Originally Posted by 6athome
All the years I been on this forum I have wonder why Plasma people come on to the LCD forum and just tell us how bad LCD'S are!
I wonder how someone can be so insecure and so interested in dividing people that you would define someone as a "plasma person". Long ago, I was vehemently opposed to breaking up the flat-panel forum by technology type because I believed it would serve no actual valuable purpose to someone actually shopping for a flat panel who was open minded
and would simply serve to allow people to wallow in their own ignorance. Ever since, I've participated much less at AVS. And, boy, was I right.
Yes I owned a Plasma and I could not wait to get rid of it. I do not go onto the Plasma forum and rave about LED LCD'S.
I own a plasma and an LCD. When I went to replace my plasma, I shopped both technologies for a year
. Clearly, one of us is objective about the two technologies and one of us isn't.
I don't tell Plasma people thier TV uses to much power and you can cook marshmellows on them,or how they BUZZZZ!
You can't hear my plasma unless the volume is off and the screen is full white. You can, however, place your hands on it for hours without them getting burned. You can't cook a marshmallow. Oh, and I have posted about its relatively poor power consumption in what I'd estimate is two dozen separate posts. Again, I am clearly objective about the technology, seeking to inform people.
Don't care about plasma,I want to lessen my inpact on the earth with my TV
Thanks for helping. I make 6000 kw/hours per year from my solar panels, which are now 7 years old. It's estimated they took about 18 months worth of their energy output to make, so the past 5 1/2 years are all gravy. As will the next 20 years be. In the meantime, my plasma uses about 300 watts and runs about 4 hours per day. I could save 200 watts with an LCD or 0.8 kw/hours. That's about 300 kw/hours per year or 1500 over the lifetime of the TV. It's not nothing, but most people would save far more power by replacing some light bulbs. People who are running incandescent throughout the house really have little claim to "lessening their impact on earth" because they bought an LCD TV. If you've also done that, thanks for helping. The point is, I very much do my part, even though I run a plasma.
Originally Posted by fatuglyguy
I think you're being overly-sensitive. When did I, or Rogo, or anyone else for that matter trash LCDs anywhere in this thread?
never once did he say LCDs were bad or inferior.
It should be noted, I don't believe they are bad or inferior. In fact, I'm aware of the tradeoffs between LCD and plasma and chose viewing angle and price:performance ratio over better brightness, better power consumption, lack of ABL, etc. I've also posted several dozen times in the OLED threads my belief than LCD will continue to dominate in the presence of OLED
for at least the next several years.
And owning a plasma doesn't bar me from posting in other forum areas. I have four LCDs in my house to a single plasma.
I only own the one LCD, but I will note that I bought the 2012 plasma to replace a 2006 plasma and I doubt very much I'll ever get another plasma. By contrast, I'm almost sure I'll get another LCD. And none of that is an endorsement or criticism of either technology, it's just reality.