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I have a high end Samsung LED TV and I wouldn't trade it for anything. If you buy a cheaper (120Hz) LED you will notice. The plasma's are generally cheaper and run 600Hz, and newer plasma's are actually a lot more energy efficient than they used to be. They are approaching LCD/LED levels.
I like my LED because there are many windows in my family room, the TV is THIN, and the LED blacks are excellent particularly with dynamic lighting.
It all comes down to what you want to spend.
Thanks fellas I appreciate it. We took it back and got the panisonic plasma lol we are reward zone members at best buy so if it sucks we have 60 days to return it lol
Im in the same boat as you getting a new TV...I will be going with a 50-55 inch LED though..Any advise for what brands to look for? There is an LG one that if affordable and looks like it has a decent picture..The Sonys and Samsungs are a little to pricey for me right now. Also how are Vizios?
Panasonic plasmas have best video quality available today. I have two of them and also have a Samsung led for a bright room with lots of windows. CNET has great tv reviews that I always check prior to purchasing.
Samsung is what I buy. If not Sony. Anything else and you are making a compromise you may later regret. but thats just my opinion.
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I own a 55' inch from the series. Hands down it is is better than any LED I checked out (cheaper too). Nice thing is Panasonic took care of some of the issues with older version plasmas so now it is not only the best value, but also best option.
Are plasmas ok for a well lit room, or better for darker rooms? I always heard Plasmas glare too much.
The bottom-line from a videophile speaking for other videophiles.........
Plasma has the best picture quality period. You will not go into any high-end video outlet and hear anything different. Ignore LCDs....they are simply in opportunity to leverage the old PC flat panel market. LEDs are bright and as green as you can get. They weight less also. They are great for sports.....but you really want to rate a panel for how it performs with feature films. THX and Dolby certifications focus on film.
One of the great benefits of getting a Plasma is the technology has been around for a while, so they are cheaper. You combine the price with the fact that they still have the best picture quality and it is hard to beat. And don't be fooled by the glare issues.....none of these technologies really perform well in a room where ambient light cannot be controlled. Why would you expect them to unless you have not choice........
Samsung all the way. I used to be a Sony guy in the 80s and 90s, but Sony has really dropped the ball. You can get a Samsung for less, that performs just as well as a Sony. The Bravias simply are not worth the price. I really wish Sony would get their shit together.......i miss them.
This post was edited by HBeachBuckeye 17 months ago
I seen a 51 inch plasma Samsung 3D smart TV 1080p on bestbuy for 699.99 is that a pretty good deal?
This post was edited by BlessedBuckeye 17 months ago
Perhaps my post wasn't very clear. My electric bill went down when I switched from plasma to LED. It was about a 7 year old plasma and it put off a lot of heat. I'm not on an electric budget. The savings are real. Side note; I'm no tree hugger either but I do love saving money.
We have 2 very large windows in our living room and one in our kitchen (open concept, with an island separating the two spaces). Our plasma sits in between the two large windows and we never have issues with those, but between 1 and 3 we do have to close the blinds in our kitchen. Overall, its fine during the day. The trade off I get from closingy blinds occasionally for seeing all shades if black, never missing a beat during action movies, and sporting events is well worth it. It's not like you have to live in a cave to enjoy the newer models of plasmas. Panasonic has done a great job of addressing the common compliants about plasma tv's.
IS there a reason why plasmas are priced lower?
Not sure, but my best guess would be materials and competing with the "new" stuff forces a lower profit margin then you would have with LED's..
Competition from the Korean manufacturers.
Plants are made to run high volume. Some companies take very slim margins to keep plants running at high volumes. As soon as they slow down minimum volumes are not met and the price of every tv goes up.
Well after doing some research it looks overwhelming that Plasmas are better. I might go that route...If I dont like it I will always have a chance to return it. Thanks guys!
Have LED 240 Hz here and its great. Havent seen any issue with games nor action scenes. I do have it in room which gets lots of light. If I had put it in basement, I would have went with Plasma.
My bad. Misread it on my phone. I'll just shut up now.
Blessed bought a 55 inch Samsung LED 2 years ago and it is awesome…The best tv I have ever bought. People check out Samsung TV's…Never have been more impressed in a brand..
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I have the panasonic Plasma - 60"
Love it... it is way better then the little 12" picture tube TV I had growing up
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Plasma is way to heavy. I have one of each and much prefer the LED. Sharp is the best out there IMO.
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The thing is, most plasma TV's today cost like $2-5 a month in energy, tops (and that's 5 hours a day with it on). LED's are like $1-2. Weight difference is maybe 10-30 pounds depending on the model. The only real question you need to ask yourself is whether or not you need a bright display for a room that has lots of light, whether in the day or at night with the lamps on. LED's have waaaaayyy more brightness, LCD's second and Plasma's..not so much. If you like to turn the lights off or at least dimmed and watch TV, especially movies, then definitely get the Plasma. If you like gaming, get an LED. If you have windows that allow light directly on the TV and you watch during the day, get an LED. Light in the room is everything in this decision.
btw....if you've ever been to an electronics store and see the Plasma's look worse than the LCD/LED TV's, it's because the store lights are way to bright for the Plasma to look good.
This post was edited by McBrutus 17 months ago
Have both & prefer the the plasma in a darker room, led if there is daylight or bright lights in the room.
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