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Whats better for sitting closer to? LCD TV or PLASMA?

makershaker Avatar
6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
Thinking about selling my 4 year old Samsung 720p HD ready LCD tv. Stuck an Ad on and have just had an offer of £350 for it.

Reason for selling was to get a 50" TV, probably Plasma seen as i dont see many 50" LCD's around.


We sit roughly about 2 & 1/2 metres away from the telly and the 40" is fine although some standard def channels can look a little pixelated/fuzzy.

Would watching a bigger 50" plasma be any better or worse from that distance?

And do you think that offer for my TV is fairly reasonable?
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6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
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banned#1
Plasma for every aspect of viewing bar the one issue of retention.
#2
master_chief
Plasma for every aspect of viewing bar the one issue of retention.

+1
#3
Plasma! Better for SD, HD looks beautiful! Minus the retention as said above but you'll learn to live with it.
#4
Plasma all day long
#5
whats the retention? does that mean if im watching say BBC and it has press red button thing in corner, does that mean when i turn it i'll still see it?
banned#6
makershaker
whats the retention? does that mean if im watching say BBC and it has press red button thing in corner, does that mean when i turn it i'll still see it?


Pretty much yeah, goes after a couple of minutes usually. All dependant on the the TV as to how quickly it can appear.

Don't leave TV X logo on...
banned#7
LCD is better for blue ray and gaming.
#8
I've had retention when leaving my PS3 on or even playing some games or after watching movies with black bars it goes away quickly though.
#9
slamdunkin
LCD is better for blue ray and gaming.

Hmmm,, well i use mine for Xbox a lot.

How come the plasma screens look so dull in the shops though? Do they come with the brightness set very low for demo in the shops?
#10
They use poor source material and usually not set up. Get it home then set it up too your liking. What model are you interested in btw?
#11
Soemthing around the £500 mark preferably?
#12
I had severe retention on my old Sony LCD so it not just on plasma ,but most modern plasmas now are not too bad for it and a couple of hours of snow usually wash it out, LCD always looks brighter as usually it is on shop dynamic settings
#13
Been looking at this one- Samsung PS50C450
#14
Panasonic all day long if getting a Plasma
#15
makershaker
Been looking at this one- Samsung PS50C450


Very good review here: http://www.avforums.com/review/Samsung-PS50C450-Review.html

Doesn't have 1080P hence not FULL HD would that be an issue?

I agree with deanos Panny anyday if you are after a plasma.

Edited By: exStudent on Oct 05, 2010 19:13: edit
#16
This a better bet then-

Panasonic Viera TX-P50C2B
#17
exStudent
makershaker
Been looking at this one- Samsung PS50C450
Very good review here:http://www.avforums.com/review/Samsung-PS50C450-Review.htmlDoesn't have 1080P hence not FULL HD would that be an issue?I agree with deanos Panny anyday if you are after a plasma.

Well i only really watch standard def and play xbox, only have the free HD channels due to buying my SKY HD box from ebay
#18
makershaker
exStudent
makershaker
Been looking at this one- Samsung PS50C450
Very good review here:[url=" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.avforums.com/review/Samsung-PS50C450-Review.htmlDoesn't have 1080P hence not FULL HD would that be an issue?I agree with deanos Panny anyday if you are after a plasma.



Well i only really watch standard def and play xbox, only have the free HD channels due to buying my SKY HD box from ebay


That's better as it will have less scaling to do more suited for SD material. HD will still look great though. Yup that Panny is better.

Edited By: exStudent on Oct 05, 2010 19:17: Quoted myself!
#19
Would this be an ever better option than the panny? Seen an ex display of this for well under £500....

LG 50PQ6000

Edited By: makershaker on Oct 05, 2010 19:25: made a mistake
#20
makershaker
Would this be an ever better option than the panny? Senn an ex display of this for well under £500....

LG 50PQ6000


Good TV, have a read through this: http://www.avforums.com/forums/lg-forum/973376-official-lg-pq6000-plasma-thread.html

Take note of the last couple of comments not sure how wide spread it is could be just general faults but other than that an old model which is still good today. I'd be wary of buying an ex display, was it on for all it's duration? you should fine out how many hours it has clocked up.

Edited By: exStudent on Oct 05, 2010 19:29: edit
#21
the porter
I had severe retention on my old Sony LCD so it not just on plasma ,but most modern plasmas now are not too bad for it and a couple of hours of snow usually wash it out, LCD always looks brighter as usually it is on shop dynamic settings


LCD don't have any retention issue's. It must of been something else.
#22
shauneco
the porter
I had severe retention on my old Sony LCD so it not just on plasma ,but most modern plasmas now are not too bad for it and a couple of hours of snow usually wash it out, LCD always looks brighter as usually it is on shop dynamic settings


LCD don't have any retention issue's. It must of been something else.


Yes they do I'm afraid. It's called image persistence.

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