Originally Posted by dustyrustee
Knowing nothing about tv's.....I'd be curious to know why people go lcd over plasma?
especially considering that large plasma's cost a whole bunch less than comparable size lcd's.....
Is plasma being phased out right now, hence low prices?
looking for some education here...thanks!
Well, I am sure plasmas will be around for a while, but only the top of the line Plasmas, i.e. the Kuros, can come close to competing with LCD in my opinion, and they are more expensive. Here are my issues with Plasma:
1). Great blacks but terrible whites. As a result, you get a good picture in a darkened room, but a washed out picture in daylight.
2). Potential for Image Retention and even Screen Burn-in
3). You have to "break-in" your plasma for a couple/few hundred hours before you can view anything with side or top/bottom bars. And even after that, you have to be very careful to avoid IR or Screen Burn-in. I bought my tv to enjoy, not "baby along".
4). Phosphor trails
5). Higher energy consumption.
Phosphor trails and energy consumption are not that big a deal to me, but the other three are huge. With the deep black levels of the Samsung 750 and 650, there is no reason to ever consider plasma, IMO. And with the new LED tvs coming out in August from Samsung and Sony, I think plasma will eventually go away.