Plasma -vs- LCD
by pdaug - 1/12/05 11:19 AM
In Reply to: Plasma vs LCD by melfaria
Not sure where you may have read Plasma last longer??? Not true. LCD has a 2-3 times general life span.
In a fist fight:
Watching HDTV and DVD movies
LCD wins (most of the time, generally better processors)
Watching Fast action sports
PLasma wins (LCD is subject to gosting, some can see some can't)
Plasma has a edge due to the number of black levels
Video game use
LCD hands down. Dont even use game consoles on a Plasma. You WILL fry the screen!
LCD most of the time. (The LCD technology has been around for 30+ years and is as solid as tube TV's.) Plasma is still a bit querky. You can and will get image burn on a Plasma from any type of vewing. The network logos you see on many chanels and info bar on news stations can and will burn into the screen. Plasma also fight with higher elevation and temp changes if this is a issue.
Plasma hands down for the size you are looking at 42"+ unit. You will price tags about 30% more for the same size LCD.
Typicaly LCD. Most Plasma units are monitor only with less video inputs.
The fight is on for the next 3-5 years. Plasma will get more bells and whistles and LCD will have the prices drop in the large screen size market.
Pretty soon you will see a monitor the size of a 4x8 sheet of plywood. I don't know where you can put it. But some is making them for guys like LeBron who will pay 30K for a TV.
For the record I have a Sharp LC-37GD6U (LCD) and love it.
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