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Windows 7: Plasma, LCD or LED?

27 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
 
 
Plasma, LCD or LED?

I've been looking around for a new TV....
I don't know which one I should pick because I visit a lot of local store, and all of them give me different statement about their products.
Some say this is not good, that is not good.... I don't really know which is true and which is fake.

So can anyone give me some suggestion which one I should get?
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27 Sep 2011   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

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27 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

As you've found out, all have their pros and cons.

For me personally, I would:

1) Discount plasma on running costs alone as they need more power.

2) Prefer not to go for LCD as picture quality is not so good.

3) Have found that an LED set gives me what I want, which is reasonable running costs combined with good picture quality.

Also, definitely go for HD, it is far superior in terms of picture quality.

If you are buying a large screen-size TV, do take into account your room size as the bigger the screen, the further away you need to sit so as not to see pixelation.

LED TV vs LCD TV : LCD TV Buying Guide covers LED vs LCD
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27 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
 
 

Let me read and reply you guys soon
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27 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I have both a 60" Plasma and a 46" LCD.
I would say, go with a Plasma if you can. Its far superior Picture-wise.

Both have very good picture quality, unless comparing side by side.
In which case, Plasma is a clear winner by a longshot.

Plasma has better color accuracy IMO. For example:

Flesh tones look more natural. LCD seems to have a orangish tint to them.
Its something you may not notice (I never did) untill compared to a Plasma image.

Plasma seem capable of showing more detail in dark areas as well.

The Plasma does have really dark blacks, dont get me wrong, but its just different. You can see the wrinkles in a black jacket for example, where as they tend to blend in on the LCD.
Hard to explain what I mean .... but LCDs sometimes tend to have reallly dark blacks, but to black at times.

Look at them side by side and you will see.
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27 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
 
 

What you think of this Panasonic model?
TH-P50U30k?
Is a okay for Plasma?
Some salesmen told me that Plasma is going to be outdated, is is true?


seavixen32: So LED is better?
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27 Sep 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Does your room size limit you to a maximum of 37" of flat screen? Then Plasma is not for you.

Does your room in which you want to have the flatscreen TV has plenty of sun shining into it? Then Plasma is not for you.

A last but not least primary concern and an important one. Do you want your TV to double-up as a PC monitor? Will it be the monitor for your HTPC? Then Plasma is definitely not recommended. For this one reason primarily, I turned down the thought of Plasma. Excessive power consumption and associated heat (remember heat is the no. 1 enemy of anything electronics), burn-in ,fragility, altitude dependent gas pressure and performance, are other reasons. IMO, Plasma is a dying technology.

I shall desist on the LED vs LCD debate since at the time I bought my flat screen, LED TVs just started showing up and were costly.
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27 Sep 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mual View Post
What you think of this Panasonic model?
TH-P50U30k?
Is a okay for Plasma?
Some salesmen told me that Plasma is going to be outdated, is is true?
Panasonic in general is pretty good. My LCD is a Panasonic.

I can't sat for sure about Panasonics Plasmas, no personal experience with them as I have a LG Plasma.


As far as outdated ... It may or may not be true, I do not know.

One thing I have learned though, is do a bit of research yourself.
Don't put too much into what a salesman tells you.
Sometimes they are simply trying to push a specific product, and will say whatever to sway your decision.
This of course is not always true of all salesman, but something to be aware of.


@jumanji
Im just curious why you say if you want it to double as a PC monitor or a HTCP then plsama is definatley not the choice?

They are setup up for both out of the box, including DLNA compatability. At least mine does.

Burn in used to be problem, but they have counter measures built in now. Burn in is no longer a issue as it used to be.
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27 Sep 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Does your room size limit you to a maximum of 37" of flat screen? Then Plasma is not for you.

Does your room in which you want to have the flatscreen TV has plenty of sun shining into it? Then Plasma is not for you.

A last but not least primary concern and an important one. Do you want your TV to double-up as a PC monitor? Will it be the monitor for your HTPC? Then Plasma is definitely not recommended. For this one reason primarily, I turned down the thought of Plasma. Excessive power consumption and associated heat (remember heat is the no. 1 enemy of anything electronics), burn-in ,fragility, altitude dependent gas pressure and performance, are other reasons. IMO, Plasma is a dying technology.

I shall desist on the LED vs LCD debate since at the time I bought my flat screen, LED TVs just started showing up and were costly.
Well, my room is enough for a at least 40-50 inch of TV.
No, no sunlight coming in at all.
Nope, I won't be using it as a PC monitor...
Is it use a lot more power and produces a lot of heat?

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mual View Post
What you think of this Panasonic model?
TH-P50U30k?
Is a okay for Plasma?
Some salesmen told me that Plasma is going to be outdated, is is true?
Panasonic in general is pretty good. My LCD is a Panasonic.

I can't sat for sure about Panasonics Plasmas, no personal experience with them as I have a LG Plasma.


As far as outdated ... It may or may not be true, I do not know.

One thing I have learned though, is do a bit of research yourself.
Don't put too much into what a salesman tells you.
Sometimes they are simply trying to push a specific product, and will say whatever to sway your decision.
This of course is not always true of all salesman, but something to be aware of.
I see.... Thanks for the info.
Well, I have asked around different store for the pass few days, and yet a lot of the salesman give me different answer. I also have asked my cousin, aunt or uncle for some answer, but because I never bought a Plasma, LCD or LED before, so I not sure about it.



Is Samsung Plasma TV have shorter lifespan compare to other brand? I heard a lot of people around me saying that is not good compare to the others. Sorry to ask so many question as I don't have these knowledge...
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27 Sep 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
As you've found out, all have their pros and cons.

For me personally, I would:

1) Discount plasma on running costs alone as they need more power.

2) Prefer not to go for LCD as picture quality is not so good.

3) Have found that an LED set gives me what I want, which is reasonable running costs combined with good picture quality.

Also, definitely go for HD, it is far superior in terms of picture quality.

If you are buying a large screen-size TV, do take into account your room size as the bigger the screen, the further away you need to sit so as not to see pixelation.

LED TV vs LCD TV : LCD TV Buying Guide covers LED vs LCD
LED and LCD are the same (both use LCD Panels, just different backlighting).
Plasma has the most natural picture and colors.

Plasma uses a little more power than the other tv's but they have gotten very efficient in the last couple of generations.
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