i have to say, i've read a ton of posts of PDP > LCD. Usually the people who support that argument provide reasons why they feel plasma is better. Not from a speculative standpoint, but from an empirical standpoint. Pointing out technological reasons why the technology is better. providing numbers, such as off axis measurement, which have been proven, measured, and confirmed that the color is significantly worse at an off axis angle. measured light output for black level measurements/comparisons. and on paper PDP outperforms LCD in most categories (while this is a generalization, as there are many different panels that can be measured, and compared, assume best vs best in each category) yet i feel like LCD promoters usually turn things into a speculative argument. bringing in such factors as whos outselling who, how they look in stores, how it looks when you have a 400w spotlight shinning on it, how it looks through a kaleidoscope, and generally not making empirical points. heres a good one, the heat in the room, seriously? thanks geister, glad people pay hundreds of dollars for accurate color measurements, when we could just be renting your eyes (define superior colors and whites?):
Okay, [dawns flame suit] placed an XBR4 and a V10 side-by-side for comparison, and IMO the XBR4 blew it away in "pop" (not brightness as the XBR4 was dialed way back), superior colors, superior whites and way better SD processing. The V10 had better black levels and less motion artifacts, but the better black levels were often ruined by visible IR. The V10 also made the temperature in the room uncomfortable.
Bottomline: It's not that anyone hated the V10, but not a single person in the house preferred it.
It is just interesting to observe that Plasma supporters are usually much more avid than LCD supporters. Sometimes it even reminds me a sort of religious belief. Please don't take this statement as a negative comment, though. Before anybody jumps on me, I admit that I support LCD but I have never had problem in admitting LCD's disadvantages. On the other hand, it seems that Plasma supporters always have a hard time in acknowledging the shortcomings in Plasma TVs. Basically, any disadvantages of Plasma TVs are non-issues to them while any advantages of LCD TVs are not important at all. I have learned in my past experience that in such a debate of LCD vs PDP it is hopeless to convince either side. We should just enjoy our TVs instead of arguing futilely. Just my 2 cents.
I think people become passionate and enraged at these posts is because, we as PDP supporters are frustrated. we have shown everyone out there that PDP is in fact a superior television technology to LCD, yet people refuse to open their minds and look at the empirical evidence. Any real plasma owner will know that BR, and IR, are a thing of the past (for non 5yr olds who know how to turn a tv off when they are done with it, i can pause a CRT tv and leave it on for 10 days, same result as a PDP) yet LCD people still throw it around like its a real problem, and its frustrating to people who dont listen to people who have ACTUALLY OWNED THEM. i would feel the same way if me and someone were in a 100 meter dash, i ran a faster time, yet he would continue to believe that he in fact won....that would get me heated. no different here, we have proven that its better, yet LCD people still argue....Until you know what the picture is 'supposed' to look like, LCD owners will never know that theirs does not.