Whats the difference between a LCD and Plasma?

gshayer

Standard Member
Apologies if this question has been asked before however, I'm looking to upgrade my 13yr old Panasonic and not sure whethere to get an LCD or Plasma. I'm after either a 40 or 46". Would appreciate any advice and suggestions for which models to consider. I have budget between £1400 and £2000. Was in a Sony Centre yesterday afternoon and was looking at a V-series TV for £1399 - is that any good?
 

vickster

Distinguished Member
Sony centre are expensive, online will be cheaper once you decide which TV you want (also use the search engine here to check on specific models)

LCD - better for gaming and in a bright room
Plasma - better for films, TV, sport :) I also think big screen plasma is better than big LCD (but the plasma uses more energy and you have to be careful to turn the TV off when not in use)

With that budget I'd be looking at a Panasonic or Pioneer plasma I think

http://www.soundandvisiononline.com/listview/index.asp?&pcid=143,74&brand=PANASONIC&sizeid=46

http://www.rgbdirect.co.uk/ProductDetails.asp?SKUNumber=105381

Get John Lewis to pricematch and you'll get great service and a 5 yr warranty (if supplier has a retail outlet, not just online)
 

gshayer

Standard Member
Hi

Thanks for your reply. What would you say is the best all rounder? The TV will be used to play PS3, DVDs and TV. Room is not to bright. 50" is way to massive for the room however :( .
 

mike7

Distinguished Member
I have reposted smaller TVs, having misread your first post

I think if you play a lot of PS3, LCD would be the way to go

http://www.soundandvisiononline.com/moreinfo/index.asp?product_id=14018

A heavily recommended set on here :)

The bigger one http://www.soundandvisiononline.com/moreinfo/index.asp?product_id=14019

These prices seem a bit on the high side as many dealers are heavily discounting the 3000 series to get rid of them because the 4000 series has just been released. They are a bit of an unknown quantity at the moment but they have some improved features and their release price is less than the W3000 sets were when they came out. The smaller model (32") is full HD1080 unlike former Sony sets that size.
 

ChrisGgr

Member
There is no reason getting the W3000,you can get the new W4000 and better than W3000,the 52" can be found at just £1600
 

vickster

Distinguished Member
Who is selling the 4000 series? S&V not :confused:
 

ChrisGgr

Member
Total digital have the 52W4000 fairly cheap+5 year warranty
 

vickster

Distinguished Member
I'm getting confused with the numbers, sorry! :rolleyes:
 

ChrisGgr

Member
no problem....
 

The latest video from AVForums

Podcast: Q Acoustics Q3030i, Humax Aura, Roku Streambar & WandaVision Reviews and more...
Top Bottom