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Looking for advice


Standard Member
Hi all,

Still quite a noob to all this and have been reading this forum for a couple of months now. I've read pros and cons for different sets but was just wondering if anyone had any thoughts on what format (LCD/Plasma) i should go for given my specific uses. Mainly i'll be using it for watching DVDs, Sky HD - with a lot of footy once the prem starts again, and playing Xbox 360. I was siding with a plasma panel - the Panny PHD8 (although may wait for the PH9 if i go for that), but after going to JL and seeing plasmas side by side with some LCDs i wasn't massively impressed, although this could be due to the ambient light etc i guess?

Any help from people with experience of both especially for these type of uses would be greatly appreciated.


Established Member
I watch mainly Sky (non-HD) and lots of sport. You do not state the size you are looking at? For larger sizes (over 32") I would go plasma and I would definitely recommend the 42" PHD8 (I have the PWD7 and its superb).

I do have smaller (26" and 15") lcd's so I'm not biased!


Standard Member
Cheers for that :thumbsup: , sorry forgot the size. I'm looking at probably 42" and maybe a 26" for the bedroom - the idea was for a plasma for the 42" and an LCD for the bedroom. Looks like I'll probably go for the plasma then, although may wait for the PH9 :smashin:


Established Member
The plasma panel will give you better SD performance than a LCD! They will handle motion better aswell, regarding you seeing them in stores, they are running on a loop so they will share the conection with many sets, and half of them are set up poorly aswell, yuo have to go to specialist shop and get a demo than you'd see the true picture.

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