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I am finally going to get into this Flat Screen TV thingy... However I
just dont know enough to choose... LCD or PLASMA???
What are the advantages disadvantage???
Size is of no concern to me since I have a fairly good sized TV room.
We will play some games on it but mainly it will be used for movies
and TV.. Any suggestions???

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The advice to read up is good, and I endorse Kalman's list.

Personally, I have a well-formed opinion:

Plasmas burn in. They burn in sooner rather than later, and the burn-
in usually can't be fixed. Therefore, avoid plasmas if you expect to
play games for extended periods, or watch SD channels with black bars
at the sides, or channels with crawls at the bottom, or use it as a
computer monitor, etc.

On the other hand, you can get a better picture at a given screen
size, viewable from wider angles both horizontally and vertically, for
less money with a plasma. If the screen will be used exclusively (or
nearly so) in full-screen video mode with no fixed-position high-
contrast elements , plasmas can be a better buy than the same size
LCDs.

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If you are going to be gaming, I would stay away from Plasma completely.
Although they have dealt with the image burn-in issue, there are still
concerns your gaming could leave a permanent image on the screen.

For the money, you can't beat DLP sets such as Samsung.  Excellent blacks
and sharp images.  Good luck.  I have a 61 in. Samsung DLP and am very happy
with the 1080P performance with my Blu-Ray/HD-DVD LG combo player.


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On Wed, 10 Oct 2007 00:05:33 GMT, Steven B. Singer, M.Ed., LPC


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Just make sure you allocate a grand or two for spare bulbs and buy them while
they're still in production.

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Hmm.  Maybe so, but I am on year 7 of a Mitsubishi 55in. DLP and still going
strong on the original bulb.  The bulbs go for about 200.00 bucks if you
have to replace it.  Check partstore.com.
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On Wed, 10 Oct 2007 19:49:44 GMT, Steven B. Singer, M.Ed., LPC


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If they're still in production.  I get this feeling that finding bulbs for a
old DLP player is going to be like getting air filters for an air purifier.
Invariably, they're no longer made and you have to buy a whole new unit.

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As with many purchase decisions, there are tradeoffs, pros and cons.  In
the >50" screen size, the cost difference between a rear projection
technology and a comparable sized LCD/Plasma can easily be around $1000.
  Assuming a 10 yr life for the TV, if you had to buy 2 replacement
bulbs, you would be well ahead of the game cost wise.

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And the DLP picture is far superior to the LCD, and in my humble opinion,
superior to Plasma, especially if you have seating far left or right of the
screen.  I own LCD and DLP and find the DLP to have much better blacks,
something many new TV's continue to have problems showing well.
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You may get many responses here but you will have no way to
distinguish the useful from the foolish.  I suggest that first you
read up on the topic at any of many established websites.  Then you
can assess the comments you will receive here.

You might start at:
http://www.hometheatermag.com/buyersguides/flatpanels /
http://products.howstuffworks.com/flat-panel-tvs-and-hdtvs-buying-guide.htm
http://www.crutchfieldadvisor.com/ISEO-rgbtcspd/learningcenter/home/tv_flatpanel.html
http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/information/2208/special-report-flat-panel-tv.html

Kal

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www.avsforum.com

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http://www.crutchfieldadvisor.com/ISEO-rgbtcspd/learningcenter/home/tv_flatpanel.html
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http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/information/2208/special-report-flat-panel-tv.html
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AVS Forum is a great place to discuss and ask questions but getting a
bit of a background first would serve him well.

Kal


On Sun, 30 Sep 2007 16:41:00 -0400, "Dan"

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Thanks I will take your advice

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