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Why Plasma ?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Maurice, May 19, 2004.

  1. Maurice

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    I apologise in advance, but I'm new to this. :lease:

    A magazine I read recently (HiFI & Video News or whatever) stated that CRT was superior to plasma, also that Panasonic's latest 36 inch CRT TV has an unbeatable picture (or words to that effect).

    So why do I need plasma. Is it just a matter of size ?
     
  2. GarethH

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    1. Size
    2. Takes up less space
    3. Progressive and High Definition support

    In my view, Plasmas give a much better picture than any CRT i've seen running a DVD. Mainly due to the progressive video I guess!
     
  3. diabolik

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    I suppose it comes down to the size. The big pose factor has more than a small contribution to the reason people buy them, especially when its hanging on the wall.
     
  4. Ancillotti

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    Remember that the 36" CRT will only be approximately 33-34" viewable =/
     
  5. GarethH

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    I thought that too, but my Plasma measures 41" viewable! I think LCD's are the only ones that show 100% viewable picture for their quoted size!
     
  6. fatbob

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    I tend to find opinions on plasma performance range from one extreme to the other. Some people will tell you the picture quality falls well short of a decent CRT set, while others will say the exact opposite is true.

    For this reason, your best option is to try and get a decent demo of a plasma (easier said than done, I know) and draw your own conclusions.
     
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    Journalists are the lowest of the low, below our Lord Tony on trust factor. Don't believe eveything you read in the press. But whatever the picture looks like, most people buy them cos they're cool, and cos they're 90mm thick and 42" diagonal, not 35" thick and 36" diagonal. Think of the space you'll get back in your house. Enough for a moderate armchair.
     
  8. Turlough

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    Great way to start a reply mixing metric and imperial :lesson:

    Anyway as any woman will tell you - size is important :p
     
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    While I wouldn't recommend anyone believes anything printed in the tabloid newspapers, the above statement is far too sweeping when applied to magazines which review AV kit.
    Some mags are better than others but there is generally a lot of very useful information can be gotten from them.
    E.g. check out the articles at our sister site:
    http://www.whatvideotv.com/articles/index.html
     
  10. Kramer

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    Yes, useful information is available but mixed with very personal & sometimes clearly biased opinion. I'm not referring to our sister site but just commenting in general ;)

    Should have my new plasma tomorrow....:)
     
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    Why Plasma?

    To paraphrase Lord Tony Bt. CDM and bar.....

    Size....Size....Size


    get a 50 incher in your lounge and you'll never go back to anything smaller!

    even with a c**p picture from Sky.......
     
  12. suzywong

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    How do they compare with, say,

    ....... estate agents :devil: :D

    ...... and AV salesmen? (surely the best of the best) :devil: :devil: :D


    .......F****** Borough Council, who break my wheelie bin and then give me one half the size (complete with fatuous enviromental etc etc diatribe), and then leave bags of rubbish on my drive (these are the bags that don't fit in my wheelie bin, coz it's too d**n small!!
     
  13. Kramer

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    I already have a 106" electric screen in my lonnge! Obviously size isn't an issue for me.

    Nope, plasma purely for the "coolness" it will bring :)
     
  14. Kramer

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    You forgot traffic wardens :D
     
  15. suzywong

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    There's always one!!! :D

    And my daughters say I'm too old to be cool.....just embarassing!
     
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    Nobody believes me anyway! And on the subject of plasma, I'm with Kramer, mine is bigger... AV magazines, sorry Spectre, I'm not a very trusting person. The only plasmas that get really good reviews are ones bristling with scart sockets. Yes another sweeping generalisation, but fairly true. This leads me to wonder just how technically 'up to speed' these guys are. Just wondering, you understand. It could be that they don't get to keep the kit for long enough too.
     
  17. Maurice

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    Thanks for the responses. :smashin:
     
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    Don't forget weight also,

    standard 32" CRT appx 70Kg+ , were as 42" Plasma 30kg appx

    Gary
     
  19. MAW

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    I have a good story about that involving a 36" CRT and a 4 floor townhouse. Those here who have met me may notice I wear a brace on my arm....
     
  20. Fat Tony

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    Are you sure about 70kg plus?! :confused: That seems absurdly heavy for a 32" CRT (i.e. me plus 3 bags of sugar).
     
  21. GarethH

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    Fat Tony - 70kg is correct! My old 32" Sony was 68Kg and I had to carry it down my stairs when I sold it, not pleasent!
     

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