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Old 11-20-2005, 04:12 PM   #1
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Plasma vs LCD vs DLP???



Looking into flat panel TV's.

So far this is what I know. Plasma's look better, but their lifespan sucks.

So, since plasma's are comming down in price, would it be advisable to get one? since their picture quality is much better.
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Old 11-20-2005, 04:50 PM   #2
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Old 11-20-2005, 05:55 PM   #3
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All depends on what your using it for...

I'm also looking to buy one but I know I'll be playing games on it, so Plasma is definitely out. LCD is what I'll probably get.
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Old 11-20-2005, 06:05 PM   #4
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All depends on what your using it for...

I'm also looking to buy one but I know I'll be playing games on it, so Plasma is definitely out. LCD is what I'll probably get.

Why Plasma is out?
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Old 11-20-2005, 07:38 PM   #5
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All depends on what your using it for...

I'm also looking to buy one but I know I'll be playing games on it, so Plasma is definitely out. LCD is what I'll probably get.

LCD and plasma are both good it just depends on your needs.
Let me know what you are looking for. I sell them in my store.
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Old 11-20-2005, 08:14 PM   #6
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I was looking at a couple of them. I definately like Plasma for the contrast ratio, viewing angle and refresh rate.

I hate ghosting.
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Old 11-20-2005, 09:08 PM   #7
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Why Plasma is out?
Plasma and video games don't mix. LCD isn't even good but it's much better to have games on there then Plasma.
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Old 11-20-2005, 09:23 PM   #8
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I'm actually in the market for a Plasma now. I looked at LCD's from Sony (Bravia)??, they are very sharp, but still noticed ghosting on faces that shift quickly. Since I watch fast moving sports like hockey (which i'm sure you'll be watching.. i'm going to stick with Plasma. i was told even the fastest LCD's today still experience some sort of ghosting. but they are definitely getting better.

it really depends on your budget... what ever you do, make sure the unit has HDMI inputs. This will become the defacto input in a couple years. it will carry both digital and audio signals from one thin cable (similar to a SATA cable). Especially with the blue ray disc players around the corner, they will only support HDMI and some DVI.

I've narrowed my choices to either a Panasonic, Hitachi, or Pioneer. The Pioneer by far has the best picture quality, especially their ELITE line. They are also the most expensive. They all have their own technology to improve picture and performance, so it really becomes personal preference and budget.

btw, Plasma is still the way to go for anything over 40". Plasma and LCD's are always coming down in price. Pioneer just reduced their 43" by $450 just 2 days ago..
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Plasma and video games don't mix. LCD isn't even good but it's much better to have games on there then Plasma.
Why plasma and games don't mix?

Plasma has much faster refresh rate than LCD.
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from what ive known and heard from many Hi Fi stores they have told us to stay away from DLP as the bulb is very expensive after it blows, LCD is going to be gone in a few years or so, and plasma is really the only good option right now. If you dont have the cash, and depending on the size they told us to get a pineer rear projection tv. Best in the business, but since flat panel i would go plasma wouldnt go any other way. You should go to audio excellence on baview and hightech, or inside times square there is a Hi fi store, the guys name in there is emil, nice guy and tells u stright up.
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Old 11-20-2005, 10:28 PM   #11
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So far this is what I know. Plasma's look better, but their lifespan sucks.
I'm curious to know what the average lifespan is. My buddy has had one for about 4 or 5 years now and it still looks nice. He bought it when it was like 11g too. Sucker!
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Old 11-20-2005, 10:31 PM   #12
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I'm curious to know what the average lifespan is. My buddy has had one for about 4 or 5 years now and it still looks nice. He bought it when it was like 11g too. Sucker!
Average for Plasma is 60,000hrs. which is basically 40yrs if u watch 4hrs a day.
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i would like to know more about DLP. i want to get one since it's the cheaper of the bunch. whats good about DLP that is keeping it in the market?
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whats good about DLP that is keeping it in the market?
you can get really big ones for cheap.like 50"+

LCDs most common sizes are 32" - 40".
Bigger ones are LCD Projection
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