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badandyturbo
12-29-2006, 02:49 PM
So I have heard that Plasma looks great the day you get it than it deteriorates over time. Is this true? Are lcds better. If you are not using HD which one would you choose?

Pickler
12-29-2006, 02:53 PM
Dlp

davesexplorer
12-29-2006, 02:55 PM
I dont have either and will be shopping for one in about 6 months, only thing I've heard is that plasma has a shorter life than lcd.

Pickler
12-29-2006, 02:58 PM
DLP is just as nice as either of them, and when it dies, all you need to do is replace the bulb.

bjfish11
12-29-2006, 02:59 PM
I was told plasma has bad reflections because of the glass front on it. The LCD has a slower refresh rate.
I just bought a DLP. ;)

95ZJ
12-29-2006, 03:00 PM
1080p LCD Projection > all

pitbull12888
12-29-2006, 03:01 PM
lcd shouldnt have bad reflections unless its facing the window or glass door though :naughty: im thinkin about gettin a little 20-22" lcd for the bedroom.

Rich B
12-29-2006, 03:01 PM
So I have heard that Plasma looks great the day you get it than it deteriorates over time. Is this true? Are lcds better. If you are not using HD which one would you choose?


In actual use, they are both similar in lifespans.

The question of which would you use if you arent going to use HD is actually not the important question.

The important question is will it be used with content that has a lot of constant images onscreen?

Content such as games, with a static score in one corner, or TV programs with a constant logo at the bottom over a long time can burn those images into a Plasma's screen.

LCD doesnt suffer from that problem.

badandyturbo
12-29-2006, 03:56 PM
I currently have a Hitachi DLP and it is great but my girl wants a new tv and wants to hang it on the wall, so the dlp is out. I guess a LCD is the best way to go.

99StangGt
12-30-2006, 02:05 AM
I had a 37" LCD but traded it in for a Panasonic 42" Plasma. I would never go back. I dont do gaming on this tv. From what I have read the plasmas should last as long as anything else. DLPs look great also. The only issue I had with LCD was motion blur. I am sure the top of the lines dont have near the issue the cheaper models have. But I wouldnt buy a plasma without an extended warranty.

thehardknoxlife
12-30-2006, 04:14 AM
In actual use, they are both similar in lifespans.

The question of which would you use if you arent going to use HD is actually not the important question.

The important question is will it be used with content that has a lot of constant images onscreen?

Content such as games, with a static score in one corner, or TV programs with a constant logo at the bottom over a long time can burn those images into a Plasma's screen.

LCD doesnt suffer from that problem.X2. My buddy has a permanant Nascar tachometer burned in his. It mostly shows up on a blue screen.

Josh #44
12-30-2006, 04:18 AM
I checked into both before buying my tv and ended up with a 37" lcd, I like em better..

surftb15
12-30-2006, 12:24 PM
Dlp

+ 1 million

joetama
12-31-2006, 01:12 PM
It depends on the content and your eyes...

Life is very similar, especially if you are going to be going with a good quality Plasma or LCD. I have been told and have seen it from general experience on a new Plasma TV it's almost as hard to burn and image in it as it was on a standard CRT tv.

LCD is usually considered to be "brighter" which gives you a much more "stunning" picture however you pay for this with loss of black scale and depth. A plasma gives you a much more "real" picture. Also, I have found that my eyes get tired watching movement such as sports on an LCD while on a plasma it does not, because the plasma seems smother. I spent 4 hours in a TV shop with the Sony XBR3, and some other TVs, side by side to the Pioneer Elite Pro-940HD looking at SDTV, HDTV, SDMovies, and HDMovies. To my eyes the Elite looks better, and more real. At first the Sony looked better, but after watching them both for a bit of a time period me, my mother, my brother, and the sales guy agreed that the Elite looked better.


SO, shop carefully, and don't believe the Plasma hate stories. Except on the cheap Plasmas... haha.....

baseballer1100
12-31-2006, 01:14 PM
Where do you suggest buying the pioneer elite?

joetama
12-31-2006, 01:22 PM
Where do you suggest buying the pioneer elite?

Well.... I got mine up north for a stupid cheap price because my dad owns a business and knows a guy who owns another business and they do trade off stuff. Long story...

But, if you are from northern Kentucky, stop in to Audible Elegance and talk to Julio... And only talk to Julio.... If you want more info PM me and I'll send you the addresses and phone numbers....

baseballer1100
12-31-2006, 01:25 PM
Im in louisville not really northern kentucky but if it is a good price and what not defintly would drive there.

joetama
12-31-2006, 01:42 PM
Im in louisville not really northern kentucky but if it is a good price and what not defintly would drive there.

Well pretty much ever Pioneer Elite Dealer has to charge the exact same price. Which is $3300, for the Pro-940HD....

baseballer1100
12-31-2006, 01:43 PM
Which isnt all that bad for quality. Some of the ones I saw today were around that price and were mediocre at best.

joetama
12-31-2006, 01:46 PM
Yea... $3300 for that TV is not a bad price at all....

baseballer1100
12-31-2006, 01:47 PM
Thats probably the one i will be getting. But im going to take a look at it first thanks man.

badandyturbo
01-02-2007, 10:19 AM
Well i picked up the new TV yesterday.

Samsung 56" DLP 1080p
So far so good!

ricoshay
01-02-2007, 11:26 AM
good pick.