720p Plasma vs 1080p LED LCD

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    Jul 01, 2011 5:59 AM GMT
    Im thinking of getting new TVs for my bedroom, 40" would be good enough and I have this one in mind, the Samsung UN40D6000 LED but the price of plasma is so tempting, almost $300 less than the LED. Is it really worth it?. What do you guys think?

    I will be using it to watch movie - maybe Blu-ray, hook it up to my laptop, do some browsing and such. Not using it for playing video game. Viewing distance is about 10ft
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    Jul 01, 2011 6:11 AM GMT
    720p is considered low for anything over 32", on top of that even a 1080p plasma wouldn't look as neat as an LED. Plasma also uses up more electricity and it's heavier. My point is, if I were u, even if i didn't have the extra $300 Id prefer to wait until I have the money instead of wasting $$$ on old tech. Ya that's how ridiculous this LED vs Plasma comparison is icon_cool.gif
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    Jul 01, 2011 12:14 PM GMT
    charlitos said720p is considered low for anything over 32", on top of that even a 1080p plasma wouldn't look as neat as an LED. Plasma also uses up more electricity and it's heavier. My point is, if I were u, even if i didn't have the extra $300 Id prefer to wait until I have the money instead of wasting $$$ on old tech. Ya that's how ridiculous this LED vs Plasma comparison is icon_cool.gif


    What he said.

    I bought an LED 1080 40" in January and love it. I am not a gadget guy at all, but the picture is totally orgasmic.
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    Jul 01, 2011 1:19 PM GMT
    Opt for LED or LCD at 1080dpi. LCD's last longer by about 40,000 hours, are thinner, and are better for viewing at an angle, but they are more expensive than LED's. The average person can't perceive much, if any difference between LCD and LED so, if it's a budget concern, go with an LED.
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    Jul 01, 2011 1:40 PM GMT

    LED

    but then again, what do you have at the moment?

    Your perception (at least for the first while) will be that it is fantastic if you currently have a low end TV.

    It's amazing how quickly you become accustomed to something.
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    Jul 01, 2011 2:29 PM GMT
    charlitos said720p is considered low for anything over 32", on top of that even a 1080p plasma wouldn't look as neat as an LED. Plasma also uses up more electricity and it's heavier. My point is, if I were u, even if i didn't have the extra $300 Id prefer to wait until I have the money instead of wasting $$$ on old tech. Ya that's how ridiculous this LED vs Plasma comparison is icon_cool.gif

    I've a Samsung plasma and the roomie has a series 9 LCD LED they both use the same amount of power watching the same movie at about the same brightness, the only difference between the setups is my plasma has a mac mini attached to play a movie where as the LCD has a bluray player connected but that shouldn't really make a difference.

    The only time the LCD used less power was in eco mode, it used slightly less power then the plasma but neither was watchable with the screens so dark.

    Having said all that, cheap plasma sets use more power then good quality ones, but cheap LCD units use more power too.
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    Jul 01, 2011 7:05 PM GMT
    Thisuserexists said
    LED

    but then again, what do you have at the moment?

    Your perception (at least for the first while) will be that it is fantastic if you currently have a low end TV.

    It's amazing how quickly you become accustomed to something.


    I have 59'' 1080p Plasma in the living room and the reason Im going for 720p is that for the size of the Tv 40" and sitting 10 ft away I dont think human eyes can really notice the differences and since Im not using this one for playing any sort of 1080p contents. It would be a waste. And I guess I just made my decision.
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    Jul 01, 2011 7:08 PM GMT
    huge difference between 720 and 1080p. My den TV was 720 and I replaced it with 1080 b/c it was too painful to go from the 55" LED 1080p in the TV room to the lower resolution.

    42" LCD 1080p was super cheap at Costco.
  • sloughwest

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    Jul 01, 2011 7:11 PM GMT
    Go LED... why...

    a. picture quality
    b. lifetime
    c. lighter
    d. less electricity
    e. lots less heat -.... believe me it gets hot watching porn for hours on the plasma!
  • Spiritreaver

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    Jul 01, 2011 7:12 PM GMT
    I really suggest just going with the LED, but in all honesty, if you're not going really game on the thing, just focused on movies/TV, you may just wanna look into getting a cheap LCD brand. Yes I'll even go out on a limb and recommend a Vizio, definitely a "budget" TV, but I don't think you need much more than that for your use.

    Your call though!
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    Jul 01, 2011 7:17 PM GMT
    Go for the LED LCD. I have plasmas and LCDs in here raging from 720p 23"LCD up to 1080p 58" Plasma and the plasmas do emit a lot of head. HOWEVER, Power wise they do not use much more electricity versus LCDs.

    For accurate color and images compared to the old CRT type, you might want to check plasma. they deliver accurate images versus the cartoonish-like from LCDs. Image rentention or Burn-in is no longer an issue with current plasmas.

    Go for a reliable mainstream brand like Panasonic or LG. Don't go for those Costco/Walmart affordable VIZIO sets. They have zero customer support and their products are very weak. Just do a search for complaints about VIZIO and you'll see what I mean.

    Technology and features have made huge advances since I bought my last 2-HDTVs almost 4-years ago it's unbelievable. And their prices are bargains for all the things you get.
  • B71115

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    Jul 01, 2011 7:24 PM GMT
    I have a new 43" plasma that is awesome. The technology is newer now, and the longevity betwen that and others is no longer as significant as it once was. Also, plasma looks better for sports in my opinion, which is why I like it. My previous roommate bought a plasma in about 2003 when they were much more expensive and the technology was not as advanced as it is now. The old differences are no longer significant. Someone claimed 40,000 hours and that's wildly off.
    I went shopping with the idea of LED, too, but once I learned more about current technology I went with plasma.
    As for 720 vs. 1080, it depends on what you're watching. Not much on TV is broadcast in 1080, so I got 720. 1080 is making a lot of money for the companies selling you TVs. Just investigate the facts based on what you're using the TV for.
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    Jul 01, 2011 7:24 PM GMT
    Spiritreaver saidI really suggest just going with the LED, but in all honesty, if you're not going really game on the thing, just focused on movies/TV, you may just wanna look into getting a cheap LCD brand. Yes I'll even go out on a limb and recommend a Vizio, definitely a "budget" TV, but I don't think you need much more than that for your use.

    Your call though!


    If I have to take one thing for granted it would be Samsung for TV, LG for appliances.

    But thanks for the input guys. Who knew buying TV could be as hard as taking candy from a tranny

    B71115I have a new 43" plasma that is awesome. The technology is newer now, and the longevity betwen that and others is no longer as significant as it once was. Also, plasma looks better for sports in my opinion, which is why I like it. My previous roommate bought a plasma in about 2003 when they were much more expensive and the technology was not as advanced as it is now. The old differences are no longer significant. Someone claimed 40,000 hours and that's wildly off.
    I went shopping with the idea of LED, too, but once I learned more about current technology I went with plasma.
    As for 720 vs. 1080, it depends on what you're watching. Not much on TV is broadcast in 1080, so I got 720. 1080 is making a lot of money for the companies selling you TVs. Just investigate the facts based on what you're using the TV for.


    This is the kind of feedback I was looking for. Thanks a bunch
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    Jul 02, 2011 4:49 PM GMT
    B71115 saidI have a new 43" plasma that is awesome. The technology is newer now, and the longevity betwen that and others is no longer as significant as it once was. Also, plasma looks better for sports in my opinion, which is why I like it. My previous roommate bought a plasma in about 2003 when they were much more expensive and the technology was not as advanced as it is now. The old differences are no longer significant. Someone claimed 40,000 hours and that's wildly off.
    I went shopping with the idea of LED, too, but once I learned more about current technology I went with plasma.
    As for 720 vs. 1080, it depends on what you're watching. Not much on TV is broadcast in 1080, so I got 720. 1080 is making a lot of money for the companies selling you TVs. Just investigate the facts based on what you're using the TV for.


    there are a lot of high def sources out there from Blu-ray to HD Television, the OP said he might be watching Blu-ray movies which will definitely make a big difference if your TV has to stretch the image over a 42" inch canvas when the source has a double size resolution to offer.
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    Jul 02, 2011 4:51 PM GMT


    40" They make them that small.. LOL
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Jul 02, 2011 5:27 PM GMT
    i love my samsung. I have the 4 of the 6 series. i couldn't imagine another television.
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    Jul 02, 2011 5:52 PM GMT
    Last year I got a simple Toshiba 32" 1080p LCD and have been very happy with it. However, I don't have a cable/satellite/broadcast TV hookup, very rarely watch movies, and don't have a video game console. I use it as my computer monitor (through HDMI) and mostly read text or watch streaming of sports events. Right now I'm sitting in a big leather recliner seven feet back from the "computer", and RJ looks great!