Originally Posted by bigdog5142
I wanted to get some advice from people that know...
I am considering purchasing this TV right now. I currently own a Vizio 42" 1080p 120hz LCD TV. We have loved the TV, but I'd like to get a larger TV...I can get this set for around $350 right now.
Will the blacks be better than what I currently have on my Vizio? What's the biggest difference between LCD and Plasma? This is a slim design, so its bezel and thickness should be smaller than what I currently have. (My Vizio is about 6-7 years old right now.) Is burn-in still an issue? I've heard that it's no longer an issue with current plasma technology.
I suppose these questions can be a bit based on opinion, but I wanted a few at this point. Thanks for your responses in advance!!!
I would first be sure that the set you are looking at is 1080p.. there is a very similar set that is only 720p.
my brother has a 42 inch lcd visio..and if yours is anything like his- this samsung is miles ahead of the visio..it's night and day. The blacks are FAR blacker and the picture is SOO much better. the colors are more accurate and it handles motion a lot better. Samsung claims burn-in is not an issue with the newer plasmas, I have not had an issue with either of mine, and I have not heard many (if any) complaints with this set on here or elsewhere. Still smart to watch what your doing..better safe then sorry..but I wouldn't be too concerned.
As far as LCD vs Plasma.. you can do your own research, but basically LCD is brighter. This can be an advantage in bright rooms. Otherwise, plasma is the way to go. The picture quality is SOO much better, blacks are darker, motion is better, colors are more accurate, etc. Unless you are in a very bright room and watch during the day, go with this plasma. I like to compare it this way.. look out your window, then imagine what that image would look like on your visio.. Your visio would likely make that image far brighter then it actually is, would loose some of the color details, would loose a lot of the shadows and darker details, and motions wouldn't quite right.. A plasma will make all of these issues less apparent. It should look more true to life. That's my 2 cents.