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Plasma, LCD or led backlit? Also advice on home setup!

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banned5y, 11m agoPosted 5 years, 11 months ago
I am looking at spending between £600-£900 on a 46" tv but am unsure what to look for! Can anyone tell me what they think would be best for this price range. I was set on led backlit due to the picture quality instore but would like other peoples opinion!

I am also about to buy a ps3 to play games and blu-rays from. I also have a BT vision box. I would like to know how I would go about setting up surround sound (haven't purchased anything for this yet) to get all of this connected up!

Many thanks
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banned5y, 11m agoPosted 5 years, 11 months ago
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banned#1
I would opt for a 50" plasma every time
#2
IMO, if ur playing ps3 100hz tv will be best and if you want a decent surround sound look for a tv with an optical input then a system to go with it
banned#3
gratisaja
IMO, if ur playing ps3 100hz tv will be best and if you want a decent surround sound look for a tv with an optical input then a system to go with it

console games should be played at 50hz according to the BBC Click programme (stops the motion blur)
#4
always plasma, LED's are getting closer to plasma but still not there
#5
Rule out plasma due to screen burn, if you pause games or tv for a while it will burn to the screen. Buy led as abit brighter than LCD. There is loads of deals out there. Led is about 50-100 more than LCD.
banned#6
pathtogo
Rule out plasma due to screen burn, if you pause games or tv for a while it will burn to the screen. Buy led as abit brighter than LCD. There is loads of deals out there. Led is about 50-100 more than LCD.

totally wrong now!
#7
lol screen burn, i have had a plasma for almost 5 years now and still had non of this mythical screen burn or image retention
#8
pathtogo
Rule out plasma due to screen burn, if you pause games or tv for a while it will burn to the screen. Buy led as abit brighter than LCD. There is loads of deals out there. Led is about 50-100 more than LCD.

From what i've read on forums is that the burn in is non-existent.
Are you aware of that ?
#9
plasma TVs explode if you smoke near them.
from a customer today
#10
need to wear a tinfoil hat to reduce the size of brain tumours with plasma's
#11
Plasmas will need the gas refilling after a while........

op - What will you be using the TV for? The backlit ones probably looked great in the shop as they were running a tip top blu-ray, if you will be mainly watching SD stuff then it may be different.

I personally have a Panasonic plasma and think it is great, especially for SD stuff
banned#12
Thanks for all the info! I will be running blu-rays and BT hd aswell as ps3 games
banned#13
If you like watching Films then get a plasma and a Blu-ray player.
#14
I was seriously considering the LED tv's , I thought they were supposed to be better than the lcd and plasma. it's just my opinion and i dunno too much about it.
#15
brighter, but oversaturated colours, angle problems and slightly less power consumption but a higher price for the equivalent size TV.

I'd go for a plasma.
I did
lg 50pk590
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csiman
sancho1983
Plasmas will need the gas refilling after a while........op - What will you be using the TV for? The backlit ones probably looked great in the shop as they were running a tip top blu-ray, if you will be mainly watching SD stuff then it may be different.I personally have a Panasonic plasma and think it is great, especially for SD stuff
another urban mythPlasmas have about 60,000 hrs of lifespan (27yrs of 6hrs a day use) or 7 yrs of continuous 24hr a day use (Which is probably your adverage TV lifespan any how).

Think you missed the sarcasm from Sancho.
banned#17
master_chief
csiman
sancho1983
Plasmas will need the gas refilling after a while........op - What will you be using the TV for? The backlit ones probably looked great in the shop as they were running a tip top blu-ray, if you will be mainly watching SD stuff then it may be different.I personally have a Panasonic plasma and think it is great, especially for SD stuff
another urban mythPlasmas have about 60,000 hrs of lifespan (27yrs of 6hrs a day use) or 7 yrs of continuous 24hr a day use (Which is probably your adverage TV lifespan any how).


Think you missed the sarcasm from Sancho.

lol - I think you're right on reflection X)
#18
Plasma all the way....

They have far far far better black levels, plus a much more natural picture.. It's because Plasma technology has matured, LCD/LED hasn't...

While LCD/LED is great, i'd only ever recommend it if you were buying a TV for a conservatory due to some plasmas being more reflective than LCD/LEDs.

I've just purchased a Samsung 50" 3DTV (Plasma).. I did look at the 3D LED TVs currys had in, just don't like the over saturation of colour.

It won't be long until LCD/LED catches up completely with Plasma... Another 1/2 years... Then i'll buy one.

Edited By: spritey on Dec 29, 2010 10:51

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