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    Hi, I'm in the market fo a new tv, I have a budget of around £1200 currently watch sky and dvds but plan to buy a PS3 mainly for blueray and when funds allow upgrade to sky hd,the maximum size I could go to would be 46". I read several good reviews and upon viewing the Sony kdl46w4500u I thought that was the one for me until I read on the forums about the clouding and backlight bleeding problems with this model.
    So I started to do some research and it seams to be general consensus that plasma tvs offer a better picture(I haven't been for a veiwing yet to compare). I never even considered plasma as I thought lcd was the way forward but after reading about the plasmas currently available I dont know what to go for, can anyone offer advice on which to go for and why.
     
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    Hi

    The information you have gathered regarding LCD TVs may be old. The technology is moving forward quickly and each new release of LCD TVs brings improvements.

    LCD TVs can present excellent high-def pictures, they are light in weight and last a long time. Plasma TV also offer excellent high-def pictures.

    It's up to you to choose: read the reviews, look at the TVs in the shops, weigh up the costs etc. The research is the fun bit.

    Forums are a great place for picking up information, however by their very nature tend to attract those with problems or are angry about something. So the information can be skewed.

    Happy hunting! :thumbsup:
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    Thanks for the reply Alan, the info I have about LCD is generally about the later models available in particular the sony's and apparently effect a small percentage of all lcds in one form or another so far as I can gather. Anyhow my plan is to do a side by side comparison between the Sony kdl46w4500u the pioneer krl46v and a pioneer kuro plasma probally the older PDPSX4280.
    Dont know about all this research being fun I just wish things were more clear cut.
     
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    I personally don't know anybody with a plasma television that is under about 70". And he is pretty affluent.
    I think that is mainly because of the burn in. I have read posts on here where users are frightened of watching television stations with logo's because of it. Which pretty much limits your viewing.
    It appears from posts that plasmas are better for pc gaming. But then you can have many static screens and objects.
    As far as picture quality goes. I think my philips lcd quality is equal too if not better than a plasma television in the same price range!
    I am not even interested in using it for pc gaming for that I have a full HD monitor.
    I read too many posts about synch and picture quality problems when trying to run a pc on an LCD.
    So why not use a television for watching television?
    Mind you if you want a massive screen you don't have much choice.
     
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    ^ The issue isn't limited to PC gaming, its also any console gaming that has a static image or logo on it.
     
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    The IR and Burn In issues vary from set to set on Plasmas. The Pioneer Kuro 8 and 9G practically suffer from very little Image Retention, and what ever does appear, can go away in a matter of minutes rather than hours, like with some Panny and especially LG Plasma sets.
     
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    I would take onboard the advice you have received to date and then see the sets in the flesh and let your eyes decide which one has the best Picture Quality. If you intend to watch Sky then make sure that you have a demo on SD to evaluate the PQ as with HD feeds most sets look excellent. Don't let the the Sales rep tell you that the TV signal in their store isn't that good and it will look much better at home, instead find a dedicated specialist retailer can show you the set conected up to a good SD feed.

    If your purchasing a Panasonic or Pioneer Plasma I wouldn't even worry about screen burn, I have had things paused for up to an hour on my sets and never seen a hint of retention, never mind screen burn. In the last year, I can't remember seeing a post in the Plasma forum about anybody having any issues with screen burn.

    At the end of the day let your eyes decide which sets have the best PQ.

    Good Luck with your search.
     

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