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Plasma vs LCD

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by daren jackson, Jan 21, 2002.

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  1. daren jackson

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    I'm looking to buy either a small Plasma or a large LCD tv. What's the difference in picture quality. I understand that this year there will be 28-32" LCD tv for about 3k and 32" plasma for 3k so which is best?
     
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    Large LCDs are a pretty new thing. AFAIK, the largest currently available is a 22incher from Panasonic.

    Small Plasmas are also a new thing. AFAIK, the smallest currently available are the 32 inch ones from Philips and Hitachi.

    So, to make a predictive comparison, now, is difficult at best, because a small screen will tend to look clearer, sharper, than a large one.

    However, on a best endeavours basis, having closely inspected both of these, I would tend to lean towards LCD. The space between the individual pixels appears smaller on LCD, making the overall image appear smoother. The way in which an LCD panel "refreshes" reduces flicker to zero - this is not as true for plasmas. So, I think the LCD image is easier on the eye.

    LCDs are also MUCH less lilely to suffer from screen burn effects.

    LCD displays have been around for a number of years (as computer/laptop displays) and, as such, are less of a "new technology" than plasma. I think the longevity of plasma screens in a domestic environment has yet to be proved, whereas LCD displays have been on PC desktops, switched on for hours on end, for some years.

    But, this is conjecture. I can only suggest that, when the larger LCD and smaller plasma do become available, you compare them for yourself.

    There are too many other factors to consider. The quality of the onboard deinterlacer/scaler will affect the picture quality as well as the fundamental properties of the display.
     
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    I think that you should stick with a CRT monitor untill LCD and Plasma technologies become more reliable :suicide:
     
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    Ummm... You do realise that was posted around 6 years ago...
     
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    LOL!!!!! :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
    Still, how times change...
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    This must be a record...the oldest post to resurface with a reply ;)

    Curly
     
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    :rotfl:

    This deserves a bookmark.

    imad even gave thanks as well :eek:
     
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    Which is better, stone tablet and a chisel or a quill pen? :D
     
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    The stone tablet of course because the it won't run or smudge once it gets wet! :laugh:
     
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    Fair point mate. :smashin:
     
  11. LadFromWales

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    How did this get pulled up!? Clearly someone can't decide what tech to go for! ;)
     
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