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Why plasma screens will be obsolete next year!

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by RHCP, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. RHCP

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    Got your attention have I.

    A very bold statement which was told to me by the salesman in curry's.

    I was interested in buying a plasma, and out of all the plasmas on display (at least 50), he told me to buy a 40" Samsung LCD Screen. He said the picture quality was more superior!

    This threw me, he then went on to add that if i bought it today he would give it to me for £1750 instead of £2000.

    Is this a sales ploy, or is there any truth behind the bull****!
     
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    "salesman in curry's"......says it all :)
     
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    Total bullsh*t.

    Set up a current HD Plasma and a LCD together and turn off the lights... have fun! :rotfl:


    LCDs still have poor black levels compared to most Plasmas...
     
  4. RHCP

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    Anyone ever heard of the movie "Death of a salesman", i'm going round to punch his face in, anyone care to join me. :suicide:
     
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    The problem is: In bright shop light LCD might actually look better because of several reasons:

    (1) It's brighter than plasma.
    (2) It has less problems with reflections.
    (3) LCD is usually smaller, thus the image appears to be slightly sharper, which isn't really true, though.

    But as soon as you take it home (and maybe even turn out the lights), things will turn upside down and a good plasma will look noticably better.
     
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    And what about colour saturation ???

    No comparison between rich colours from Plasma displays
    and those from LCDs.....

    Cheers :hiya:
     
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    There is no comparison between a decent plasma and lcd. plasma has allmost got it all right.
     
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    I think both Plasma and LCD will have a hard time of things when the new CRT technology comes out in a couple of years. Multiple micro cathodes and no deeper than a current plasma.

    eddie
     
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    CRT is still the king for the most important aspects of a picture but is limited in size im suprised they havent shunk that technology into something slimline yet.
     
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    The fact that this thread is in a Plasmas forum means the responses are rather unsurprising.

    A more unbiased view might be that both Plasma and LCD (and CRT) have their strengths and weakenesses, and it's as much about personal preference and/or the circumstances in which it will be used, as it is about which is, simply, best.

    As for
    then it all depends on what you consider to be important. In my case, I'd always choose a flat panel, because to me the most important aspects of picture quality are geometry, convergence and stability; all of which are weaknesses of CRT. Whereas high (too high, often) levels of contrast and, arguably a better colour scale, are not areas of concern for me. So, in my case, the more important aspects of a picture are perhaps different to yours.

    It's all a matter of choice. There's no such thing as the perfect TV.
     

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