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FastM
03-18-04, 08:52 AM
I just want some people opinions / experiences and pros / cons of the two.

The two models i would be comparing are this one

http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/televisions/product.asp?model=32HL83

and

http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/televisions/product.asp?model=42HP83


The LCD is almost 10" smaller, but lets just forget that for now, it is a alot cheaper... What else is better or worse about it?

GlowStick
03-20-04, 10:08 AM
Well there are alot of Pro's and Cons for both

Cons for Plasma

Burn in can happen
*Shorter Lifetime*
*high price*

Pros for Plasma

Better Picture
Great viewing Angle
Big Screen Sizes

Cons for LCD

Low Contrast
Low viewing Angle
Smaller Screen Sizes

Pros for LCD

Longer Lifetime (the backlights *will* eventually burn out*
Lower Price
No Burnin Effect at ALL

I hope that helps you out a bit,

I would say its Plasma TV's dirty little secret that they actually burn out and burnins occur (eg if one image stays on the screen for too long it will 'allways' be visisble.

I forget their lifetime on the TV though, many years i belive.

monkeydust
03-20-04, 10:52 AM
If I were buying now, I'd get a DLP projection HDTV. LCD's don't get large enough and plasmas have the image burn problem and eventually have to be refilled.

FastM
03-21-04, 11:20 AM
Iv'e done alot of reading and im very surprised what i have learnt about burn in and plasma's. Im some cases displaying the same image for not more than 15min can start to burn images into a plasma. Like the Plasmsa the guys on TechTV use dont last more than a month before they need to be replaced because of burn in. As for price, Plasma is actually cheaper inch for inch compared to LCD right now.

These DLP Projection ones are looking better and better though, kinda the best of both worlds....

FastM
03-21-04, 11:43 AM
Now this is a TV :smoking: 1080p!

http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/televisions/product.asp?model=57HLX82

GlowStick
03-21-04, 01:28 PM
Now this is a TV :smoking: 1080p!

http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/televisions/product.asp?model=57HLX82
omg tht tv rules! my dad really wants to buy one now

OWA
03-21-04, 02:06 PM
If I were buying now, I'd get a DLP projection HDTV. LCD's don't get large enough and plasmas have the image burn problem and eventually have to be refilled.
That's what a friend of mine is going with but don't you have to deal with replacing expensive bulbs that don't last for all that long?

UDawg
03-21-04, 10:07 PM
Now this is a TV :smoking: 1080p!

http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/televisions/product.asp?model=57HLX82

That is my TV but in the 42" version and a year older, since they don't make a 42" in that model.

monkeydust
03-22-04, 04:30 AM
The only thing I don't like about DLP projection TV's is the bulk and weight to them. They all have a big base/stand that is filled with the TV's projection unit. I've got a 36" Sony Wega now that is sitting on a stand that I have all my TV stuff in (cable box, s-video switch, xbox, ps2, gamecube).

But, I'm still holding off on buying a new HDTV for a few reasons. One is the technology is still not quite mature enough for me. Also I'm not a fan of widescreen. Lastly, and most importantly, they do not have a cable-based HDTV Tivo on the market yet. I can't live without my Tivo!