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    LED or Plasma?

    I am contemplating buying a tv in the next day or two. My sony 55" kdf lcd/rear projectionis taking a dump and i'm tired of buying new lamps for it. I've had it for about 8 years and the picture is so dark with thumbprint like spots popping up on the screen. I guess sony had issues with these models.

    Im looking for a 50-55" tv, can't see myself getting anything smaller after the 55". I've never owned a plasma or led. There's some good deals going on now but i'm only going to spend about 500-600 range. I can't justify spending another 1400 on a tv. I don't need all the bells and whistles. We watch dvds, digital tv (dumped cable about a year ago) and occasional ps3 game.

    After doing some researching, seems they both have their pros and cons. I was looking at 51 samsung plasma and a LG 50 led, both in my price range. Do the plasmas put off that much glare and do they have a darker picture compared to the LED? Are the led's the same as a LCD as far as picture quality. Just looking for some opinions.
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    In my opinion, you get a better bang for your buck with plasma. You can get a better TV for cheaper, but it has a glass screen so there is more glare and it's a little more fragile. I have a 50" Panasonic plasma and I love it. My parents have a 55" Toshiba LED that is great as well, but it was probably at least $500 more. I got mine for about $900ish after tax and a warranty like three years ago. A friend got a better one this year for around the same price about two months ago.

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    Thank,s I am leaning towards the plasma. I don't have any glare issues with my sony as we keep the windows covered most of the year due to the florida heat . I think my biggest concern is a darker picture. i read some comments about plasmas being dark. My tv now is almost unwatchable with dark movies, sometimes all I see is eyeballs and it drives me nuts. Sounds like the plasma dead pixel issues have been fixed too.
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    It all comes down to what you like more. I lean towards the LED's myself. However on that same note my 47" Vizio crapped out after just a little over a year's worth of use. So I am looking to buy something new in the next week and I am actually planning going with a 47" Samsung Led that is pretty solid as far as the specs go.
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    LCD or LED. I always hear about Plasma lamps going bad quickly and they aren't cheap to replace.



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    Quote Originally Posted by PhinzN703 View Post
    LCD or LED. I always hear about Plasma lamps going bad quickly and they aren't cheap to replace.
    From the research I did before I bought it, supposedly they've worked out a lot of those issues. I know burn in isn't the problem it used to be either.
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    I have allways gone for a L/G LCD but i have only got a 42" and they have worked fine,the brand L/G have been good to me............
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    My friend has an LG plasma and it works really well. If you go the plasma route, Panasonic is supposed to be the best brand. I've never had a problem with any LG products, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NY8123 View Post
    LCD LED my fiiend over and over and over.
    You really can't go wrong with any of them. They definitely each have their pros and cons.
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