A New LCD or a New Plasma?

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  1. S2KI

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    As you can see from the Sig I have both a Plasma and a LCD. And from a personal point of view I prefer the picture quality on the Plasma. But this may be due to setup.

    Bearing in mind 90% of SD sky is watched on them.

    Anyway the time has come for a new screen of either 42" or maybe (budget depending) a 50" tv. I don't want to spend more than £3500.

    I have my own opinions but would like to hear your ideas.

    What should I do? What screen should I opt for?

    Viewing distance is about 4m.

    Cheers


    (ps. going to post in both forums see what it turns up)
     
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    At that size, without question Plasma!!

    I've an LCD, soley due to the fact that I play games a lot, and was scared of the screen burn issue.. and I love it :) (Philips 32PF9830)... but I really wanted to go for the Pioneer 43" or 50" PDP - XDE range!!!

    But at that size then there really is no other choice than Plasma!!
     
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    What about the the Samsung 45" LCD?
     
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    Sony are realeasing a 46" and 52" model, if you can wait
     
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    I would say Plasma at that size they do seem to have a better picture with SD feed than any LCD. However there is a chance of screen burn and a good LCD with a HD feed definitly gives any plasma a run for it money. To be honest the LCD picture is usually a love it or hate issues, Plasma lovers say the blacks arn't black and the some are prone to motion blur. LCD lovers say plamsa may burn in and run hot and are noisy.
     
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    To stress, screenburn is increasingly rare and more often than that people who say they have Screenburn actually have image retention which goes away quite quickly. Although it is practically a non-issue with LCD.

    At that size, get a Plasma without question really. The SD performance of an LCD at that size makes me shudder!! :)
     
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    So it looks like the Plasma route unless anyone has any bright ideas
     
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    from what i have learnt is that the more you know the more you think/overhear about the con. some guy taught me a very simple way to choose between a plasma and a LCD.

    LCD for closer viewing range and plasma for longer distance. while LCD gives better detail but over certain distance brightness/contrast isnt quite up for the job as plsama.
     

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