General Chat Thread, £350 new tv? in General; Originally Posted by ihaveaproblem
The LG looks quite good, it's bigger in size, but it's not LED and it seems ...
20th June 2011, 09:36 AM #16
Originally Posted by ihaveaproblem
the LG i linked to is LED and has freeview
20th June 2011, 10:37 AM #17
I hate to be that smartarse (although I do it a lot still) but... plasma is better at moving images than LCD, and has the better contrast due to producing its own light, rather than trying to filter out an always on backlight. The high-end LED TVs, that have localised dimming (i.e. an array of LEDs behind the image that it can switch on and off) are starting to approach plasma in black-levels and contrast.
Originally Posted by Achandler
LCD is generally more energy efficient, and more importantly, is easier - plasmas need a bit of care in the first year or so to try and reduce screen burn, playing with contrast settings etc. although they are much better these days. As you say, 720p is much more common in plasma than LCD as well.
And in general... Technika, bleurgh :S had a 22" in my bedroom once (briefly) and it had the most god-awful snail-paced UI I'd ever seen on a telly. I don't know if they're better now but it's really put me off... it's worth paying that bit more for at least a second-tier manufacturer such as LG, Samsung or Hitachi - much more usable.
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