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I am looking for information about LCD vs. Plasma TVs.
I have both. I have a Pioneer Plasma and I have a Sony 3 LCD Wega and an HP LCD. Also a family member staying with me has a Samsung DLP. I would say as far as picture quality goes that the Sony Wega would rate at the top, it has a very clear picture and you can leave it on a still picture and not worry about the picture burning into the screen, its downfall would be that it still needs a piece of furniture to sit on. The Pioneer Plasma is my favorite because it looks so sleek and is mounted on the wall so there is no need for extra furniture and the room has more space. I think it has an excellent picture but not as good as the Sony Wega. It's downfall is that if you leave it on a still screen or a screen with a loop going, the image burns into the screen (it has gone away for me but it's still annoying!). I have heard pixels burn out in plasmas and have seen that happen in stores on cheaper plasmas but haven't had that happen to my Pioneer plasma in the year I have owned it. My HP LCD I have been happy with but haven't used it enough in the 2 months I have owned it, to rate it. But it has been nice so far and could be mounted on the wall as well. The Samsung DLP in the house has been good too but the person who owns it likes the Sony Wega better as well. I don't think the DLP rates above any of the tv's in the house but the picture quality is still ok and would be worth buying if you were working with a very smaller budget.
Hi, I don't own a plasma but was thinking about it and overheard in the store in the TV department a customer who came in to complain about the plasma TV he had bought about a month prior. He said he could not believe how much his electricity bill had gone up and also that the heat that comes off it is terrible and that he could not even sit too close to it. I don't know what brand he bought though. Anybody else notice this?
What is the difference between LCD, LED, and Plasma TVs?
Comparing LCD and TUBE TV SPECS: I've been looking at lower cost TV's to buy and have found it extremely hard to convert the specifications between Tube TVs and LCD TVs.
For example, say the LCD TV lists its resolution as 1440 x 900 and the Tube TVs vertical resolution as 480i, or 1080i. Obviously the LCD Hi Def. is going to have the greater resolution. But what I want to know is, is there a way to compare the 2 types of TV's resolution? What I mean is, if you have a Tube TV that's 1080i (or whatever), what number would be a comparable LCD TV if it had the SAME resolution as the Tube TV or visa versa? Is there a way to compare the 2 (as far as resolution goes)?