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46 inch Led backlit vs. 50 Inch Plasma...I can't decide!

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I actually went to Best Buy today and bought a tv (LED) then turned right around and returned it. I just can't decide. The room I am in does get a bit sunny on a summer afternoon so I know the LED is probably the choice but I watch a ton of sports so I think the Plasma.

See why I need help. I have been rambling this way in my brain for weeks...someone push me one way or the other!
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plasma all the way. i LOVE LOVE LOVE my plasma
    
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Plasma for sports definitely.
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Buy the plasma. I have a 50" and it's great.
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Which LED LCD vs. which 50 inch plasma? And unless you have a gift card for there, why don't you buy your tv online, no taxes, and cheaper, best buy is a rip off. Large LED LCD's suffer from inconsistent picture and brightness differs largely from one area to another (in the sub 3K range) - I would personally go with a plain LCD tv with good specs, make sure to do your homework and research any tv you plan on buying to see if they have problems with color adjustment ect. - don't just impulse buy, thats when you get suckered into something with crappy features, or ones that you dont need. We all know that a pre-built computer with 12GB of memory is pretty much useless, but the uninformed consumer things that more is always better, and therefore buys. Don't be uninformed!
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I would save your money and buy an LCD tv.
Spend the rest of the money on a reciever, speakers and a sub. And possibly an HTPC build smile.gif
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I would save your money and buy an LCD tv.
Spend the rest of the money on a reciever, speakers and a sub. And possibly an HTPC build smile.gif

I have a Denon AVR-591 and my old Boston Acoustics VR3s that I will never give up so I am all set there. Just need to find the TV. And I know about Best Buy but the price was too good to pass on...But I still brought it back.
post #8 of 35
I have an amazing 46" panasonic plasma, simply love it! Not much more to say as I'm not experienced with led's.
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A quality plasma will blow away any LED TV, if you use it mainly for night-time/low-light movie/TV watching. LCD and LED TVs are brighter so you should use them if you watch things during daylight or the room is always pretty bright (hence LCD/LED TVs usually look 'better' when displayed in a brightly lit store like Best Buy).

But in theater-like conditions, quality plasma has deeper blacks, better color, better viewing angle, better fast motion playback.
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Note some LCD can be quite reflective, for example some Sony models. I find many cheap plasma's to be very bad with unstable picture, so you should see for yourself in shops. Unfortunately it is not easy to judge how it will perform in darkness, that is contrast, black level.
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