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Old 12-02-2012, 03:23 PM
 
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Wow. A simple recommendation without a single word to explain or justify it.
There are many posts and threads on why. LCD and LED are the same thing. The backlight is the difference. LED is how they come now.

Plasma is out the door.
Their lamps also do not last that long and cost as much as a new T.V.
I also find that LCD/LED has a better picture.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Jenks, Oklahoma
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Led.
Zeppelin.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:14 PM
 
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Zeppelin.
Lol. Great band!
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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There are many posts and threads on why. LCD and LED are the same thing. The backlight is the difference. LED is how they come now.

Plasma is out the door.
Their lamps also do not last that long and cost as much as a new T.V.
I also find that LCD/LED has a better picture.
Plasma is actually a much BETTER technology than LED/LCD and it's actually a fallacy that their light source is not as long lasting.

If you find an LED/LCD television to have a better picture, you need your eyes checked. Plasma has consistently demonstrated a superior picture quality in regards to richness of color, black levels, and motion projection. Why do you think plasma televisions are the most recommended for watching action movies and cinema-quality pictures on? LED may be slimmer and cheaper to operate, but it certainly does NOT have a better picture nor is it long lasting.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:13 AM
 
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Plasma is actually a much BETTER technology than LED/LCD and it's actually a fallacy that their light source is not as long lasting.

If you find an LED/LCD television to have a better picture, you need your eyes checked. Plasma has consistently demonstrated a superior picture quality in regards to richness of color, black levels, and motion projection. Why do you think plasma televisions are the most recommended for watching action movies and cinema-quality pictures on? LED may be slimmer and cheaper to operate, but it certainly does NOT have a better picture nor is it long lasting.
It's not plasma. It's some plasmas. There is crap in every category. Various technologies cannot be compared by themselves. The individual products using those technologies can vary greatly, and not all are going to be shining examples of their respective tech.

I was one of the last proponents for plasma in the company I worked for. Many of the guys liked LCD over the Kuro models, which are unquestionably the best plasmas ever made, and are still regarded as some of the best pictures ever available. That being said, I'd favorably compare a top tier LED to my 2 year old Panasonic plasma, which was arguably the best when new. Given all the advancements in LED I'd consider buying one, after watching it for some time to evaluate it.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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There are many posts and threads on why. LCD and LED are the same thing. The backlight is the difference. LED is how they come now.

Plasma is out the door.
Their lamps also do not last that long and cost as much as a new T.V.
I also find that LCD/LED has a better picture.
Where do you get your information?
A GOOD Plasma is better then a GOOD LCD. True today as it was 5 years ago. Plasma is NOT "out the door".

And a bulb for my 42" Panasonic plasma is: $119.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Where do you get your information?
A GOOD Plasma is better then a GOOD LCD. True today as it was 5 years ago. Plasma is NOT "out the door".

And a bulb for my 42" Panasonic plasma is: $119.
I agree with the first part of your post. But what bulb are you talking about for your plasma?

Plasma TVs do not have any "bulbs."
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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There are many posts and threads on why. LCD and LED are the same thing. The backlight is the difference. LED is how they come now.

Plasma is out the door.
Their lamps also do not last that long and cost as much as a new T.V.
I also find that LCD/LED has a better picture.
I know exactly what a LCD and LED TV are. Many flat panel TVs today still use a traditional backlight.

Plasma is going strong. And I have not seen ONE professional review of an LCD or LED TV that rates the picture better than the best plasmas (which cost less). Any Panasonic ST or VT model, or Samsung 7000 or 8000 series has a more natural picture than the best LED.

The panel life of plasma today is 100,000 hours.

Plasmas have zero motion blur, have better black level (still!), and far better viewing angles.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:44 PM
 
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I agree with the first part of your post. But what bulb are you talking about for your plasma?

Plasma TVs do not have any "bulbs."
The lamp inside the TV.

Last edited by Jean71; 12-03-2012 at 03:02 PM..
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:50 PM
 
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Where do you get your information?
A GOOD Plasma is better then a GOOD LCD. True today as it was 5 years ago. Plasma is NOT "out the door".

And a bulb for my 42" Panasonic plasma is: $119.
People at stores.

I must not have looked at good quality plasmas then. Or they weren't connected right.....
I always notice smudging of the picture on Plasmas.
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