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Discussion in 'Home Cinema, Hi-Fi and Gadgets' started by wackojacko, Sep 23, 2007.

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    We got a Sony Bravia 40" LCD out of Tesco's for £599 and more than happy with it, a friend of mine has both plasma and LCD (hes a single guy!!) and he recons that a plasma was much more warmer colours than the LCD with is quite dynamic colours although he said that there is a chance of burn on a plasma if you play games on them for hours on end or leave it on pause.
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    [Jan 9, 2008]
    not 1080p compatible though as its the old model
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    [Jan 10, 2008]
    I know the Kuro's are acknowledged as being the best around but having seen screen burn in all it's horrible horribleness, the latest being on an 8 month old TV, I still wouldn't touch plasma with a 40' pole.
    I would go for the next best LCD instead.
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    I wouldn't touch an LCD with a 40' pole, not unless your screen size was under 40".

    My Pioneer plasma certainly out performs the Bravia LCD that my neighbour owns. He was gutted when he bought his Sony and then saw mine! The picture on the Pioneer is so superior. I have also never suffered from the dreaded screen burn issue. Mine is now 12 months old and still as crisp and clear as they day I installed it.

    Anyway, you will always get differing opinions on this subject and the only way to find out what is best for the indivual is to get out there and do the research in the shops!
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    I've got both plasma and lcd and they are both good for different things. The plasma is so much warmer and has more depth. the lcd is brilliant for gaming and has a more clinical and precise feel.
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    Wouldn't argue with that description!

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    [Jan 11, 2008]
    If you set them up right[standard settings are cr@p] and run them in, the Panasonics do not suffer screen burn (some short image retention can happen from a long playing static game screen but that goes after a few seconds) .

    I have a 42 Panasonic plasma, xbox 360 combination + a nine year old son who is a 360 freak with no problems.
    My dad has got a 2year old Panasonic 26 LCD that nearly put me off LCD for life.

    But things have moved on I have just bought a 32 LCD Panasonic for the bedroom and I am very impressed.
    If I could only have one it would be the plasma but now I could quite happily live with an LCD & I would not have said that 2 years ago.
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    Another thing to bear in mind is that some screens move the pixels around slightly to prevent screen burn. good for games.
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    I'll chuck this one is as it hasn't been mentioned PHILIPS LCD either the full 1080 - which Currys I think are doing a 37inch fro around the money you going to spend or a 720.

    I had a slight accident with my last one while wall mounting it - lots of swearing etc.

    But went last week to see if in my opinion that Philips Picture quality is still superb, and it is. So a new 42 inch Philips LCD being delivered Thurday. (and my brother coming to help me wall mount it
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    Did the wall mount myself (totally bricking it) - took 4 hours to secure the bracket (42" Panasonic) onto the chimney breast and 30 seconds to mount the tv.

    Hope it went well yesterday RedSportBack.
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    [Feb 10, 2008]
    For 800 pound you can get a very good 1080p lcd tv.

    You wont get a good 1080p plasma for that money!

    Rule of thumb seems to be anything over 40" go for plasma!

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    [Mar 7, 2008]
    Pioneer have just pulled out of the plasma market too.
    Look here.
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    Some more info here :
    http://whathifi.com/television/arch...ng-plasmas-but-it-s-not-going-downmarket.aspx

    I had an interesting demo recently of the Pioneer 42" Kuro fed via HDMI from a Sky HD box. The pictures were indeed excellent, both on SD and HD. They had a Sharp LCD alongside, and that looked terrible.

    The guy in the shop then went and got one of the new 37" Full-HD Panasonic LCDs (TX37LZD70, I think) from the store room and set that up. It was brilliant. It matched the Pioneer for colour rendition, but was noticeably sharper on HD material. The black levels were not quite as good as the Pioneer, but it is the best LCD I have ever seen, and by some margin. Much better viewing angle than Sony/Samsung too.
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    [Mar 9, 2008]
    Pioneer Plasma 42" 427-XD with digital tuners. RULES!!! I got mine and i re4alised why they say pioneer produces the best plasma. now there is the new 50" plasma with 1080p
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    [Mar 28, 2008]
    I work for a company that install lcd & plasma's,All the different make's we deal with,We mainly fit pioneer or panasonic (that say's something).I would say up to 32" lcd is better picture and 37" or larger plasma is load better.But every body as a different taste.:arco:
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