(Closed) LED, LCD, or PLASMA TV?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Which TV type is best??
    LCD : (1 votes)
    7 %
    LED : (12 votes)
    80 %
    PLASMA : (2 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    1382 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    LED, according to my FH, uses the least amount of energy.. is generally thinner.. fast response time.. higher color contrast ratio.. and has greater long-term potential..!  This was all him, not me btw. 🙂

    Post # 4
    3772 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    we have a lcd and a plasma… I hate the plasma, it radiates a lot of heat… the lcd is really nice… but I know that LED’s are pretty much baller for all the points above mentioned by the pp… I just didn’t have the money to get one when I bought my LCD.

    Post # 6
    687 posts
    Busy bee

    I have a Samsung 42″ plasma and I freaking love it. It was relatively cheap compared to the other options available. I would never consider an LCD as you have to shell out a lot of money to get one with a fast refresh rate, otherwise they are slower to respond and more blurry. LEDs are too bright (especially at night watching tv before bed – headaches galore) and their dimming capabilities are not very good. I ended up buying 4 different TVs (3 LCDs and 1 LED) and returning them all before falling in love with my plasma. They are not as popular these days and under the big spotlights in stores they look dark, but they really are not. Good luck!

    Post # 7
    1735 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We have an lcd because we are gamers and didn’t want to risk accidentally burning paused games into the screen.  LED has the best picture!

    Post # 9
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    We have all 3, the LED is heads and shoulders above the other two. Thin, looks amazing, love love love.

    Post # 10
    790 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We just bought a new 50″ TV with some of our wedding money and I researched it a ton. I didn’t have enough money to buy a really great LED so I Googled LED vs Plasma. I learned that the newer plasmas don’t have burn in issues, use lots less energy than the older ones and I could afford a larger plasma TV with great features for less money than a mediocre LED. I wanted to spend less than $1000 incl. tax and actually closer to $500 if possible. Articles advised Samsung or Panasonic Viera as the best plasma brands.

    I found and purchased a 50″ Panasonic Viera plasma at Costco for $599 (usually $699 but right now it’s $100 less). I also bought the 3 year extended warranty plan which gives us 2 years manufacturer + 3 years. I don’t usually buy extended warranties but read it’s probably worth it on TVs and this one only costs $60-$70 for 3 years.

    We are happy with our TV especially for the cost. I think your decision will be affected by how much you can spend and which will be the best quality TV for that money. Research online, check Cnet reviews and do your homework. While LED/LCD is often touted as the new preferred technology, it’s still relatively expensive compared to plasmas, which have improved.


    Post # 11
    5296 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1993

    We have a plasma. Darling Husband is a big time techie and originally he wanted an LCD but after looking at a few, he decided the plasma had better color reproduction (especially black, I guess?)and would work better with the amount of light in our apartment. And, as others said – something about the newer ones not having the burn-in issues and not giving off the same amount of heat. 

    It was just a couple little reasons, so check out a few (and crank DOWN the brightness in store!)

    Ours is a Samsung, btw. 

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