Ok my buddy is an LCD guy but wants to buy a Plasma and he asked me to explain why Plasma is better, also i used this same explanation on my sons PS3 forum. are my stats correct? btw i got alot of Info here so credit to AVS Plasma is better than LCD.
now i'm guessing you want an explanation right? well here it is:Black Levels
"Black levels, its Because when it comes to TV, black is everything. Black is the canvas. Black is the foundation. Black gives each color greater definition, additional shades, more depth and the sharpest details. In red. In green. In blue, and everywhere in between. A truly black black breathes life into color and forever changes the way you think about TV." - Pioneer
LCDs can't match Plasma black levels therefore the PQ won't be as good although the top LCDs have come close the "Bugdet" Plasmas like the PX80U for example still outperform a XBR.
Pioneer Plasmas produce the deepest black levels therefore one of the greatest pictures! They are called Kuro for a reason.Kuro, Adj. Black: Being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness: Origin: Japanese.Motion
"This distracting lag time in response in LCD televisions and displays has been called among other names: motion lag, trailer effect, fast motion blur, smearing. It is prevalent in LCD flat panels. The reason this smearing effect is important to you as a consumer is that a high response time (slow conversion) can completely ruin an otherwise good looking picture, no matter what the contrast and luminance of the television."
Plasmas have a Response time almost equal to a CRT
Heres a comparison between LCD and a CRT (remember Plasma is just like the CRT)
even these "120hz"
LCDs have Blur and they introduce artifacts such as TBE. heres an example:Getting back to black levels! another reason it is important is because most people watch movies at night or in the dark and LCDs don't do too well here.Price
Plasmas are not only better but cheaper too.
Heres a Price comparison between a Entry level Plasma (Panasonic 42PX80U) against the Sony KDL-40XBR4/5 which is a High-End LCD and doesn't beat the Panasonic in PQ by much.
42PX80U- $1199.00 MSRP online- $800-900.
KDL-40XBR4/5- $ 2499-2799 Online- maybe $100-200 less.
Heres a Pic of the PX80UThis is Only a 720p model and btw most of the best Kuros are 720p also.
this just goes to show that resolution is the least important.Good Picture Quality Attributes
1. High Quality Source (Most Important)
2. Contrast Ratio
3. Color Saturation
4. Color Accuracy
5. Resolution (Least Important)Plasma Myths
Most people will tell you not to buy a plasma because of Burn-in and etc..
Yes Plasmas can burn-in but its extremley hard nowadays and you have to be really dumb. Image retention is not Burn-in and most mix them up, IR goes away and is a small price to pay for the Awesome PQ your getting and i would rather have that than uneven backlights and clouding."I plan to play many, many hours of NBA Live 2006, Stubbs the Zombie and Fifa Street on my plasma, and I have no fear of the score or anything else becoming permanently etched into my screen. Unless you own an airport or a multiplex, you shouldn't either" - David Katzmaier from CNET"The potential for burn-in is greatest during the first 100 or so hours of use, during which time you should keep contrast low (less than 50 percent) and avoid showing static images or letterbox bars on the screen for hours at a time. After this initial phase, plasma should be as durable as any television technology. Many models also have burn-in-reduction features, such as screensavers and pixel orbiting, or settings to treat burn-in once it occurs, such as causing the screen to go all white." - CNET
forget it LCD fanboys Burn-in ain't a issue.Clouding and uneven Backlight
(Doesnt affect Plasma) Here is one of LCDs major Flaw. No LCD is completely uniform.
Now if your going to say LCD is better than give me a Reason and dont use Burn-in
*Info acquired from articles and AVSFORUM.COM as well as the IMAGES. *