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Poll Results: Which is better for image quality?

 
  • 59% (37)
    IPS
  • 33% (21)
    Plasma
  • 6% (4)
    Same
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post #1 of 44
Thread Starter 
IPS panels have been noted for their awesome viewing angle and picture quality (close to life).

However, Plasmas has a raw image being displayed, natural blacks, and great with motion.

Would a plasma be just as good as an IPS panel? I ask because for the price of a good 40" plasma I would spend less than on a Dell Ultrasharp 27".

Would one even need to dual monitor on such a large screen with Win 7 Ultimate?
post #2 of 44
All depends on what monitors/tvs you are comparing.

Anyway.

Resolution > size.

I'm currently using a 40" lcd tv and while I like it just fine, I want switch to something like the u2711.
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post #3 of 44
I would think when comparing quality plasma vs quality IPS, plasma still wins in the end since IPS is still LCD-based technology, albeit very good and very very expensive.

I think plasmas still have better blacks and fast motion handling though.
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post #4 of 44
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Originally Posted by nist7;12163312 
I would think when comparing quality plasma vs quality IPS, plasma still wins in the end since IPS is still LCD-based technology, albeit very good and very very expensive.

I think plasmas still have better blacks and fast motion handling though.

Plasmas will definitely have better blacks and motion handling. Thus for games I am sure it is great. For every day use I am not sure. I would think 40" is something I could get used to.

Two things I wonder about though is A) multitasking (is it just as easy to multitask one one monitor/TV than two?), B) detail (will it be just as easy to do detailed work on a photoshop project?)
post #5 of 44
For both of those, the U2711 is a clear winner.


The resolution upgrade is way too much compared to the plasmas advantages. IMO
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post #6 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoddimusPrime;12163407 
Plasmas will definitely have better blacks and motion handling. Thus for games I am sure it is great. For every day use I am not sure. I would think 40" is something I could get used to.

Two things I wonder about though is A) multitasking (is it just as easy to multitask one one monitor/TV than two?), B) detail (will it be just as easy to do detailed work on a photoshop project?)

I have never like two monitors unless I am actually using two different rigs. I think the diference is you can get an excellent IPS panel for $1k, but the same quality plasma might run you around $2k(but would certainly perform better in games).

When choosing Plasma the only choice for mainstream is Panasonic others are crap.

I used to use this for my monitor, but now I mounted it to the wall as a TV. The tech for this was sold to Panasonic when Pioneer left the market.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/Plasma/PRO-111FD

PRO-111FD_med.jpg




They sold the tech to Panasonic.
Edited by tconroy135 - 1/27/11 at 9:22am
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post #7 of 44
plasmas lose there quality over time though and end up looking worse than CRT's
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post #8 of 44
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tconroy135;12163435 
I have never like two monitors unless I am actually using two different rigs. I think the diference is you can get an excellent IPS panel for $1k, but the same quality plasma might run you around $2k(but would certainly perform better in games).

When choosing Plasma the only choice for mainstream is Panasonic others are crap.

I used to use this for my monitor, but now I mounted it to the wall as a TV. The tech for this was sold to Panasonic when Pioneer left the market.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/Plasma/PRO-111FD

PRO-111FD_med.jpg




They sold the tech to Panasonic.

You don't have to spend 1k or even 2k for a good plasma. Part of that may be a sale of course or clearance. I got my 55" Panasonic Plasma for around $1500 which was killer for what it was. However, a 40" Plasma that is high end components you should be able to catch for less than 1k. Most of the markup is a marketing scheme just like when Intel locks a processor and sells it as a lower end processor. Most markups in price nowadays are due to features like 3d, google TV, etc. Of course there are still good and bad quality TV's. For LCD I generally go with Samsung (LG is decent now and Sony is decent as well, but was more of a premium for quite some time - I have one though). For Plasma it's Panasonic (although Pioneer did extremely well when they made them).

Two other things.... I used to get stellar pricing as I worked at Best Buy previously which including Magnolia discounts. Also, I that TV looks awesome (minus the thick bezel on the sides).
Edited by RoddimusPrime - 1/27/11 at 9:28am
post #9 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by jy360;12163496 
plasmas lose there quality over time though and end up looking worse than CRT's

"Worse than CRT's"? What?


lol. CRT's look very good if you have the right one. I'd take a high quality CRT over an LCD ANY day, provided that I had a sturdier desk ( frown.gif )

You have obviously not used more than low quality CRT's... Your post made it seem like CRT's look bad... The good ones don't. Quit hating on them in every thread where you have the chance.
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post #10 of 44
IPS Panel, it's a no brainer. If you have that much to spend on a monitor, spend it on a monitor, not a TV with 1080p res.

My U2711 is the best purchase (computer purchase, anyhow) that I've ever made, it's stunning in both res and viewing angles, and the colour depth is like no other monitor, I couldn't ever go back to a regular LCD now. You won't regret it.
    
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