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8Horns

Plasma  3DTV

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 Any owners of Plasma 3D-tvs ? Are they any good ?  I'm planning to get  one but not sure to get a Plasma or an LED one .   I read in some forums that plasma shows 3D content in full HD unlike LED-LCDs .
I'm also planning to use it as my primary monitor for my PC  . I'm not sure if thats a good idea though .
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Added: 7 years, 2 months ago
 
Osprey
7 years, 2 months ago
I suggest you
1. Do NOT get Plasma.  It is a power hog and generates a lot of heat.  LEDs are better in the long run.
2. Wait another 6 -10 months.  Prices are bound to drop (Black Friday and the like) and other models and makers are bound to appear and the tech will also improve as well.  The wait is especially important if it's not absolutely needed.  If you have a broken TV/Monitor, then upgrading is recommended, but waiting is still advised.
sangaire
7 years, 2 months ago
honestly plasma has very bad flaws like they can get an image burned into themif you pause a movie for too long so that damages later 3D and regular tv viewing. LCD/LED is the way to go.
danielwd
7 years, 2 months ago
If the 3d is for your pc then you only need a 120hz moniter and nvidia 3d vision/the ati equivalent. I cant help if you want to use the 3d for other things.

I have an lcd moniter and it is perfect.
8Horns
7 years, 2 months ago
I always thought you need a 3D tv to use those . I already have a  120hz  LED that I use as my primary monitor . Interesting , I'll research on this too . :)
Netreek
7 years, 2 months ago
plasma and LED don't use so much energy. That plasma uses alot of energy is actually a myth. Plasma has many little boxes that lighten up. Since there are enough black and darkscales also in the movies, it means that those areas don't use light. Both have their pro and contras.
SenGrisane
7 years, 2 months ago
As far as I know Plasma TVs have a better black (because LCD are permanently lighted from behind and the unneeded colors blocked, while plasma TV create the light as needed).
The disadvantage of Plasma TVs is that the cells that generate the light will get weaker and weaker with time. And the colors have different lifespans, meaning you will experience a color shift over the time of usage.

I dunno about the other stuff mentioned, like energy consumption and such.
Waccoon
7 years, 2 months ago
Everybody I know who had a plasma said they didn't like it.  Fundamentally, it's a troublesome technology intended for serious home theater enthusiasts that prefer spec sheets to real-world performance... like my dad.  Of course, he's only owned wall projectors over the last 8 years.

"I read in some forums that plasma shows 3D content in full HD unlike LED-LCDs."

I find that hard to believe, since the 3D effect is supposed to be handled by horizontal stagger, rather than vertical.  It probably has to do with the mask screen, since LED TVs have a pixel stagger similar to old tube TVs.  You know, with the little circles arranged in a triangle, rather than rectangular pixels.  This does tend to produce a bit of a fuzzy image when you look at it really close, but how bad it is depends on the panel technology.

LED TVs are very different than computer monitors.  They're not as sharp, but the colors are way, way better.  I love my LED LCD (not 3D, though.  I can't stand the 3D effect).
FoxWolfie
7 years, 2 months ago
Plasma TVs tend to look the best, for about the first six months, but they have the shortest useful lifespan of all the technologies. Plasma definitely uses the most energy, often as much or more than a CRT.  Plasma sets also generate the most heat and suffer from burn-in the most. They are the brightest when they are new, but it just doesn't last.

LCDs with a standard cold cathode backlight have the worst black level, but are the cheapest to buy, and still look pretty good for most types of use.

LED TVs are simply LCDs with LED backlighting. This allows the backlighting to be off in areas where it isn't needed, giving you black levels that are almost as good as a new plasma set. The main advantage to LED is that it uses the least energy, has the longest lifespan, and runs the coolest, of all the technologies.  Unlike plasma, LED with look as good five years later as it does when it is new.

All of the technologies can suffer from burn-in, but plasma is by far the worst, and LED is the best, in this area.  I'd go with LED, followed by LCD. Just make sure it is 120hz or more.  I would not personally buy a plasma set, even if it was a fraction of the cost.  The only other problem, with all of them, is potentially cheap construction.  If you are spending more than $500 on a TV, plug it into a good uninterruptable power supply. That will give it the best chance for a nice long life.
WanderingSmoke
7 years, 2 months ago
Have you looked at the new DLP TVs? I got a 57" Mitsubishi for $1.100 new. That was one year before they had 3D lol. Anyway, its a great TV. You can use it as a monitor. You can't burn in a picture. Basically the only thing that can go wrong with it is the bulb burns out, but changing a bulb is simple. 3 screws, that's it.
Tooners
7 years, 2 months ago
Plasma looks like a oven .seriously. 3D is not costs like this. anyways, LED LCD is still the best. I`m talking it to you as salesman.
macavity
7 years, 2 months ago
Yeah don't get plasma, get LED or similar
Plasma TV's aren't even sold here anymore due to all the complaints and quality problems


McDutt
7 years, 2 months ago
I have a Plasma 3D TV from Samsung PS 50 C 687 and i love the quality of the pictures even the 3D movies.
But if i get the chance i would buy a LED screen next time for energy reasons.

Don´t buy Plasma if you want to run it with your PC, thats the only reason why i´m not 100% with my Samsung. After a few hours of watching for example some Dot porn picture you would't get rid of her anymore because it burned-in.
BillySquirrel
7 years, 2 months ago
Plasma TVs burn out faster. Not worth the expense. get a LED tv.
silvergunner
7 years, 2 months ago
I tried a Plasma, but it gave me a nasty headache when watching. Not to mention the power bill was excessive, and the risk of burn-in (which makes one useless for playing games). So all my screens are LCD (like laptop screens), which are widely available and inexpensive (you can't usually buy CRT or Plasma screens unless you go to a specialist store, and OLED ones are vastly expensive).

I haven't gone for 3DTV yet because the technology is still in its infancy, the images appear really blurry, and headaches due to the flicker. I'm waiting for the price to drop, and an improvement in technology so it looks less of a dark blurry mess.

Also keep in mind, not all Graphics cards have 3D support. You need to get one which does (I wont explain how 3D works as it will take too long), and choose a monitor which supports it. Just as a thought for any game/movie fans, the Playstation 3 natively supports 3DTV on certain games and for Blu Ray movies.
kenji321
7 years, 2 months ago
on a non serious note
DOT PORN IN 3D
That wouldn't be good as a monitor because it would blow your mind lol.
Dmouse
7 years, 2 months ago
All I know is regardless of the Tv. extra glasses are supose to be really expensive. Just make sure they have power and (the ones I've seen and are made for that brand and make.  It's not bad but there's not a whole lot of 3D content.  You'd also may need a player that can support 3d (not the blue/red etc 3d).  Just dont plan on watching everything in 3D for hours on end they still give warnings on eye strain.
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