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Old 12-25-2007, 09:06 PM   #1  
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To each his own.....I'll post a small snippet...I personally do not agree with the article....obviously any big LCD fan can write up a similar article....

The Consumer Electronics Marketers of Canada (CEMC) predict that over 2.1 million HDTV televisions will be sold in Canada in 2007. The industry trade group estimates that over 93% of those High definition televisions will be LCD or plasma panel displays.

In this article, Digital Home presents five reasons why consumers looking for a flat panel HDTV 42” inches or larger should pick plasma over LCD.

Before we list and explain our five reasons for choosing plasma, we should give readers a brief summary of what a plasma television is and why we don’t recommend plasma for flat panel sizes less than 42inches.

Five Reasons to choose Plasma over LCD

The following are the five reasons, with a brief explanation for each, why Digital Home believes plasma televisions are a superior choice to LCD televisions for consumers wishing to purchase a 42” or larger flat panel HDTV.

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Sounds good! I'm happy that I ordered a panny plasma over an lcd.
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Old 04-29-2008, 04:42 PM   #3  
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You must have read a lot of posts before you commented on one that is 4 months old. Enjoy your panny
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Old 04-29-2008, 04:48 PM   #4  
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I definitely consider plasma to be superior to LCD. On the other hand, if I was going to get a high abuse TV (left on all the time with images frozen for a long period), I would probably consider a LCD. For home theater, plasma is definitely the way to go.

It should be noted that they did this blind test of various HD technologies, and the 2 plasma sets that were used won the top 2 rankings. And one of them was only 768 lines of vertical resolution (all the rest were 1080)!
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The issue I have with those type reports is they tend to give equal weight to the points. I personally do not think this is the case and I feel that people get misled by what may be facts, but not necessarily important facts. Power consumption is one that seems unimportant to me. Blacks is another for me. First of all a plasma will not make black. Its gray is just closer to black than LCD. Having blacker blacks is fine if there is a good light controlled environment, but not being able to produce as bright of a picture can be a detriment in brightly lit areas. We put some 50" Pioneer plasmas in a car dealership that had to be specially located in order to have them watchable. Future displays were LCDs and no problem. I personally have a big problem with seeing myself in dark areas while I watch TV. In fact to the point that I would not consider a plasma for that reason.

As far as burn-in goes, it seems to be as small of a problem as the trails people think they see on the newer LCDs. Both seem to be yesterday's problems to me.
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Oversimplification doesn't help here. LCD has the following advantages over plasma: brighter display and much less inclined to burn in or image retention. That's it in a nutshell.
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Oversimplification doesn't help here. LCD has the following advantages over plasma: brighter display and much less inclined to burn in or image retention. That's it in a nutshell.
I would add no glare into the nutshell.
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Rbinck, which would you choose for a home theater setup? Plasma or LCD? Btw, plasmas are pretty bright, just not as bright as LCD.
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I would add no glare into the nutshell.
You're absolutely right. I forgot to mention that one. Thanks.
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Rbinck, which would you choose for a home theater setup? Plasma or LCD? Btw, plasmas are pretty bright, just not as bright as LCD.
I would (and did) choose LCD for me. But if you have a dedicated room that is light controlled, the plasma will produce a better picture. I really can't stand the reflection from plasmas, but that's me.

Actually if I were setting up a dedicated home theater I would probably use a JVC 1080p pro projector with a ambient light rejection screen.
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Oversimplification doesn't help here. LCD has the following advantages over plasma: brighter display and much less inclined to burn in or image retention. That's it in a nutshell.
People who still bring up burn-in as an issue with plasma are just dying for a reason to say LCDs are better.
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I order a new 50 inch Panasonic 1080P plasma for my newly built home. I always thought plasma looked more like a CRT.

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Weight, Heat Output, Glare, X-Rays, Total Power Draw and yes Potential Screen Burn In, are my ONLY issues with Plasma TVs.

Getting Truer Black Levels, Price and Motion Blur are my ONLY issues with LCD

For DLP.......Don't get me started!
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