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Old 03-19-2010, 08:15 AM   #256
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Yet another thing favoring plasma over LCD when it comes to 3DTVs:

http://blogs.consumerreports.org/electronics/3d-tv/

Click on the video for a visual of the difference. All I can say is that 3D for LCD is worthless after looking at that video IMO.

Thanks to Lee Stewart for posting this elsewhere.
That's a pretty striking difference. I know the viewing angle issue is what sold me on plasma over LCD for standard HDTVs.. looks like it makes even more of a difference in 3D.

Is there a particular reason regular plasmas can't already show 3D content? I thought the main limiting factor was having a high enough refresh rate, and plasma definitely has that..

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Old 03-19-2010, 08:55 AM   #257
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I think you are confusing pixel response times with refresh rates. Sure plasmas are about 2,000x or more faster with pixel response than LCDs, but that only improves the PQ/motion quality.

It is not refresh rate alone and you need dual stream image capability as this new 3D standard requires a full 1920x1080p for each (left and right eye) images to get full 1080p with each eye. Current 2D displays just are not capable physically to do this for plasmas or 2D LCDs either.
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Old 04-12-2010, 11:36 PM   #258
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Hitachi LED= Best TV for the price imho
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Old 04-13-2010, 10:44 AM   #259
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...You definitely need to re-think freethink as LED provides inferior PQ to Plasma, and is the most expensive of the technologies available.....
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:00 PM   #260
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yea LED is the way to go.
I enjoy mine!
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:51 PM   #261
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this is exactly what I have.
http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/t...ype=prd_detail

Its very nice. sry i didnt post this in the last one.

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Old 05-20-2010, 10:34 PM   #262
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this is exactly what I have.
http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/t...ype=prd_detail

Its very nice. sry i didnt post this in the last one.
Did you check out the Panasonic VT20 3D plasma while at Best Buy?
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Old 06-01-2010, 03:32 PM   #263
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I do enjoy led tvs alot the anti blur is a dream come true!
But that "anti blur" adds artifacts of it's own and degrades the HD picture quality...
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Old 07-08-2010, 11:06 PM   #264
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yes, Pioneer more expensive But when i saw "Kuro" I've suddenly change my mind.
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Old 07-10-2010, 11:50 PM   #265
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I think JVC should be added and Samsung is a top competitor now.
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Old 09-03-2010, 10:03 AM   #266
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I guess I'm hard to please, but I would think that this would benefit from more concrete objective info about each category/model of display - - like which ones have "true HD" resolutions (i.e., 1280 x 720 or 1920 x 1280), and which have other alternate resolutions like the 1360-ish by 760-ish, etc.

Info on inputs, and outputs would be valuable also, since the real reason for HD to exist is to create a "home theater" experience, right? - - and ergo, the display is just one piece of the entire "system". Connecting it to other components will be part of the purchasing decision.

And finally, buyers will often benefit from info - - both subjective and objective - - (this would include typical current resale pricing) of models no longer in production. Whether your price target is at $500, $1500 or $5000, you may find yourself needing to weigh the pros and cons of a used or discontinued display... whether from a friend/neighbor, on eBay, from Overstock, etc. What one buyer is upgrading _from_ - - will often be what someone else is upgrading TO!

No one post is likely to be the definitive "where to start" for all newbies. This (original) post has some merits; there are other useful sources as well. Here's another one - - doesn't give the "overview" that pappylap gives, but it does fill in some missing details on the models that it covers:


It still does not help in the evaluation of models no longer in production.

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any idea on where i can buy good HDMI cable at a good price? Its very expensive in the stores.
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Old 09-03-2010, 10:30 AM   #267
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www.monoprice.com

They sell very good cables at about $5.00 each. I usually buy 3 at a time so that I can spread the shipping cost over 3 cables instead of one and then I have 2 spare cables which always get used eventually. If you already know you need 3 order 4-5 cables since this is going to be the forced way to connect more and more in the future. They also sell much better priced wall mounts also.

I have already used all my cables and will have to order more again soon.
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any idea on where i can buy good HDMI cable at a good price? Its very expensive in the stores.
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Beat you by 5 minutes dsskid.
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Beat you by 5 minutes dsskid.
Yeah, I was on the phone halfway through my reply. Noticed you replied after I did. It's all good.

2 YES votes for Monoprice.com cables.
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