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    Plasma TVs

    I know I've seen this discussed before but I don't feel like looking it up. What are the downsides to plasma tvs.
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    Re: Plasma TVs

    Quote Originally Posted by maddawg View Post
    I know I've seen this discussed before but I don't feel like looking it up. What are the downsides to plasma tvs.
    Heat, glare (they have a glass front), and burn-in is a bigger problem in plasmas.

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    Re: Plasma TVs

    Anybody have any info on the best brands for an LED TV? We're looking at an LG and an Insignia, which I believe is an offshoot of LG. I really like the Sony Bravia, but I'm not willing to spend that much more money. Any recommendations?
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    Re: Plasma TVs

    Quote Originally Posted by theprofessor View Post
    Anybody have any info on the best brands for an LED TV? We're looking at an LG and an Insignia, which I believe is an offshoot of LG. I really like the Sony Bravia, but I'm not willing to spend that much more money. Any recommendations?
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    Re: Plasma TVs

    Quote Originally Posted by JFord View Post
    Heat, glare (they have a glass front), and burn-in is a bigger problem in plasmas.
    They do get hot, they have somewhat more glare, I wouldn't worry too much about burn-in (unless you keep it on a channel with a ticker 24-7). They also tend to be somewhat heavier for a given size. Old ones have a shorter lifespan, too, although the newer models usually are good for 100,000 hours to half life.
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    Re: Plasma TVs

    Quote Originally Posted by dawgcrazy View Post
    They do get hot, they have somewhat more glare, I wouldn't worry too much about burn-in (unless you keep it on a channel with a ticker 24-7). They also tend to be somewhat heavier for a given size. Old ones have a shorter lifespan, too, although the newer models usually are good for 100,000 hours to half life.
    Agreed regarding lifespan and burn in, which are not issues with the newer plasmas. I am in the market for a big screen, as well, and have been surprised by the fact the newer plasmas do not get nearly as hot as models I looked at just a few years ago.

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    Re: Plasma TVs

    Samsung LED love it!

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    Re: Plasma TVs

    Panasonic plasma is the way to go now that Pioneer is out of the business.

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    Re: Plasma TVs

    Quote Originally Posted by BDog05 View Post
    Panasonic plasma is the way to go now that Pioneer is out of the business.
    Pioneer isn't out of business.

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    Re: Plasma TVs

    Quote Originally Posted by JFord View Post
    Pioneer isn't out of business.
    They don't make televisions anymore. I didn't say they were out of business.

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    Re: Plasma TVs

    Samsung makes SONY LED screens.
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    Re: Plasma TVs

    Quote Originally Posted by JFord View Post
    Pioneer isn't out of business.
    I think he meant the Plasma TV business.

    I bought a Samsung Plasma over a year ago (much less than the LCD TV's too) and had speaker problems with it, but Best Buy came by the next day and delivered another new one. Since then, no problems and the picture, especially for sports is as good as it gets....as good as the Samsung LED in my opinion and other LCD TV's. No problem with burn in and if I do, there is a feature that "erases" the burn in. I've had the TV for 1.5 years and have not had to use it. On HD movies and channels, it's as real as being there.

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    Re: Plasma TVs

    Quote Originally Posted by ddgravy View Post
    Samsung LED love it!

    yep....nothing better for sports....

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    Re: Plasma TVs

    I don't think you can go wrong with Sony, Samsung, or Panasonic. I actually have 2 Toshiba TV's and they are not bad for the price I paid. However, I will save up for one of the other brands next time.

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