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LCD. The plasmas Ive seen leave burn marks on the screen.
    
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Hmm very interesting point of view.

Something to keep in mind, some stores may not send an HD signal to the TVs.

Im surprised you say Plasmas look better than LCDs as I feel it is the other way around, I install them for work, and have come to notice my appreciation for plasmas.

A couple of points for shopping.

a word on 720P vs 1080P. The difference between these two is not as large as some may think, often times the TVs dont even fully put out the 1080P image as they suggest.

I would say this though, when comparing the two, the difference is in the distance you can be from the tv without seeing any or very little pixelation (something that the large ones all have on some scale). You can be closer with a 1080P set than with a 720P set without seeing the pixelation. so two tvs, same size, same manufacturer, etc etc... the difference will be in how close you can sit to the tv without seeing the pixelation of the images.

other than that, I strongly recommend samsung or LG, both are excellent quality televisions, dont worry about the panel life on the plasmas, theyre rated much higher than when they 1st hit the market.

LCDs are also suited better for a higher brightness room.


And that annoying hum might be a fan cooling the tvs which are on for a lot longer periods of time than most tvs are.

DLPs, if youre not going to mount, ARE the way to go. I have a 56" DLP by samsung that supports full 1080p, the image is gorgeous, its just incredible. Only problem is, the bigger you go, the more the pixelation, as will all the above mentioned TVs. That and the viewing angles are tough to determine because of the nature of the technology.

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ive heard that for TV's 40" and over, plasmas are the way to go, but for less than that, LCD is the best bet.
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What size screens? Plasma beats LCD at larger sizes since LCDs can't get that large.
They were around 30" up to 50". The largest LCD I saw was around 46-48", I believe. Still looked pretty decent.
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I have to agree with Hrnygoat's assessment that DLP TVs look the best. If you have plenty of room and aren't planning on mounting your TV they are the way to go. Far cheaper than either Plasma or LCD with the same or better specs.
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DLP is supposed to be the best that there is.. I can't wait until I get to move.. Gonna put up a DLP projector..
In this case you are wrong. The best projection technology is by far

SXRD aka LCOS. It produces much inkyer blacks, although most rear projection tv's also suffer from a low viewing angle.

I was actualy in best buy today to and what you said about LCD's looking better is because LCD's are known to be a brighter display technology. If you have a room like a sun room or a closed in patio an LCD is perfect because it can compete with the ambient light.

Plasma's are a great display also. People usualy buy LCD's up to 42-46inches then they get expensive really fast. The plasma has better black levels of the two display technology's though.

Also don't forget that most likely all the displays on the best buy show floor are not calibrated. The reason LCD's look better on the show floor is the reason i stated above, they can compete with massive amounts of light in a room

IE those huge projecters Best buy uses to light the place. Also don't forget that there is probably only one HD video signal for like 30 tv's there for spreading the data around not giving you the ideal viewing experience.

Go into the high end TV section where they have that $8,000 50'in pioneer plasma. AWWWWWw i would kill for that thing, it's also playing a blu-ray disc.

That display is configured and all the others in the hi end tv section but the show floor one's arent.

That's you answer




For LCD the best companies are Sharp,Pannasonic,Sony

For Plasma the best companies are Pioneer Samsung, NEC "nec is known for there highly tweakable plasma's" and also maybee LG

Also vizio is bet for budget stuff

I hope that answers your question
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