Plasma Vs. Lcd

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  1. Sock

    Sock Well-Known Member

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    Ah.

    I think LCD is the way to go, anyways. Plasma crystals sometimes have a hard time creating a black colour, and they'll make a dark green/purple instead. They seem unreliable.
     
  2. pianoman0723

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    ive heard LCD is just generally more reliable. Also, im not sure if sony makes a bravia plasma (because i totally trust the brand now).
     
  3. Marforce

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    Bought a 42 Samsung Plasma. Was last years model so it was 300$ cheaper than the nearest priced 42 LCD...
     
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    If you go to a store and compare a plasma to a lcd you'll notice they reflect more light.
    I would probably be on the lcd side.
     
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    LCD imo, they last longer are cheaper and don't have a quality that is much worse than plasma

    PS: where do you all get the cash from to buy 40 inch screens? 0_o ok unless you are over 20, but srsly I'm 16 and I got to work a lot to get my 26" monitor/TV xD
     
  6. Marforce

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    I'm 20, and am a full time + more student. The bank gave me 100k $ student loan + me having no real concept of the value of money = me buying a tv..
     
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    plasma
    the colors just look better.
    my brother has a plasma and i ave an lcd.
    i hate watching tv on his then having to come home to mine lol.
    but yeah have to becareful of burn ins.
     
  8. Nicasus

    Nicasus Been watching you all day

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    Bought a Samsung LCD, and it's full of win.
    Got it for €879,20 instead of €1.099,-
    20% employee discount ftw.
    :3


    I'm 18 and I can afford it with my job.
    Though it is like three months salary for me.
     
  9. dalecyt

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    lcd for me although ive got a sony bravia and i think that was created to bring out the colors so i it all depends on the manufacturer as there both basicly the same
     
  10. munajadidab

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    prefer Plasma
     
  11. Nicasus

    Nicasus Been watching you all day

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    Thanks for your detailed post sir-I-wanna-raise-my-postcount-quickly.
     
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    LCDs may last longer than the half life of plasmas lamps. Nice research you guys who said LCDs last longer. Plasmas actually last longer, they just dim over time. SO in reality plasmas last for 120,000 hours whereas LCDs lifespan is only 65,000. But you will need to replace the plasma long before the 120,000 hour mark. Either way is good, IMO. 60,000 is apporximately 11 years.

    "LONGEVITY

    LCD manufacturers claim that their displays last, on average, 50,000 to 65,000 hours. In fact, an LCD TV will last as long as its backlight does - and those bulbs can sometimes be replaced! Since this is nothing more than light passing through a prismatic substrate, there is essentially nothing to wear out in an LCD monitor. However, one nasty little known fact about LCD technology is that as the backlight ages it can change colors slightly (think of florescent office lighting). When this occurs the white balance of the entire LCD will be thrown for a loop and the user will need to re-calibrate, or worse, try to replace the backlighting or ditch the unit altogether. Some of the early purchasers of larger LCD screens will be learning this tidbit in a couple of years. One thing that I’ve found in this industry, it is not easy to find out whether the backlighting on LCDs can be replaced. Manufacturers are either hesitant to discuss the topic, or they just don’t know.

    Plasma, on the other hand, utilizes slight electric currents to excite a combination of noble gases (i.e., argon, neon, xenon), which glow red, blue, and/or green. This is an essentially active phenomenon, so the phosphoric elements in plasma displays fade over time. Many manufacturers state a new half life of 60,000 hours. While I am skeptical of this spec, I do believe strides have been made to nearly even the playing field with LCD. At half life, the phosphors in a plasma screen will glow half as brightly as they did when the set was new. There is no way to replace these gases; the display simply continues to grow dimmer with use."

    - Proof

    What I want to know is, what is the best brands (top 3) for LCDs/Plasmas both?

    But whatever you decide on, get 1080p. nothing else.
     
  13. Marforce

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    I support this practice !
     
  14. Galione

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    I buy knew tvs every 5th years so the long life is not as big a deal to me but I live in Utah which is a higher altitude than most and i stick to LCD for the price as well as the lack of image burning cause I leave my tv on for quite a long time .

    It's all a matter of preference and experience.
     
  15. Nicasus

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