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Old 05-01-2011, 08:52 PM   #556  
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Plasma is still the clear winner due to it's much better black levels. "Black level is the foundation of video, period. It is the first and most important item as everything is built on top of it. If one does not understand that, one does not understand video." DNice

Plasma TV's don't suffer from the soap opera effect because they respond much faster (by as much as 1000 times) then a LCD display so they don't have to use artificial software trickery to try and eliminate motion blur. Plasma Displays are also the best for 3d whether you use it or not, it trickled down to better 2D viewing as well. As for the bright room, recent models have improved their brightness levels and don't get washed out as easily. As for screen reflections, since the better LCD panels have glossier screens they suffer about the same as a plasma TV would. I would recommend you try out a plasma from either Panasonic (my favorite), LG (who makes some quite bright plasma displays) or Samsung from a local dealer that has a 30 day return policy so that if it does not fill your needs you can exchange it for another brand or type of display.

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Old 05-03-2011, 04:52 PM   #557  
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2. If plasma is the winner, how bad does it suffer in a bright room?
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Mine is in a relatively bright room and the only time I had a problem was from glare, not light intensity. I set the TV to an angle away from direct window light and I don't have a problem. A lot of it I think is individual taste, but I've always felt the problem was over-hyped (a lot by salesmen). Besides, how difficult is it to close the shades or curtains when necessary?
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:16 PM   #558  
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Yes its bit obvious that plasma is much better then LCD.
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Old 06-17-2011, 07:23 PM   #559  
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I am shopping for my first HDTV. My situation is that I watch a lot of cinema but my wife watches a lot of TV in the afternoon when the light in my living room is BRIGHT BRIGHT BRIGHT. ALL my friends have LCD HDTVs. Of them, only one has it dialed in to avoid the dreaded Soap Opera Effect (SOE), where the image processing in the TV makes movies look like cheap video tape recordings. I have heard that Plasma TVs are less prone to this problem. I'm also concerned that the fad for 3D video and faster screen refresh rates (in pursuit of less motion blur when displaying fast sports action) are making this situation worse.

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1. In 2011, can you make a clear statement about which technology (Plasma vs LED-LCD) does better movie? and
2. If plasma is the winner, how bad does it suffer in a bright room?

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I'm going to assume you already bought a TV and that you are no longer around, goign by the date of your post, but im bored so im gonna answer anyways. I just got my 1st plasma TV(actually pretty sweet now that im actually getting use to how these things operate, and how to avoid image burn-in, and quit worrying), and while im still inexperienced when it comes to LCD vs Plasma, I can answer based upon what ive saw so far.

1. In 2011, can you make a clear statement about which technology (Plasma vs LED-LCD) does better movie?

I tested side by side just a few moments ago. Both technologies are great for movies, but I personally would go plasma for this. I tested the movie The Day After Tomorrow BluRay, and you couldn't tell any difference in the LCD or Plasma until the disasters scenes started to happen and I thought the plasma was better. It was much more crisp and cleaner, and I now have finally figured out what people are talking about when they say motion blur.

Again, both are great for movies, but this is just what ive picked up based on 1 movie.

2. If plasma is the winner, how bad does it suffer in a bright room?

From everything I have read is if it's going to be in a well lit room, the LCD is the better option and the plasma was better for darker rooms. I opened my blinds where I have my plasma and it looked fine in a bright room and fine in a dark room. Same goes for LCD, in my opinion.
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I'm going to assume you already bought a TV and that you are no longer around, goign by the date of your post, but im bored so im gonna answer anyways. I just got my 1st plasma TV(actually pretty sweet now that im actually getting use to how these things operate, and how to avoid image burn-in, and quit worrying), and while im still inexperienced when it comes to LCD vs Plasma, I can answer based upon what ive saw so far.

1. In 2011, can you make a clear statement about which technology (Plasma vs LED-LCD) does better movie?

I tested side by side just a few moments ago. Both technologies are great for movies, but I personally would go plasma for this. I tested the movie The Day After Tomorrow BluRay, and you couldn't tell any difference in the LCD or Plasma until the disasters scenes started to happen and I thought the plasma was better. It was much more crisp and cleaner, and I now have finally figured out what people are talking about when they say motion blur.

Again, both are great for movies, but this is just what ive picked up based on 1 movie.

2. If plasma is the winner, how bad does it suffer in a bright room?

From everything I have read is if it's going to be in a well lit room, the LCD is the better option and the plasma was better for darker rooms. I opened my blinds where I have my plasma and it looked fine in a bright room and fine in a dark room. Same goes for LCD, in my opinion.
You're 1st point was due to the fact tht plasmas have full motion resolution, when I bought my last set I went to Panansonic, one led was rated at 900p, but an LCD was 300p motion, the plasma was 1080p, motion, that is difference in what you saw, go to panasonic and research the tech specs.
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Okay, so I have been hating my Samsung plasma FP5084XXA due to the problems it has had and still does. Not only my set but my Father-in-law's set as well that I recommended to him.

First of all it is heavy, over 100lbs, and second it heats up my living room by all of the heat it throws off. Thirdly the power supply keep failing, bad caps, fuses etc. The display has failed twice, once under warranty and now not under warranty.

I have an lcd, 2 led lcd and now am going to purchase another set for my master bedroom.

Two questions before I purchase: Are the newer models still throwing so much heat, and are they any more reliable than the models of old?

Don't get me wrong, I still prefer the picture of my plasma, but Samsung has failed in the service dept. for support of a set that I spent over two-thousand dollars on! I mean come on, my sis-in-law's Panasonic never had even one issue and it is an older set. My set does blow their picture out of the water, but in the reliablity arena, they kicked my butt.
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Old 08-22-2011, 03:10 AM   #562  
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In my opinion plasma rules because it good and advance features in comparison of LCD...
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:13 AM   #563  
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I have been researching for a new HDTV for a while now and it's starting to drive me nuts. The reason is because I get discouraged from the issues that the plasma and LEDs (LCD) have. I have narrowed it down to the Panasonic 42ST30 plasma, Panasonic 37" DT30 and the Sony 46HX729 LED. Now, my main factor for purchasing the TV is PS3 gaming. I am hardcore gamer. I do watch blu-ray movies, etc.
But the issues regarding FBr, burn-in on plasmas and backlight and uniformity issues on LED and factoring what does best with gaming input lag discourages me from deciding on a TV. Help me out! The Panasonic 37" DT30 has great reviews on Amazon despite there not being many reviews around.

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Old 08-29-2011, 07:28 AM   #564  
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Plasma is better than LCD if you are not worry about the electricity. The picture quality, resolution, retina effect is better for Plasma.

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Plasma is better than LCD if you are not worry about the electricity. The picture quality, resolution, retina effect is better for Plasma.

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Plasma is better than LCD if you are not worry about the electricity. The picture quality, resolution, retina effect is better for Plasma.

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Old 09-12-2011, 02:45 AM   #567  
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Plasma does rule, +1! Shadow detail, no motion blurr and inky black levels.
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:06 PM   #568  
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I started another thread about how I just got a Sharp Aquos LED-LCD LC60LE835U and how during scenes with alot of movement, that area gets very pixelated/blurry. Is this because its only 240hz? Would a plasma solve this problem?

I'm thinking of returning the Sharp and possibly getting a plasma but I also do alot of gaming.

Do you still have to worry about burning images with the newer plasmas? I play a good amount of games that have fixed HUD's like Call of Duty and I'm worried about burning an image.
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:05 AM   #569  
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Just ordered a 43" Samsung Plasma 720p, will be my first Plasma TV after using Home Theatre Projectors for the last 5 years. Hoping that since I paid 1/4th the price as my latest projector purchase, it won't be lacking in picture quality
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Old 09-16-2011, 05:15 PM   #570  
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Excellent point. And I'm trying to agree with you.

My question is: Why are consumers not buying more plasma? It IS a superior product.
Why? Because most of the time consumers ask wrong questions and are ill informed and being American consumers they have a predisposition of valuing what thry think is right to be thr upmost correct, even more so when they DO have money to spend. Along thr fact that having asked so many best buy technologists who work exclusively in the video department they alwayd quote that consumers walk in stating they want not only thr biggest but the brightest displays. And thats that. Aside from that point, that right there is an easy sell, so naturally they would sell it to you. Unless you were truly wondering about thr diffetrnces than the best buy techs would be more than happy to alleviate your situation by pointing out your way to asking if you have EVER considered Plasmas, which not only save your wallet but your long term investment, along with an couple of inches in size increase for that tv.

This was after me asking countless best buy technicians around about their preference and reasons for it. And the interesting note; though they may each have some LCD/LEDS tv's, all 100% of best buy technicians (at the least the store I went to) will have an Plasma as they're main, primary display @ home. That's what they told me, after one of them asked all the others what they're carrying at home for me.

And yes they won't say this to all customers because sells would not only require more work but a lot of consumers wont listen.. trying to persuade someone which is better in this market is doomed to fail. Oh and did I mention they are and work @ best buy as the video technicians meaning they stare at TV's all the time, so motion blur comes into play for them as its easier for them to discern it or if you have a keen eye.
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