Why would you choose a plasma over a TFT?

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  1. lapino

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    I have a Panasonic 42PV500 on order right now, but this afternoon I've been checking out some LCD tv's too and it seems the new Samsung LE40M61 is a very good LCD tv (got the EISA award too!). So I'm starting to worry a little if I made the right choice (coming from a Philips 42" plasma). My questions to you are:

    * why would you choose a plasma over TFT (pan PV500 vs Samsung LE40M61) ?
    * would I notice going from 42" > 40" ? (does this REALLY make a bif difference)
    * I'm going to use a xbox360 on my new tv, is TFT better suited for this?
    * will a plasma display the analog signals better than a TFT?

    Quite a few questions, but I have to be 100% sure about my next purchase. The plasma will cost me about 200€ less than the Samsung, so that's not a big issue. Thx for your help!
     
  2. dino2021

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    main reason i dont like lcd is on the big screens you seem to get a grey edge round the frame in dark scenes where the lights light the screen.
     
  3. vileda

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    • Better Viewing Angles
    • Yes the 2" make a difference
    • I'm not a gamer but am sure that the Plasma will be more than fine
    • The plasma will be a lot more forgiving then TFT with poor signals
     
  4. steve-o

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    Agree 100% with vileda. Viewing angles and just general look of plasma's is superior to lcd in my opinion. The pictures the lcd's I've seen in shops look washed out and uninteresting.
     
  5. Jim_Fear

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    stay with your first choice...plasma is alot nicer
     
  6. lapino

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    has any1 been able to compare the new Samsung TFT's to a Panasonic PV500?
     
  7. Dan L

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    LCD's should stay attached to PCs, they have no place in the living room.

    LCD - KNOW YOUR LIMITS!

    ;)
     
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    Stop worrying, Pv500 looks stunning and there is no LCD around that I've seen that beats it on off air broadcasts.
     
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    nice set, but a shame about the colour gamut - poor red's , greenish faces in shadow
    and we are still waiting for the scanning backlight - the philips I mean't
     
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    If HD was the norm then there would be nothing much between the two, but after seeing some standard def on some top brand 40"+ LCDs at the Manchester Show last week, then it's DEFO Plasma for me.
     
  12. lapino

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    I'm still worried about image retention. Just watched some episodes of 24 on my Philips plasma, and even after a few secs, the subtitles shine through in the blacks (but DO disappear when screen is in colour after a few secs too). Does the PV500 suffer from this too?
     
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    I've never seen image retention on my Panasonic PWD6, but I see it all the time on my Apple 23" LCD.
     
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    engage screen saver to kick in after 3 minutes, and choose something that is bright, such as Nature Patterns. It should shift it. OSX is good at leaving a white bar retention at the top of the panel that you can see at boot up, but I managed to shift it. LCD is tougher at getting shot of retention that plasma imho.
     
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    Have I been missing something here? LCD works by restricting light passing through a sheet of glass rather than by exciting any gasses held in a bubble. Didn't think LCD suffered from burn full stop! I've had the time on display on a 17" philips LCD in a bedroom for months (probably years) and don't have any burn!
     
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    I've seen some LCDs with burn-in. It happens!!

    STICK WITH PLASMA.

    - better colour
    - better contrast
    - better blacks
    - better picture
     
  17. lapino

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    better colour/contrast/black/picture : maybe, I'll tell you once my Samsung LE40M61 is here, but somehow I think EISA would NOT give an award for this tv if it didn't deliver, especially since they are so enthusiastic about the contrast is shows.
     
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    Sorry to appear so immediately negative lapino, but I doubt it. I've seen awards given to right old piles of turd (*cough* Hitachi *cough*).

    EISA gave the Samsung the award, compared to other LCDs not compared to other technologies. They even said themselves last year of the Pioneer 435HDE

    "Pioneer clearly illustrates the advantages of plasma over LCD"
     
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    Having demoed both technologies extensively over the last fortnight I'm firmly in the plasma camp.
     
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    Me too. By a mile.
     

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