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LCD Or Plasma

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs Forum' started by @Home, Aug 9, 2005.

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  1. @Home

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    Ok I know it will have been asked a 1000 times before.

    I want a 32" TV and I really don't know whether to get Plasma Or an LCD?

    Been looking @ Panasonics (LCD) & the Sharp (Plasma) models.

    Can you shed some light on which would be more suitalbe for me.

    Not going to be putting any Games or PC through it. Just DVD's & Freeview.

    Thanks.
     
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    As far as i know sharp doesnt even make plasmas :) There is not much 32" plasmas you can buy. Plasmas start from 37" and up.
     
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    The choice at 32" is very easy: LCD all the way. As jriihi said, plasmas really start from 37" onwards.

    Ben
     
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    If someone was after a 37" screen would you guys recommend plasma then?

    Simonio
     
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    depends - you wont get a 37" plasma with a full 720p hi definition resolution for example - if you plan to ever use such a feature.
     
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    there are plenty of 37 plasmas that have 720p hi def
     
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    None so far. 720p is not 1024x720. Its 1280x720. They will accept 720p as input from either component or/and hdmi input and scale that to panel res.
     
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    I've always wondered about the resolution on Plasmas. Whereas LCDs tend to be 1280x720, 1280x768 or more commonly 1366x768 pixels, Plasmas seem to be 856x480 or something like that, which doesn't seem much higher than conventional TVs (720x576?). Do Plasmas support high-definition or not? :confused:
     
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    There are now lots of plasmas that are HD ready, which by definition means they have to have a vertical resolution of at least 720 lines. However, as someone mentioned, there aren't any that support 720P without scaling in the horizontal resolution.

    Personally, I don't think it's such an issue as they still look pretty astounding in hi-def. An LCD screen might have a full widescreen resolution but all HD images will need to be scaled. You can't fill the screen on a 1366x768 with a 720P of 1280x720 without scaling and the same for 1080I which is 1920x1080.

    If I was going for a 42" screen, I'd go for plasma, if it's 32" or less, then it's LCD. This is just a personal choice, although plasma options at 32" are extremely limtited, I can only ever remember seeing one or two and I certainly don't recall ever seeing an HD ready one.
     

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