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Sorry...Another which screen.Plasma,CRT

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Jed, Dec 27, 2003.

  1. Jed

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    Hi there.

    I am thinking about a new screen.
    At the minute i have a Sony 28" widescreen but have been thinking about a 32" plasma.Mailny the Hitachi 32" plasma.Has great reveiws everywhere.
    Thing is the cheapest i can get it is £2079 + Del.
    Should i go down this route or go for a much much cheaper 32"CRT.Under £700.
    Where we have a TV situated it is about 7' away from our seating.
    Is 32" okay at this distance.
    I could hoy it on the wall to be about 8'7" away.
    I take it a 42" plasma is out of the question.

    All help appriciated.

    Jed
     
  2. Adrenochrome

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    Go for it mate. Get it up on the wall and i swear you'll love it.

    I have the 32" on the wall and sit 9 feet away and it is imho perfect distance.

    Oh and you are getting it £500 cheaper than i did to boot.

    Adrenochrome.
     
  3. TheBoingoBandit

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    CRT is still superior than plasma, so if you don't mind the bulkiness - go for the CRT!


    Currys are doing a 36 inch Tosh for only £999, so there are bargains out there at the moment!
     
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    I have a Panasonic 42" and the front of the sofa is 6'6" away from the wall it is hung on (so viewing distance is about 8'8") with absolutely no problems - this was one thing I was worried about before I got it but it's fine. Sounds like the same sort of distance you are talking about.

    Before the plasma I had a 32" Sony Wega but just found it took up so much room - now I have a plasma hung on the wall and equipment in the corner of the room I have so much more room it's like having a different room altogether - it's great.

    I don't think you will ever regret buying a plasma but if you are happy with the bulk of a CRT or have stuff in the room so that wall-hanging a plasma will not gain you much room then you may be better off going for the CRT.
     
  5. LV426

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    CRT is NOT superior to Plasma.

    All technologies have drawbacks ad they differ. That's all.

    So.....

    If you want a TV that weighs 80 kg, and (may well have) poor geometry, poor convergence and/or bouncing effects with brightness, blooming effects on peak white - but is otherwise pretty good, and cheap - go CRT.

    If you want a lighter TV that has perfect geometry, convergence and stability, but may have somewhat less contrast, and may (if you get to close to it) exhibit dithering effects on dark colours - go Plasma. But watch out for bad pixels.

    To say one is better than the other is misleading.
     
  6. TheBoingoBandit

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    I think the average person in the street notices plasma's problems with coping with movement (both fast and slow) a lot more than CRT's problems which you mentioned above.


    I still say that quality wise: CRT is best, plasma second and LCD last.
     
  7. LV426

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    ........in your opinion. Clearly, the shortcomings of CRT bother you less than those of other technologies.

    I differ.

    Ahhh........ that would explain why it is that even Dixon$ (first with new technology - not), Comet, my local village electrical store, and practically every other place where you can buy TVs has got an ever-increasing range of these (overpriced and inferior, are they?) items on display ...... so that people can all look at them and conclude that TheBoingoBandit was right all along.

    I suspect there are more commercial motives.

    Perhaps it is that either

    a) the average person in the street doesn't really care but wants something they can wall mount

    b) perhaps - like those who participate in the threads in here about 'dirty patches', colour staining, sloping pictures, etc etc - many people DO care enough to know that CRT isnb't actually best.

    Who knows......

    One thing is for sure; if they were substantially 'worse' overall, they'd never have caught on. So that simply CANNOT be the case.
     

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