I am going to buy a new tv but not sure whether to buy LCD or Plasma. The make will be either Panasonic, Sony , Samsung or LG. the size will be between 40" and 50". Sorry to so vague. Any help is very much appreciated.
You need to consider what source material you will be be viewing most and judge the TVs using this source.
Most will produce a good picture from HD material, but the performance on SD material will vary considerably from set to set and also be dependant on the type of programme viewed, i.e. fast action sports or low resolution cartoons etc.
Plasmas will produce more convincing blacks, but the picture needs to be viewed in subdued lighting and the screen suffers more from reflections, being glass fronted. Viewing from the side is better than an LCD which often suffers from marked contrast changes.
Plasmas are often fan cooled and you may find the noise obstrusive in a home environment during quiet passages.
Thanks for the replies everyone. I have decided on LCD and Panasonic. Just not sure of the model yet, but it will be either a 37" or 42". Just trying to find the best deal now. Any advice on the model would be a great help. I will be watching sport and movies. Thanks again.