Need some myths about plasma tv's dispelled!

Discussion in 'Audio Visual' started by dori_moe, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. dori_moe

    dori_moe Member

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    Hi All,

    Dont know where else a question like this fits

    There's a lot of hoo-haa about plasma tv's suffering from screen burn, every sales person i speak to recommends that i purchase an LCD tv if i plan to plug any pc into it, i can understand why, but i really hate lcd screens when it comes to watching tv on them, contrast is horrible, colours never look quite as good as they do on a plasma plus the horrid ghosting and angle issues.

    What id like to know, how bad is the screen burn problem? I mean we all know CRT's will eventually screen burn if a static image is displayed for long enough, do plasma's burn off at about the same rate or much quicker? If its the same as a CRT then plasma all the way for me.
     
  2. ktun

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    I did a little bit of research before I got my Sony HD plasma. From my understanding, most current plasma models have anti burn-in technology. Specifically, the sony plasma panel sitting in the living room has 3 "screen saver" options. Picture orbiting, picture inversion and background brightness adjustment. The picture inversion option [which is the only one I am using right now] invert the colours on the screen after a specified time. It gets annoying having to re-invert the colours but still, it allows me to play my xbox all night without having health bars or menus stuck permanently on the panel. :D
     
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    Yes, but it was bought from Bing Lee (after telling them to match the pluscorp price). Further, we got an even bigger discount by paying cash. :thumbup:
     
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    not long ago they had a hideous problem with them
    go to pubs or the sydney casino to see the effect, but of late as stated above it seems to have been pretty much seen too.
    same as the lamps lasting for 10 minutes then spending 5 grand to replace them, they now have a 60000 hour life(i believe)

    so as far as i can see they are viable.but i still like lcd :)
     
  6. happyhero

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    for TV simple answer is PLASMA. for PC simple answer is LCD/TV.
    i have a 26''/66CM LCD/TV and i can't find any ghosting at all when connected to the pc. games work fantastic at 1280*768. but in HD tv i notice the odd ghosting sometimes but it is not noticable after a few meters awsay.
     
  7. <pRo>ToSs

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    personally, i'd just go plasma all the way. Thier pixel burnin problems, thier life problems and thier image burnin problems have been fixed to a large extent. Sure you get a lower native res but they are huge and you wont be sitting very close to them...so It realli dosent matter.
     
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    Well my requirements for the plasma are largely based on using it purely as a monitor for DVD's/TV and occasionally playing back something from the pc like a divx movie, slide show of pictures etc...
     
  9. EDeus

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    Meh.

    I was all set on buying an LCD RPTV then I went with my fiancee and i walked out with a Plasma.

    I'm happy with it but I did get 3 dead pixels. In the process of getting it replaced though.

    Plasma's rock, but the whole process was ruined by the dead pixels and for the first 50-200 hours there was a lot of image retention. (Only upto 60 atm)

    My suggestion, do what your heart wants. If you dont like LCD, dont get it. CRT is great, I personally prefer vibrancy of Plasma but its well known that CRT give better all round performance. I get very annoyed at the blacks of all non CRT televisions. My biggest mistake was doing too much research before hand, just get the basics, find a well reviewed model, and then find the best price for it.

    Go to a store with a lot of models, find out the best one YOU like but rmember that their display models arent generally tuned very well.
     
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  10. Carlos

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    So plasma's have to been tuned in and the degree of tuning in greatly affects the picture quality????
     
  11. DJ Fusion

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    No, any TV off a showroom floor needs tweaking and tuning to the environment you'll be using it in, not just plasmas.
     
  12. flu!d

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    I used to be a big fan of CRT, and I still am. But the picture quality of a correctly calibrated plasma craps on a CRT.
     
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    umm...wow? depends on what CRT and what plasma you are comparing. But if you are comparing ANY plasma to a TV like the sony KVHR36M31, or the toshiba 36SW9UA, you are as wrong as wrong can be.
     
  14. Aziraphale

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    I used to be shopping for a plasma until I saw the 'new generation' LCD TVs - very nice. The Sony 3LCD screen looks very tasty with a much better viewing angle than the older LCDs and none of the plasma's pixelation.

    I've now given up on plasma.
     
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    CRAP stop telling people the wrong information, a $800 RCA 16:9 CRT from BigW is better than any plasma hands down fact :)
     
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    LOL.and same as plasma compared to lcd/TV. i have a AWA 26"/66CM LCD/TV and running games at 1280/768 looks awsome. haven't tried any FPS games yet but i would asume that i will get a bit of ghosting. better than the res plasma have 848*448.
     
  17. flu!d

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    Sorry, but while lcd TV is becoming terribly affordable I still don't like it for HT applications.....

    And there's far more to any display device than resolution alone in HT applications.

    Having said that I think i'm gonna get one of those AWA lcd sets and hang it on the wall in my ensuite so that I can watch it while having a beer in my spa.
     
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  18. parasonic

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    BAHAHAHAHAHAHA no seriously...

    A well-calibrated plasma from the big brands (Pioneer, Fujitsu/Hitachi, NEC...) will crap over all but the best CRT TV's in terms of overall picture quality.
     
  19. red_marine

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    this guy couldn't be more right

    a tv running at 100hz is better in picture quality than ANY lcd or plasma, why? because even though you're sitting "really far back" from a plasma, subconciously the infinitely small scan lines from the CRT will still look better quality. until plasma pixels get to roughly 1 micrometre, wont be anywhere near as good as a nice crt


    and for parasonic, how do you calibrate the pixel size?
     
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  20. flu!d

    flu!d KDE Neon 5.16

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    I sit about 2 X the width of the screen away from my plasma (which is under the reccomended seating distance) and I see no pixelation and no banding whatsoever....None.

    I also don't suffer from the 'blooming' that appears to be unavoidable to some degree with CRT's, no matter what the brightness and contrast settings, which further enhances the effect of resolution.

    Funny, in my opinion he coulden't be more wrong....And once again, I used to be a 'big' fan of CRT. Remember, direct view CRT screens are far smaller than the average plasma screen - And are therefore terribly difficult to compare.
     
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