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lcd v. plasma

by lls1502 / March 2, 2007 12:01 PM PST

my parents are looking for a flat screen tv and unfortunately, it has to go into a pretty bright room. they don't have the option of creating a better viewing area. which type of tv will perform better in bright conditions? right now, they have an old crt and they get terrible reflections on it.

any advice you can give would be greatly appreciated!

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Reflections. . .
by Coryphaeus / March 2, 2007 9:24 PM PST
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Two facts.

1. Plasma has a flat tempered glass front.

2. LCD has a flat plastic front although slightly frosted.

Plasma tends to be brighter. Sometimes.

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That depends
by bkchurch / March 3, 2007 9:01 AM PST
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Plasmas tend to be brighter so they'll probably look better in brighter viewing areas, but since they have a glass front they will have problems with glare whereas an LCD would not.

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by HTHMAN / March 3, 2007 2:05 PM PST
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If it is just a bright room, either would suit you just fine. If you would get direct reflections of windows on the screen, LCD would be a better choice. I have a plasma in a fairly bright room and it is just great. I have a RP CRT with a reflective screen in a room with a wall of windows that reflect on the screen. I can not watch it during the day. I have purchased an LCD flat panel to replace it, but it is still in the box while I finish some remodeling.

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by Riverledge / March 3, 2007 2:40 PM PST
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GLASS. THESE MODELS are not as reflective as CRT & PLASMA.

Not much to say other than audition your short list under several lighting conditions. I know it will be a bother, but better than buying an unsatisfactory set.

Good luck, river.

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