10-15-2009 08:10 PM #16
In recent "shootouts" Plasma is no longer the 'gimme' winner (see the one in the recent issue of Home Theater magazine, where nearly all of the judges in a 'blind' comparison test thought a 40" Sony LCD was the lone Panasonic Plasma set in the mix.)
I'll again point to "glare" as a major factor. Given a good name-brand later-model CRT, NOTHING could touch CRT for black levels (not even precious Plasma). However, factor in the relative reduction in fidelity of the surrounding picture due to glare, ...and just how impressive was all that "soot black"?
(Oh, and there are lunch-hours & weekends, you know. Nice insinuation, though.)
But, when you take ALL aspects of what makes a good high-resolution picture, and an easy-to-use product: the "battle" is not so clearly drawn.
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10-15-2009 08:35 PM #17
Im all for Plasmas. I wont bash any other tech in anyway because at some point or another they have all impressed me. I just prefer Plasmas. I currently own a 50" Panny 800u and whenever I do upgrade itll be for another panny Plasma thats most likely bigger.Panny 50" 800u
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10-15-2009 10:16 PM #18
Didn't mean to insinuate you were a night owl, Dam. I'm probably way worse in that regard. Plasma's strength is not only in the black levels, though. I didn't even mention motion resolution, where Plasmas also tend to shine. I will certainly keep enjoying my inferior HD DVD product (actually, I'm scaling my collection down, only because I'm not interested in nesting obsolescence in perpetuity) on my "inferior" Pioneer Plasma, however.
10-16-2009 05:17 AM #19
I wonder how my LCD (65") flat pannel will look if I move over to the chair next to mine. Probably the same.
I did own a 46" LCD at one time & yes it was noticeable when I got up out of me seat & walked 5 paces to the left.
As for LCD RPTV's (people have already forgotten, say it ain't so) there is no poor off axis viewing. If you are more than 180 degrees away from a NORMAL viewing angle & expect to see a perfect image, you are just (Insert name here)
My SXRD has great blacks, I admit not as great as Plasma or CRT but close.
Glare & Burn-in are real with any Plasma. Pixel-shift, right.. I'd buy that for a dollar. lolTime for Blu to go mainstream.
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10-16-2009 08:06 AM #20
Like everything, LCD and Plasma have their pros and cons. Plasma is superior in properly dimmed rooms for movies with the blacks and contrast. LCD is superior for brightness in lit areas as well as alot less pixelation for videogames and quick motion changes(compared to plasma).
Half empty or half full is a pers pref.
Keep the war going here. lol
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10-16-2009 10:12 AM #21
which isn't the case, unless you're describing some other type of phenomenon and I'm misinterpreting.
10-16-2009 11:56 AM #22
Plasmas are nice.
LCDs are nice.
I've viewed them side by side numerous times, and good quality models do a great job using both types of panels.
I'm sticking with our LCD panel for now - maybe migrate to LED someday.
But I do not see a plasma set in our future.
To each his own . . . .
California lawmakers are enough to make anyone crazy, however. Especially if you live here.Sony BDP-S1000ES + Toshiba HD-A35
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10-16-2009 05:13 PM #23
10-17-2009 01:39 AM #24Member
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Hey, you gotta love CA.
First they take away our guns, then the gas guzzlers, now plasmas? Jeez. Government knows no bounds, apparantly.
Space issues aside, the CRT HDTV is still king in terms of color, contrast, most notably black levels. They are inky black, even more so than a 2k DLP projector at my local cinema. You don't get 1080p but 1080i looks pretty damn good and I don't see any combing or any other interlacing artifacts in motion that you'd notice with 480i video.
I have a 65" RP CRT HDTV, I would like to upgrade to a CIH 2.40:1 projection system but am finding it difficult to get the same performance.
I would not be surprised to find that CRT's are also banned in CA.
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