LCD and Plasma

djs

DTVUSA Member
#1
As I'm in the market for a new TV, would you recommend a plasma or a LCD or even something else out there I don't even know about? I have tried to ask this question at an electronics store and it seems to depend on the particular sales person's preference.
 
#2
There isn't much of a choice,as they're mostly all eminateing frm China.There the reliability is zero 2 nun.Part replacement is a great big farce.Our govt.,is allowing them 2 flood our market wid their inferior junk, just leik their stereo equpt..They all use a lamp of some order. The DLP's,use a high powerd light,along wid a color wheel,that was
droppd frm idea bak in the 50's. Similar 2 the color wheels, that were used on the display
of Christmas tree's,only @ a faster speed,es using a vy small motor, wich doesn't hav a
hi rate of longevity.The LCD's.use hi power lights, in the projection tv's.,wich is anuther
hi rate of failure. The LCD. use 3 sets of panel type lamps, 4 baklighting,C.G.F.L es r mor fragile in transporting,as they r flat panel screen's.They hav a tendency of hi inverter failure, so it's best 2 carry insurance on them all. Plasma's r the closest 2 a Picture Tube,es r the only 1's that can produce blak.
 

Taki

DTVUSA Member
#3
Luftwaffe I don't know what ate your post but its almost impossible to read :D

In my opinion LCD is the better choice. Plasma has a shorter lifespan and no clear advantage over LCD.
 

Byte24

DTVUSA Member
#4
There isn't much of a choice,as they're mostly all eminateing frm China.There the reliability is zero 2 nun.Part replacement is a great big farce.Our govt.,is allowing them 2 flood our market wid their inferior junk, just leik their stereo equpt..They all use a lamp of some order. The DLP's,use a high powerd light,along wid a color wheel,that was
droppd frm idea bak in the 50's. Similar 2 the color wheels, that were used on the display
of Christmas tree's,only @ a faster speed,es using a vy small motor, wich doesn't hav a
hi rate of longevity.The LCD's.use hi power lights, in the projection tv's.,wich is anuther
hi rate of failure. The LCD. use 3 sets of panel type lamps, 4 baklighting,C.G.F.L es r mor fragile in transporting,as they r flat panel screen's.They hav a tendency of hi inverter failure, so it's best 2 carry insurance on them all. Plasma's r the closest 2 a Picture Tube,es r the only 1's that can produce blak.
lol, they all use a lamp?
 
#5
Hi DPS, not sure if you're still looking for a TV. Thought I'd offer my $.02.

With Plasma television sets, the more you spend, the better quality you get. One of the problems that the lower end Plasma screens have is the ability to display black and dark colors. Some are too bright, and some just look terrible! Cheaper ones also have more artifacts (imperfections) such as jagged edges and other things that makes picture quality pretty bad.

If you're spending less than $1K, LCD is the way to go. I bought a Pioneer LCD for the bedroom and am currently shopping around for my main Home Theater/Family room. I'll probably go with LCD because the wife would have me sleeping on the couch throughout the new year if I spend over my budget. :) LCDs are still not quite as bright as Plasmas, but they're getting closer to matching the performance.

Are there a couple of brands you're thinking about going with?
 

Sparks

DTVUSA Member
#6
If you are still TV shopping, I would suggest you look at various web sites to help decide what you want. WalMart and Best Buy's web sites lists several brands along with customers ratings and reviews about the merchandise. I do not necessarily recommend buying from either of them.

Just like DTV converter boxes there are lots of different capabilities of different sets. If you are in a rural area or possibly in the suburbs you would probably want a TV set with a tuner than will pull in the more distant stations. Most tuners are not designed to do that. Many brands of sets are made by the same companies. You normally do not know what you are really getting. To find out what sets are right for your area. One would assume that you local TV shops should know what works best in your area.

I think that you will find that all of them normally sell at full retail prices. I find that the big chain stores and discount stores are the same to higher prices than what you can buy an item for at a locally owned small business. It is always nice to support the local business that is there to help when you need it. It is important that you first research it for yourself so that you will know which dealer is probably telling the truth about their products.
 

datadee

DTVUSA Member
#8
I don't know much about the flat panel TVs but isn't DLP supposed to be the best? I know whichever my son has needed a bulb replaces. It cost him over $100 but it was only a bulb replacement and he was back in business. Would that be plasma?
 

Taki

DTVUSA Member
#9
I would go with LCD all the way. Plasma's have a shorter lifespan than LCD's and generally the quality is worse. As for the brightness of a LCD. How much brightness do you want. My LCD is set at 35% right now and that is about as bright as my eyes can stand.

However if your looking for a brighter LCD, just wait a few months, ones with 100k times brightness are coming or so I have heard.
 
#11
I would prefer the LCD; the picture quality is better in my opinion. Although I am not too knowledgeable about the plasma tv. I do have a friend that did purchase one; and I didn't like the picture quality at all.
 

jack

DTVUSA Member
#12
Cathode ray televisions are now outdated. Almost everyone is using either an LCD or a plasma television. Even though the CRT have been there for years, people are looking for change. This need for change is embodied in the LCD and the plasma TV. Plasma technology utilizes the gases neon and xenon while the LCD TV works on the liquid crystals.
 

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