Video Games & Consoles forum


720p plasma or 1080p lcd?

by canutuck18s / June 14, 2011 11:17 PM PDT
Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: 720p plasma or 1080p lcd?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: 720p plasma or 1080p lcd?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Just a nod.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 15, 2011 1:30 AM PDT

Having seen both my nod is to 1080p. The gaming is better but for movies and tv I might nod to plasma HOWEVER most folk don't use it exclusively for that so back to 1080p,

Collapse -
Always go for LCD
by khalood87 / August 13, 2011 9:12 PM PDT

Based on my personal knowledge, especially for video game consoles, I think it's best if you buy an LCD (regardless of the brand) as experts say it provides more clarity and has less apparent "screen burn" than Plasmas. So yeah definitely go for the 1080p LCD, plus, LG is a good brand in and of itself.

Collapse -
by hyghwayman / September 17, 2011 10:19 PM PDT
Collapse -
You do realize
by Jimmy Greystone / September 17, 2011 11:25 PM PDT
In reply to: After........

You do realize that below about 16ms, the potential for any ghosting is almost zero, and I would expect that in a double blind test, no one would ever be able to tell which display was the 0.001ms response rate vs the 4ms response rate. The human eye just doesn't have that level of sensitivity.

It would also be ghosting that you'd be worried about, not lag. Response rate has nothing at all to do with lag, unless you mean that one or two of the previous frames were still visible on the screen for a split second before being erased, and thus the erasure was lagging behind the animation... But that's typically called ghosting.

Popular Forums
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
Laptops 19,436 discussions
Security 30,426 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
Windows 10 360 discussions
Phones 15,802 discussions
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions

CNET Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for great gifts under $100?

Trendy tech gifts don't require a hefty price tag. Choose from these CNET-recommended useful and high-quality gadgets.