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I'm looking for a new second HD TV for my home office. The main use of the tv will be to watch hockey games and other sports in HD. Because of the set up and size of the room, I don't need anything bigger than 36 inches (give or take).


I was leaning toward a plasma, because I've heard that historically, they've been better for sports. However, I am open to either an LCD or plasma. I've done some initial research, and it seems like the name-brands in for LCD/plasmas in this size can range from $1000-1500 (give or take).


Any suggestions would be appreciated. I've learned a ton about this stuff from this forum already.
 

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I'm looking for a new second HD TV for my home office. The main use of the tv will be to watch hockey games and other sports in HD. Because of the set up and size of the room, I don't need anything bigger than 36 inches (give or take).


I was leaning toward a plasma, because I've heard that historically, they've been better for sports. However, I am open to either an LCD or plasma. I've done some initial research, and it seems like the name-brands in for LCD/plasmas in this size can range from $1000-1500 (give or take).


Any suggestions would be appreciated. I've learned a ton about this stuff from this forum already.

What is your viewing distance? Measure eyes to front of expected screen placement.


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I'm about 5 feet.

That's close. Go to a store and carefully view displays at that distance to see whether you see SDE intruding into the PQ.


At that distance, you may well be a candidate for 1080p. Plasma 1080p, the Pioneer fhd-1, looks great from that distance but is mucho $. While I am a plasma fan, you may indeed need to go LCD for the resolution. I don't know, however, if 1080p LCD is in your $ range either.


If you can get back to 6-7', then I think a 42" plasma would work. All depends on your eyesight.


Let us know what you observe.


Cheers,



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Originally Posted by poploser /forum/post/0


I'm looking for a new second HD TV for my home office. The main use of the tv will be to watch hockey games and other sports in HD. Because of the set up and size of the room, I don't need anything bigger than 36 inches (give or take).


I was leaning toward a plasma, because I've heard that historically, they've been better for sports. However, I am open to either an LCD or plasma. I've done some initial research, and it seems like the name-brands in for LCD/plasmas in this size can range from $1000-1500 (give or take).


Any suggestions would be appreciated. I've learned a ton about this stuff from this forum already.

A 36" 1080p LCD might be what you need. Just make sure that you check them out and get one that does not show motion trails (ghosting) on the puck flying aroud the ice.
 
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