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post #1 of 115 (permalink) Old 11-30-2010, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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LCD/LED-LCD/Plasma...

I know it's a topic touched on many times on here..... So here's the deal, My brother is looking to get a TV and his price range he's looking to achieve is somewhere around 2,500... He isn't a huge "Researcher" and I want him to get a nice tv and bang for the buck, and prefer he doesn't just buy something cluelessly...

I for one, haven't researched much of the new LED or plasma much AT ALL, since I just got my Sammy last year or so LCD 1080p tv and have no interest in anything else at the moment... So anybody have some worth while input on the topic, based on this particular scenario?

I've been catching some reviews reflecting issues on samsungs LED sets, referring to edge lit interference or exposure of light, in dark settings thats noticeable etc... So thats about as far as I've gotten on that particular set.

And LG seems to be getting some pretty solid reviews lately....

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what size, does he want 3d? How far does he sit from the TV?

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Just purchased my second 50" LG Plasma yesterday. There were a lot of myths about plasmas over the years but people are finally seeing the value and performance. IMO all the different LED sets are over over rated and over priced. Spend the left over on a nice surround setup.
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for gaming, you gotta go with plasma. They're best for quick action. Just picked my kid up a viera 42", 1080 for $700 at sears.
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Re: LCD/LED-LCD/Plasma...

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for gaming, you gotta go with plasma. They're best for quick action. Just picked my kid up a viera 42", 1080 for $700 at sears.
Do they have flat matte screens or are they still all glossy?

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Man, we must have 25 threads like this on here. Do a quick search!!

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man, we must have 25 threads like this on here. Do a quick search!!
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2500 should get him a nice set. I'd go with a samsung LED at the biggest size he can afford. Great picture quality, and they look awesome sitting on the wall. Plasma is great for people who really appreciate good picture quality and they shine in a well setup room. For the average Joe, LED/LCD is the way to go.

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Plasma is great for people who really appreciate good picture quality and they shine in a well setup room. For the average Joe, LED/LCD is the way to go.
Soooo, if you don't appreciate good picture quality and you prefer to spend more money then LED/LCD is the way to go? You make no sense.

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Perhaps videophile would have been a better way of wording it?

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I still don't get it. You're suggestion the layman should pay more for lesser image quality.

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I still don't get it. You're suggestion the layman should pay more for lesser image quality.
He's saying you should pay more for the factor of it hanging on the wall, which I agree with.

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you can't hang a plasma?

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you can't hang a plasma?
who cares, do they have flat matte screens yet? Or do they still reflect everything? Answer this tech monkey.

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you can't hang a plasma?
Where did I say you couldn't?

It doesn't look nearly as good as the thin LED TVs, especially if you can see the side of it.

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Ok, fair enough. I wasn't trying to be dense, I was trying to understand the rationale of paying more for less.

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I still don't get it. You're suggestion the layman should pay more for lesser image quality.
I never said anything about image quality. Plasmas are pretty close to LCD, and most people wouldn't appreciate the difference in quality. However, most people would be more interested in a 40 pound tv that is .25" thick hanging on the wall.

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LCD vs LED vs PLASMA
http://asia.cnet.com/buyingguides/ho...85379-3,00.htm

Plasma requires a LOT of juice. I'm surprised that people are suggesting plasma screens have better picture quality...
Also, plasma technology tends to leave 'burns' into the tv after a while.
And this sucker gets HOT!

LCD's are typically what most people have. Nothing really good that stands out and people complain about the black levels and narrow viewing angles. Advantage is that it's the cheapest of the bunch.

I would get the LED. They save a lot more energy, they have an ultra thin design, and it's the latest & greatest these days.
If you've seen the new Samsung LED's, they are sex on a stand. haha

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Man this thread is misinformation central, and someone find me that .25" tv for purchase.

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Man this thread is misinformation central, and someone find me that .25" tv for purchase.
How 'bout 0.067" thick?



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sweet, only $2900 for a baller 15" screen. Be realistic.

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who cares, do they have flat matte screens yet? Or do they still reflect everything? Answer this tech monkey.
The viera plasma has an "AR" filter to reduce reflection. Also, "burn in" is a thing of the past, newer plasma don't really have this problem.
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Again with the Plasma myths. Burn in and Image Retention are 2 different things. Burn in is permanent, IR is not. Plasmas still have a very small amount of IR. IR is gone as soon as the image changes. As for power consumption, newer plasmas still use more juice, but its still way less that any DLP, CRT, or projection. I think one study said the average user would pay an extra 2 bucks a month on their electric bill over LED.

As for glare, since plasma requires a glass panel, there are still reflection issues even with models that have anti-glare technology. Dont buy it if its in your sun room.

I dont get the whole thickness issues. Who cares if your TV is a 1/2 inch thick when the lowest profile wall mount is still 2-3 inches off the wall.

In the end, if he is too lazy to research, he probably does not care about value or picture quality. Let him think he has the best by spending the most.

There you go- http://www.abt.com/product/45246/Samsung-UN60C6300.html

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The viera plasma has an "AR" filter to reduce reflection. Also, "burn in" is a thing of the past, newer plasma don't really have this problem.
This hasn't been an issue in over 5 years.

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I haven't seen an LED yet that doesn't have significant motion blur while playing games or watching sports.


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Plasma offers the best colors and contrast, period. Yes, does use more power, is heavier and thicker than LCD. But if it is picture quality you are looking for Plasma is the choice.
LED is just a LCD that uses different back lighting than previous lcd's. LED is also very thin. So it looks more trendy, most people I know put their sets on a 2ft+ deep stand so what does the little extra thickness matter in reality.
With the budget he is willing to spend he can get a Very nice plasma and still have cash left over.
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I dont get the whole thickness issues. Who cares if your TV is a 1/2 inch thick when the lowest profile wall mount is still 2-3 inches off the wall.
Samsung makes a mount that's less than an inch off the wall. I don't feel like looking it up, but if I recall correctly, it makes the distance from the wall to the front of the TVright around 2". Looks much better than a clunky plasma hanging up there.

But that's assuming that matters to you. It did to me, hence my LED tv.

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sweet, only $2900 for a baller 15" screen. Be realistic.
Sorry, bad joke, I just really wanted OLED to take off.

But, the new TVs coming could be approaching that quarter inch mark. The new Samsung C9000 line is supposedly going to be about a third of an inch thick, but I couldn't find sizes or prices announced yet in my 30 second google search:


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