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    Quote Originally Posted by Prowler View Post
    Why did they say forget the plasma ?




    I was thinking about a 50" inch. Thing is the Panasonic LCDs only go to about 37 "inch. The Sony Bravia LCD are nice and go big, but they're a lot more compared to a Panasonic plasma.





    So much info to take in there Hyacinth ! Thanks /

    I always thought it was the opposite to what you said re plasma being the better option for sport, fast moving ect. ??

    All i've really been told by a few people is to get the full HD 1920 x 1080.

    I'll just have to go into JB, Retravision ect and take a look at them all.
    NOOOOOOOOO!!!!! You have sales people in JB/Retra/HN who are only trained in the sales pitch!!

    Go to a specialist AV centre for better explaination!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreysAreGreat View Post
    Unless you are looking at a screen over 60" go for an LCD, I have a Panasonic Viera 32", which I bought after watching the ex's 42" Viera. Lovely quality, I'm really happy with it.

    Of course the next new fad being LED and 3D is now on the market, but a lot more expensive.
    We are getting this....
    very helpful post I know lol
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    I agree that LCD are lighter, get less hot, and use less power than the Plasma, for the same sized picture.

    Plasma used to die quickly but I think the newer ones are better.

    Plasma used to be better at doing big pictures than LCD like the really big inches, 1.5m tv screens (WTF).

    I got a smallish (66cm?) LCD samsung TV. The sound is intermittantly crap but I've heard they've fixed this in the models you can get now.

    I tell you, it is so much better than the old CRT tv I had that stopped doing green colour. Blech.

    And I had to get a new arial too. On the roof. Cos you noticed the crap reception I had with the digital TV.

    The other thing you probably want to look at is the kind of menu options you get with the digital tv - how does it display TV guide and program info, and can you make it use the channel number you want - eg I like to use 5 for channel 10 because then I only need to press one button to get channel 10 but my TV won't let me.

    The bigger tvs come with more features as far as software goes, like dual HD tuners and picture in picture and stuff like automatic channel changing ie you can program the TV to switch to programs of your choice in the inbuilt TV guide.

    My brother's High Def (HD 1080iorp) digital Hard Disk (HD) recorder TV guide display and programming is a big pile of dog poo But it was a cheap one. We're all waiting for the ones that do blue ray.

    Not sure I'd want 3D but will wait and see. Despite being a bit of a geek, I'm not one of those people they call "early adopter" of tech. I can't afford to waste my money like that.

    Whatever definition you can get in terms of pixel density or 1080i or 1080p (can't remember which is better) or more, get the best one you can. The screen resolution is worth more than the diagonal inches in terms of picture quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shar Pei Rescue Victoria View Post
    Where as LCD has a 60,000 lamp life which equates to 8 hrs per day 7 days per week for 25 odd years. Then you simply replace the lamp! They are also very very light weight. .


    Try to purchase a product where the screen is made in Japan, although this may be difficult to find given LCD is now grown in factories in Mexico, Taiwan, & other other areas that I would consider less than desirable. But do be aware that these products have all different companants made from all different suppliers and then they are put togther for the end result - hope that makes sense!!
    I don't think there's any issue with the lamp life now. Most electronics these days are throw away items long before their use by date anyway.

    I know my brother bought his ex g/f a LCD about 18 months ago based on the fact it was one of the few still made in Japan.

    I do understand though what you're saying with different brands using the same product. That goes for fuel too. Some people don't realise that just because you drive into a BP servo, that you may well be buying fuel made by Caltex and vice versa.


    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    I did not really go into it, was listening with half an ear as this was hubbys choice with some inheritance. Not sure if ours is 42 or 46 inch. He is happy with it. I really don't care if it never goes on, lol.
    Fair enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shar Pei Rescue Victoria View Post
    NOOOOOOOOO!!!!! You have sales people in JB/Retra/HN who are only trained in the sales pitch!!

    Go to a specialist AV centre for better explaination!!!
    I was going to have a look at VideoPro too, but i'll prob. buy from someone like JB.

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    After some looking and enqiring etc we went for a 52 inch Samsung LCD series 6.
    The reason we went Samsung is they are made in the same factory as Sony.
    We have had it now for 18 mths and have never had any problems. Picture is fantastic especially watching blu-ray movies. What ever you buy, make sure it has a fast refresh rate. We also have our computer connected to ours so we can sit back with wireless mouse and keyboard and have a really big computer screen!

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    I know diddlysquat about televisions or anything electronic/computerised etc.

    But we have a Panasonic 50" Plasma TV. It was cheaper than the LCD's & I liked the crispness of the plasma over the LCD.

    We were originally worried over the reflection in the glass as we have lots of glass in this house but then figured we didn't have any trouble with the old glass TV so why worry. We don't watch much TV in the daytime anyway.

    The kids were told by the sales guy not to leave the Playstation etc on pause and they seemed to understand the implications better than I do so have never had any problems there.

    A year or so later and no complaints about it.

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    I notice a lot of the SONY big LCD tvs at the moment have a free PS3. Is that something i could flog off on ebay for a couple hundred dollars ??

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    You sure could Prowler! Esp if you leave it in the box.

    As others have said, plasmas have a much shorter life than LCD. Also, in general, plasmas use a lot more power, but I would check this before you buy as each model is different. Plasmas also get so hot!

    I would go LCD, unless you are after something really massive.

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    husband has imput on this topic

    LCD - good small screens
    Plasma - good big screens
    LCDLED - better then both

    Panasonic used to be part of Sony so same technology used, leader at the moment is Samsung - they are the front runners in newer screens eg;led and 3D.
    Sony is not a bad brand but is better for cameras etc.

    Hubby has been sent to product knowledge conventions for work (OP at Myers, spend most of his time on the tech section)
    Last edited by rebec; 05-05-2010 at 05:46 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prowler View Post
    I notice a lot of the SONY big LCD tvs at the moment have a free PS3. Is that something i could flog off on ebay for a couple hundred dollars ??
    Prowler...

    My daughter is assistant manager at a well known game store.. & i asked her about the PS3 range & here is her answer

    Just depends on what PS3 Sony are giving away for free... there are 10 different models of PS3...

    Standard 80gb PS3 is $460 RRP...

    IF you know what pS3 is being offered for free etc, just let me know & i can give you RRP.. then as a price guide you can check it out on ebay etc..


    My daughter had bought a brand new PS3 120 gb, late 09 model including 1 controller,2 games & free warranty upgrade etc, including staff discount she paid $400-..bloody cheap price

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