Originally Posted by Sidious
Hey guys, so I've been shopping around a bit for a new TV. Before I go to the store and actually take a look at some screens to get a visual outlook on my final purchase, I was trying to find some info and suggestions first.
I'm not looking to blow the bank here, and am looking to go around ~40" screen.
I think for the money right now, an LED wouldn't be my best purchase because as I said, I'm not trying to blow a ton of money
This left me with LCD or Plasma... Looking at the TV's, the Plasma prices seemed pretty reasonable as compared to some LCD's of the same brand. From what I understand the blacks are darker, faster refresh rates which is good for gaming, and image burning is less of an issue with new gen TV's... and as for the fact that most are 720p... I don't really plan on hooking my PC up to it, I have an NAS to stream media to my ps3, and most games aren't even 1080p right now, plus I don't have HD cable.
Any help would be appreciated!
Well I am probably going to end up writing an essay on this one...
I have two Panasonic Plasma TV's. One is a dated 720P and the other a newer 1080P. Both TV's have the same refresh rate because rather than using liquid as LCD's do, they use a quick moving gaseous plasma. Burn in has never been a problem to me. I have played my XBOX 360 for hours on end and yes you can see the marks from the HUD in CoD and such but it easily goes away. Even better is the sales trick of making the plasma display a white screen to erase the burn-ins quickly. Consoles and such even have settings to reduce burn-in when it really isn't that big of a deal. I also have an LCD TV in my bedroom... 60Hz yikes... The new 240Hz TV's have a really quick response time but with that it makes every thing look so peculiar... Like the blu-ray demo at Best Buy where all the motion is funky. Moral of the story I have plasmas and I love them but LCD's are just as well a great TV.
P.S. The glare on plasmas can get intrusive... but mine are in rooms where light is easily filtered out. Think about if you are able to do so when choosing between sets.Edited by 0CALEFACTION0 - 6/22/11 at 6:40am