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Does Plasma TV Tech suck?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by Pittfan, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. Pittfan

    Pittfan Regular member

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    I Was wondering if Plasma is any good compaired to LCD TV's ?
    Thanks , pittfan and Merry Christmas
     
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    To those in the know plasmas (Pioneer and Panasonic) have always provided the superior viewing experience. LCDs are starting to catch up but tend to cost more and still have a harder time dealing with fast motion and detailed rich blacks.
     
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    Thankyou for the Information .
     
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    If an LCD suits you Samsung would be a wise choice.
     
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    My samsung LN40A650 out of no where started getting this static picture. this youtube video is an example of what is happening to my tv.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-IceHk4CHc&feature=related

    I'm taking it back and although I like this TV I hear plasma is better. I can get a bigger plasma TV for cheaper. The only problem is I play alot of games and burn in is a problem. Have plasmas overcome this problem?
     
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    I would assume it's just a fluke. That's a highly rated set with very good reliability ratings.
     
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    I was hoping it was a fluke but trust me this thing is toast. Last night it worked and I had my a bunch of kids in the house so I put on walle through the VGA input and it worked fine. I then fired up the Wii on component cables and BAMM the tv did the static thing. I turned it off then on and I got a black screen. I hear the wii on but no picture. The back lights come on but its just a black screen (well Grey because of the back lights.) I'm taking it back today and I'm picking up a Panasonic TH42PZ85U (1080p 42" 480hz sublayer drive <- not sure what that is, and virtual surround sound) or maybe the TH42PZ80U witch 200 bucks cheaper (20000:1 instead of 30000:1 and no virtual surround sound)

     
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    Plasma has a shorter life then LCD though, right ?
     
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    That's the only thing I do not like about these new digital sets. Longevity is definitely a big question. And to get the best picture you have to pay.
     
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    Yeah it sucks that we pay thousands for a product that will only last a maximum of 2 years (an average of less than 1) I remember back in the day when a TV use to be in the family for generations. I still have my grandmas OLD wooden panel TV with the dials. That thing has been through my Atari all the way to my PS3.

    I hear DLPs are pretty solid. In fact projection TV's use about 3x less electricity and the only thing is that they are huge, heavy, are only good for viewing in a dark room with the TV straight in front of you.
     
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    DLP is pretty a dead issue. The biggest proponent (JVC) has pretty much bailed out.

    Who says longevity is an issue? And were do you come up with 2 years?

    What a major revelation.
     
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    I always heard two years. you know a lot of these plasma and LCD ofrums and articles are yeas old, and sites sometimes don't supply a date stamp so you don't know if the info your reading is up to date. damn internet.

    Anyway I think I figured out what was the problem. I might have accidentally switched the blue and green component cables. I noticed that the issue would happen when the wii was plugged in and to fix it I'd unplug the wii and power down the TV. This was only a temp fix but if I left it off for long enough It was alright, until i plugged the wii back in. Today I noticed that the blue and green plugs where switched around. I don't know if I inadvertently damaged the TV by doing this but I am still taking this thing back and getting a new one just in case. Hope fully this was just a fluke and my next set will be perfect.

    I don't know who thought a bunch of micro mirrors was ever a good idea. Anything with moving parts has an extreme potential to fail and dlps have a lot.
     

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