Originally Posted by tex94
I am in the early stages of buying a new TV to replace my 2006 52” Sharp LCD. This time I am really looking for high quality and am trying to decide between an LED-LCD like the Sharp Elite 60” or a Plasma like the Panasonic VT60 or the upcoming ZT60. I also looked at Samsungs and Sonys for the LCD but neither had that same PQ I am looking for.
Here is what my setup is like:
• Approx. 15’ x 15’ family room
• Lots of windows and south facing, but rarely any direct sunlight on the TV itself
• Recessed overhead lighting only
• TV mounted fairly high above fireplace, roughly 48+” up
• 5.1 sound system with Pioneer AVR, Energy speakers and sub
So what I am struggling with most is the light in the room. At least 50% of the TV time is during daylight hours (wife and kids) but when I watch I turn off the lights and close the curtains. At first I was leaning toward the Elite because I figured the LED would be better for daylight TV watching but I understand their later production runs might be flawed and the TV might be discontinued (true?). So that leaves me thinking about plasma but is the reflection going to be too much? I hear that the newer LED TVs are also much more reflective so maybe it doesn’t make a difference?
I have a bright room also, here are my conclusions:
Sharp Elite +'s- stunning picture, silent operation, no Image retention, great in bright room. -'s- possible uniformity issues, picture degrades past 45degree viewing angle, expensive
Vt50 +'s- no viewing angle issue, great picture, lower cost. -'s- can have early retention issues, noisy operation, not as bright, smaller picture than 70"