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New TV - LCD or Plasma


Border View

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For a couple of years we have had a samsung 32" LCD wide screen TV. Must admit we have been disappointed with this TV. Dark smudges on right and left of screen has lessened our enjoyment.

OH is now looking for a new TV with a larger screen and has asked me to research which is better LCD or plasma.

Would not be using it with a computer and would be looking for up to 45".

Can I please have your suggestions/comments?

Looking forward to your response.

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bremner

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LCD LED click here I have a Samsung and it is very good

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bionicle

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Generally speaking Plasma will deliver slightly better picture quality particularly as it handles the black picture areas better but LCD is also now very good. An important factor to bear in mind is that LCD uses a lot less electricity than Plasma. LCD is also a bit better with coping with daylight conditions. Panasonic and Sony tend to be pretty good.

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dms_05

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If reflections on the screen might be a problem go for LCD. I've looked hard at both types and can't say one is better than the other but Plasma screens seem to suffer reflection problems.

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Border View

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Many thanks bremner, lionicle and dms_05 for your comments.

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ßeta

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And LCD TV's be it LED or CCFL suffer from Backlight Bleed.

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Marko797

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agree with bremner - I have a samsung LED and it's superb. No 'Bleed' as far as I can see. It's sharp and clear, and looks great on the wall.

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ßeta

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Don't get me wrong. Not all LCD TV's suffer from Backlight Bleed and it can depend on the TV you get be it from any Manufacturer and any model.

I had a Samsung UE46C8000 for 6 months, which developed really bad bleed. Sent back to JL and exchanged for a Samsung UE55C9000 (Extra Cost) Zero Backlight Bleed.

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Border View

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Agree some LCDs dont suffer some do. My sister has exactly the same model Samsung as we do and hasn't a hint of backlight bleed.

I thought that I had done something wrong - like dusting the screen.

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anchor

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I bought a 42" Panasonic plasma, (with built in HD tuner), in May this year.

I must say the picture is excellent, viewing live TV and also recordings made on my PVR and VHS.

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ßeta

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Are you watching any HD content on that new Panny set..???

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