lcd or plasma

  gary46 22:57 15 Dec 2008

looking at buying a new tv and cannot decide on plasma or lcd
looking at 3 models panasonic th37px80b plasma hd format 1080i screen resolution 1024x720,sony kdl37v4000 lcd hd format 1080i screen resolution 1366x768,samsung a558 37" lcd hd format 1080p screen resolution 1920x1080 i would put a link to these but not sure how to do it (sorry)
i wont be using it to run playstation 3 or xbox360 and only to play the odd dvd but i do watch a lot of sports programs
any advice or other recomendations would be a great help many thanks

  TopCat® 23:24 15 Dec 2008

Here's fairly recent thread on the subject. click here

To post a link just highlight the click here. web address and copy and paste in your thread. TC

  TopCat® 23:26 15 Dec 2008

Just highlight the web address, right click and copy, then post in your thread. TC.

  Condom 11:09 16 Dec 2008

I purchased my Panasonic last year and went to a few stores checking out prices etc. I was told many tales but the most consistant message I received was to go Plasma if getting bigger than 38".

I don't know how true this is but I must say I am very pleased with my 42" Plasma despite not being able to get sattelite but only freeview.

  al7478 17:03 16 Dec 2008

many say standard definition and fast motion (e.g. sports) look better on plasmas. Some say you should decide on a screen size and budget and go from there, with the aforementioned concerns in mind...

i did things the "wrong" way, andf decided i just like thre look of plasmas more. as luck would have it i also knew i would be watching mainly SD content, and i dont watch sport. Plus, the rather good Panasonic TH-37PX80B happened to be in the right size and budget ranges.

so all, told, i had quite an easy decision, even tho my decision making process was all "wrong".

Hope i wasnt completely unhelpful...

  pk46 19:12 16 Dec 2008

Sorry for nicking your thread as you asked about Plasma a quick question why can't they make 32 inch Plasmas or doesn't it work on smaller screens.?

  TopCat® 20:25 16 Dec 2008

They do make 32 inch plasmas. TC.

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  Al94 20:38 16 Dec 2008

I deliberated hard over LCD or Plasma before taking the plunge last month and buying a Panasonic TH37PX80. Having looked it side by side with LCD mdels, I came to the conclusion that the picture quality on analogue, digital and Sky SD was far superior on the plasma than LCD. This is important because it will be another 5 years before we really get a huge selection of true HD programmes. The blacks are much stronger than on LCD and overall I have been blown away by the quality of Sky SD on this particular tv. The sound quality also was much better than I expected from a flat screen although I have added a Panasonic home cinema system which operates via the Vierra link - a great package. Also in sports programmes on the Plasma there is virtually nil response time so the movement flows perfectly as on a CRT TV compared to many of the LCD's I have seen, there simply is no comparison.

Go for the Panasonic with total confidence but shop around. They tend to be pricier her in N I but I got mine from Richer Sounds for £600 including a 5 year warranty.

  gary46 21:30 18 Dec 2008

thanks all for your comments
have been having a look around and marks & spencers are doing the panasonic th37px80 for £650 with free 5yr warranty and free delivery,they will also knock £100 off either a dvd recorder or a home cinema system.
does that sound a deal or can anyone recommend any other deals they have seen?
thanks again

  Stuartli 16:14 19 Dec 2008

You can't beat a Panasonic (not easily at any rate) and a plasma will beat an LCD virtually every time for the level of detail, especially in the darker colours.

You also don't have the irritating problem (to me at least) of not seeing the display properly if you move to either side of the set.

The offspring was one of the first to get the then new 37in Panasonic during the summer and it's a cracker of a TV.

By the way, the warranty is provided by Panasonic and it's worth hunting around for some even keener deals than the one you mention (preferably from a TV specialist).

The offspring paid around that price and since then they have come down quite a bit, particularly with the new 42in Freesat plasma model now being under £1,000 even with a host of valuable extras.

For that price the local independents include the five year warranty, Sky dish installation, genuine glass cabinet and some bits and bobs.

You'll also find that Panasonic (and no doubt other brands) prices will come down again after the festive season...:-)

  jarani 20:30 19 Dec 2008


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