Sound Advice - No to Plasma and Samsung LCD

GregHill3

Standard Member
Just spent a while in my local RS store. I explained that I was considering the Panny VT20 or a samsung LCD/LED. I also mentioned that I was not concerned with 3D, but wanted the best 2D picture. I was asked if I had sky and when I said yes we had sky plus I was told that I should not get a plasma of any sort as there would be screen burn. My wife and kids do leave it on pause for a long time! When I mentioned that I thought this was a thing of the past I was told that it was not. He also said that I should discount the Samsung screens as they were over bright and when this was turned down, some of the detail was lost.

His suggestions were Philips 46PFL805 and an LG 47LE8900. I must admit, viewing these with a samsung series 8 and a Panny G20, the Samsung did look very bright. Also the motion on the Philips was better than the G20. Strangely, I found myself leaning towards the cheaper LG panel, the colours seemed more naatural and the detail was pretty good as well. This was all on BBC HD.

Does anybody have any experience of these two sets? I was also told sport would not be an issue either.

Kind regards
 

Scooby2000

Distinguished Member
Just spent a while in my local RS store. I explained that I was considering the Panny VT20 or a samsung LCD/LED. I also mentioned that I was not concerned with 3D, but wanted the best 2D picture. I was asked if I had sky and when I said yes we had sky plus I was told that I should not get a plasma of any sort as there would be screen burn. My wife and kids do leave it on pause for a long time! When I mentioned that I thought this was a thing of the past I was told that it was not. He also said that I should discount the Samsung screens as they were over bright and when this was turned down, some of the detail was lost.

His suggestions were Philips 46PFL805 and an LG 47LE8900. I must admit, viewing these with a samsung series 8 and a Panny G20, the Samsung did look very bright. Also the motion on the Philips was better than the G20. Strangely, I found myself leaning towards the cheaper LG panel, the colours seemed more naatural and the detail was pretty good as well. This was all on BBC HD.

Does anybody have any experience of these two sets? I was also told sport would not be an issue either.

Kind regards

Leeboy1 had a similar thing when asking about the G20 only he was told not to bother with the G20 if he didnt need freesat HD. Ive just remembered I had the same a while back actualy lol. They tryed to flog me a philips LCD, they showed me the latest Trasformers movie lol think I had just got my V20. The set he showed me had a lot of noise and the black level was awful, glad I have the V20 it walks all over the Philips he tryed to flog me lol.

My V20 has a buzz and some SD has bad posterizing other than that I havent seen a set to beat it yet and believe me, I've looked. The only other set at risk of contradicting myself that I have considered is th LG PK990 or PX990(3D) Id personally have my set, a G20, LG PK590, PK990 and PX990 over the two sets hes trying to sell, or actually the latest Samsung that just been reviewed, but then I prefer plasma.

Permanent burn is not a big risk now if at all, sounds like scare tactics to me. Temp IR can and does happen, Panasonics are least prone to it. I game for hours at a time with no noticeable IR unless I go up to th screen with the lights off, even that IR went in seconds.
 

GregHill3

Standard Member
Thanks for that, still remaining confused though, now need to find somewhere with the LG plasmas to look at. With all the specialist av shops selling the Panasonic panels they can't really be that bad though can they? Not found any who are selling the LG plasmas, they all seem to be Panasonic plasma or Samsung & Philips LCD sets.
 

Scooby2000

Distinguished Member
Thanks for that, still remaining confused though, now need to find somewhere with the LG plasmas to look at. With all the specialist av shops selling the Panasonic panels they can't really be that bad though can they? Not found any who are selling the LG plasmas, they all seem to be Panasonic plasma or Samsung & Philips LCD sets.

Strange that, theres a lot of LGs in stores my way, mayb give JL a go? The aren't as good as a specialist but have some well setup TVs and staff that seem to know more than Currys etc. If a set has a bad feed to it just ask a member of staff to connect a bluray player, my local let me play with a set for ages when I was looking. Just bare in mind that although JLs store lighting can be quite good for a big store, it may still washout plasmas a wee bit.
 

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