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Posted: 11/23/2012 10:49:19 AM EST
I just compared these TV's side by side, and couldn't really see any difference in quality. All were 108, 120hz

What other differences are there, besides price?
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 10:50:59 AM EST
Plasma will help heat your house in the winter.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 10:54:28 AM EST
plasma does give off much heat. usually weigh a bit more to.

here is some nerd speak comparison
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 10:55:07 AM EST
Plasma looks better.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 10:55:26 AM EST
plasma generally has a better picture, better blacks and better viewing angles

lcd will do better in bright rooms

check avsforum for more details, they are the arfcom of home theater

Link Posted: 11/23/2012 10:56:43 AM EST
Get a LED.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 10:57:55 AM EST
I went with LCD a couple of years ago, less power consumption then the plasma and the LED tech wasn't quite there yet. LED has likely improved enough now and it's power consumption would likely be the least of the three choices.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 11:01:31 AM EST
LEDs are LCDs.

The difference is what they use for backlight: Regular LCDs have fluorescent backlights, LED LCDs have, well, LED backlights. They can lead to better dynamic ranges because of better local dimming, but if you look at the light emitted from the set it's often very blue. Not a reason not to pick one up, just a note.

Agreed: Plasmas run warmer than LCDs.

Whatever you decide upon, calibrate it whenever you get it into position for best performance.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 11:25:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/23/2012 11:25:49 AM EST by planovet]

Originally Posted By somedude:
plasma does give off much heat. usually weigh a bit more to.

here is some nerd speak comparison

Good explanation. For the OP's question:

If you can afford them, LED-backlit HDTVs are the way to go. They're thin, energy efficient, and can produce a great picture, but getting all three of those features costs a premium. If you're on a budget, look for a good plasma screen. They're heavy power hogs, but you can get a gorgeous cinematic experience for not nearly as much money. If your budget is limited and you can't find a plasma, CCFL is likely your only other choice, but CCFL-backlit LCDs typically can't match plasmas or LEDs on screen size or features.

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