Which TV to get LCD or Plasma

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  1. JohnChu

    JohnChu Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi, I am just wonder what to get?

    Sony KE42M1
    42" Plasma WEGA TV

    or

    Sony
    KF42WE620
    42" Grand WEGA® widescreen Hi-Scan™ TV

    Please give me what is the advantage and disadvantage of each?... I know you can change the KF42WE620 by yourself.. but how about the KE42M1?

    John
     
  2. John S

    John S Producer

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    Lots of Pro/Cons bewteen these two.....

    42" Ed Plasma
    Pros: Direct View so best off axis picture, Plasma colors (very natural and film like), Really great Blacks, Ultra slim design.
    Cons: This is not an HD display, Plasma's will burn/memory from logos/games, long term images on the screen, ect..ect..

    LCD RPTV
    Pros: Real HD Display, no burn in / image memory, some of the hottest newest technology out there.
    Cons: RPTV, so not near as good off axis viewing even though greatly improved in these models, large foot print but sill magane-able. Not as good of blacks, many people still say it does not approach the naturalness / film like feel of plasma.
     
  3. bruce sherman

    bruce sherman Auditioning

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    What about a DLP set??? One of the new models with the HD2+ chip will give you better blacks and a more film-like experience from DVD's than either plasma or LCD.

    Bruce
     
  4. JohnChu

    JohnChu Stunt Coordinator

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    So how does the raking goes?

    1)LCD
    2)Plasma
    3)DLP
     
  5. bruce sherman

    bruce sherman Auditioning

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    Personally, I prefer DLP for movies on DVD. Plasma would be my second choice and LCD my third--but I am not an expert and would love to hear the opinions of others.

    Bruce
     
  6. John S

    John S Producer

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    I have not seen a DLP yet, I thought matched the natural film like colors and fluidness of Plasma. But it is possible, I really have not looked close at the latest DLP offerings. I thought LCOS was supposed to solve all this stuff.. lol
     
  7. Mort Corey

    Mort Corey Supporting Actor

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    And then you have JVC's implementation of lcos...ILA somthing? Next down the pike is another chip-set being designed and manufactured by Intel (already delayed once).

    I went with a plasma. Lack of good light control and off axis viewing desires made it the choice in my case. It's been better than expected....no burn in or other boogie-boos and I haven't even had to change the gas yet in over a year [​IMG]

    Mort
     
  8. bruce sherman

    bruce sherman Auditioning

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    From what I've read LCOS does not give you the deep blacks of DLP.

    If you need a thin set, check out the Optoma 50" DLP which is only about 14" deep or the new DLP offerings from RCA and InFocus which are even thinner.

    Bruce
     
  9. John Mansor

    John Mansor Stunt Coordinator

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    Is DLP worth the extra money over LCD?
     
  10. DaveGTP

    DaveGTP Cinematographer

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    There is no "ranking". There is NO BEST and NO WORST technology. It's all in what you want.

    If you want viewing angles, and CRT-like visibility in lighted situations, and the chance of burn-in doesn't trigger obsessive burn-in paranoia, choose plasma.

    If you want a lightweight RPTV (be aware of viewing angles and visibility issues of RPTVs), choose LCD or DLP RPTV (personally I prefer DLP).


    But - if you want Plasma, go with a Panasonic or JVC, or maybe a Pioneer - Sony's plasmas are very overpriced and are not the best.

    On ED vs HD - you should do a search on that. It's been discussed quite a few times.
     
  11. Rae H

    Rae H Auditioning

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    Have a look at the new Panasonic DLPs
    PT50DL54 or PT60DL54
    HD2+
    2500 to 1 contrast ratio
    8 segment color wheel
     

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