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Plasma vs. LCD vs. DLP Help!!!!

by techowannabe / June 22, 2005 9:07 AM PDT

I want to buy a 50"-55" TV in silver or black. The dlp's are so much cheaper any suggestions????

Also a 42 inch (lcd or plasma only)

Also a 23" (lcd or plasma only)

It seems that each store only pushes things based on incentive programs (one week Samsung was better, then Mitsubishi, then Sony........where they having a sales contest?????)

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Plasma vs LCD vs DLP
by slmosqueda / June 22, 2005 3:19 PM PDT


The Plasma will outperform the LCD in every area (contrast, picture detail etc..) except for daytime viewing. The LCD has issues with fast motion and has a type of trailing tale behind the objects moving.

The DLP will also outperform the LCD. However, when it comes to the DLP vs Plasma. They are so close that you would need to look at the technologies individually to determine which is going to be the better performer in the long run. Since Plasma's have been prone to ''Burn In'' which will most likely happen from watching movies that have the black bars on the top and bottom of the screen, I would probably be a little more cautious with Plasmas.

DLP on the other hand, though rare, has issues with the ''Rainbow'' effect. But this is mostly problematic of single chip displays. If you can afford it, I would look for a DLP display that has two or more DLP chips. Ideally you would want three chips: Red, green and blue. These are usually in the tens of thousands for these displays.

If I were you, I would stick with the DLP units.

This is merely an opinion, for what it is worth.

Good Luck,

Shawn Mosqueda
WireSmart LLC

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rainbow effect
by sears tv guy / June 23, 2005 2:09 AM PDT
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is almost gone. Most people can't see them in the first place but now with the faster spinning color wheels it makes it even harder for the people that could see them before

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tens of thousands for these displays.
by jcrobso / June 23, 2005 6:51 AM PDT
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But hopefully the price will drop on 3 chip DLPs.
Look at video cameras a couple of years ago a 3CCD camera
started at $3000 and up, now their are under a $1000. John

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