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Are Samsung's LCDs considered to be better (overall picture quality) than their plasmas? I know Samsung has been getting a lot of praise as of last year on their 8000 model. But is it for the LCD or the plasmas?
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Are Samsung's LCDs considered to be better (overall picture quality) than their plasmas? I know Samsung has been getting a lot of praise as of last year on their 8000 model. But is it for the LCD or the plasmas?

LCD doesnt come close to plasma, from any brand.
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The Samsung 8000 series LCD and 8000 series plasma are both rated highly for overall picture quality. The general consensus is that the 8000 plasma is better though I am sure some may argue the other way. Some of the ultra-high-end (i.e., expensive) local dimming LED LCD TVs are, according to reviewers, getting very close to matching (in some cases exceeding) the best plasmas. Where plasma really has the advantage over LCD is in PQ-to-price ratio.

Also, as of the 2010 models, plasmas are generally considered to be better performers for 3D content.
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Well, you did ask the question in the plasma section of the site.
If you're a gamer (and can deal with some temporary image retention), plasma is easily the best choice. The naturally great motion resolution of plasma gives it an easy victory for me as gamer. The LCD's have their techniques to help overcome the motion blur but those can add gaming lag.
It's probably going to take a very expensive LCD to match the motion resolution of a lower to mid level plasma.
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Thanks for the replies. I've currently got a Panasonic 50PZ85. I'm planning on getting a bedroom TV, and almost bought a 42 incher. But now have decided to take the Panasonic to the bedroom and get a 55-60 inch for the main room. Unless Panasonic comes out with something really nice I was thinking of getting a Samsung. To me, design is very important. I don't just want a great performer, I want it to look good aesthetically as well. I'm really starting to appreciate what Samsung's designers have done with the 2011 lineup. Of course design will never come before performance. Thanks again.
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Well, you did ask the question in the plasma section of the site.

No, this is the Flat Panel section (as in both types) of the forum.

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LCD doesnt come close to plasma, from any brand.

Are you joking?

C8000 series is considered the best display in the market.
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Are you joking?

C8000 series is considered the best display in the market.

Aren't there both LED and plasma C8000s? Which do you mean?
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I was told to stay away from plasma for 3 reasons. Crappy pic in room with daylight. 2 repair shops I talked to say today's plasmas are better then the first ones, but still behind LED in quality and amount of repairs needed. Colors are on the dark side, not bright.

Depends where you go the sales people are pushing one over another. Future shop/BB push LEd. Another big seller here hates LED and push plasma.

I have a room where there is a large window with no direct sunlight. But I do have blinds that totaly block out most day light. I took back a LG 55" because even at 12 ft away it bothers my eyes. So I look for a 50" LED, but most are either 46 or 55.

So long story short, I was thinking of trying a 50" plasma as a clerk told me the picture is less bright and less blurring, a more natural picture. So maybe it won't bother my eyes.

What you guys/gals think? Which model is good for $1299 price max?
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No, this is the Flat Panel section (as in both types) of the forum.
Actually he asked this in the plasma forum, but it got moved here.
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I have owned both, and from real experience...if you want the best, most natural picture quality...go plasma. Plasma is the way movies/tv shows are supposed to look. If you dont mind the "fake" look, get n lcd. Basically, if you have no choice in the matter (ie- room is very bright), get an lcd...but you will not get as good image quality...thats for sure.
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an opinion not shared by many reviewers.

Actually, it is shared by reviewers. I dont know where you get your reviews from...name one place that has LCD outranking a plasma for picture quality. Oh right, nobody has ever done that...
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Actually, it is shared by reviewers. I dont know where you get your reviews from...name one place that has LCD outranking a plasma for picture quality. Oh right, nobody has ever done that...

my apologies as I read it backwards.. I will delete my post
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Do the majority of LCD lovers also love Velveeta?
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nm already covered.
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There already is a 'sticky' at the top of the page on this subject;
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=767932

Abundant OTA television is what makes this country different from all others. Lets keep it this way.
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