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Old 07-04-2010, 10:07 AM  
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LCD or Plasma? Why?

Both our big-screen TVs are LCD, never tried plasma. Considering adding a TV. Which do you prefer? Why?
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Old 07-04-2010, 10:18 AM   #2
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I have both,like both and really cant find a reason from one that makes me write off the other.I mainly like my LCD's because I have a computer hooked up to all but one of them but one and to me my desktop and programs look better on the LCD vs the plasma.I'm sure this will vary from user to user but I really like my LCD's.I just got one of the Vizio 55 inch led LCD......Love it...... Anyway here's a interesting article on the topic.
http://www.lcdtvbuyingguide.com/lcdtv-plasmavslcd.shtml
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Old 07-04-2010, 10:30 AM   #3
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I have both,like both and really cant find a reason from one that makes me write off the other.I mainly like my LCD's because I have a computer hooked up to all but one of them but one and to me my desktop and programs look better on the LCD vs the plasma.I'm sure this will vary from user to user but I really like my LCD's.I just got one of the Vizio 55 inch led LCD......Love it...... Anyway here's a interesting article on the topic.
http://www.lcdtvbuyingguide.com/lcdtv-plasmavslcd.shtml
Thanks Bane. Wow, from the article you suggest it appears they reccomend plasma. Though I don't find any lag in my LCD tvs, both have the 120 refresh rate. I have avoided plasma out of concern for screen burn.

I don't use my tv for computer. Have you watched sports on your LCD and do you find it fast enough to keep up compared to your plasma? Do you find the viewing angle on your plasma to be significantly better than your LCD?
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Old 07-04-2010, 10:35 AM   #4
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Thanks Bane. Wow, from the article you suggest it appears they reccomend plasma. Though I don't find any lag in my LCD tvs, both have the 120 refresh rate. I have avoided plasma out of concern for screen burn.

I don't use my tv for computer. Have you watched sports on your LCD and do you find it fast enough to keep up compared to your plasma? Do you find the viewing angle on your plasma to be significantly better than your LCD?
I cant tell much difference if any to be honest.Maybe my eyes aren't what they once were but I watch action movies on both and just cant really see the difference.Everything I have found suggests that Plasma is better and that's fine,I can accept that and still be happy with a lesser product.

What I really want to see is how the difference will be on the 3D tvs.
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Old 07-04-2010, 10:51 AM   #5
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Thanks Bane. Wow, from the article you suggest it appears they reccomend plasma. Though I don't find any lag in my LCD tvs, both have the 120 refresh rate. I have avoided plasma out of concern for screen burn.

I don't use my tv for computer. Have you watched sports on your LCD and do you find it fast enough to keep up compared to your plasma? Do you find the viewing angle on your plasma to be significantly better than your LCD?
The screen burn issue is really overblown, IMO.

I have an early generation Pioneer plasma - before they started putting anti-burn capabilities in the display.

I play PS3, and have watched hours of ESPN or NFLN on draft day, and had the ticker burnt in - or a HUD in a PS3 game. None of them have ever become permanent. Most have gone away on their own, in a handful of stubborn cases, I've tuned the display to a grey screen and let it sit for a while.

Problem solved.

IMO, the picture quality is worth dealing with potential burn-in. And with the newer displays, I'm not sure it's even much of an issue anymore.
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Old 07-04-2010, 10:55 AM   #6
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The screen burn issue is really overblown, IMO.

I have an early generation Pioneer plasma - before they started putting anti-burn capabilities in the display.

I play PS3, and have watched hours of ESPN or NFLN on draft day, and had the ticker burnt in - or a HUD in a PS3 game. None of them have ever become permanent. Most have gone away on their own, in a handful of stubborn cases, I've tuned the display to a grey screen and let it sit for a while.

Problem solved.

IMO, the picture quality is worth dealing with potential burn-in. And with the newer displays, I'm not sure it's even much of an issue anymore.
Thanks OTWP. I know what you mean about potential issues being overblown. I read that LCD picture drops off from the sides but it must be really off to the side because I have never noticed it on mine.
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Old 07-04-2010, 10:56 AM   #7
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Have you considered LED?
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Old 07-04-2010, 11:24 AM   #8
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Have you considered LED?
No. Do you reccomend? If so why? Thanks Treb.
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Old 07-04-2010, 12:00 PM   #9
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No. Do you reccomend? If so why? Thanks Treb.
My LED LCD seems brighter,its paper thin,and super lightweight for a tv.
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Old 07-04-2010, 12:49 PM   #10
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LED's have much better specs than standard LCD's especially in the contrast ratio and power consumption. Plasma's are great picture quality but the LED's are right up there with them but run cooler and use less power. Heat could be an issue depending on your setup with a plasma, like inside a cabinet. Oh, and LED's are very thin and light too.

If you look at a LED the contrast ratio is somewhere in the 4,000,000:1 range where as a standard LCD runs around 150,000:1. A plasma will give you the best contrast ratio usually running around 5,000,000:1.

If I where in the market right now I would go with the LED. Just my 2 cents worth. You should just cruise over to Best Buy and take a look at them and compare between the three. I wouldn't worry about burn in on Plasma's anymore and if you find the right deal on one I wouldn't hesitate. Personally as far a picture quality I favor the LED's.
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Old 07-04-2010, 01:54 PM   #11
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LED's have much better specs than standard LCD's especially in the contrast ratio and power consumption. Plasma's are great picture quality but the LED's are right up there with them but run cooler and use less power. Heat could be an issue depending on your setup with a plasma, like inside a cabinet. Oh, and LED's are very thin and light too.

If you look at a LED the contrast ratio is somewhere in the 4,000,000:1 range where as a standard LCD runs around 150,000:1. A plasma will give you the best contrast ratio usually running around 5,000,000:1.

If I where in the market right now I would go with the LED. Just my 2 cents worth. You should just cruise over to Best Buy and take a look at them and compare between the three. I wouldn't worry about burn in on Plasma's anymore and if you find the right deal on one I wouldn't hesitate. Personally as far a picture quality I favor the LED's.
Yes, the LEDs did have a great picture. More $ than I feel right spending on a TV for my kid's game room.
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Old 07-04-2010, 01:56 PM   #12
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Just got back from Best Buy. bought a Samsung 40" LN40C630 for $709.
Throwing up the wall mount kit to have it hooked up in the kid's game room in time for company this afternoon.
Grabbed a Samsung BDC6500 to solve my dvd player/Netflix stream need as well. Not a PS3 but not as expensive. I'm a cheap ****.

Thanks all for your input.

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Old 07-04-2010, 01:59 PM   #13
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Just got back from Best Buy. bought a Samsung 40" LN40C630 for $709.
Throwing up the wall mount kit to have it hooked up in the kid's game room in time for company this afternoon.
Grabbed a Samsung BDC6500 to solve my dvd player/Netflix stream need as well.

Thanks all for your input.

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That's the same line of TV I just bought. The LNXXC630.

Look at the sticker on your box and under te bottom left barcode what is the 4 digit alpha-numerical code? If it starts with a "C" you want to take it back immediately.
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Old 07-04-2010, 02:12 PM   #14
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That's the same line of TV I just bought. The LNXXC630.

Look at the sticker on your box and under te bottom left barcode what is the 4 digit alpha-numerical code? If it starts with a "C" you want to take it back immediately.
The bottom left bar code?The short one? It says AA01.
Is that the number you mean?
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Old 07-04-2010, 02:16 PM   #15
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The bottom left bar code?The short one? It says AA01.
Is that the number you mean?
Yes that is.

That is the code for which panel you have in your TV.

If it starts with an S, Samsung made the panel, and these are considered to be the best.

A is considered to be good also, but C is horrible.

Check out this thread.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...178897&page=28
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