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LCD vs. Plasma **Can be locked**

ChillyWillyChillyWilly Registered User regular
edited November 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
I am a bit tech illiterate when it comes to TVs, so I'd like some help.

I'm between two different TVs for Black Friday, but I'm not sure which one I want to go after. What are the pros and cons of LCD and Plasma screens and which should I buy?

For reference, this particular TV will be used for watching movies and playing video games. It's not hooked up to cable and it will not be the main TV of the house. Not sure if that matters.

Thanks in advance. :D

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  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    You'll likely have better luck asking over here in Moe's TV thread. The people there know a whole lot and the OP has a bunch of information in it too.

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  • ChanusChanus Harbinger of the Spicy Rooster Apocalypse The Flames of a Thousand Collapsed StarsRegistered User regular
    Personally, I think plasma looks slightly better, but the power it takes to run and the heat it puts off is very much a detriment. Overall, I would prefer LCD.

    And I say this with no knowledge of whether those issues have been taken care of in the last two or three years, which is how long it's been since I've bothered comparing the formats.

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  • DjeetDjeet Registered User regular
    Plasmas use more power per diagonal inch, are heavier, usually have better blacks per $, and all have glossy screens, tend to have less image processing so I'm thinking less lag. Tend to be cheaper per diagonal inch.

    LCDs use less power, are available with matte screens, are lighter, can have competitive blacks to plasmas, but you ususally need to pay more, tends to have more image processing (motion blur tech, frame interpolation), but there's usually a game mode or something to turn all that off.

    If it's mainly games and movies and you have deent light control I'd go plasma.

  • NeylaNeyla Registered User regular
    We got a Samsung 56" plasma TV last year. It's beautiful for playing video games (Xbox 360). The only draw back we had with it is glare from the window. Unfortunately the way our livingroom is set up, our picture window is infront of the TV. Investing in some dark curtains did the trick.

    Something else to consider when shopping around :)

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  • ChillyWillyChillyWilly Registered User regular
    You'll likely have better luck asking over here in Moe's TV thread. The people there know a whole lot and the OP has a bunch of information in it too.

    I was not aware this thread existed. Thank you.

    This can be locked.

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