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aggi

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hello,

i'm searchung for a flat screen!
any pro&contra between lcd and plasma?
which kind of flat screen do you prefer?

every know-how would be fine!

TIA
 

trosty

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    aggi said:
    any pro&contra between lcd and plasma?
    which kind of flat screen do you prefer?
    You can find lots of info in German about Plasma/LCD @ http://www.hifi-regler.de/plasma/plasma-tv-geraete.php

    I prefer plasma because in my opinion the colors are brighter, the picture looks better and the bigger screen (42" - there are not so many big and cheap LCDs around) is better suited for my living room.
     

    Lyxalig

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    Choose a lcd. Plasmas still struggle with burn-in. Plasms are not suitable for HTPC's.

    I recommend a samsung LCD from their R-series.. ex: LE-40R72B.. 40" or LE-32R72B. Higly recommended.[/b]
     

    surfermc

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    I prefer LCD, with a HTPC which may be left on menus for a while they are less susceptible to screen image burn.
     

    trosty

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    Lyxalig said:
    Choose a lcd. Plasmas still struggle with burn-in. Plasms are not suitable for HTPC's.
    I have a plasma connected to my HTPC and it works great, I really like it. I do not have any problems with burn-in (although I had some config menus, other progs and the regular desktop on for some time). But at work on my lcd screen there is a bad burn in after I left it on during the weekend. I don't think there are big differences between plasmas and lcds anymore concerning burn in (in my opinion).

    But besides plasma/lcd technics you should think about the other requirements you expect from the flat screen (resolution, space in the living room, pricelimits, etc) for your decision.
     

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    trosty said:
    But at work on my lcd screen there is a bad burn in after I left it on during the weekend. I don't think there are big differences between plasmas and lcds anymore concerning burn in (in my opinion).
    Just display a fully red, green and blue image for a minute or so on the screen and the memeory effect from the lcd transistors will disappear.
     

    mbuzina

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    I would propose LCD, the higher res just looks better (to me). Most of it is a personal decision. Be aware that you should look for a display that allows the native resolution as an input signal (using DVI). I fell for that issue when I bought my Philips, which nativley has 1366 x 768 but does not allow that resolution as an input ( :cry: )
     

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