Originally Posted by BillP
Agree with the reasons stated above, especially the smaller available sizes (if you want a 32" or smaller display, you don't have much choice). In addition, LCDs just show better in a brightly lit showroom (LCDs are brighter displays, and plasmas look washed out in such a bright environment like BB). Same reason why all displays are in torch mode in the store.
That's certinaly a large part of it. Look at the 65v10 last night with my gf she asked why it didn't look as crisp as our plasma. I started to explain the settings and lighting in BB. She more or less understood but only because she had our plasma back hoem to compare. The plasma in my sig is by no means a top end panny either.
Funny thing is when we were looking at 65v10 a magnolia sales person was showing a customer around and pointed out point blank the 65v10 was a plasma and look at how much more crisp the sammy lcd above it is. I overheard him tell the customers that plasmas are cheaper but LCD's offer the best pq out there. Was amusing.
I think at end of day LCD's sell better for a variety of reasons 1) the way they market at big box stores. LCD's display better in the bright areas and so as a salesman to make the job easier they push lcd's as well. 2) IF a typical customer does not use a salesperson and instead goes by human eye with no knowledge they willl 95% of the time pick the LCD because in a Big box store they do look better. 3) LCD's do display better in a lot of family rooms with windows.
That said I'd question one thing. How many adults here actually do a lot of TV watching during the day? The majority of my tv watching comes at night after work when it's mostly dark. A good set of shades will block out any daylight during the early evening and so I wonder why choose an LCD for that setup then.
Just a though anyway. I do have an LCD in our bedroom but I won it at company event. I doubt otherwise I'd have it as I just don't spend to much time watching tv during the day. ONly on weekends and then I just drop the double sides shades my gf found (that are dark on the outside and light colored on inside) that completely block out sunlight.