Originally Posted by Broken Arrow
I'm not worried about size now. Now I'm wondering about LED versus Plasma? There are several Best Buys where I live and the locations contradict one another in regard to LED versus Plasma.
I wasn't even considering Plasma until one of Best Buy's reps recommended it to me. I thought Plasmas would not hold up long term for some reason.
Right now I'm leaning towards a 65" Samsung Plasma?
But who knows what tomorrow holds?
Wow, what a decision if you consider all your options and there are a heck of a lot of options!!
If you watch a lot of movies, plasma is the way to go. The problem with most big box stores, is that the associates don't ask enough of the right questions. And it's difficult to evaluate a television properly in most Best Buy locations, even those with a Magnolia store. I've never heard of a Best Buy that calibrates ALL of their televisions. If that were the case, they would be selling more plasmas, if all things were equal. So:
When you watch TV, when do you watch?
Can you control the light in your room?
How many windows in the room? Would they reflect off the new TV?
How far away do you sit? How many can watch at the same time?
Are you putting this on a stand, or do you need a mount on a stand?
Were you going to mount this on the wall? Self install?
Do you need surge protection with battery backup?
I sold an "Enhanced Definition" plasma to a friend of mine back in 2006 at BBY - he still has it and he told me its working great. I wanted a 65 inch plasma - back in 2006, upgrading from a 51 inch Sony rear projection TV, but I had an issue with glare. Bought a 65 inch Mitsubishi DLP. that had a matte finish to the screen. Today, we have a 70 Sharp LED. We watch movies, mostly during the evenings, but do watch some stuff during the day, and don't want to watch in a tomb like environment, so LED works for our television application.
If you like to watch television during the day, and light control and reflections off the screen are not a problem, buy a plasma.
On the other hand, if light is a problem, and you can deal with limited off axis viewing, and you want a screen larger than 65 inches, buy an LED.
I have pocket doors in back of where we sit when watching telelvision. See the difference when the doors are closed.
My first hdtv from 2002 - it was like a mirror.
Doors open this morning - sharp lc70le847u
closed:Edited by myoda - 7/31/13 at 8:20am