Originally Posted by andy sullivan
I agree artwood. Why would anybody want bad off angle viewing and motion blur, even with 120hz? And pay a lot more for it.
Off angle viewing, for most, is not the big a deal. Most tier one sets are more than adequate.
IMHO resoultion and motion blur are two different creatures. Motion blur does exist but is no way near the deal killer you would infer. "The latest LCDs are not devoid of motion blur completely as plasma is, but they're fast enough to watch even the fastest of sporting events with few desultory effects." http://www.hometheatermag.com/advic.../407plasmavlcd/
BTW, the plasma sets tested also suffered a loss in dynamic (motion) resolution apparently not as bad as the tested LCDs. So, if a loss of dynamic resolution and motion blur are the same, wouldn't this mean that plasmas also suffer from motion blur?
As for costs, they are all over the place. A Sharp AQUOS LC-52D62U 52" LCD costs less than a Panasonic TH-50PZ700U 50" Plasma TV http://electronics.pricegrabber.com/...visions/p/197/
Yet the LCD is larger. I'm sure you can go to other sites and find the reverse.
This article is interesting. It attempts to explain the cost difference. "When it comes to the market price of a TV set, the positions of PDP and LCD TVs are inverted with pricing for PDP TVs rising above that for LCD TVs. Average market price for a 50-inch full HD PDP TV was as high as $4,453 as of the 1Q of 2007, compared with a relevant LCD TV's $3,709, according to DisplaySearch.
As reasons for the PDP TV's inverted pricing state, DisplaySearch cited factors including the high component costs needed to assemble a PDP to a TV set. PDP TVs have no other choice but using optical filters to reduce EMI and prevent reflection, as well as expensive power supply circuits that support their 180 to 200 V high drive voltage, which further result in high costs to assemble a set, said DisplaySearch.
An optical filter used in 50-inch full HD resolution models, for example, cost $104.2 (as of the 1Q of 2007). LCD TVs do not need any optical filters. A power supply circuit cost $61.5, about three times more than the LCD TV's $21.1.
Reflecting the high voltage, components around the power supply circuit in a PDP TV were also about twice more than those in an LCD TV. When building up a TV set, a PDP TV required labor costs of $203.2 for assemblies including the installation of an optical filter, more than $30 higher than that required for an LCD TV." http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english...070925/139644/