Lcd And Plasma

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  1. nanSTA

    nanSTA Senior Member

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    Could somone please explain the difference between LCD TV's and Plasmas. And what you think i should buy with a budget of $1500-$2000 dollars.

    Thankls Guys :D
     
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    Majava Well-Known Member

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    Plasma works with gas cells and lcd is liquid cells (correct me if i'm wrong) . Depends on your usage. Plasma is good for movies but lcd for gaming imo
     
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    As Storbo said, Plasma for movies, LCD for gaming. There is much more behind that though.

    The main --- for plasmas is they have a great picture, and the black is black, and not gray.
    The main con, you leave an image on it too long, and it will start burning into your tv. Imagine, a dim version of the halo 3 life meter on your screen, while watching Return of the Jedi. Not very cool. While some video game companies are working around this now, most of them have not.

    The main --- for lcds, you can leave them on as much as you want, they have great picture, and you can play any video game on them without worrying about anything more than a stuck pixel.
    The main con, not an UBER great picture, only a GREAT picture.


    As for recommendations, I have both of these televisions, and I did lots of research, and sized them up against others in store for picture quality, and found them the best. They will both run you about 1799.99 CAD/US, depending where you buy from, and whether they are having a sale. If you are looking to knock off a few hundred bucks by not getting the 1080p, don't, it's worth it.

    Plasma: Panasonia Viera Plasma 42" 1080p HDTV
    LCD: Sharp Aquos LCD 42" 1080p HDTV

    I use both the plasma and lcd for movies. I use the LCD for gaming, and occasionally the plasma.

    So....

    Hardcore gamer: LCD
    Softcore gamer: LCD
    Play-video-games-once-a-month gamer: Plasma
    Movies/TV: Plasma



    Extra note: When buying an HDTV with 1080p, you will want to consider getting a bluray players, or HD cables for your DVD players, or setting your xbox 360 to run in 1080p.
     
  4. xlink

    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    plasma screens use plasmas to emit color.
    FYI phosphor burn isn't much of an issue anymore(and hasn't been for a fair while) so no worries in that regard


    Liquid crystal displays use liquid crystals to filter out pure light white.

    pros - low power consumption, thing, very easy on the eyes, very sharp image at native resolution.
    cons - relatively poor image responsiveness (important to gaming) relatively slow 60Hz input controllers(not an issue if you're using a console since most of those don't have the power to do over 60 Hz) relatively poor image quality compared to CRTs and plasmas, poor contrast, relatively poor color reproduction, somewhat poor viewing angles when using TN and MVA/PVA type pannel. image looks blurry at non native resolutions(EG: if you have good vision 720p will look mediocre on a 1080p screen if you're close)

    make sure you get an SIPS or HIPS if you're going for an LCD. TNs have very poor image quality(decent responciveness though) and PVA/MVA have better image quality but limited viewing angles and a bit less responsiveness.


    TN on the left, SPIS on the right
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a..._Comparison.JPG



    CRT
    pros- incredibly responsive, very incredible image quality on higher end models, perfect viewing angles
    cons- all decent ones are out of production(not enough profit, and it's easier to market LCDs) thicker, higher power consumption, slightly less crisp than a native resolution LCD(almost negligible though)


    THE BEST
    OLED
    pros - more or less everything
    cons - $$$, short life span, not good for viewing in sunlight

    THE BEST
    SED / FED
    pros - more or less everything
    cons -not on the market, seems fictional almost. potential for phosphor burn in



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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathode_ray_tube
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LCD
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasma_screen
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OLED
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surface-condu...emitter_display
     
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    nanSTA Senior Member

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    Thanks Guys :D

    I think im ganna go with a plasma since im a softcore gamer and i dont really worry about the image burning in. :D THanks both rep.
     
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    screen burn has basically almost been eradicated by the newer models of plasma's. And even if it does have some, it will generally go away after a few days or so
     
  7. nanSTA

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    ^^ Ya, thats why id rather get a plasma than a LCD since plasmas hava such a sexxy picture :P
     
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    I got 34'' SONY Bravia, was a gift. Still, i think its useless.
     
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    LCD > Plasma by far
     

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