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Some basic questions about LCD and Plasma sets.

Old 11-20-05, 05:32 PM
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Some basic questions about LCD and Plasma sets.

I am currently researching 42" HDTV Plasma and LCD sets. I am pretty new to this so pardon my ignorance. Can anyone tell me the answers to the following questions?

1. What is better for watching action scenes on DVD on a 42" 16:9 set, Plasma or LCD?

2. What Plasma sets have the best features that reduce burn in (I believe there are some models that let you flash the screen)?

3. Is it true, the higher the screen resolution the better the detail on the picture?

Thanks in advance folks!
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Old 11-20-05, 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Mark Roger
I am currently researching 42" HDTV Plasma and LCD sets. I am pretty new to this so pardon my ignorance. Can anyone tell me the answers to the following questions?

1. What is better for watching action scenes on DVD on a 42" 16:9 set, Plasma or LCD?

2. What Plasma sets have the best features that reduce burn in (I believe there are some models that let you flash the screen)?

3. Is it true, the higher the screen resolution the better the detail on the picture?

Thanks in advance folks!
1. Well, 42" flat LCDs are hard to find since they just started appearing. But they do have a better resolution since 42" plasmas are not quite HD, most are 1024x768 instead of 1280x720. On the other side, LCDs have had poor history on sports action, allowing motion artifacts, but they have improved quite a bit. I haven't looked at these big ones critically, so I can't really comment on the current models.

2. They are all much better. Calibrate them properly and you will be fine.

3. Yes. Assuming that there is that much detail in the source picture. You can't really improve the 240i resolution from a VHS tape just by getting a TV with higher resolution. In fact, low-res sources often look worse on HDTVs.
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