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One year ago, a 50+ inch LCD would cost more than a Plasma of the same size, in general of course. It looks like LCD has come down in price and is pretty much on par with Plasma's now at the larger screen sizes. Heading into 2009, does it sound liek LCD is going to be the choice of future buyers? Yes, plasma may give better skin tones (in my opinon) but with LCD cost being on par and LCD's gaining gound with the black levels, is this the beginning of the end for Plasma?
 

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Plasma tv's WILL die out with time. It make take a few more years (5-7) but, with LCD improving there refresh rates and technology it will eventually happen.
 

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Originally Posted by Condar /forum/post/15443548


Plasma tv's WILL die out with time. It make take a few more years (5-7) but, with LCD improving there refresh rates and technology it will eventually happen.

Hi,


In 5-7 years time, it is most likely that both Plasma & LCD will begin ti be superseded by OLED screens according to most opinions.


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Originally Posted by bowmah /forum/post/15443499


One year ago, a 50+ inch LCD would cost more than a Plasma of the same size, in general of course. It looks like LCD has come down in price and is pretty much on par with Plasma's now at the larger screen sizes. Heading into 2009, does it sound liek LCD is going to be the choice of future buyers? Yes, plasma may give better skin tones (in my opinon) but with LCD cost being on par and LCD's gaining gound with the black levels, is this the beginning of the end for Plasma?

LCD's have always pretty much out sold plasmas as there are more companies making them and they are offered in a larger number of different sizes. As for which one is better, that's a personal choice and one that should be decided individually as they both offer a quality home theater environment.
 

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I won't be buying LCD until the off-axis viewing improves greatly.

THIS


I was all set on getting a 52" LCD for a fairly bright and large room. I simply could not stomach the off-angle PQ degredation and ended up with a 50" plasma instead.
 

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http://www.smarthouse.com.au/TVs_And...ustry/E3H8W2F2


Latest news I could find.

Wow...interesting article. With the economy tanking, I guess that the value/size relationship is breaking towards Plasma in a big way.


It is interesting. My co-worker who I would have pegged as a LCD buyer ended up with a 50" Panny on the salesman's suggestion at Sears.


Both technologies are high quality, viable and will be around for the foreseeable future. But the foreseeable future is not that long these days.
 

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Why does it seem that everyone only wants one TV technology?


Cannot two co-exist. I for one am glad we have both LCD and plasma. Neither are perfect and both are improving. I say give people choices and pick which one looks best to your eyes. Eventually something like OLED may replace both.
 

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Why does it seem that everyone only wants one TV technology?


Cannot two co-exist. I for one am glad we have both LCD and plasma. Neither are perfect and both are improving. I say give people choices and pick which one looks best to your eyes. Eventually something like OLED may replace both.

I have to agree wholeheartedly. Each has its positives and drawbacks, and though i only own a plasma and 3-4 year old CRT right now, I can definitely see myself owning A combination of Plasma and LCD in the future, just depends what room they're going in and the primary viewing material IMHO.
 

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why does it seem that everyone only wants one tv technology?


Cannot two co-exist. I for one am glad we have both lcd and plasma. Neither are perfect and both are improving. I say give people choices and pick which one looks best to your eyes. Eventually something like oled may replace both.

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Originally Posted by xb1032 /forum/post/15473973


Why does it seem that everyone only wants one TV technology?


Cannot two co-exist. I for one am glad we have both LCD and plasma. Neither are perfect and both are improving. I say give people choices and pick which one looks best to your eyes. Eventually something like OLED may replace both.

Excellent point. I have my preference but I also own each type.
 

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Since OLED has burn in concerns I still think there will be a place for LCD. And who knows, if plasma keeps coming down in price and continues to improve in other areas, OLED may have a very difficult time gaining market share.


Not that any of it matters when buying a TV today...
 

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Plasma tv's WILL die out with time. It make take a few more years (5-7) but, with LCD improving there refresh rates and technology it will eventually happen.

LOL, what are you smoking?



While LCDs are indeed better today then they were some years back

they still have a ways to go.


Oh , I am not just a plasma fan either because I own both .


With the current plasma/LCD market it is pretty clear that

both are here to stay a very long time.



No question that if LCD technology introduces displays

capable of .002 black levels and MUCH improved

off axis performance then plasmas would be in

trouble.



Will that ever happen? I highly doubt it.
 

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Originally Posted by xb1032 /forum/post/15473973


Why does it seem that everyone only wants one TV technology?


Cannot two co-exist. I for one am glad we have both LCD and plasma. Neither are perfect and both are improving. I say give people choices and pick which one looks best to your eyes. Eventually something like OLED may replace both.

If reading about Pioneer closing its plants (and if true) doesn't this concern you?


Would you buy another brand plasma?


Or your next TV maybe a LED based LCD?
 

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If reading about Pioneer closing its plants (and if true) doesn't this concern you?

Absolutly not.


Do you think sonys flat panel market is going to tank because they outsource thier panels to samsung? It hasn't so far


Outsourceing is a normal thing in electronics and in alot of cases ends up being a great move.


Heck, look at a computer board. Tell me how many company names you see on all the flip-chips, Quad flatpacks, processors, capacitors, Ball grid arrays , inductors, diodes, ferrite beads, crystals, and other components on the main board.

Everyone outsources in one way or another.


If pioneer found that it would be less costly, and possibly better quality to outsource thier panel glass to panasonic to be built to pioneer specs then it may be a good thing.

considering the reliabilty of panasonic panels, it may be a great thing.

Pioneer panels will be built to pioneer specs by panny.
 

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Absolutly not.


Do you think sonys flat panel market is going to tank because they outsource thier panels to samsung? It hasn't so far


Outsourceing is a normal thing in electronics and in alot of cases ends up being a great move.

Not only in electronics but in many facets of today's business world. Toll blending is very common in the paint and coatings industry along with many other chemical compounds. It's much more economical to out source certain parts than it is to do it in house and with the economic times ahead of us I expect it to become even more prevelant in business.
 

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One year ago, a 50+ inch LCD would cost more than a Plasma of the same size, in general of course. It looks like LCD has come down in price and is pretty much on par with Plasma's now at the larger screen sizes. Heading into 2009, does it sound liek LCD is going to be the choice of future buyers? Yes, plasma may give better skin tones (in my opinon) but with LCD cost being on par and LCD's gaining gound with the black levels, is this the beginning of the end for Plasma?

Everytime LCD invades the size plasma has enjoyed dominating LCD, LCD takes over the sales of that size.


Now that LCD owns the 50+ size the next will be the 60+ size.


It started with smaller sizes and now its the bigger sizes? Is plasma done you ask?


Well it doesn't look good. But the new Neo's with half power consumption and brighter displays may tell the story.


But Pioneer in trouble where they've been the quality leader certainly can't help the situation for plasma.
 
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