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Plasma, CRT & LCD

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by Sarah Nya, May 2, 2005.

  1. Sarah Nya

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    Hiya,

    We badly need a new TV and I'm really at a loss at what to go for here. Can anyone give advice on what the pros and cons of these are. We have a budget of up to £2000.00 max but only want up to a 32" size for our living room.

    We would be using it mainly for games and DVDs and we have cable TV.
     
  2. chedmaster

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    Essentially, plasma starts at 37" apart from a couple like this http://ws3.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=HITA-32PD5200-PRO

    LCDs are more around your size and for 32" start at around £900-£1000. A 32" CRT is cheaper, and a lot will argue produce a better picture, but they are heffer's!

    Sorry i don't have time to go into quality but i prefer plasma over lcd, i think they produce a picture closer to CRT myself.
     
  3. Sarah Nya

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    Thanks, I didn't realise that plasmas were still available only in large sizes only!

    I guess that narrows it down to LCD and CRT unless I can manage to squish in a plasma then >,<
     
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    In that case for picture i'd go for CRT, but LCD would probably win me over for how good they look, don't get me wrong i love them I'd do anything to replace me 28" widescreen with any flat panel the same size or above! i'm trying to get my dad to sell me his plasma as we speak!

    seriously i think there is a lot of difference in the LCD market, you get a lot more unknown brands selling dodgy screens so make sure you ask around here for some LCD advice, there are very very nice ones out there!
     
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  6. Sarah Nya

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    I must admit it's very tempting to go for a flat screen, they look sooo nice but I just have that niggling doubt about the picture quality, is it really that much of a difference?
     
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    for £2k you have the King of CRT a very good LCD or a 42" plasma and surround sound system.............but what you need to decide on is what suits your viewing habbits...??? what do you watch? Sky? Freeview? Lots of DVD's lots of gaming? just analogue TV from a dodgy aerial?
     
  8. Sarah Nya

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    We have Digi TV, watch a lot of DVD's and Play bucket loads of games.

    No dodgy analogue here...
     
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    Well, a 37" monitor type plasma, panasonic TH37PWD7 without speakers is about the same width as a 32" CRT or LCD with speakers. Use a surround system with little designer speakers, run your TV and consoles through the surround system. You know it makes sense! Bigger picture, better sound, how can you go wrong?
     
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    Thanks I'll take a look at them.

    So much to choose from, I'm wondering if I ought to go for a CRT for now and perhaps upgrade when HDTV really takes off in the UK then I can "retire" my CRT to the spare room :devil:
     
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    well one of the advantages of plasma is flat and wall mountable i think alot of people with SD plasma bought NOW and will look at HD when its available, retiring the PDP to the bedroom etc.........
     
  13. Sarah Nya

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    Thats certainly true :D
     

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