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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 2008-02-02, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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How does a n00b compare lcd vs plasma?

Hi,

Yup, I'm new to this board and this whole lcd/plasma thing, so apologies in advance to the mods if this is in the wrong spot.

Looking at buying a new TV really soon and I have narrowed it down to 2 models, although I am WIDE open to suggestions. (be nice)

I am wondering if there is a way to determine which is the "best" of these 2 sets;

1. Sony kdl46v3000

2. Panasonic TH50PX75

Can I just ask for your opinions (those who have experience with both)? Which one would you buy?

Really not sure exactly what feature I need. I'm looking for reliability, great picture, good price/value etc. Do I really "need" 1080i or is 780 ok.

Beyond that my needs are minimal. I mainly just watch TV and movies and am not a Bluray or whatever enthusiast. I thought I was getting pretty fancy
when I bought a progressive scan dvd player a few years back...

Thanks for any insight.

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Everything being equal, I would take the Panasonic just because it's 4 inches bigger. Have the store put both TV's side by side and you'll see.
If you watch alot of regular TV, from my experience Panasonic has good SD PQ.

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Here's a thread on LCD vs Plasma:

Plasma vs LCD


Although the following thread is 2 years old, it debates the 1080P, 768P issue.

Why 1080p?

See also: FAQ - Native Display Resolution vs. Input Format

And: HDTV Frequently Asked Questions: Please read this before posting in the forum

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goalieboy, best thing to do is read the threads and if you have a specific question ask in them. Good Luck!
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