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I have seen 2 TV's recently both of which i really like. I saw a plasma Pioneer 6010FD (seemed a little dull, but couldn't change settings) and an LCD Sharp LC65D64U, I need a large TV, and both of these fit my needs, but cant' decide which technology or better yet which TV to go with.


The room it is going in is rather well lit during the day, but the tv will mainly be used for watching movies, some SD, and some HD. The sharp is $350 more, but is 5" bigger, everywhere i read, whoever bought either TV loves it. Does anyone have any input in comparing these TV's, or feel free to add others, oh and one more thing the Sharp was at costco, so i do get an extended warranty but im not hoping to make my decision on that fact, but i do hope this TV lasts at least 4-5 yrs.


Thanks for any input..
 

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Well lit room = LCD right off the bat. You will be unhappy with a plasma compared to an LCD in anything but an almost totally dark room. I am a plasma fan and would choose the Pio, but you need to make sure you have proper blackout blinds for your windows.


I've never bought a TV from costco but have heard that their return policy on big ticket electronics is phenomenal. I usually don't get extended warranties on brand name products, and your TV will almost certainly last 10+ years if you treat it well and turn it off when you are done with it.


Obviously 65" is better than 60", and this would be the final nail in the coffin for me. I would recommend the LCD in your case without looking back.
 

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Well lit room = LCD right off the bat. You will be unhappy with a plasma compared to an LCD in anything but an almost totally dark room. I am a plasma fan and would choose the Pio, but you need to make sure you have proper blackout blinds for your windows.


I've never bought a TV from costco but have heard that their return policy on big ticket electronics is phenomenal. I usually don't get extended warranties on brand name products, and your TV will almost certainly last 10+ years if you treat it well and turn it off when you are done with it.


Obviously 65" is better than 60", and this would be the final nail in the coffin for me. I would recommend the LCD in your case without looking back.

I disagree that you need to go to the extreme of having blackout drapes or blinds and a totally dark room. This theory has been posted several times (usually by a known plasma hater) and refuted every time by several owners of plasmas including myself. If the direct light can be controlled to keep it at moderate level and not direct then a plasma, especially the Pioneer will work just fine.
 

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I disagree that you need to go to the extreme of having blackout drapes or blinds and a totally dark room. This theory has been posted several times (usually by a known plasma hater) and refuted every time by several owners of plasmas including myself. If the direct light can be controlled to keep it at moderate level and not direct then a plasma, especially the Pioneer will work just fine.


+1 lol, what fdiddy said is all 100% incorrect....light controls is not needed at

all for most plasmas.


Ive owned one of the better LCDs and Plasmas....sold the LCD.
 

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I'm not a plasma hater and as a matter of fact I prefer plasma for a main viewing screen. But in my opinion a casual watcher would be happier with an LCD in a normal light living room.
 
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