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post #11 of 35
The 2 questions which you probably should've already known is
1. What are your uses on this HDTV?
2. What are your lighting conditions while viewing the TV?
I would only recommend a Plasma display if you're viewing it in a completely dark room to make the best of black levels in this type of viewing environment. Now if you're in a slightly lighted room with windows the LCD will serve you better and don't let anyone tell you LCD can't display sports just as well as plasmas in making your decision. Buy what will look the best to you and what you can afford.

My recommendations
LCD: Sony KDL-46EX500, Samsung LN46C630
Plasma: Samsung PN50C550

Take a look at these sets at your local BB.
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post #12 of 35
LED all the way man. You can really see the difference, its just insane. You might get motion sickness the first time it looks so real. I was getting dizzy myself watching Transformers on BluRay the first time on my LED.
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post #13 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by VinhDiezel;12385774 
Plasma: Samsung PN50C550

Take a look at these sets at your local BB.

I would HIGHLY recommend that plasma. Just make sure you get one that doesn't buzz... I'm exchanging mine tomorrow. The picture is drool.gif though!
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How can you tell if the set will buzz or not? is there a specification or just reviews?
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post #15 of 35
They both have pros and cons.I have a well lit room during the day so plasma was out.Another person asked which led lcd and which plasma tvs you are looking at.There are all kind's of difference's between both kind's and all mfgs.

An example would be what type of panel did the led have? Lg use's S-IPS panel's on their bigger tvs and Samsung use's S-PVA panels.There is a big difference in that alone.Well Samsung is supposed to use S-PVA panels on their tvs but you could get a C or A panel also which I can tell you first hand that the S-PVA from Samsung are the best compared to the Chi Mei and AU Optronic's panel's.

Look around these forums for more info on tvs in general.

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post #16 of 35
plasma is better and more price efficient...also be forewarned that the majority of led's have no picture quality difference over normal lcd's unless they are local dimming.

I went to fry's a couple weeks ago to pick out a TV for an elderly couple and was originally thinking of getting them a 46" led. they didn't have the lg local dimming one i wanted in stock and if they had it would have been $1400. Wound up with a 50" plasma instead for 779...yeah they might have to deal with a bit of reflection but picture quality is better, size is bigger and it's just a little over half the price.

Plasma really is the way to go in my opinion...really the only thing led's have on them is thinner/lighter/energy savings

BTW, my number one rule for buying tv's, get the largest tv your physical space will allow and that you can afford. You will never have buyers remorse for too large a TV, but you certainly can for it being not big enough

*EDIT*
Noticed someone suggesting comparing tv's at a best buy. comparing tv's for picture quality at any big box store is akin to trying to pick out the hottest girl from a lineup of Arabs wearing burkas
Edited by trulsrohk - 3/1/11 at 5:46pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by trulsrohk;12575690 
plasma is better and more price efficient...also be forewarned that the majority of led's have no picture quality difference over normal lcd's unless they are local dimming.

I went to fry's a couple weeks ago to pick out a TV for an elderly couple and was originally thinking of getting them a 46" led. they didn't have the lg local dimming one i wanted in stock and if they had it would have been $1400. Wound up with a 50" plasma instead for 779...yeah they might have to deal with a bit of reflection but picture quality is better, size is bigger and it's just a little over half the price.

Plasma really is the way to go in my opinion...really the only thing led's have on them is thinner/lighter/energy savings

BTW, my number one rule for buying tv's, get the largest tv your physical space will allow and that you can afford. You will never have buyers remorse for too large a TV, but you certainly can for it being not big enough

*EDIT*
Noticed someone suggesting comparing tv's at a best buy. comparing tv's for picture quality at any big box store is akin to trying to pick out the hottest girl from a lineup of Arabs wearing burkas

Plasma is better for dark room's I will agree and much cheaper.In a well lit room it's inferior.
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post #18 of 35
i would get the plasma, i picked up a 46inch panasonic g25, best purchase ive made in ages.. picture is amazing. nothing wrong with lcd but i would only buy one for computer use.
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post #19 of 35
I have an S2 42" Panasonic plasma 1080p
I also have a 42" 120hz Panasonic LED 1080p

Lighting
Both have at one times been in the same rooms. The upstairs is well lit and both TVs reflected the light glare pretty poorly. The glossy finish on both models didnt help. If you have a well lit room I highly suggest you find a TV with the dull finish sceens (Like LCD)
I cant distinguish a difference to this I give a wash.

Picture
The LED looks poor and unreal. People say OMG look at how good it looks, but its not good looking, its fake looking. Bar a really far margin I give the Plasma the lead. The blacks are amazing and the colors are beautiful.
The LED even with the 120hz is still choppy and blurry with action scenes where as the plasma is smooth.
Plasma +1

Price
I bought my Plasma for $1040 less than a year ago.
I bought my LED for $899 last black friday (My plasma however at this time was $749)
Plasma +1

Features
They are identical feature wise so its a wash again

Heat
The Plasma runs warm. If I have my AC off the room temp raises by 2 or 3*F.
LED +1

Im at work so I really couldnt write up a better comparison for you...but hands down the Plasma is the way to go.
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post #20 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dranx;12385826 
LED all the way man. You can really see the difference, its just insane. You might get motion sickness the first time it looks so real. I was getting dizzy myself watching Transformers on BluRay the first time on my LED.

expectation bias via marketing + usual oversaturated colours 'wow factor' BS. Like computer monitors, the backlight does not matter very much except for power consumption and thinness of TV design (and vs. plasma, operating temperature). Objective measurements is very much the way of plasma.

+1 rep to m0e for telling how it is.
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