LCD or Plasma Flat Screen TV

    first of all, I don't really know what the difference is between LCD and Plasma TV's. I hoping to get a good one, preferably a good make for around £200. Open to all sizes, if it is a good TV.
    Your help would be appreaciated




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    That's a helpful fist post pastmaster. Welcome to HUKD.

    Here's my two penneth worth.......

    I'm no expert on the technolgical differences between TFT/LCD and Plasma, but I do know of some of the advantages and disadvantages.......

    Plasma suffers from "screen burn-in". Prolonged images in one place on the screen will leave a lasting image. LCD/TFT will not.

    Plasma has much higher contrast ratios than TFT/Plasma. The contrast ratio dictates how well dark colours and blacks are displayed.

    LCD/TFT will last approximately twice as many hours than a plasma set.

    Plasma will display fast moving images and colours very well, whereas LCD/TFT will not in comparison.

    LCD/TFT suffers from a limited viewing angle. Plasma will outperform TFT/LCD becasue each cell is individually lit giving much greater viewing angles.

    For Video or DVD playback, plasma is better by a good margin. For DVD, or any streaming video content, TV or HDTV - plasma will deliver non-distracting, high contrast, high colour saturation viewing. LCD/TFT is not as good when doing a same size comparison, while still looking good at the smaller sizes.

    It's also a general rule of thumb that LCD is fine when small-ish, but if you're venturing into the realms of screen size greater than 32" Plasma is the one to go for.

    Hope this helps,

    :pirate: CJ :pirate:

    Original Poster

    Thanks very much for the info. It's very helpful. Any ideas on good Tv's around £200 mark?
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