Why did you buy LCD instead of Plasma???

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    I started out 100% sure i was going to buy a plasma, and read the plasma board for the first few months, all i heard over there was bad things about plasma being bad for colours, blacks and lifeless pictures, so never really looked at LCD until just before the new year, then i spotted the new bravia range and after weeks of testing them against plasmas i bought one. I couldn't say if it was any better than the plasmas i had looked at (PV500, pioneer 436, etc) but after months of testing both types i ended up with the Sony.

    So whats your reason for choosing LCD over plasma???
     
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    The main reason is that I have never been impressed by plasma. The image to my eyes looks very "dry" and the blacks in normal light can be made far more convincing on some LCDs.

    Then there was screen burn because I do use my LCD for playing games.

    The deal-breaker though was that nobody was selling a 26" plasma in 2004 and that isn't exactly ever going to change.
     
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    When are you going to buy a bravia???


    :D

    (i'm in question mode now)
     
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    Just bought one for me mum & dad , main reason was as lyris says, you cant seem to find plasmas under 37" and they wanted a 32" screen max, lcd was the only option really.
     
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    i was undecided till i saw my brothers 42" panny plas and tbh ignoring the size 42 which is big and nice, the picture is flat even more so with colours, but appreciate that this is subjective. Having said that hes running default settings.

    So waited for an LCD, already have a PJ and was impressed by that (a sony) checked the forums, visited currys, comet (all i have were live) and decided on the V32.

    For me its tops, didnt want any bigger i save that for me HS50 Projector

    I do find the colours a lot richer, though youhave to spend time adjusting from factory settings.

    I like it, some dont, some do

    what ever floats your boat i say :clap:

    (and i even have a DP, but i love him, poor little fella ;) ) and a red one too lol
     
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    May if Sony get them out in time :smashin: (KDL32V2000U).

    I've just punted a few posessions and have the cash.
     
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    I had read that Plamsa only have a life of 10,000 hours which in our house would only last 2 years at approx useage of 14-15 hrs per day!
    LCD all the way for me.
     
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    Slightly cheaper than plasmas.

    Less chance of screen burn in.

    Usually more connections on the back of the TV.

    Usually higher resolutions than most plasmas.

    Plus I got a good deal (I think).
     
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    Much the same reasons as all the above plus the TV is facing a bay window and I've had enough problems trying to watch CRT during the summer months let alone a 42" plasma.
     
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    Went with LCD because.
    - Risk of burn-in. I have a habit of passing out in the sofa, with the telly on
    - 32" is more than big enough. I really do not need to compensate.
    - Higher resolution/PC compatibility.
     
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    More connections ?
     
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    Fortunately, that isn't true. :)
     
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    I read in this months magazine of What Hi-Fi Sound and Vision that you should be careful of what connections some of the plasmas have as they can be a bit skimpy as far as number of connections go.
     
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    I was looking at 32" - 37". Whilst I preferred the 'look of the image' of plasma (more natural) there was little choice at this size and further research into the only viable model ruled it out due to possible build quality issues, lack of available resolutions and type of display used.

    The other big factor for me, which infact make me limit my choice to 37" was power consumption. A typical plasma was drawing in excess of 400 Watts, the 32" LCD that I ended up with was much less than half that although still more than my 21" CRT that I was replacing.

    In the end I found an LCD manufacturer that could give me a more natural look closer to that of plasma. I just picked the wrong one out of its range :doh:
     
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    Play a lot of games didnt want screen burn.
    Prefer the resolution of LCDs
    Been using a 20ms Display for a couple of years now and what little ghosting it had (if any) doesnt bother me. (often touted as an LCD shortcoming)
    Didnt want glass either to be honest, any bright day and all I could see on my 32" CRT was me sitting on the couch :/
     
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    I have one major reason for buying LCD: I wanted to connect my PC to it.

    I have read about lots of problems getting 1:1 pixel mapping with plasma sets. Some have a resolution of 1024x1024 for heavens sake!

    I'm very happy with the picture I get running 1368x768 on my 42" Tosh.

    Dave
     

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