Plasma VS. LCD

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  1. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    We're getting a new HDTV soon (probably 50" range) and Im trying to figure out/remember which is better: plasma or LCD...help!
     
  2. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    LCD all the way.

    Check out the Buying Tips Forum
     
  3. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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  4. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    Good point! I failed to take in consideration the size he was looking to get.
     
  5. Stridder44 thread starter macrumors 68040

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  6. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    50"+ is going to be better off plasma

    42" is either way

    anywhere below is LCD
     
  7. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I like LCD better. Plasma has had too many problems. I hear those are being fixed with more recent models, but I would still be leery.

    That said. If you want around 50", you don't really have a choice except Plasma.
     
  8. balamw Moderator

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    Or a LCD/DLP projection unit...

    Personally, I agree w/w_parietti22.

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  9. student_trap macrumors 68000

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    OK...

    LCD:

    - i think they only go up to 40in (anything higher than that will be really expensive!)
    - better overall picture in my opinion
    - longer lasting
    - problems displaying a 'true' black

    Plasma:

    - Cheaper at larger sizes (80" is the largest i have seen in person)
    - burnout problems (apparently this is less of an issue now, however how much you can trust the companies that are trying to sell you a £4000 TV when they tell you this is unknown!)
    - older tech

    I went with a 40in LCD by Sony, and have absolutely no problems with it, it's picture was the best to my eyes, and i was never going to buy plasma because of the burnout problems!

    My best advice, be aware of the limitations of both types (burnout/difficulty in displaying 'black') and check them out with your own eyes, pick what you think looks best!
     
  10. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Triple chip DLP.

    Plasma = burn-in = junk.

    DLP's cheaper, too. Unless you absolutely need the flat panel, anything over 42" you should buy DLP. And make sure it's triple chip.
     
  11. Black&Tan macrumors 6502a

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    ...and didn't plasmas have problems with longevity. The screen was only good for a few years....
     

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