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LCD or Plasma HDTVs: Which to Choose?

eHDMI
12-10-2008, 10:29 PM
The war between plasma and LCD flat-panel TVs rages on, and no doubt you've heard the propaganda from both camps. While LCD has traditionally been more expensive than plasma at the larger sizes, that gap is diminishing -making other factors such as performance and features more significant. We'll take you through the pros and cons of each technology to help you make the important decision: whether to buy a plasma or LCD television?

Story (http://shopping.yahoo.com/articles/yshoppingarticles/179/lcd-or-plasma-hdtvs-which-to-choose/)

Jambi
12-13-2008, 05:41 AM
Just buy an SD CRT TV. I read plasma TVs last less then 5 years and so do LCD TVs. Read that the back lights in LCD TVs last about three years then you have to replace the whole TV, or if the back light is replaceable, it would cost like $600. And 3 years is for a well known brand lesser knows brands may go out sooner. Those CRT TVs last well over ten years most of the time. You can still find SD CRT TVs at Target.

Loves2Watch
12-13-2008, 08:07 AM
Just buy an SD CRT TV. I read plasma TVs last less then 5 years and so do LCD TVs. Read that the back lights in LCD TVs last about three years then you have to replace the whole TV, or if the back light is replaceable, it would cost like $600. And 3 years is for a well known brand lesser knows brands may go out sooner. Those CRT TVs last well over ten years most of the time. You can still find SD CRT TVs at Target.

Sorry to inform you that all of that just isn't true. You have been misinformed.

Jambi
12-13-2008, 08:44 AM
Sorry to inform you that all of that just isn't true. You have been misinformed.
sorry meant to say the back light cost $300 not $600 if it is replaceable.
so how long do lcd and plasma tvs last then?

Loves2Watch
12-13-2008, 08:54 AM
sorry meant to say the back light cost $300 not $600 if it is replaceable.
so how long do lcd and plasma tvs last then?

They are projected to last 7 to 20 years. I have several that are 5 years plus.

hoorta
12-15-2008, 03:27 AM
Just buy an SD CRT TV. I read plasma TVs last less then 5 years and so do LCD TVs. Read that the back lights in LCD TVs last about three years then you have to replace the whole TV, or if the back light is replaceable, it would cost like $600. And 3 years is for a well known brand lesser knows brands may go out sooner. Those CRT TVs last well over ten years most of the time. You can still find SD CRT TVs at Target.

"You can still find SD CRT TVs at Target" Not for long, my friend. I hope you realize computer monitor LCD flat-screens employ the same technology, and we have LCDs at work 10+ years old that are still going strong.

Please- before you post something similar- do a search "My Plasma\LCD burned out and I'm honked off. "

Incidentally, you wouldn't happen to be working for a company that is about to shut down, because they didn't see it coming and still makes CRT SDTVs?

firsTraveler
12-15-2008, 07:09 PM
Just get a Pioneer Elite 151, it's really that simple.:yippee:

Codes20
12-15-2008, 08:14 PM
Just buy an SD CRT TV. I read plasma TVs last less then 5 years and so do LCD TVs. Read that the back lights in LCD TVs last about three years then you have to replace the whole TV, or if the back light is replaceable, it would cost like $600. And 3 years is for a well known brand lesser knows brands may go out sooner. Those CRT TVs last well over ten years most of the time. You can still find SD CRT TVs at Target.

You seriously don't actually believe what you type, do you?

I debunk myths daily from people coming to buy LCDs and end up leaving with a plasma.

electrictroy
12-16-2008, 06:49 AM
Video viewed on my computer's LCD always looks "off" to my eyes. When I disconnect the LCD and go back to CRT, then the video looks good again.