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Rogzombie Fezian08 Sep 2011 5:25 p.m. PST

Which do you prefer and why?

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian08 Sep 2011 5:38 p.m. PST

a free one in my living room?

pphalen Inactive Member08 Sep 2011 6:20 p.m. PST

Unless you are really, really fussy (or rich) a decent LCD TV is fine. Plasma are better for obtuse viewing angles, LED will be better when the price comes down…

Tacitus08 Sep 2011 6:20 p.m. PST

lcd brighter, more expensive, can look pixilated. plasma darker, less expensive, is a gas so looks more smooth.
6 of one, 1/2 dozen of the other.

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member08 Sep 2011 6:58 p.m. PST


Lord Hypnogogue Inactive Member08 Sep 2011 7:10 p.m. PST

LED when prices drop. I have an LCD that I bought on sale. It's not bad but it's only 720p/60hz. I just watch standard tv and up-converted dvds (xbox 360). Kinda wish I'd waited and got 1080p/120 or 240hz. I seem to get a lot of blur whenever there's movement and the higher refresh rate cuts down on that I believe.

the Gorb Inactive Member08 Sep 2011 7:35 p.m. PST

I just bought a high end Samsung LED. It is quite amazing compared to the 5 year old LCD it replaced.

What I really like is the internet connection (many, many aps) as well as the energy consumption. LEDs consume 1/2 the power of LCDs which consume 1/2 the power of plasmas.

Best Buy had it at 1/3 off retail price. 12 month mfg warranty. Register it, get extra 3 months mfg warranty. Pay using Discover card, add another 12 month mfg warranty.

Main issue is that component input must be 1080i. HDMI or bust it appears. Had to turn in my old cable set top box to get a new one one which output HDMI.

Regards, the Gorb

Toshach Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member08 Sep 2011 7:42 p.m. PST

I have a Samsung 55" LED/LCD and even after a year and a half it still blows me away. Watching "Apocalipto" on Blu-Ray is almost a religious experience.

One of the things you used to have to watch out for with Plasmas is burn-through. My friend has a 50" Plasma that has two, permanent shadows running down the sides of his screen, complments of his kids watching shows broadcast in non-HD 4:3 format. I suspect they have improved this, but LEDs have always been less susceptible.

Rogzombie Fezian08 Sep 2011 8:05 p.m. PST

Thanks everyone. Gorb, thanks for the detailed description but the last part, are you saying I have to use an hd cable box with an led tv.

Toshach, thats an awful story and unacceptable in this day and age. That shouldnt happen on anything. I used to leave the xbox paused for a long time on my old sony and it never did this.

I've read a few reviews, one guy preferred the plasma heavily,
although it seems overal led is the way to go. I prefer hearing it from real people, though without agendas thats why I posted here.

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2011 9:41 p.m. PST

Plasma screen burn and cost to run for a year are enough of a put off for me.

pphalen Inactive Member09 Sep 2011 5:45 a.m. PST

Unless your primary purpose is to watch Blu-Ray movies, why would you not get an HD cable box?

richarDISNEY Inactive Member09 Sep 2011 7:38 a.m. PST

LCDs use a lot less 'juice'.

Rogzombie Fezian09 Sep 2011 9:18 a.m. PST

pphalen, I'm trying to get my head around the whole concept.
Actually that is a good point, I probably would primarily watch bluray discs on it plus the occassional sports.

I would like to get in on the cutting edge tech though because things are changing so fast I dont want to buy something thats already outdated.

Good points on the plasma.

I'll bet most people that walk in best buy and pick up a tv never consider these points. Used to be me, lol.

Jovian1 Inactive Member09 Sep 2011 8:38 p.m. PST

LED is supposed to last longer, does not suffer from "burn in" when pausing or having a ticker running in the same spot for long periods. Plasma is supposed to have more vibrant colors, but the LED technology keeps getting better. Plasma is also more fragile.

Rogzombie Fezian11 Sep 2011 1:43 p.m. PST

I have an led 23" monitor that I love. Its as good as a big screen tv when you are sitting 2 feet away, lol. I need something for the living room though. I had a chance to get rid of my 200 pound Sony and I did without having to pay someone to lift it so I have the 20" in the living room now.

Mako11 Inactive Member28 Dec 2011 3:25 p.m. PST

Plasmas seem to have superior color.

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