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Old 18-01-2013, 12:09
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Looking to buy a new large screen (60" hopefully) 3D HD TV to replace my current rear projection one soon.

It seems a similar spec Samsung LED model is a lot more expensive than the Plasma version, read that LED is better in a lit room and Plasma needs to be viewed in a darkened room, is that right? Not sure where LCD models fit into this?

If that is the only real difference between Plasma and LED I'll go for the much cheaper Plasma model I think as I'll mostly use it for home cinema in a darkened room anyway.

What sort of life expectancy is better, Plasma LED or LCD or is there no real difference?

Any other points I should consider?

Models I'm provisionally thinking on just now are for Plasma
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-PS60...8510848&sr=8-4

Or LED that is much more expensive
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-60-i...510848&sr=8-13

Wont be using it for gaming, have a dedicated Sony 3D Blu ray player already and also Sky HD box.
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Old 18-01-2013, 12:19
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You should also consider LG. Curry's have some good deals going on large screen 3DTV's.


http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/lg-larg...-criteria.html
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Old 18-01-2013, 12:57
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a few more Samsung's to consider, depending on your budget of course.

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/samsung...-criteria.html

As for which is better between LED and Plasma. Imo, Plasma looks better with films and fast moving objects look smoother.
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Old 18-01-2013, 13:12
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In my opinion.

LED

dependant on budget,

LG, Panasonic are very good.
Samsung is next
Best is Sony

If ur rich look into holding off for OLED
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Old 18-01-2013, 13:19
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a few more Samsung's to consider, depending on your budget of course.

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/samsung...-criteria.html

As for which is better between LED and Plasma. Imo, Plasma looks better with films and fast moving objects look smoother.
Thanks, my Sister has an LG LCD 42" and I was not happy with its PQ to be honest, my 7 year old Sony 50" rear projection HD is much better PQ IMHO.

Thinking seriously about Plasma now, looking at that Currys link you provided I see two Samsung 60" Plasma models, the ... SAMSUNG PS60E550 Full HD 60" Plasma 3D TV at 1209.00 and SAMSUNG PS60E6500 Full HD 60" Plasma 3D TV at 1598.98 and the only difference between the two I can see is Motion rate for the former is 400Hz and 600Hz for the latter.

What sort of difference would that extra 200Hz on the more expensive model mean for me given that I want to get into 3D Blu Ray and will mostly use the TV for home cinema Blu Ray (some 3D) viewing with occasional TV on Sky, do like Motorcycle racing in the summer if that is any concern.

Thanks for your input.

Edit I see the cheaper model is Ethernet only and the more expensive one has wi fi, not a worry there, don't mind an Ethernet cable running to it

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Old 18-01-2013, 13:23
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In my opinion.

LED

dependant on budget,

LG, Panasonic are very good.
Samsung is next
Best is Sony

If ur rich look into holding off for OLED
Thanks, why is LED at the top? I know they are slimmer TV's, but any other reason? I need to buy fairly soon (next couple of months at most) so cant hold out for OLED, dont even know what that is apart from its sounds expensive

Been doing a little research on the side since posting here and am starting to lean towards Plasma now and a Samsung model.

Cheers.
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Old 18-01-2013, 17:29
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The first thing you should know is LED is LCD, the only difference being that the backlighting uses LEDs rather than fluorescent tubes.

Plasma are the most expensive to run (electricity) and probably have a shorter life than LCD variants.

Wouldn't worry too much about the motion rate. TV runs at 50Hz anyway, 60Hz in the US, and blurays often at 24Hz. Any faster speeds are just electronically generated.
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Old 18-01-2013, 17:38
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Plasma for me
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Old 19-01-2013, 09:07
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Thanks, my Sister has an LG LCD 42" and I was not happy with its PQ to be honest, my 7 year old Sony 50" rear projection HD is much better PQ IMHO.

Thinking seriously about Plasma now, looking at that Currys link you provided I see two Samsung 60" Plasma models, the ... SAMSUNG PS60E550 Full HD 60" Plasma 3D TV at 1209.00 and SAMSUNG PS60E6500 Full HD 60" Plasma 3D TV at 1598.98 and the only difference between the two I can see is Motion rate for the former is 400Hz and 600Hz for the latter.

What sort of difference would that extra 200Hz on the more expensive model mean for me given that I want to get into 3D Blu Ray and will mostly use the TV for home cinema Blu Ray (some 3D) viewing with occasional TV on Sky, do like Motorcycle racing in the summer if that is any concern.

Thanks for your input.

Edit I see the cheaper model is Ethernet only and the more expensive one has wi fi, not a worry there, don't mind an Ethernet cable running to it
here's a link to explain refresh rates.


http://simpleadvice-technology.blogs...sting-tvs.html


I too watch motor sports (moto GP, BSB, WSB and the F1) but find that fast moving objects tend to cause a slight blurring on screen and i'm sure that's where the high refresh rate comes into play, to try to stop it happening (i'm sure i'll be corrected if i'm wrong) and of course you'll also have motion flow control which seems to work better on Plasma.

Please let us know which TV you chose and don't hesitate to come back and ask for advice if you need it.

regards
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Old 20-01-2013, 08:44
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Thanks, your link should be a sticky.

I was so close to dropping in to Curry's Yesterday for a new 60" Plasma 3D TV.

My heart says yes, my brain says no.

I do love my home cinema, and we only live once.

Decisions.... decisions.

here's a link to explain refresh rates.


http://simpleadvice-technology.blogs...sting-tvs.html


I too watch motor sports (moto GP, BSB, WSB and the F1) but find that fast moving objects tend to cause a slight blurring on screen and i'm sure that's where the high refresh rate comes into play, to try to stop it happening (i'm sure i'll be corrected if i'm wrong) and of course you'll also have motion flow control which seems to work better on Plasma.

Please let us know which TV you chose and don't hesitate to come back and ask for advice if you need it.

regards
Ian
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Old 20-01-2013, 09:01
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I'm gonna drop into my Currys show room soon and look at these TV's first hand, no doubt I'll be accosted by a salesman/woman and offered deal X Y Z ... I'll obviously need a good TV stand type thing too.

But yep, I want this stuff so much.
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Old 20-01-2013, 14:22
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I've just replaced by 2005 42" LG Plasma set for a new 50" LG Plasma 3D Smart TV, currently on offer at Currys for 599.

I find a plasma set gives a much better picture, not as bright and gaudy as LED. I cannot fault my new set. I does everything I expect of it.

I can only go off experience. My old set did suffer from image retention to some extent and had developed a red bloom that showed when watching a movie with black bars at the top and bottom of the screen. But that was not enough to put off my son as the set is now gracing his lounge.
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