[mythtv-users] OT: LED or Plasma (was Advice on choosing a TV)

Phil Wild philwild at gmail.com
Mon May 10 02:19:08 UTC 2010

On 10 May 2010 07:19, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Sunday 09 May 2010 10:15:08 am Andre wrote:
>> On 9 May 2010, at 16:25, Paul Gardiner wrote:
>> > I'm confused now! After reading through all the great advice in your
>> > replies, I was seeing the sense of not making too much of the choice
>> > based on viewing in shops. I've been reading a lot of reviews and
>> > forum discussions. That led me to settle on a Panasonic Plasma
>> > TX-P50G20B. But I thought I should at least see one before I
>> > committed. I visited a shop today, and had them show me it
>> > playing various content with varying sources. It looked great, but...
>> >
>> > the one thing that's now derailed my thinking a bit was a side-by-side
>> > comparison with a blu-ray of Avatar between a plasma and a led tv

I own a Samsung Plasma and am very happy with it. I chose Samsung over
Panasonic as in a side by side, I preferred the look of the Samsung
but this is always a personal opinion.

I like the look of the Samsung LED TV's and I really like that you can
hang it on a wall like a picture frame due to it being so thin. The
cost is much higher though...

The reason I chose plasma over LCD was at the time, the picture just
looked so much better, since then, The LED TV's, where they can turn
off individual LED's behind the LCD panel to provide better blacks
than what was achievable before have improved things considerably.

One thing that has not been mentioned though and is important is power
usage. Plasma panels consume a lot of energy...

And one last thought, owning a plasma, I am ALWAYS very concerned
about screen burn in, something that is not as big a problem with LCD.

Has anyone looked at the Mitsubishi laser TV's of late for comparison?
I don't believe they are available in Australia or the rest of the
world but they are available in the US from my understanding.



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