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Old 06-14-2012, 06:16 PM   #616  
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Which tv is better:

http://www.hhgregg.com/lg-42-class-7.../item/42PA4500

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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+...&skuId=4833565

Both $450... It's one or the other...
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:59 PM   #617  
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While there are subtle differences between the two, the plasma tv provides such top quality material for tv pleasure more than the LCD. I came across an article on this discussion on C-NET. Should be off help for you. Check it out.
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:45 PM   #618  
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Plasmas are a thing of the past. LCDs are the next wave.
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:13 PM   #619  
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My TCP50S1 still beats the pants in contrast ratios off of any LED/LCD tv I've seen.
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:31 AM   #620  
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When I bought my Pioneer Kuro 50" plasma 5 years ago it was the best then and even tho its only 720 it still has better blacks than any lcd/led today, now Sharp elite but I'm not paying that price, to me plasma still gives the best picture but with time who knows, have a Pioneer Kuro projector on a 110" screen that is Beautiful! Its time to upgrade and put the Pioneer in my son's BR, looking at Samsung plasma now, 65".

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Old 09-10-2012, 12:01 AM   #621  
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My TCP50S1 still beats the pants in contrast ratios off of any LED/LCD tv I've seen.
Have to agree - and not just because I have a TCP50ST50 either.

A video engineer where I work told me to get LCD - that the future was there. But I thought "but I'm not in the future yet" I want what I like now!



Went to the store and found that both were great but that the Plasma just seemed to have a better balance on screen. (My TV room does not have glare issues so the glass front found on plasmas doesn't bother anyone.) Also, the LCD had a wierd look to it like it was shot on home video. Very sharp and defined but it made movies look somehow cheaper!?!?

The plasma has the sharpness you want in HD but it didn't make movies look like they were shot in my back yard.

I set my parents up with a Samsung LCD - they were looking for value so we got a floor model at 50% off and got an extended warranty and it is a great TV - but again sometimes the feeling is that you aren't watching Hollywood, but Dogwood. What can I say? My opinion I guess!

The difference in yearly energy use between the plasma and LCD has been more than offset by my replacing an 03 Infiniti G35 daily driver with a new Audi A3 TDI Diesel - more than double the MPG and cleaner emissions to boot. So I have that to comfort my green leanings - or rationalize them.

Anyway, hello to everyone and I look forward to helping where I can and getting help when I need it myself.

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Old 09-11-2012, 09:47 AM   #622  
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I just bought the best LCD at the time.
But it's always a good idea to future proof. Because who can be bothered to upgrade until 10 years from now?
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:43 AM   #623  
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Im a noob, i don't evne know what i should get plasma or lcd.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:24 AM   #624  
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Im a noob, i don't evne know what i should get plasma or lcd.
See both in the store - then get what you like (and can afford.) By "like" I mean visually - which picture do you like the most? If you have a big family or will have groups over a lot, then also consider which TV has the best range of viewing (does the picture fade or fuzz as you move off center?) You'll probably find in the end that the two are very close. It's your opinion then (and what your wallet can stand) that matters.

There are other concerns too - which is easier to use (in navigating the menus on-screen, in connecting to other devices, etc.,) Warranties where most of the top producers like Samsung, LG, Panasonic, etc., are very close in that regard, energy use (LCD is better) and how the TV fits and looks in whatever room you put it in.

BUT the biggest concern will always be - which picture do you want to look at for the hours/days/weeks/years you own the thing? The LCD or the Plasma?

And that you can afford it.

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Old 10-20-2012, 12:09 AM   #625  
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I would have to say plasma as the TC-P65VT50 rocks. Haven't seen anything better.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:07 PM   #626  
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Claims that suggest LCD/LED panels are a lot better might be a little strong considering how few affordable LED panels have the necessary features to beat a decent plasma screen. I don't think it is emphasized enough that an affordably priced plasma will show motion significantly better than all but the highest end LED's. If you're considering buying an LED display with 240 Hz refresh rate, you're not going to regret it, but otherwise, a solid plasma would probably work better for you. One thing I find frustrating though is how many TV's are made with the same panel and only slightly different bells and whistles. The price is radically different, but it alters the LED vs plasma discussion quite a bit. If you're willing to forego "smart" features, you can still focus on picture quality for less money. Unfortunately, you typically end up buying a lot of these extra features if you want a high performing LED (due to the onboard computing power needed) while plasmas often have comparable performance with or without "smart" features.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:49 AM   #627  
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Ofcourse LCD! Its sleeker, lighter, more stylish and has more features than Plasma TV...What else can one ask for? Infact I replaced my Plasma with an LCD 2 years back at Furniture Zone & Sleep Shop, they really gave a good deal for this stylish TV!
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:33 AM   #628  
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Ofcourse LCD! Its sleeker, lighter, more stylish and has more features than Plasma TV...What else can one ask for? Infact I replaced my Plasma with an LCD 2 years back at Furniture Zone & Sleep Shop, they really gave a good deal for this stylish TV!
While you seem to be mostly concerned with aesthetics, most of us here are concerned with picture quality which IMO as well as most here and nearly every professional reviewer would agree favors plasma tv's. As far as 'features' go plasmas can offer pretty much the same features as lcd with the exception of the dreaded SOE (soap opera effect / motion enhancement) - that POS lies exclusively with lcd.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:39 PM   #629  
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While you seem to be mostly concerned with aesthetics, most of us here are concerned with picture quality which IMO as well as most here and nearly every professional reviewer would agree favors plasma tv's. As far as 'features' go plasmas can offer pretty much the same features as lcd with the exception of the dreaded SOE (soap opera effect / motion enhancement) - that POS lies exclusively with lcd.
what is SOE?
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:49 PM   #630  
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http://search.yahoo.com/r/_ylt=A0oG7...fv=_UmMyv27MzU

Sorry, Im not able to embed at the moment. I thought this was a very easy explanation for newbies..
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