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.
Answer by Luma · Jun 22, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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.
Answer by chadt4 · Jun 22, 2010 at 11:12 AM
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.
Answer by trueb · Jun 22, 2010 at 09:56 AM
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.
Answer by r0bErT4u · Jun 22, 2010 at 11:03 AM
I'm looking into solutions to fill my office media wall, as well. I'm researching multiple display options.
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.
Answer by ageekmom · Jun 22, 2010 at 09:55 PM
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
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