plasma vs lcd

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  1. Podge

    Podge Power Under Teh Bonnet

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    yes that eternal question but just wanting other peoples input on something i noticed....

    went looking for a new tv as my new house will be ready in about a month, looking at either 40 or 42 inch and noticed that LCD tv's seem a little distorted at close ranges (i will be sitting about 12 feet away usually) but the plasma's seemed to be crystal clear at any distance.

    now is this how it is in the real world or were the plasma's more than likely set up wiith a better picture signal than the lcd's i saw??

    also, i like to watch a fair bit of sport (aussie rules football, rugby league, F1, etc) and will be watching high speed moving sports, are LCD's or Plasma's more suited to this duty?
     
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    What is the light in the room going to be like?
     
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    Podge Power Under Teh Bonnet

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    average.. there are lots of windows but the blinds can always be closed to darken the room
     
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    My Toshiba 42" plasma looks great from any distance.
     
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    I'd go with a DLP
     
  6. DVS SHO 93

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    I have never seen any image distortion on our 46" Samsung LCD. :dunno: I wouldn't buy anything but LCD.
     
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    Podge Power Under Teh Bonnet

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    can you guys please give reasons on why you would only buy plasma/lcd?
     
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    Viewing angle. Size. Wall mountable.
     
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    Podge Power Under Teh Bonnet

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    sorry i meant why you would buy lcd over plasma or vice versa


    i think i have found my tv.. panasonic 42px600u (well the australian version, the 42px600a)
     
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    i want the Sony 52" xbr2
     
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    My roommate works at Magnolia in Best Buy and unless u want to shell out about 5K+ on a Plasma go with a 1080P DLP or LCD. I would go for a Samsung or Sony. Whatever you do make sure its 1080P!!!!!!!! Plasmas a waste of money in my oppinion:eek3:
     
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    People need to go with what is best for them.

    You said sports are important to you therefore I'm to suggest Plasma simply because of artifacting on LCDs.. The other thing is LCD's don't have as good as viewing angles from the sides you need to be directly in front to get the best picture. Plasma does not have this issue.

    Now LCD's certainly have benfits such as no issues with glare and a few other nice toys their are certainly benefits to both the simple question people need to ask themselves are what they will use it most for.

    based off the fact that you want to watch a lot of sports I'd suggest going Plasma I wouldn't even bother shelling out for 1080P now as your not getting it broadcasted anytime soon. Spend 2-2200 bucks on a 50inch Plasma and then in a few years or so possibly take a look at what's going on with broadcasting in HD and upgrade again.
     
  13. Zeromancer

    Zeromancer Pampita's Love Slave

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    My Panny 42" 60u plasma also looks great from any distance.
     
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    Plasma- best for sports or fast moving action, wide viewing angle, 29 billion colors, panasonic has the best black levels, lightweight, thin

    LCD's-brighter, no glare, more expensive, best response time is 4ms (Toshiba)

    Panasonic TH-42PX75U 42" plasma $1599. The new series Panasonic plasmas come with anti-glare and anti-reflective panels.
     

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