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    full 1080p lcd or a non 1080 plasma?

    hi, to anyone out there in "the know" i'm thinking of getting a 37" or 42" tv, now do i go with a full 1080p LCD or just a standard HD plamsa? i did read up but its all mixed advice, just looking to see which would give me the best picture... would be using it for both watching cable tv, non HD channels and also for the xbox 360... thanks

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    i would go for the lcd. if you go for the plasma make sure you have a dark room otherwise u wnt see nothing because of the reflection on the glass screen.

    I have a 2yrs old samsung plasma not full hd but would i be able to tell the difference if it was full hd probably not as its the best tv i have ever had and im middle aged so have had a lot of tv over the years

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    ALICOM007;4532732

    i would go for the lcd. if you go for the plasma make sure you have a … i would go for the lcd. if you go for the plasma make sure you have a dark room otherwise u wnt see nothing because of the reflection on the glass screen.


    errrr I have a 43" pioneer plasma and it doesnt suffer from that at all, as the screen is not glass
    . my advice get a good publication like What Hi Fi sound and vision £4.30 best publication by miles for reviews on each lcd or plasma..
    There are plus points for both lcd and plasma before I get called a fan boy
    serious stuff this internet business :thumbsup:

    ALICOM007;4532732

    i would go for the lcd. if you go for the plasma make sure you have a … i would go for the lcd. if you go for the plasma make sure you have a dark room otherwise u wnt see nothing because of the reflection on the glass screen.


    Could be a problem with the reflection if you put it opposite a large window with direct sunlight as you say with the glass screen but my rooms not dark and my pictures fine also no screen burn and its always on sky sports news for hours & hours.

    some of the LCDs like the Samsung Series 6 are way worse for reflection than any plasma.
    if you're used to a CRT, a plasma is closer quality to that than an LCD.

    if an LCD looks bright and vibrant make sure its not covering up for lack of detail.

    plasma

    because you will be watching lots of sd and 1080p sets are not as good at displaying sd,
    plus xbox360 games are generally 720p 1080i or less (native)

    ALICOM007;4532732

    i would go for the lcd. if you go for the plasma make sure you have a … i would go for the lcd. if you go for the plasma make sure you have a dark room otherwise u wnt see nothing because of the reflection on the glass screen.



    loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool :whistling:

    im simple....the bigger the bettter.....no kidding... we were decideing between a 50inch LG and the 42 inch pioneer...pioneer obviously better but LG looks better on the wall!! to be fair we usually watch cbeebies on it so all good!! haha

    and u gotta put it up for the best effect...dont look awesome on stands imo

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    magicbeans;4533314

    im simple....the bigger the bettter.....no kidding... we were decideing … im simple....the bigger the bettter.....no kidding... we were decideing between a 50inch LG and the 42 inch pioneer...pioneer obviously better but LG looks better on the wall!! to be fair we usually watch cbeebies on it so all good!! hahaand u gotta put it up for the best effect...dont look awesome on stands imo


    ah but yu should have got the pioneer KRP500a :thumbsup: Black monster and lush

    Original Poster

    thanks for the replys, i was edging toward sa plasma, and i'll prob go for this one as it seems a good price

    tribaluk.com/det…cpa

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    malnuman;4533388

    thanks for the replys, i was edging toward sa plasma, and i'll prob go … thanks for the replys, i was edging toward sa plasma, and i'll prob go for this one as it seems a good pricehttp://www.tribaluk.com/detail.php?ProdID=01788337&referrer=aw&utm_source=affiliatewindow&utm_medium=cpa


    cheaper :-Ddixons.co.uk/mar…ING

    Original Poster

    nice one..... not only did i get some good advice i'll end up saving some money to!! thanks 4 all the replys..

    I would say if you haven't bought it yet go for a 50in if you have the room much bigger than a 42in in screen size all around check out a 42 and a 50 in currys. We have a 50in and now want a 60in as said by magicbeans the bigger the better.

    Plasma TVs have a phosphor coating which gives more lifelike colours (similar to the venerable CRT). Plasma screens also produce deeper blacks because blacks are produced by shutting down pixels rather than covering backlighting in the case of LCDs (and of course, covering the backlight will inevitably result in some light seepage). People may mention screen burn as a disadvantage but this should not happen nowadays as the picture is constantly being shifted at small distances to eliminate this problem.

    LCDs use smaller pixels giving higher resolutions, generally. They also weigh less and arguably use less power (although in very dark scenes, a plasma screen uses less power than LCD because the backlight remains turned on for the LCD).

    Alicomm's comment about glare does have some truth in it so Alicomm can have the last laugh at the people who just laugh for the sake of it without having any knowledge of what is going out - so easy for people to laugh at others when they don't understand things! Plasma screens tend to have glossy surfaces and of course, this produces a mirror-like effect resulting in reflections under bright light. The same can be said for LCD with glossy screens too but it is not a necessity for LCDs to use glossy screens.

    Oh, plasma displays are being phased out for environmental reasons.

    "Oh, plasma displays are being phased out for environmental reasons."

    proof?

    LG are committed to still making Plasmas and so are Panasonic

    So what did you go for??
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