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Old 19-03-2007, 12:46 AM
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someone one here must know whats the best tv to get plasma or lcd
hd ready and whats the diffrence in quality thinking o gettin one as the telly we have is finnished whats plasma burn
we have the box on all the time and dont know whats the best buy for us
these tellys are feckin expensive so i dont want to pick the wrong one

i am not up on the lingo an sale,s pitch .of the sales assistants pish
so i want to get some info before going into a shop
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Old 19-03-2007, 01:22 AM
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LCD is a sharper image than plasma and used to cost more but the price difference is shrinking...digital ready is a sneaky one..like colour tv aerial...when colour tv first came out some con men told people they needed a colour tv aerial...some firms even went as far as painting aluminium aerials with red lead to prevent corrosion and so they could call them colour aerials...digital ready means with a built in digital tuner and two card slots..one for freeview and one for subscription tv....but digital ready can also mean that it has an analogue tuner that you can plug a freeview or satellite receiver into...in a short time the price will fall even further and there will be special offers to sell off the second type before they have to give them away...Have you noticed that you can't buy a VCR anymore...John
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Old 19-03-2007, 01:37 AM
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Obviously wrong about that..I tried Currys, Asda, Tescos, Morrisons....Wonder if I'm wrong about the rest of it too... John

Oh and plasma burn is when your picture collapses and leaves a tiny fly sized black spot in the middle of your screen...you can pick up some very cheap CRT TVs (like your old one) which will still work with a freeview box or a satellite receiver for very little money...
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clear as mud thanks m8
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After three or four years of use the plasma level will drop in a plasma tv and they haven't made them so you can have it topped up yet.
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so it looks like lcd for me
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After three or four years of use the plasma level will drop in a plasma tv and they haven't made them so you can have it topped up yet.
That's just a Myth.

I know someone with one of the very first plasma's (27", cost him over 20K IIRC), and it's still working fine. Not a patch on what you get today, but still working as well as when he bought it.

A few other mates have old Plasma's, and are working fine (unless you drop them)

Not having a go, just hate it when someone gets wrong info...
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After three or four years of use the plasma level will drop in a plasma tv and they haven't made them so you can have it topped up yet.
What you top them up with then? Liquid electricity?
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got a normal tv from sainsburys 28inch 79.99
set top box asda 20.00
all set up for when analog is stoped and all for 100
bloody good buy i should say. these lcd things are still to expensive for my likings.
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Plasma for me! Deffo a better picture than LCD (in my opinion)
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got a normal tv from sainsburys 28inch 79.99
set top box asda 20.00
all set up for when analog is stoped and all for 100
bloody good buy i should say. these lcd things are still to expensive for my likings.
Have to agree with that..price of a 22inch 4 button manual colour tv in 1970 was 320..at that time I was earning 32 per week as a colour TV serviceman..and that was considered good money..... John
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Plasma better for big rooms - is slightly blurry close up but better futher away. LCD better for smaller/mid size room. IMO

LCD is at its optimum performance up to and including 32", whilst plasma offers optimum performance at 37" +

Plasma gases are inert and sealed within tiny cells that are sandwiched between glass plates. There is never any need to re-charge or refill the Plasma.

Plasma screens work by lighting up tiny cells of rare gases (xenon and neon) sandwiched between two plates of glass, so it is fairly straightforward to make large screens. These screens are very bright and have good contrast with deep blacks. They also have wide viewing angles, so you still get a good view from the side.

LCD screens use columns of liquid crystal molecules controlled by a matrix of transistors (in TFT or thin-film transistor designs). Some of these transistors are likely to be defective, which leads to dead pixels, and the larger the screen, the harder it is to avoid them. LCD screens are lit from behind, so they are not as bright or as contrasty as plasma screens, and may look less bright if you are off to one side. Also, they don't react as quickly as plasma screens, and may smear fast action.

LCD screens also have some useful advantages over plasma screens. They are thinner, lighter and more robust, which makes them much easier to move around. For those with ecological concerns, LCDs use little power, whereas plasma screens use lots. Further, an LCD should last roughly twice as long as a plasma screen, which may have a "half life" of only 30,000 to 40,000 hours The "half life" is when the screen has degraded to half its brightness
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its a much of a muchness
go look at both, whitchever you like get
I opted for LCD purely out of design and picture colour was to my taste
But really there aint much in it
go for what you like

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Obviously wrong about that.., Asda,
http://www.asda-electricals.co.uk/sh...ideo+Recorders


62 quid too!!!
throwaway society we live in now eh!!!
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