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    Why buy an LCD/Plasma?

    Am I the only person still watching on an old style CRT TV? Every time I see posts for LCD's or Plasmas I think I really should bite the bullet and toss out my old Sony and move with the times but apart from looks and the space they take up, aren't the old CRT's better for footy and stuff? I've yet to find one in the shops where I felt the picture wasn't more than just 'ok', unless you watch in HD, which I dont. My telly still works fine and the pic is great so why change just for the sake of it, or am I missing something?

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    Keep ur CRT, as long as it works.

    Don't change it mate crt is the best picture for you

    If it works ok, and you're happy, then keep it till you're not or can't live without hi def!





























    Get rid, Hi Def is awesome :lol:

    Why don't you nip into Currys and watch some football and if the quality justifies the price then upgrade.

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    Plasma are being phased out anyway.
    By the time you need a telly there won't be a choice.
    Mind you.
    I'm so happy with the quality of my 42" plasma picture I'm not planning on going HD untill it's free on sky.

    If your happy then stick with crt, It'll be a few years before LCD/Plasma or even the next generation of tv's match them for picture quality.

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    some of us just have money to burn and NEED thenew technology now...

    others arent fussed and spend money on drink , women and drugs

    me....i enjoy both

    casparwhite;4668135

    some of us just have money to burn and NEED thenew technology … some of us just have money to burn and NEED thenew technology now...others arent fussed and spend money on drink , women and drugsme....i enjoy both



    I know and just waste the rest!

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    casparwhite;4668135

    some of us just have money to burn and NEED thenew technology … some of us just have money to burn and NEED thenew technology now...others arent fussed and spend money on drink , women and drugsme....i enjoy both



    Have you ever watched porn in HD? :w00t::w00t::p

    We've still got our CRT but not sure for how much longer!

    Its fine to watch but unfortunately its on its way out. It changes channels whenever it feels like it (which is usually when ur watchin edge-of-the-seat stuff) and now the speakers are disorting the sound. So until I get a new tv blow-em-up shoot-em-up films is just not a good idea!

    Stick with it until u have no choice

    Pluun;4668036

    Plasma are being phased out anyway.By the time you need a telly there … Plasma are being phased out anyway.By the time you need a telly there won't be a choice.Mind you.I'm so happy with the quality of my 42" plasma picture I'm not planning on going HD untill it's free on sky.



    Where did you hear they are being phased out??? :roll:

    LG and Panasonic are still commited to making plasma tvs for the forseeable future

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    still got a crt, although i think its on its way out

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    esq3585;4669467

    Where did you hear they are being phased out??? :roll:



    Sony stopped using Plasma panels.. so it must be true!!! :w00t:

    Nah, I think its possibly referring to stupid EU comments about grading efficiency of TV sets,

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    sassie;4669587

    still got a crt, although i think its on its way out



    Insurance job? :w00t:

    Why buy an LCD/Plasma?



    Form over function.

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    guv;4669621

    Insurance job? :w00t:



    im a firm believer in karma :oops:

    Try looking at Oled Tv's on this youtube link...youtube.com/wat…VXQ
    Awesome Tv's

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    JboyJayJason;4669670

    Try looking at Oled Tv's on this youtube … Try looking at Oled Tv's on this youtube link...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ufs9Wx0VXQAwesome Tv's



    been using an oled screen in my cowon s9 mp3 player for the last month or so and they are def way forward

    can see it from almost any angle and power consumption is tiny, battery lasts like 40 hours easy, scren is pretty small tho

    yeah but there doing 27 inch at the mo as seen in youtube video, and they are expanding them month by month

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    JboyJayJason;4669773

    yeah but there doing 27 inch at the mo as seen in youtube video, and they … yeah but there doing 27 inch at the mo as seen in youtube video, and they are expanding them month by month



    lol thats a while away yet you can get 11" for about £2000 the youtube vids are from 07 shows....prototypes

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    esq3585;4669467

    Where did you hear they are being phased out??? :roll:



    How about here?>energychoices.co.uk/pla…tml

    Confucious say...A closed mouth avoids the foot!:whistling:

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    Pluun;4670395

    How about … How about here?>http://www.energychoices.co.uk/plasma-tvs-to-be-banned-in-britain-13-01-2009.htmlConfucious say...A closed mouth avoids the foot!:whistling:



    most companies are already prducing a green range mate like sony bravia green

    they banning the high consunumption ones thats all

    so not really conclusive proof although the future does lie elsewhere

    plasma aint going anywhere soon

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    casparwhite;4670416

    most companies are already prducing a green range mate like sony bravia … most companies are already prducing a green range mate like sony bravia greenso not really conclusive proof although the future does lie elsewhereplasma aint going anywhere soon



    No, one article is not conclusive but it's only one of many.

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    I'm still watching CRT TV, they are cheap as chips 2nd hand till the market runs dry I'll keep buying them. Besides I'm waiting for the 3D TV

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    Energy-guzzling flatscreen plasma televisions will soon be banned as part of the battle against climate change, ministers have told The Independent on Sunday.

    "Minimum energy performance standards" for televisions are expected to be agreed across Europe this spring, they say, and this should lead to "phasing out the most inefficient TVs". At the same time, a compulsory labelling system will be drawn up to identify the best and worst devices.

    The moves, which follow last week's withdrawal of the 100W incandescent lightbulb, are part of a drive to slow the rapid growth of electricity consumption in homes by phasing out wasteful devices and introducing more efficient ones. Giant plasma televisions – dubbed "the 4x4s of the living room" – can consume four times as much energy as traditional TVs that used cathode ray tubes (CRTs).
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    Over the past 30 years, the number of electric appliances and gadgets in a typical home has almost trebled – from 17 to 47 – as a host of devices from scanners to security systems, cappuccino makers to computer game consoles have joined the more traditional kettles, irons, vacuum cleaners and cookers. And the number of televisions in homes has also grown rapidly; there are now 60 million of them, one for every person in the country.

    The amount of power needed to run this electronic explosion has more than doubled in the same period, and the official Energy Savings Trust estimates that it will grow by another 12 per cent over the next four years.

    The boom in flatscreen TVs, partly spurred by the digital changeover, is helping to fuel the increase, as is the growing size of the screens. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said last week: "In the past five years we have seen the main television in a household change from typically being a 24in to 32in CRT television to being a much larger flatscreen television, with screen sizes of between 32 and 42 inches becoming more and more common. Not surprisingly, this has seen the energy used by the main television in the house increase."

    Different makes and models of television vary in their use of power, but a 42in plasma television may use some 822 kilowatt hours a year, compared to 350kWh by an LCD flat screen of the same size. A 32in CRT, the biggest available, would use 322kWh.

    Power consumption goes up as the screens increase in size, so the trust says that a big plasma model could use four times as much electricity and be responsible for the emission of four times as much carbon dioxide as the biggest CRT; they now account for twice as much as a fridge-freezer.

    Now European governments are finalising a mandatory EU regulation to set minimum standards for televisions. The worst performers will be phased out, and the rest will have to be labelled with energy ratings which, says Defra, "will make it easier for consumers to identify the most and least energy-efficient televisions available". The scheme is modelled on an existing one for fridges and other white goods which has greatly increased their efficiency over the past decade.

    The EU has already agreed minimum standards for the electricity consumed in standby mode. Defra says this should cause a fourfold drop by early next year in the energy used by a TV when it has been switched off by remote control instead of the main switch. Similar steps are being taken in Australia and the United States; in the US, 275 million televisions gobble up as much electricity as is produced by 10 coal-fired power stations.

    Manufacturers are responding by making their products greener. The best new plasma televisions now use one-third less energy than the average, and new LED televisions, which are more efficient, are being developed.


    they are phasing out high consuumption tvs and new greener plasmas are being produced in place, youve got a little confused but you are halfway there

    My new 42 panny plasma is rated at just over 200watts.

    exactly. older less energy effecient plasma models will be phased out.
    LG and Panasonic will still make them and sell them all over the world.
    if the EU wants to ban them, plenty of other countries will still buy them.

    therefore plasma tvs are NOT being phased out.
    it says so in the article. the manufacturers will have to meet certain specs before their TVs will be sold in certain areas.

    stupid scaremongering.
    typical of people who know nothing about tvs

    I used to have a 28" 4:3 CRT that was a total non brand.

    Upgraded to a 40" v3000 Sony LCD alongside a thor scart for Sky+ (sd) and an upscaling DVD player, 360 and a PS3 via HDMI. After fiddling with the settings I watched The Dark Knight on Blu Ray and swear I had an eyegasm. lol

    SD Sky is also many times better than on my old crt but that probably has a lot to do with the old tv being a supermarket cheapie.
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