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Hey guys im looking into either an LED or Plasma to replace my 46'' LCD. Im looking into the 40-50 inch range, preferably lower. Any suggestions? the samsung series I looked at in best buy seemed to be the most amazing. 40'' for 600$ LED 120HZ
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LCD with LED edge lit is the way to go... Plasma uses way too much energy to run...

Samsung is pushing CMR, and is why those older TV technology is so cheap...

if you're into 3D, then get be sure to get an LG..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaMqR_cY9g8
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LCD with LED edge lit is the way to go... Plasma uses way too much energy to run...
Samsung is pushing CMR, and is why those older TV technology is so cheap...

Plasma's use only about 2 - 3x more power than an lcd, and that is a barely a con when it comes it comes to the many pros about plasmas.

Get a plasma, they are cheaper, have MUCH better picture than any lcd, or even led-lcd will ever have.

Don't be scared about the 'burn-in', almost every new Plasma today has technology that prevents it, and it is easy to prevent yourself too.
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2 to 3 times more?!?!? holy crap! That's alot! So, if a LCD TV uses 200 Watts... it could use 600 watts... I could have 3 TV's going....lol

Plasma is cheaper, because of all the flaws.... and there is an abundance of them... (no one is buying them)

Here is a great deal! Jump on it...

http://www.amazon.com/LG-42LW5300-42-Inch-LED-LCD-Blu-ray/dp/B005F39LTI/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1322068483&sr=8-8
    
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2 to 3 times more?!?!? holy crap! That's alot! So, if a LCD TV uses 200 Watts... it could use 600 watts... I could have 3 TV's going....lol
Plasma is cheaper, because of all the flaws.... and there is an abundance of them... (no one is buying them)
Here is a great deal! Jump on it...
http://www.amazon.com/LG-42LW5300-42-Inch-LED-LCD-Blu-ray/dp/B005F39LTI/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1322068483&sr=8-8

Are you truly going to be watching and or using your plasma 24 hours a day then?

Plasma has few flaws, like to name them for me if you think they have many?

And home-theater enthusiast knows that Plasma is superior in every way to LCDs, even an LED-LCD. Deeper blacks, richer colors, faster refresh rates.

To say that an LCD is superior is almost a joke. Yes, continue with the whole burn-in "argument", but almost all new plasma's don't have this issue.
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LCD with LED edge lit is the way to go... Plasma uses way too much energy to run...
Samsung is pushing CMR, and is why those older TV technology is so cheap...
if you're into 3D, then get be sure to get an LG..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaMqR_cY9g8
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Originally Posted by Joeteck View Post

2 to 3 times more?!?!? holy crap! That's alot! So, if a LCD TV uses 200 Watts... it could use 600 watts... I could have 3 TV's going....lol
Plasma is cheaper, because of all the flaws.... and there is an abundance of them... (no one is buying them)
Here is a great deal! Jump on it...
http://www.amazon.com/LG-42LW5300-42-Inch-LED-LCD-Blu-ray/dp/B005F39LTI/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1322068483&sr=8-8

Plasma uses slightly more energy but it is worth it when you consider the image quality. I see you had no problem going with a gtx 480 so shouldnt you have gone with a lower card since that one uses more power? No, because you want the best you can have even if it is slightly more power.

Plasmas really dont have flaws anymore, the only 2 things are energy usage (slightly more than LCD) and the weight of the TV. Burn in is no longer an issue with current technology. Plasmas have no blurring effects and dont need a 60hz or 120hz refresh rate. Many LCDs use a technology that inserts frames in between the movies frames to eliminate motion blur and other issues, and what this does is cause a very bad looking effect in movies and looks very fake. Yes plasmas use SLIGHTLY more energy but its much like buying a GPU, even though it uses more energy you get your moneys worth with it due to the quality. Plasmas will always have a better image quality especially with whites and blackes, on a LCD or LED the blacks often look grey because of the lighting that is required.
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Plasma uses slightly more energy but it is worth it when you consider the image quality. I see you had no problem going with a gtx 480 so shouldnt you have gone with a lower card since that one uses more power? No, because you want the best you can have even if it is slightly more power.
Plasmas really dont have flaws anymore, the only 2 things are energy usage (slightly more than LCD) and the weight of the TV. Burn in is no longer an issue with current technology. Plasmas have no blurring effects and dont need a 60hz or 120hz refresh rate. Many LCDs use a technology that inserts frames in between the movies frames to eliminate motion blur and other issues, and what this does is cause a very bad looking effect in movies and looks very fake. Yes plasmas use SLIGHTLY more energy but its much like buying a GPU, even though it uses more energy you get your moneys worth with it due to the quality. Plasmas will always have a better image quality especially with whites and blackes, on a LCD or LED the blacks often look grey because of the lighting that is required.

Perfectly said, awesome analogy.

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As an owner of every type of tv, I can tell you from experience that it comes down to usage. If you're building a theater type setting where you have control over the lighting in the room, get a plasma. If it's in a brightly lit room or a room with windows without blackout curtains, get an LED or LCD.
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Plasma have a shorter life span... Are heavier, are not as thin, use much more power. For anyone to say uses slightly more power has really no idea... Go to a BJ's or a costco and take a look at the power specs on the back of the TV... 50" plasma uses 600 watts... That's just nuts... Compare a 50" LCD to a plasma, that's if you can find one... Majority votes for LCD... LCD's are just better period... Everyone has their opinion....

http://www.cheap-plasma-tv.com/disadvantages-of-plasma-tv.htm
    
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LCD's are just better period... Everyone has their opinion....

Not poking fun, but asking your honest experience with the higher end plasmas. Have you watched a movie at anyone's house that had say a 650 series Samsung, Panasonic Pro, or a Pioneer Kuro? I own Samsung's flagship plasma as well as their 600 series LCD and the plasma has a better picture. What plasma screens do you have experience with other than a drive by in a store?
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