LCD vs Plasma

Discussion in 'Displays' started by TomH, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. TomH

    TomH Second Unit

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    Has anyone compared the Sharp LC-45GX6U 45" LCD to Plasma displays. My understanding is that LCD displays exceed the quality of plasma and do not have burn-in, heat and power consumption issues.
     
  2. Mort Corey

    Mort Corey Supporting Actor

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    Close to $7K is a bit of a drawback (to me anyway). You can buy a lot of electricity for a plasma of equal size that costs a lot less. At present, 1080p is not a reality in broadcast TV anyway.

    The Sharp unit sure looks super in the store.

    Mort
     
  3. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    It would be nice to have 1080 in an LCD or plasma although few such sets (besides the one mentioned above) exist. This means no downconversion to 720p or something else which often results in just 540 lines of vertical resolution when unsophisticated methods are used.

    LCD is inherently progressive scan, the crystals on a row do not fade or change until the next scan line's worth of picture information is applied. Therefore de-facto de-interlacing of the "weave" variety will be seen if the circuitry does nothing special besides actually using all 1080 rows of crystals.

    The incoming source is still 1080i (or 720p HDTV or 480p progressive scan or 480i regular NTSC).

    If the aforementioned TV has a 1080i to 1080p de-interlacer as circuitry, that is probably quite simple since no reasonably priced full featured (with 3-2 pulldown recognition & retention) de-interlacers exist. You probably would not notice any improvement over a regular 1080i (native; with all 1080i scan lines) HDTV set.

    Video hints:
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  4. Kin

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    You would not see a noticeable difference unless, say you were using it as a computer monitor, or as part of a home theater computer setup [​IMG]
    or using with a DVD player that upscales.

    There is also the Samsung LTP468w. It displays in 1080P also. While there is no unadulterated 1080P material out there right now (as far as I know, and I have been wrong before), the natural ability of this display is amazo. With a little love, and the right settings, it would be the envy of the neighborhood.
     

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