Originally Posted by gdog2004
So if you fell off your bike when you were a little kid you would never ride a bike again because the image of you falling off your bike would be too strong ?
That actually happens to a lot of people you know. Someone who almost drowns is afraid to go into a large body of water afterward. Someone who has had a loved one die in an airplane accident is afraid to fly afterward. Someone who is bitten by a dog as a small child is afraid of them the rest of their life. Association is a very powerful thing and extraordinarily common.
Do you feel the thousands of people who own plasmas and have no issues have a big conspiracy to get you to buy it so we can all live in burn-in agony ?
Of course not. I just feel that those individuals who learn about the possibility of burn-in, shouldn't be ridiculed for choosing to purchase LCD instead of Plasma. Some people are simply cautious with their purchases, especially expensive electronics.
When I was a kid and the Atari 2600 first came out, my grandmother refused to let me hook it up to her big color tv because she heard that it burned images on the screen. She bought me a tiny (17") black and white tv to play it on. (though later I saved up and got myself a 19" color tv). I don't blame my grandmother, she was merely protecting her investment by eliminating the possibility of potential damage to an expensive tv. People who buy LCD over Plasma are simply thinking the same way. It might be FUD from the salespeople (in my case it wasn't. I usually shoo salespeople away until I'm ready to purchase or I need something) but in many cases I don't think so. People know about Plasma burn-in and they don't want to have to deal with it. Is that so wrong?
The public "perception" about plasma is fueled by the LCD manufacturers and
TV salesman who are looking to make more commission on their TV's.
Who's talking "conspiracy" here?
Most people have never owned a plasma because they cost so much when there REALLY were problems. (7-10 years ago plasmas were 4000 dollars and up..)
But what about those individuals who did
own a plasma back in the early days and did
experience burn-in and then promptly told all their friends and co-workers, who then went on to tell other people they know about it. Stuff like that spreads like wildfire, especially with the internet these days. It doesn't need a Salesman/manufactuer conspiracy for the average person to be aware of Plasma burn-in. My grandmother was aware of the possibility of burn-in on her old CRT television without the benefit of the internet, nor any kind of salesman conspiracy, simply word of mouth. And she was about as far away from a technically proficient individual as you could find.
As I said in my first post...the reality is burn in/ir/screen glare do not exist in the current plasmas(panasonic). If people are too stupid to realize that than go spend your 3000.00 on your new LED and convince yourself that its the best TV out there.
"does not exist" is a bold statement my friend. Are you saying it there is no possibility that it can happen? Everyone else around here tends to say "it most likely won't happen unless you are extremely careless with your set" which tells me the possibility does indeed exist, its just remote. Personally, I don't want to have to deal with it, so I bought LCD.
And your insinuation that people who purchase LCD's need to feel that they have the best tv out there is ludicrous. I have no desire to have "the best" tv. I'm poor, I can't afford "the best". I purchase what suits my needs and fits my budget. I'm not so vain as to require, or to even give others the impression that I have the best available. I'm very comfortable with the size of my penis, thank you.