1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

CRT VS Plasma

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by jinkyjim, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. jinkyjim

    jinkyjim
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2005
    Messages:
    252
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    County Durham
    Ratings:
    +9
    Hi im new here and i dont really know much about plasma T.V,s,
    I have a 6y old 32in toshiba CRT, i love the look of these new plasmas,
    but is it true CRT TV,s have a better picture than a plasma TV?
    i was looking at the LG plasma at John Lewis and the picture looked a little
    pixalated (if thats the right word) i dont want to spend all that money
    and end up with a poorer picture than i'v got now.
    any advice would be helpfull please.
     
  2. Peabo

    Peabo
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    LG isn't the best plasma you're ever going to see - more like the best budget model. Have a look at the Panasonic/Pioneer models to see what plasma TVs are really capable of. I used to own a budget model (Samsung) and it had a very pixellated look.

    I'd say that plasma TVs are better at displaying top quality material. CRTs are great with low quality feeds such as signals from RF, composite etc. Plasma's don't display this sort of thing well, but then if you can afford a plasma TV, you wouldn't be feeding it this kind or rubbish would you? In my opinion, nothing compares to seeing a DVD or high def material on a good plasma (I have a Panasonic PWD6) through a top quality cable such as component, VGA or DVI. It's simply breathtaking, and you don't have to give up several square feet or room-space to achieve it!

    I'd say go to a showroom and get a proper demo. I'd reccomend the Panasonic PWD7 to you if you want a TV in the same price bracket as the LG. Many people would tell you it's the best standard def plasma out there right now and I for one would have to agree. Can't go wrong with a Panny! :smashin:
     
  3. vileda

    vileda
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2004
    Messages:
    401
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Sunderland, Tyne & Wear
    Ratings:
    +1
    I'd just typed up a big reply but peabo beat me to it.

    anyway here's the gist of it


    the higher number of pixels the greater any defects in the souce material are seen.......... apols for the bad grammar but it is 3.30 am.

    i'm sitting just under 3m from a pwd7 and the picture is miles better than my old thomson 32"WS CRT, Yes if you get close (less than 18") you notice the individual pixels but at any normal distance you don't.

    I can only give 2 pieces of advice.

    1. Research these forums for the basics (there's a good 2 weeks gone :) )
    2. trust your eyes and demo if at all possible

    personally I think the two at the moment are panny and pioneer

    feel free to pm me if you want.
     
  4. SLIM

    SLIM
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2004
    Messages:
    1,352
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Ratings:
    +17
    Hi m8 I have a plasma screen and know way would i got back to crt plasm / lcd all the way
     
  5. MAW

    MAW
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2002
    Messages:
    14,082
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Nr Dorking
    Ratings:
    +412
    If you are really fussy about your picture, you need to go to a specialist, not a high st chain (including Sevenoaks in thare). Don't know where you are, if you were to drop us a hint, we'd point you in the direction of a forum recommended demo.
     
  6. wicket

    wicket
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2004
    Messages:
    493
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Middlesbrough
    Ratings:
    +10
    Everything I have read states that crt is the best quality, followed by plasma then lcd. I too was a bit anxious that I may notice a drop in picture quality when I got my plasma but I can honestly say I have not, the picture is excellent and I too wouldn't go back to watching via a crt set.

    However, you do have to be sitting a suitable distance away from it, too close and you will notice pixelling, etc but from the right distance you cannot fault it. I have a Panasonic Viera TH42PE30 which is a plasma tv set but from what I have read here the Panasonic panels are supposed to be the business too. Basically you will get what you pay for.
     
  7. Likvid

    Likvid
    Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2004
    Messages:
    489
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +9
    If you buy a HD Panasonic you won't look back at CRT, the black levels are up to CRT levels.

    LCD looks too plastic and i don't think they can deliver yet, the 3D look on LCD picture is not there like it is on a plasma and CRT.

    Pioneer looks washed out, specially the black levels, it's like dark grey, the picture seems overprocessed as well.
     
  8. jinkyjim

    jinkyjim
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2005
    Messages:
    252
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    County Durham
    Ratings:
    +9
    Thanks for the reply's, i think i need to look at more plasma's, before i make my mind up , thanks again
     
  9. Ekko Star

    Ekko Star
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2002
    Messages:
    6,126
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +393
    By nature of a smaller screen a CRT will always have subjectively a better picture. It can hide the defects better and the scanning of the TV will appear as a far higher res than a plasma. Screen burn is no issue. But then CRT's have their fair share pf problems including geometry.

    I would say that the best CRT's still produce the very best images though Plasma has made admirable strides in very recent times.

    Take a good look around and see if you like what you see :thumbsup:
     

Share This Page

Loading...