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Old Jan 1, 2013, 12:10 AM   #1
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LED vs plasma

what are your thoughts? specially if you want Gaming and watching Football
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 01:33 AM   #2
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For gaming, LED.

For watching football, LED.

For movies, Plasma.

I had a plasma some time ago, got terrible ghosting whenever something was on the screen too long (like a network logo or a sports ticker). But it had an amazing picture for movie watching.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 01:36 AM   #3
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I tried LED V Plasma in the store before buying the LED Sony Bravia. I found the colours more vibrant and realistic on the LED model....The sales girl told me that most people who buy Plasma ( the large ones) tend to use them in Bars / Hotels and public places, and mount them high up.

The Sony 3D is great....Even some of the internet content is worth a watch.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 02:23 AM   #4
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Never buying another LED, just telling you that now. Mine is OKAY, but you have to be right in front of it to get a clear picture.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 02:35 AM   #5
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Never buying another LED, just telling you that now. Mine is OKAY, but you have to be right in front of it to get a clear picture.
Gee, mine is the opposite...A good distance away is best. Out of curiosity, what did you get?
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Gee, mine is the opposite...A good distance away is best. Out of curiosity, what did you get?
A Vizio. Maybe because it was cheap, but yeah, it looks great if you stand far, but move to the sides at like an angle, and it's horrible.
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A Vizio. Maybe because it was cheap, but yeah, it looks great if you stand far, but move to the sides at like an angle, and it's horrible.
Once again, mines the opposite...I can sit ant almost right angles to it and still get an excellent view. I don't know Vizio, but there might be settings you can fiddle with?
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Once again, mines the opposite...I can sit ant almost right angles to it and still get an excellent view. I don't know Vizio, but there might be settings you can fiddle with?
I'd have to look sometime when I get a chance. It's been unplugged all year.
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A Vizio. Maybe because it was cheap, but yeah, it looks great if you stand far, but move to the sides at like an angle, and it's horrible.
That sounds like a cheap display. My LED displays (iMac, numerous Bravias and a Samsung) are totally fine at angles.

I'd go for LED. I don't fully know the difference, I just know that I've never seen an image as good as the one my current Bravia puts out (and that's LED).
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 07:39 AM   #10
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I only have a cheap LED TV from Samsung but it's very good and has a nice viewing angle. I can even adjust it specifically so I can watch it while lying down.

I personally wouldn't even consider a plasma, they're known to develop more faults (especially the "ghosting" issue) and personally I don't really see enough of an upside to justify that.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 10:16 AM   #11
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Never buying another LED, just telling you that now. Mine is OKAY, but you have to be right in front of it to get a clear picture.
That's like saying you bought a $200 netbook and thinking all laptops are crap, including rMBP. You do get what you pay for.

I would for sure pick LED over plasmas.

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Old Jan 1, 2013, 10:19 AM   #12
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My understanding is that at one point, Plasma had the edge for refresh rate and watching sports. That may no longer be the case now or at least be minimized.
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Ok thanks for answers guys!! But one more question is there full LED? Everywhere I look it just says edge-led backlight
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Every single Plasma I've looked at flickers, most noticeable in bright scenes. It's very similar to an old CRT monitor with a refresh rate of 60 HZ, but not as bad. Still, for that reason alone I could never own one. It's too bad really, they do blow away LCD's in color accuracy, viewing angle, and black level performance.

Edit: I'd really like to update my TV's. Both of mine are 2007 Samsung's. One is a 61" DLP (LED backlit) and the other is a 40" LCD I have in my bed room. Although both are still excellent TV's, they don't compare to what's available today
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For the record, LED is just the backlight, they are still LCD TV's
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Never buying another LED, just telling you that now. Mine is OKAY, but you have to be right in front of it to get a clear picture.
Wow really? I've only found LCD to be like that, if sit too low or too high the picture would turn grey. I bought a slim Samsung LED TV and the picture is vibrant and flawless from all angles, especially blacks.
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I as well have a Samsung LED. The only complaint I have is in dark scenes all of the LED's go darker, the plasmas would just darken the dark spots not the whole picture. Maybe the more expensive LED sets do this.
I've also noticed that when the picture goes black somewhere, the actual LEDs turn off and it seems as if the TV has turned off. But I haven't had an issue seeing dark scenes.

I'm sure there's a feature somewhere to turn this off. There should be.
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I've also noticed that when the picture goes black somewhere, the actual LEDs turn off and it seems as if the TV has turned off. But I haven't had an issue seeing dark scenes.

I'm sure there's a feature somewhere to turn this off. There should be.
Some LCD TV's the turn off sections of the of the dark areas give you a false sensation of good black level performance. Let's say a guy has a black pinstripe suite on in a room with limited lighting. The suite would appear to be black with no pinstripes. That's what's known as poor dynamic range. Plasma's on the other hand, each and every pixel is illuminated or turned off individually. Much better performance when is comes to dynamic range...
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Some LCD TV's the turn off sections of the of the dark areas give you a false sensation of good black level performance. Let's say a guy has a black pinstripe suite on in a room with limited lighting. The suite would appear to be black with no pinstripes. That's what's known as poor dynamic range. Plasma's on the other hand, each and every pixel is illuminated individually. Much better performance when is comes to dynamic range...
There are more expensive LED lit TV's that have local dimming.
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There are more expensive LED lit TV's that have local dimming.
true, but they still don't compare to Plasma's when it comes to dynamic range. Look, I don't have a plasma for reasons I explained earlier. They're definately not perfect. They're less efficient power wise, and still prone to burn-in. I wish I wasn't sensitive to Plasma flicker or I'd buy one in a second
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true, but they still don't compare to Plasma's when it comes to dynamic range. Look, I don't have a plasma for reasons I explained earlier. They're definately not perfect. They're less efficient power wise, and still prone to burn-in. I wish I wasn't sensitive to Plasma flicker or I'd buy one in a second
I agree that plasma is all around the best picture other than a CRT. Maybe if OLED really takes off that will take over.
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Have both. Sony Bravia LED & LG plasma. Both are great TV's, but both are used in different ways. LED is used for gaming, movies and regular TV viewing and it does a very good job in a well lit room with the anti-glare screen. Colours are a little more subdued but still good. Plasma is in a very dark room and is used for movie & TV viewing. Colours are saturated, dark movies (done in a night setting) are cleaner & sharper, which makes viewing much better. Remember that there are also distances that you should sit away from set to properly view. My plasma has a good viewing screen from any angle but my LED starts to lose it from a certain side angle. Both are good, you just have to determine which situation you will be using it in.
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For TVs I prefer plasma. Unmatched contrast and black levels. Viewing angles is virtually 180.

For a computer monitor, I prefer an LCD due the fact that it's lighter and can be offered with a matte finish.
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I have never owned a plasma. I do own 2 LED tvs. A Sharp Aquos and a Sony Bravia. I really like them both.
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