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gymfreak101
02-17-2009, 10:38 PM
I just purchased this tv from amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0014175E8

to replace a 42 plasma 720p I have in my living room now. Will I notice much of a difference or should I cancel the order before it ships so my cc is not charged?

plasma tv http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-Viera-TH-42PX80U-42-Inch-Plasma/dp/B00142HLV4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1234928268&sr=1-1

Bass Addict
02-17-2009, 10:41 PM
the lcd sould last longer,my wife has n lcd in the bedroom and the picture quality is excellent.if it was me,i would have an lcd over a plasma any day

bigaudiofanatic
02-17-2009, 10:44 PM
You will be very happy with the samsung.

tapout
02-17-2009, 10:44 PM
plasma>LCD

gymfreak101
02-17-2009, 10:46 PM
the lcd sould last longer,my wife has n lcd in the bedroom and the picture quality is excellent.if it was me,i would have an lcd over a plasma any day

I have been reading though that refresh rate on plasma is better maybe I should have got a 1080p plasma. Another reason I am switching is that I am in the military, and the moving service for the navy will no longer ship plasma tvs because of to many being turned on their side.

Bass Addict
02-17-2009, 10:47 PM
plasma is gas filled,lcd is liquid filled

Supergumby5000
02-17-2009, 10:47 PM
I just purchased this tv from amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0014175E8

to replace a 42 plasma 720p I have in my living room now. Will I notice much of a difference or should I cancel the order before it ships so my cc is not charged?

plasma tv http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-Viera-TH-42PX80U-42-Inch-Plasma/dp/B00142HLV4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1234928268&sr=1-1

ide take that samsung for the panasonic any day.

tapout
02-17-2009, 10:49 PM
ide take that samsung for the panasonic any day.

oh, I agree. All things being equal though, I'da bought the plasma version.

bigaudiofanatic
02-17-2009, 10:49 PM
I have been reading though that refresh rate on plasma is better maybe I should have got a 1080p plasma. Another reason I am switching is that I am in the military, and the moving service for the navy will no longer ship plasma tvs because of to many being turned on their side.

X2 its much faster but the new lcds that are 120 hrz are almost right there with the speed of a plasma.

gymfreak101
02-17-2009, 10:51 PM
oh, I agree. All things being equal though, I'da bought the plasma version.

best buy has a samsung 50 inch plasma 1080p for about 1300, but the thing weighs well over 100 lbs.

soloXgt
02-17-2009, 10:56 PM
if its the panasonic plasma you are thinking about get it. there is no comparison. period. get the panasonic. there is no question. did i stress get the panasonic yet?? ok...

bball09124
02-18-2009, 03:48 AM
best buy has a samsung 50 inch plasma 1080p for about 1300, but the thing weighs well over 100 lbs.

???

You sure about that? I just bought a 50" Samsung 720p plasma and it wasn't too heavy. Maybe 60-70 lbs. The guy who loaded it in the truck bed did it by himself, it was quite impressive considering the dimensions of the box are probably 60"x50"x12".

Oh, and, IMO

plasma>lcd>dlp any day of the week.

fasfocus00
02-19-2009, 03:48 AM
plasma is gas filled,lcd is liquid filled

where do you get your information from? filled? so plasma screen could have the gas recharged? LCD could have a liquid refill?

plasma screens use an extremely small amount of xenon and neon gas, on a 50" it may have enough gas to fill a thimble. LCDs have no liquid at all.

fasfocus00
02-19-2009, 03:54 AM
X2 its much faster but the new lcds that are 120 hrz are almost right there with the speed of a plasma.

most of the new plasma screen have a 480hz refresh rate which is 4x's faster than the higher end LCDs 120hz refresh rate.

Scoobydoo
02-19-2009, 04:00 AM
they each have their benefits

plasmas are known to have better black level performance and better viewing angles, but use more power

you're going from 720p to 1080p, you will see a difference on HD movies, not on HDTV

percept
02-19-2009, 01:47 PM
they each have their benefits

plasmas are known to have better black level performance and better viewing angles, but use more power

you're going from 720p to 1080p, you will see a difference on HD movies, not on HDTV


that's too general. you'll only notice a difference depending on your seating distance. with 42 inches, you'll need to be sitting pretty **** close to notice a difference.

Scoobydoo
02-19-2009, 04:03 PM
that's too general. you'll only notice a difference depending on your seating distance. with 42 inches, you'll need to be sitting pretty **** close to notice a difference.

it is general because just as people hear different, they also see different. i can see a difference between 720p and 1080p on my 24" lcd sitting 3-4 feet away(adjust the distance for larger sizes), but my GF cant because she isnt as critical of a viewer

i can also notice the difference between a 128kbps mp3 and a 320kbps mp3 while my GF cant

however the power consumption and contrast/black level is not general, a 42-46" plasma uses more power than a 65" lcd and it has been proven over and over that plasmas have better contrast/black levels

sounds to me you are just restating what you have heard over and over with no real world knowledge to back it up

gymfreak101
02-19-2009, 07:16 PM
it is general because just as people hear different, they also see different. i can see a difference between 720p and 1080p on my 24" lcd sitting 3-4 feet away(adjust the distance for larger sizes), but my GF cant because she isnt as critical of a viewer

i can also notice the difference between a 128kbps mp3 and a 320kbps mp3 while my GF cant

however the power consumption and contrast/black level is not general, a 42-46" plasma uses more power than a 65" lcd and it has been proven over and over that plasmas have better contrast/black levels

sounds to me you are just restating what you have heard over and over with no real world knowledge to back it up

yes the dynamic contrast ratio on the plasma is 1million to 1 where as the lcd is only 30000: 1. I am using a blu ray and I know I will only see a difference when playing blu ray. I have direct tv hd which can only broadcast 1080i so regular tv will stay basically the same or might have been better on the plasma.

gymfreak101
02-19-2009, 07:22 PM
oh and **** amazon does not mess around with shipping, it would have been delivered today but I could not get off work in time .

Date Time Location Event Details
February 19, 2009 11:58:00 AM GLEN BURNIE MD US Delivery appointment scheduled
February 18, 2009 01:46:44 PM INDIANAPOLIS IN US Shipment received by carrier
February 18, 2009 01:21:46 PM INDIANAPOLIS IN US Departure Scan

kpozr2
02-20-2009, 12:19 AM
nice TV, i have the same one, got it off amazon as well in September and its still running strong. Free shipping ftw.
http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll208/kpozr2/DSC00151.jpg

fasfocus00
02-20-2009, 03:01 AM
nice TV, i have the same one, got it off amazon as well in September and its still running strong. Free shipping ftw.
http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll208/kpozr2/DSC00151.jpg

i don't think that Wanda wanted you to take that pic.

tcguy85
02-20-2009, 07:07 PM
plasma>LCD

i agree.

Blue Fury
02-20-2009, 07:17 PM
I dont like that dike

Enellz
02-20-2009, 07:17 PM
I dont like that dike

Why so harsh. If she was a **** dike you would

clouduz
02-20-2009, 07:27 PM
I'm going with a samsung myself, except a higher model the a750 picture looks amazing and i think lcd>plasma myself. whether or not it's better with current generations tv's i'd rather not worry about burn-in being possibly.

bball09124
02-21-2009, 12:30 AM
I'm going with a samsung myself, except a higher model the a750 picture looks amazing and i think lcd>plasma myself. whether or not it's better with current generations tv's i'd rather not worry about burn-in being possibly.

burn-in isn't even a possibility anymore. and the only advantage of lcd over plasma is it's brightness and power consumption.

BTW, i've had my plasma for about 2 months. i finally got directtv to come out and install HD...... wow, is all i can say. wow. i'm watching the history channel and i'm just staring at the screen. beautiful.

percept
02-23-2009, 04:51 PM
it is general because just as people hear different, they also see different. i can see a difference between 720p and 1080p on my 24" lcd sitting 3-4 feet away(adjust the distance for larger sizes), but my GF cant because she isnt as critical of a viewer

i can also notice the difference between a 128kbps mp3 and a 320kbps mp3 while my GF cant

however the power consumption and contrast/black level is not general, a 42-46" plasma uses more power than a 65" lcd and it has been proven over and over that plasmas have better contrast/black levels

sounds to me you are just restating what you have heard over and over with no real world knowledge to back it up

sounds to me like you either have superhuman eyes or are suffering from the effects of placebo....which is fine.

also sounds to me like you're making blind assumptions. i work in the industry so i have plenty of real world knowledge that just so happens to be consistent with research results...who'd a thunk?

troy_audi0
02-24-2009, 10:20 AM
I'm going with a samsung myself, except a higher model the a750 picture looks amazing and i think lcd>plasma myself. whether or not it's better with current generations tv's i'd rather not worry about burn-in being possibly.

Get The A650 or A850 the 750 is a joke your paying for a Sub in a TV..
The LN-52A850 is **** close to as good of a picture as the Pioneer Elite Pro-111FD, I know I have them sitting right next to eachother..
The A650 Is Sick the A850 is The best for the price..
The Pioneer Elite Kuro Sets Are the Best but you drop some coin for it too..
The Samsung LN-?? A850 is the way togo

To the theard starter
the A550 is nice but you may see some sandy grain to it..
It should be ok if you sit in the right area,