Plasma TV vs LCD or LED TV

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Posted: 7/16/2012 6:27:37 PM
What are the pros and cons of both , looking to buy a new flat screen i have read that plasmas are better for a darker room  and for a brighter room lcd or led's are better. Whats everyones take on these two forms. Any info would help ? Thanks
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Posted: 7/16/2012 6:36:30 PM
Plasma....Cheaper but bulb life is the shortest of the 3 and expected to burn out and repair is not worth the expense. Still a decent TV but I think most plasmas are cheaper also because they have half the specs of full HD.


LCD- basically CPU monitor technology in TV form. Hard to go wrong and a little cheaper than LED and will outlast plasmas.

LED- best way to go. Usually most expensive of the 3, lasts the longest and uses the least about of energy to run the screen. You can always spot an LED because a 50 inch screen is thinner than a laptop and its very light.

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Posted: 7/16/2012 6:42:33 PM
I am a fan of the HD projectors they have out now in the $1000 range, plus the cost of a decent viewing screen if you have a room that is not all windows.

Here is an example of a good HD projector. 

It really is surprising how good the picture is on these things. Football games are bad behind
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Posted: 7/16/2012 7:10:35 PM
Can't speak for LED but I have a plasma and a LCD and my personal preference is the plasma. Won't buy another LCD. I've had the plasma for 4-5 years and the picture is still great (Vizio).
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Posted: 7/16/2012 7:28:37 PM

Plasma is a better pic then most LCD's, but you can't have a room with a good deal of natural light in it.  Hell, at night lamps can even screw with reflections.

Stick with LED, very bright pic, low power sucking and doesn't put off heat like the Plasma's

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Posted: 7/16/2012 7:36:14 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Lippsman:

Plasma is a better pic then most LCD's, but you can't have a room with a good deal of natural light in it.  Hell, at night lamps can even screw with reflections.

Stick with LED, very bright pic, low power sucking and doesn't put off heat like the Plasma's


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Posted: 7/17/2012 8:24:44 AM
I recently went with a Samsung LED and i'm very happy with it.  You can also move a 40"+ TV with one hand, as opposed to needing two people with a plasma
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Posted: 7/17/2012 10:18:09 AM

"Plasma....Cheaper but bulb life is the shortest of the 3 and expected to burn out and repair is not worth the expense. Still a decent TV but I think most plasmas are cheaper also because they have half the specs of full HD."

 Not sure what you're referencing.......maybe DLP? Plasma's don't have bulbs..........& most are 1080p (full HD). There's full HD in every type of "TV" now.

 I'd agree that the LED's (LED backlit LCD) are probably the best all-around.......as long as you get one with a 240hz refresh rate. I've seen many with the 120hz rr that still have motion blur when watching sports & it's annoying. I like plasma's.........has the best picture but as stated, the screen reflectiveness can be annoying as hell in the wrong light.

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Posted: 7/17/2012 1:55:52 PM

Go to Sam's Club and check out the Samsung, it's sick (60") we were watching Iron Man 2 when we went in last weekend, it seemed as though it was a live screening, it looked like live HD video. I'm definately copping one, $1500-$1600!!!!

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Posted: 7/17/2012 2:31:20 PM
LED-hands down the best.
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Posted: 7/17/2012 2:41:43 PM
Not sure what you're referencing.......maybe DLP? Plasma's don't have bulbs..........& most are 1080p (full HD). There's full HD in every type of "TV" now.
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This.  DLP's have bulbs and 3 or so years ago, it cost me about $300 to replace one.  Since then, the color wheel went out.....and that is definitely not something you want to incur the cost to fix. Mine went to recycling.  I have a plasma and 2 LCD's.  Like the plasma the best.  Great for sports. 
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Posted: 7/17/2012 3:35:24 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Gunners:

I recently went with a Samsung LED and i'm very happy with it.  You can also move a 40"+ TV with one hand, as opposed to needing two people with a plasma


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Posted: 7/17/2012 4:59:17 PM

I've had a Samsung 42" for 8 years. Been absolute money

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Posted: 7/18/2012 10:20:39 AM
Plasma by far espically if you are going with 3d. LED and LCD refresh rate will have ghosting so don't even waste your money on 3d for led or lcd.. Plasmas dont burn out anymore so dont listen to that clown. You will need a need tv bc of the technology before these "bulbs" burning out.
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Posted: 7/18/2012 10:26:40 PM
thanks for the input fellas , i went with the panasonic viera 47 inch led , was gonna go with the 42 inch and figured a little bigger is always better , gonna set it up this weekend
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Posted: 7/19/2012 4:23:12 PM
Plasma's have came a long way,, I wouldn't worry about it burning out unless you watch TV non-stop 24 hrs a day for years..  The LCD was the craze for a while and the prices reflected just that
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Posted: 7/19/2012 7:12:00 PM
I agree with everyone about plasma TV's. Their picture is by far superior, far deeper blacks and colors and almost zero "refresh rate." Maybe at one time they were iffy, but now they don't even suffer from the notorious screen burn they did circa 06 or 07...
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Posted: 7/19/2012 7:32:57 PM
If you are like me and spend 90% of your TV time watching sports there is nothing like a great plasma. 

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Posted: 7/19/2012 7:34:05 PM
Just read you went with led/panasonic...Both would not be my 1st choice but enjoy!
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Posted: 7/19/2012 8:34:21 PM

I bought a LED and took it back and got LCD.  damn LED kept making me and the wife dizzy. It was like you were actually part of the picture.  Maybe its something you have to get used to, but i couldnt after a week.

And trust me i wanted LED to work for me, because of everything i read about them but it didnt.

LCD with HD works great for me

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Posted: 7/22/2012 10:43:33 AM

http://www.target.com/p/samsung-51-3d-plasma-720p-hd-tv-black-pn51d490/-/A-13721110

 

51" Samsung plasma with 3d on special today at Target

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Posted: 7/22/2012 11:07:05 AM
Amazon has a 47" Panasonic Viera LED for $700
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Posted: 7/22/2012 11:25:12 AM
plasma has problems imo
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Posted: 7/22/2012 1:08:55 PM

LED- best way to go. Usually most expensive of the 3, lasts the longest and uses the least about of energy to run the screen. You can always spot an LED because a 50 inch screen is thinner than a laptop and its very light.

recently replaced a 40" Samsung LCD with a 42" Visio LED and am VERY happy with it. the colors seem to be more "true" and there is no "lag" when watching fast moving sports like basketball or ice hockey in standard def like the "son of sam" LCD had.

looked at a LOT of LCD's and LED's at both Wal-Mart and Sam's Club before we bought and the Vision seemed to have the best performance for the price. 42" LED was $625 and 47" LED $800. also has excellent sound with a built in "sound bar" on the bottom.

didn't consider a Plasma for the reasons many people mentioned. reflection glare from any lamps in a room, "burn in" and alleged shorter lifespan.

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