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Ignoring the fact that one is 2" larger than the other, which of these two is better?

Samsung 50" Plasma
Samsung 52" 120Hz LCD

All I'm interested in is the actual quality of the picture while watching movies (sharpness, contrast, brightness, ghosting), and how long they are going to last before losing that quality.
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Doesnt plasma eventually fade after a decent amount of time, I mean with a screen that big, youre probably going to have it a long time,I think with LCD's you just have to worry about a bad pixel or two, if youre lucky.
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I have the 46" version of the LN52A650. It's a great tv. Against the similar plasma though? Tough call, you'd have to see them in person. And don't buy off Newegg. Both TVs are cheaper on Amazon.
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Doesnt plasma eventually fade after a decent amount of time, I mean with a screen that big, youre probably going to have it a long time,I think with LCD's you just have to worry about a bad pixel or two, if youre lucky.
Yeah I heard it does...but so do LCDs - they just take a bit longer. You should see the 10 year old LCD I've got - the colors are so faded its like someone bleached it or something.

I just don't know what the expected lifespans of these screens are anymore, I haven't been keeping up with that stuff.

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I have the 46" version of the LN52A650. It's a great tv. Against the similar plasma though? Tough call, you'd have to see them in person. And don't buy off Newegg. Both TVs are cheaper on Amazon.
I guess I could always take a trip to best buy or circuit city and see if they have them on display, I'm just lazy as all hell lol. Thanks for the tip though

I gotta ask you something though - is the 120Hz thing really worth it? Because what I'm reading is saying that the input is still always 60Hz, only that it inserts a new frame in between each one. I don't know how that actually turns out.
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Yeah I heard it does...but so do LCDs - they just take a bit longer. You should see the 10 year old LCD I've got - the colors are so faded its like someone bleached it or something.

I just don't know what the expected lifespans of these screens are anymore, I haven't been keeping up with that stuff.



I guess I could always take a trip to best buy or circuit city and see if they have them on display, I'm just lazy as all hell lol. Thanks for the tip though

I gotta ask you something though - is the 120Hz thing really worth it? Because what I'm reading is saying that the input is still always 60Hz, only that it inserts a new frame in between each one. I don't know how that actually turns out.
that's the problem though, it's 10 years old and technology advances at a super fast rate.
120Hz isn't worth it when it comes to LCD's but if it was a normal Cathode Ray tube TV then you would definitely want 120Hz. i'd say the 52" for sure, less energy usage, and plasma's do fade at a faster rate, so my vote's in for the LCD.
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I prefer LCD 120Mz over a Plasma. To me with plazma the colors aren't as vibrant, the picture is not as sharp and the LCD can handle any light conditions in the room. I know since I have a Samsung 52" LCD TV and I did my research before bying not only from online pro and amature reviews but also by checking it out in stores by doing a direct comparison!
 
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I prefer LCD 120Mz over a Plasma. To me with plazma the colors aren't as vibrant, the picture is not as sharp and the LCD can handle any light conditions in the room. I know since I have a Samsung 52" LCD TV and I did my research before bying not only from online pro and amature reviews but also by checking it out in stores by doing a direct comparison!
Not very good research at all my man sorry.

It depends on the manufacturer you wouldnt compare a samsung lcd to a dynex one would you? , and i guarantee plasma's will always have better color and picture.

In this case i would probably take the 120hz lcd. I have a 37 inch sharp 1080 lcd, and the colors ARE nothing compared to my 60" Pioneer plasma if anyone wants to fight that lcd's are better then plasma's bring it on lmao.

And with a charge of over 10,000 dollars after taxes i'm sure my plasma is gonna last a very long time.
Edited by zelix - 12/14/08 at 1:36pm
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Not very good research at all my man sorry.

It depends on the manufacturer you wouldnt compare a samsung lcd to a dynex one would you? , and i guarantee plasma's will always have better color and picture.

In this case i would probably take the 120hz lcd. I have a 37 inch sharp 1080 lcd, and the colors ARE nothing compared to my 60" Pioneer plasma if anyone wants to fight that lcd's are better then plasma's bring it on lmao.

And with a charge of over 10,000 dollars after taxes i'm sure my plasma is gonna last a very long time.
So if Plasmas are better than LCDs, why would you take the LCD in this case?
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Not very good research at all my man sorry.

It depends on the manufacturer you wouldnt compare a samsung lcd to a dynex one would you? , and i guarantee plasma's will always have better color and picture.
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So if Plasmas are better than LCDs, why would you take the LCD in this case?
Samsung plasma = fail

and ill add a little more here. samsung make good lcd's i like my lcd monitor very much and its samsung.
120hz is noticeable, i wish i had it on my plasma when im watching SD tv and movies.
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I think the LCD looks nice. Here are the CNET reviews.

50" Plasma

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