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More prone to problems: LCD or Plasma ?

zanbeak
05-09-2011, 06:45 AM
ive had a sony projection tv 57inch for 5 years and it has had problems 3 times. twice the problem was a convergence problem. apparantly projection tvs are faulted in design, especially if a sony tv can have so many problems like this.

so now i will have to buy either a plasma or lcd 55 inch flat panel.

so, in the long run which one will have the Least problems? plasma or lcd? which one will last the longest without major problems such as the convergence i got on my current tv. aslo why is plasma cheaper than lcd now in stores? is plasma bad quality compared to lcd? whats the reason?? which one is more susceptible to problems plasma or lcd? basically i have 4 LCD montiors for my computers and laptops and i know LCD lasts a long time without problems for me. now, does plasma last as long as LCD? i dont care which has the better image quality of the 2, i want to know which lasts the longest and will have the least amount of problems? i dont want to buy a new tv every year. whats the concensus on durability and life-span????

RandyWalters
05-09-2011, 08:04 AM
....i have to buy either a plasma or lcd 55 inch flat panel. so, in the long run which one will have the Least problems? plasma or lcd? which one will last the longest without major problems such as the convergence i got on my current tv. Both technologies are pretty mature by now, but the most reliable TV you can buy is a Panasonic Plasma, followed by a Samsung Plasma. The other brands and technologies are well behind these two.


aslo why is plasma cheaper than lcd now in stores? Plasma panels are easier to manufacture and also contain less electronics. Plasma has always been cheaper than LCD (not just now), but the price gap between the two has become smaller and smaller over the years. But still, the best LCD or LED LCD TV costs a lot more than the best Plasma, and the best Plasma still has better picture quality than the best LCD or LED LCD.


is plasma bad quality compared to lcd? whats the reason?? Plasma technology is simpler so there's less to go wrong.


which one is more susceptible to problems plasma or lcd? It's not so much which technology is prone to having problems, it's more about the quality control of the company making them.


basically i have 4 LCD montiors for my computers and laptops and i know LCD lasts a long time without problems for me. now, does plasma last as long as LCD? i dont care which has the better image quality of the 2, i want to know which lasts the longest and will have the least amount of problems. i dont want to buy a new tv every year. whats the concensus on durability and life-span????LCD panels are typically rated about 60,000 hours, and Plasma panels are rated at 100,000 hours (25-35 years). But it's more likely that the TV will suffer some other internal failure like a power supply or video board or input board etc well before the panel wears out. The cold hard fact though is modern electronics have an acceptable failure rate (roughly 2% to 6%) so even the most reliable TV could suddenly fail when it's only a few years old.

zanbeak
05-09-2011, 09:48 AM
compared to a sony 57 inch projection tv, how reliable is a panasonic 55 inch plasma tv compared to it? is the plasma tv alot more reliable and longer-lasting than projection tvs are? whats the verdict? thanks

Loves2Watch
05-09-2011, 10:32 AM
compared to a sony 57 inch projection tv, how reliable is a panasonic 55 inch plasma tv compared to it? is the plasma tv alot more reliable and longer-lasting than projection tvs are? whats the verdict? thanks

Yes, plasma TV's are more reliable than projection TV's plus they don't require periodic maintenance nor bulb replacement, convergence, etc.

zanbeak
05-09-2011, 11:20 AM
also howcome plasma tvs have a higher hz than lcd? for example i always see lcd tvs with 60hz or 120hz and i see plasma tvs with 600hz, is the plasma image 6 times clearer or better looking? does that mean plasma has a lot better quality color/picture,etc? what does that mean in terms of image quality? thanks

kharaa
05-09-2011, 11:29 AM
also howcome plasma tvs have a higher hz than lcd? for example i always see lcd tvs with 60hz or 120hz and i see plasma tvs with 600hz, is the plasma image 6 times clearer or better looking? does that mean plasma has a lot better quality color/picture,etc? what does that mean in terms of image quality? thanks

thats just a marketing term.

Plasma has the best picture due to deeper blacks, better viewing angles and there lack of motion blur

Rick-F
05-09-2011, 12:08 PM
These are well built . . . :)

http://xoteria.com/CH7.html

BeeF
05-11-2011, 12:16 PM
also howcome plasma tvs have a higher hz than lcd? for example i always see lcd tvs with 60hz or 120hz and i see plasma tvs with 600hz, is the plasma image 6 times clearer or better looking? does that mean plasma has a lot better quality color/picture,etc? what does that mean in terms of image quality? thanks

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-B6iftyBQxXB/learn/learningcenter/home/tv_faq.html#600Hz

ImRizzo
05-11-2011, 12:38 PM
These are well built . . . :)

http://xoteria.com/CH7.html


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bassdude70
05-11-2011, 01:35 PM
I am kind of up-in-the-air about plasmas at the moment. My 1.5 year old Panasonic Viera 54" stopped working a few weeks ago. Of course, it is out of warranty. The first symptom (other than no display) - you could hear the relays click when turning on the power, then click again, followed by three flashing lights on the power LED. This was determined to be an issue with the "A" (main I/O) board. I replaced that, now have 10 flashing lights, which is a power supply problem. I'm wondering if the power supply board caused the "A" board to bite the dust. I am ordering the new power supply board(s) tomorrow. Even though I will have had to replace three boards, I still got off cheaper than what Panasonic was going to charge me to have a tech come out and do what I'm doing. I'll post an update soon.

Loves2Watch
05-11-2011, 02:34 PM
I am kind of up-in-the-air about plasmas at the moment. My 1.5 year old Panasonic Viera 54" stopped working a few weeks ago. Of course, it is out of warranty. The first symptom (other than no display) - you could hear the relays click when turning on the power, then click again, followed by three flashing lights on the power LED. This was determined to be an issue with the "A" (main I/O) board. I replaced that, now have 10 flashing lights, which is a power supply problem. I'm wondering if the power supply board caused the "A" board to bite the dust. I am ordering the new power supply board(s) tomorrow. Even though I will have had to replace three boards, I still got off cheaper than what Panasonic was going to charge me to have a tech come out and do what I'm doing. I'll post an update soon.

Sorry to hear of your troubles...

DoctorCAD
05-11-2011, 06:08 PM
While they MAY have a better picture, plasma TVs are no better than any other piece of electronic equipment as far as longetivity goes.

If the 9 year old Asian boy assembling the components skips a step, that component could fail.

Don't think it won't happen because you are asking in the Panasonic marketing site.

pappylap
05-11-2011, 08:56 PM
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Rick-F
05-13-2011, 01:23 PM
While they MAY have a better picture, plasma TVs are no better than any other piece of electronic equipment as far as longetivity goes.

If the 9 year old Asian boy assembling the components skips a step, that component could fail.
Don't think it won't happen because you are asking in the Panasonic marketing site.

My Korean plasma was assembled in Mexico. At least that 9 year old Mexican was a home in Mexico working and not here assembling my Egg McMuffin. :banana: