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    difference between plasma and lcd

    Just looking at tv's at best buy. Plasma tv's are way cheaper. What is the difference. The plasma screens actually look more clear. A little help here.


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    Re: difference between plasma and lcd

    Obviously you "knownothing" about LCDs and Plasma A couple of the major differences between LCD and Plasma is Plasma tvs show a glare if your tv is in a sunny room whereas LCD does not. Also, plasmas tend to overheat and not live as long as LCDs. Hope this helps!


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    Re: difference between plasma and lcd

    Plasma TV's are backlit by a gas. LCD tv's are backlit by liquid crystal lights.

    Personally, I like the LCD better. If you have ever seen a plasma tv in action before, they have a REALLY bad glare if you have a lamp or some other kind of light on in the room, LCD doesn't have that. If you have the money I would buy an LED LCD TV, because they are backlit by LED lights. Therefore they are more clear and have a sharper image.

    Those are just some of the things I know from working at Radio Shack.



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    Marketing.

    Everyone I know with a plasma loves them. Not that LCD sucks but dollar for dollar, Plasma outperforms. Better off-angle viewing and better for action/motion. If you have a bright room then LCD may be a better choice.

    95% of people can't tell the difference so why spend more unless there's a feature you desire.



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    Re: difference between plasma and lcd

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianTweed View Post
    Plasma TV's are backlit by a gas. LCD tv's are backlit by liquid crystal lights.

    Personally, I like the LCD better. If you have ever seen a plasma tv in action before, they have a REALLY bad glare if you have a lamp or some other kind of light on in the room, LCD doesn't have that. If you have the money I would buy an LED LCD TV, because they are backlit by LED lights. Therefore they are more clear and have a sharper image.

    Those are just some of the things I know from working at Radio Shack.
    For LCD it depends on the way its lit. Full array w\ local dimming is great, edge lit LED-LCDs often arent as good.



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    Re: difference between plasma and lcd

    Quote Originally Posted by CysRage View Post
    Obviously you "knownothing" about LCDs and Plasma A couple of the major differences between LCD and Plasma is Plasma tvs show a glare if your tv is in a sunny room whereas LCD does not. Also, plasmas tend to overheat and not live as long as LCDs. Hope this helps!
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    Re: difference between plasma and lcd

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    Marketing.

    Everyone I know with a plasma loves them. Not that LCD sucks but dollar for dollar, Plasma outperforms. Better off-angle viewing and better for action/motion. If you have a bright room then LCD may be a better choice.

    95% of people can't tell the difference so why spend more unless there's a feature you desire.
    This is the correct answer. I own both as well as a projector.



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    Re: difference between plasma and lcd

    Here is a chart comparing LCD vs. Plasma. Flat-panel TVs: plasma, LCD, and how they compare

    I am currently looking to buying this 42" LED LCD TV. VIZIO M421NV 42-Inch 1080p 120-Hz Edge Lit Razor LED-LCD HDTV - Walmart.com



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    Re: difference between plasma and lcd

    I have a plasma and love it.



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    Re:difference between plasma and lcd

    I've got 4 LCDs and 1 plasma...the plasma is my favorite. It's in my family room with plenty of windows, I don't have a glare issue with it where it's at, but am limited in other positions.

    You won't notice pixelations on the plasma like you do with LCD/led.



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    Re: difference between plasma and lcd

    Thanks guys. I can get a 50 inch plasma for the same price or even cheaper than an lcd. Just seeing the price difference made me think something could be wrong


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    Re: difference between plasma and lcd

    nothing anyone hasn't already mentioned, but I recently spent a long time with a sales rep discussing this issue. this is what I was told.

    Plasma typically has more vibrant colors and won't blur on quick action like an LCD is prone to do, but they usually aren't as bright and are prone to having glare issues. Plasmas are usually better for sports and action movies, but you could have a problem in rooms with a lot of natural light. Plasmas also get much warmer and could possibly experience some image burn-in if you play a bunch of video games. ( with newer tech, this isn't as big of a concern as it used to be).

    Plasmas also use about 4x the electricity as an LCD.

    Both options can be great TV's, but depending on your usage, on may be better for you than the other.



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    Re: difference between plasma and lcd

    I got the Panasonic 46" plasma from Best Buy for $400. This was pretty much the exact TV I was hoping to get. Excited to get it at such a great price. Goodbye to my 27" CRT.



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    Re: difference between plasma and lcd

    Quote Originally Posted by CysRage View Post
    Obviously you "knownothing" about LCDs and Plasma A couple of the major differences between LCD and Plasma is Plasma tvs show a glare if your tv is in a sunny room whereas LCD does not. Also, plasmas tend to overheat and not live as long as LCDs. Hope this helps!
    The tradeoff is plasma has a better picture.


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    Re: difference between plasma and lcd

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianTweed View Post
    Plasma TV's are backlit by a gas. LCD tv's are backlit by liquid crystal lights.

    Personally, I like the LCD better. If you have ever seen a plasma tv in action before, they have a REALLY bad glare if you have a lamp or some other kind of light on in the room, LCD doesn't have that. If you have the money I would buy an LED LCD TV, because they are backlit by LED lights. Therefore they are more clear and have a sharper image.

    Those are just some of the things I know from working at Radio Shack.
    If you told customers that, I feel sorry for anyone who bought from you. Most of that info is just wrong.

    LCD's are backlit by florescent tubes. LED's are backlit (actually all but the uber top of the line are edge lit) by LED's of course. The diff between LED LCD and regular LCD is that LED versions can get a smidge thinner, and thus the WAF (wife acceptance factor) is higher. Plasmas are lit in totally different way with a charged wire that lights up colored gas filled chamber for produce the pixel of the correct color.


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