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    LCD or Plasma

    Hi,

    I am in the process of looking for a new flat screen TV for my home.

    Just wondering, is anyone able to explain the difference between a LCD and Plasma. I tried asking at fortress and they didnt really explain it too clearly to me...

    Cheers


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    as a person who's had both...i prefer plasma (a 1080i one at that!)...plasma seems more lifelike to me- although 'technically' lcd is sharper...

    i can't really say/describe why, but the next time i buy a tv (if i have to) it'll be plasma (this is based on a panny 1080i vs a jvc 1080p)...the only thing i can really say (or two) is
    1. on high motion/action scenes...my lcd signal breaks down slightly and is blotchy...the plasma is flawless in this dept.
    2. blacks= on plasma- it's really black, and doesn't have any hue to it. lcd= more of a grey...and depending on angle of viewing (and not much off center) you see shading...similar to looking at your laptop and turning it sideways slightly...

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    These are two competing seemingly similar technologies but quite different internally. I personally prefer plasmas unless we need to output a lot of text (like use with a computer) in which case LCD are a must.

    In the broadest of terms, plasmas a very similar to your CRT (use Red, Green and Blue illumination, additive colors) while LCDs project white light and then use a electronic charge to subtract the color that is not required from this light (subtractive colors). Other factors are increasingly becomming less of a concern but the text resolution (as I mentioned above) is definitely better on LCDs while the viewing angle of Plasma is always an advantage.


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    The EU is planning to ban plasma tvs because of their electricity sucking ways. But the EU also has Cadbury putting "Contains Milk" on a bar of milk chocolate!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Claire ex-ax:
    But the EU also has Cadbury putting "Contains Milk" on a bar of milk chocolate!
    Nearly spilled my coffee all over my pc after seeing this. Cheer Claire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claire ex-ax:
    The EU is planning to ban plasma tvs because of their electricity sucking ways. But the EU also has Cadbury putting "Contains Milk" on a bar of milk chocolate!
    I don't know if the EU are responsible, although it would not suprise me, but there are also "Contains Nuts" warnings on packets of nuts...

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    "Contains Nuts"
    Shouldn't that be on a sign outside the Houses of Parliament?

    I think it's an EU requirement that all allergens are listed. It could be Cadbury is taking it one step further to avoid being sued by a person who likes to sue... or a really stupid person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AW2007:
    Hi,

    I am in the process of looking for a new flat screen TV for my home.

    Just wondering, is anyone able to explain the difference between a LCD and Plasma. I tried asking at fortress and they didnt really explain it too clearly to me...

    Cheers
    According to practical home theater guide posted by JGL:

    Plasma gives you a bigger screen for your dollar, deeper blacks, and better pixel response times.

    LCD TVs do not suffer from burn-in, use less power, and at the smaller end of the scale (at under 32-inch), LCD is your only way forward if what you want is something slim and stylish.

    I would go with LCD TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielandHayley:
    I don't know if the EU are responsible, although it would not suprise me, but there are also "Contains Nuts" warnings on packets of nuts...
    I saw "may cause drowsiness" on a packet of sleeping tablets.

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