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Old 05-04-2006, 01:53 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by djtodd
Yeah, that Panny Plasma looks nice, but I've decided to just wait on this thing. I think in 6 months the Sharp and Sonys will come down in price and I can get a 37 or 43 incher for about $1200-1500. It's seems that it's often a matter of waiting for a newer model to knock the current ones out and thus down in price. Si?
Technology doesnt drop that fst especially considering the 40's are around $3,000 at any B&M store.
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Old 05-04-2006, 01:56 PM   #17
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I say either the westinghouse 37 or 42...if you definately want lcd. Or the panny 42'', which is 2500, and can probably be got for less than 2000 somewhere like circuit city with a little bargaining. LCD's wont drop as much as you think, esp. w/ a name brand like sony. The sony rp lcd's would prob. be alright, but they're not that much cheaper than the plasmas and cheaper lcd's of about the same size now-a-days. good luck.
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Old 05-05-2006, 10:14 AM   #18
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Here's some info I got about the 37" Panny Plasma. Does it really have a 10000:1 contrast ratio? If that's true, then it's WAAAAAY better than LCD when it comes to contrast, thus making it VERY nice for gaming I'd have to say. And it doesn't have response time, as was mantioned previously, so why was I, or why does anybody rather, go for LCD? It seems like this IS THE TV? Can anyone give me any reason why not? For me, 37" is fine....so size isn't an issue.

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Old 05-05-2006, 11:16 AM   #19
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Its hard to tell exactly what the specs mean because of different tests that the companies use (is my understanding.)(anyone here correct me if I'm wrong)
But yes, plasmas DO have a better contrast ratio than lcd. What that translates into is better blacks, shades of blacks, darker blacks etc.

Some people like lcd more because they have higher resolutions, no burn in whatsoever, longer life and a brighter, more eye catching picture.

Keep in mind that if you watch a plasma for like 5 hours every day it reaches its half life in like 10 years, so the longer life is no big deal.
Also, the higher resolution doesn't matter (unless if your using it as a pc monitor for games,is my understanding) either because movies and games don't display higher than what plasmas display anyway.
(note that plasma displays under 50" have a lesser resolution on them, but you wont notice the difference)

Are you sure you read that first link I sent you? It would have brought all this stuff up for you.
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Old 05-05-2006, 02:00 PM   #20
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Hey, you must have a job like mine that affords you a moment or two to post almost any time. Anyway, I did read it, but I skimmed...besides, sometimes I like to do my own research by looking specs and talking to others instead of simply going off of what one person says in one article, although I know that article was reliable and professionally written.

I am starting to like plasmas more because I won't be using an LCD for computer use and for me, the contrast is HUGE since I have seen games look really funky on LCD monitors, like when there is a lot of dark or shadows you get those patchy grey areas, etc.

I do like the Sceptre and Westinghouse LCDs since you get a lot of screen for your money and 1080P to boot, but if the 42" Panny (Panasonic - TH-42PX50U) drops down to the $1500 range I will snap that up in an instant. Let me know if anyone finds a good deal like that. Thanks.
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