Originally Posted by the3rdpower
Hahaha... another stupid Plasma versus LCD post. Panasonic is doing what they can to cover their market. LCD is starting to catch up. The angle is not as bad on my Samsung 1080p...
Economics... BIG electronic players versus smaller players. Sure, plasma is better then LCD in a lot of areas. But the difference is minimal for the gains - LCD is more cost effective and will continue to go down in price while plasma stay expensive. Samsung and Sony are buddying up and helping to drive down the cost and technology more. It's almost like the VHS versus Beta Max battle... retarded. Both are good for their purposes. My 1080p LCD looks absolutely awesome and I didn't pay 1/2 of what the FHD1 cost.
hey 3rd--are you high? "lcds will continue to go down in price, while plasma stays expensive" Huh? do you live in a cave? check this out: top tier 50" plasmas such as panny, sammy, toshiba have declined in price from about 4k$ to just over 2k$ in the past few months. the 42" plasmas have also dropped in price about 40%(for example, you can get a 42" panny plasma on line from reputable dealers for about 1200$, msrp--3000$, a 60% price cut!!).
on the other hand, though the lcd's have dropped about 30%, per inch they are STILL significantly higher than plasmas. Eg--42"panny plasma px600(ALL the BELLS/WHISTLES)sells for about 1600-1700$,hitachi 42" plasma--about 1500-1600$, the sammy 42" plasma sells for 1400$, toshiba 42" plasma--1300$.
the 2" smaller 40" sammy 720p lcd sells for 1600-1700$ at the same dealer. jvc 40" 720p--1800$, sony 720p lcd--1800-1900$. thus, lcd SMALLER and MORE EXPENSIVE!!!!!
my guess is that you were comparing the pio fhd1 to the 1080p lcd you have. this is not a valid comparison. yes the fhd1 is pricey, but has come down over 30% in less than 3 months!! and it was the first 1080p plasma, no surprise of its hi price as it had NO competition, whereas all the 1080p lcd's have b een out competing in the marketplace for the past few months and have driven each other's price down. as more 1080p plasmas hit the mkt, price will come down accordingly.
thus, i do NOT see lcd's blowing away plasma on price. as long as plasma is perceived as a better PQ it will continue to have its place in the market.
the lcd vs plasma battle MIGHT be for naught, as SED tv is right around the corner(also LED< OLED< LASER< ???). reportedly it has a much better PQ, is thinner and lighter, and is derived from old technology(CRT) that is old hat to the manufacturers and, hopefully, won't have to go thru such severe . growing pains as lcd and plasma have.
i don't pretend to be an expert in this stuff by any means, but it's fun to argue and debate each other's position---i always learn something in the process. by the way--only kidding about your being high, etc--just a joke. good luck, jeroldd
PS--prices i used to compare were only approx