, footie is great to watch, films are awesome. A few weeks later I bought a panasonic surround sound system which improves the quality of dvd's (and the sound - a big wow !!), immensely, in fact I watched Black Hawk Down last weekened and thought helicopters were landing on my roof lmao.
#4
They reckon the bigger the screen, then you need plasma
1 Like #5
Another vote for Plasma at the screen sizes in the OP.:thumbsup:
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linda turnock
iam saying lcd because of screen burn for example plasmas if you leave 1 channel on for a long time of leave gaming on pause then you get screen burn which means when youchange channel you will see the picture still on the screen ,but the picture quality it better ,so iam saying ld but make sure its a 1080 pixel,hope this helps if you are not to sure what to get ask for advise it any shop.


screen burn is not really an issue on modern plasmas. almost all have built in measures against it and iver never noticed any on either my LG or samsung
#7
If plasmas are so much better, why can't you get them in smaller sizes ?
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No contest, a tv of that size needs to be Plasma!
1 Like #9
Definitely plasma, I have 2 samsung LCD screens (series 1 and series 4) And a panasonic 50" Plasma, the picture quality is vastly superior on the plasma.

as for gaming it managed 12 hour+ sessions on Fable 2, Gears of War 2, and Rainbow 6 Vegas 2 without any retention whatsoever. (although do give it a decent burn in time before jumping in to be on the safe side).
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doberman
If plasmas are so much better, why can't you get them in smaller sizes ?



because its not cost effective to manafacture the smaller sizes.
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doberman
If plasmas are so much better, why can't you get them in smaller sizes ?


keeyop
because its not cost effective to manafacture the smaller sizes.


Exactly! Plasma offers a much better picture and better value for money at larger sizes, anything over 46" and you'll pay extra for an LCD.

Also, a good quality plasma will not suffer screen burn........or even need to be re-gassed as some LCD owners seem to think :roll: The life-span has also significantly improved. The new range of Panasonics claim they will out-last many LCD televisions now.
#13
Thanks for the help - a little rep scattered around as a small thank you.

I think I'll go for plasma on balance, but I do still have some reservations about the power consumption and the possibility of the display losing brightness and contrast over time.
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Newbold
Thanks for the help - a little rep scattered around as a small thank you.

I think I'll go for plasma on balance, but I do still have some reservations about the power consumption and the possibility of the display losing brightness and contrast over time.


im pretty sure you get around 7 years use of around 12 hours a day before you even reach 50% brightness on most plasmas these days.
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shanecr;4499170
im pretty sure you get around 7 years use of around 12 hours a day before you even reach 50% brightness on most plasmas these days.


Thanks - Panasonic do quote 100,000 hours before the display reaches 50% brightness. I would guess that at 50% brightness, though, the screen is hardly worth watching.

What they don't say is how long it takes to reach, say, 80% brightness - I imagine that even at that point it would be very noticeable.

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