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I intend to purchase a new HDTV soon. I understand plasma is better than LCD or LED sets. I want to know opinions on sets 54 inches or larger as there are so many models and brands available now.

asked Jun 22 '10 at 06:23

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Plasma's arent as bad as people make them sound.

These days burn-in issues are mostly fixed. But OLED is completely out of anyone's budget. unless you have $30,000 lying around.

The real comparison between Plasma and LCD is, lighting conditions.

Plasma work better in dark-lit rooms. LCD in brightly lit rooms. If your wondering why, its because Plasma's have better contrast-ratios then LCDs. And im talking static contrast ratio, not that dynamic stuff used only as a marketing gimmick.

answered Jun 22 '10 at 09:11

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I own a 50" plasma and I use it for gaming all the time. Don't be scared by burn-in. It is true that if you stay on one screen for a few minutes it will leave a little bit of burn-in, but it always goes away after you display a moving picture on the TV. Permanent burn-in is only caused by leaving it on one screen for hours at a time, so you shouldn't have much to worry about.

answered Jun 22 '10 at 10:12

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i dont know where you heard the plasma is better... OLED is the best, but spendy. Plasmas burn in so dont leave the video game counsel on a single screen to long. in the day the viewing angles on plasmas where much better, but with todays LCD technology that is no longer an issue.

Samsung makes a good tv, so does vizio (a little on the cheaper side, but my 21 inch with stood my roommate falling on it.

here is a list from newegg of 55 and 60 inch LCD screens

but if your heart is set on a plazma here is some more

answered Jun 22 '10 at 08:56

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Dude any LCD display is never going to have as good blacks as any plasma. All those different names and technologies they come up with are just new ways to market the same old thing which don't have a big difference. Plasmas display more colors than the human eye can even see. Not even the new Sharp with "quatron" technology can touch them. All the LED and OLED do is make it possible to make the screens thinner and have no effect on picture quality. And that's the only thing LED technology has going for it.

(Jun 26 '10 at 06:26) Lestat611 Lestat611's gravatar image

I'm looking into solutions to fill my office media wall, as well. I'm researching multiple display options.

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Wikipedia > Large-Screen Television Technology It's a good read. It compares the Advantages & Disadvantages. Your intended use like gaming, sports, etc. should be taken into concideration. I've ruled out solutions that need bulb replacement of any kind. Not covered in wikipedia: Laser Projectors, OLED, etc.

answered Jun 22 '10 at 10:03

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Thanks for the comments but I need input on what brand/model numbers are the best plasma ONLY sets that are 54" or larger.

answered Jun 22 '10 at 20:28

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PERSONALLY, I like Liquid Color Display, however you must consider your budget, needs, size, lighting conditions, etc. however if you have the money OLED's are THE WAY TO GO i have one its amazing.

answered Jun 22 '10 at 20:43

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If you're leaning towards plasma HDTV's, look into the Panasonic VIERA line. I just bought a 42" model (TC-P42G25; the "G25" series) but the VIERAs are available all the way up to at least 65".

My inlaws have had a VIERA for over a year and they've had zero issues with their set, and many of the models are very highly rated (Amazon.com, etc.) -- http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/shop/Televisions/All-VIERA-Flat-Panel-HDTVs.list.103502_11002_7000000000000005702

answered Jun 22 '10 at 20:55

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