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« on: Jul 24, 2009, 07:04:30 PM »

I hear the lifespan of them is now something like 100,000 hours. That's like 27 years. Even if actualaity, it was half that...that's still damned impressive. They produce better blacks than LCDs, I don't think they have any 'judder' issues like LCD, and are available in full HD 1080p. Yet they are cheap and not nearly as easy to find and varied as LCDs. What gives?
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« Reply #1 on: Jul 24, 2009, 07:22:48 PM »

Because people are afraid of the burn-in(which is non-issue if you do your initial settings correctly).  To be honest, it's a pile of BS, and people are scared when they actually have to do something besides switch it on.  Older ones did have judder issues, and people always remember that (which again is a non-issue now). 

I love my plasma..I have zero bad things to say about it.  Whenever it dies, if plasmas still exist, I will buy another one gladly. 
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« Reply #2 on: Jul 24, 2009, 07:57:20 PM »

If I were to buy a flat panel, I would totally purchase a plasma over an LCD.
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« Reply #3 on: Jul 25, 2009, 07:59:20 AM »

The black levels and contrast ratios are generally better with plasmas.  I was thinking of getting a plasma to upgrade our LCD downstairs.  Nuttin' wrong with a good plasma set.
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« Reply #4 on: Jul 25, 2009, 11:02:24 AM »

While Ked is correct that doing a proper set-up on your plasma reduces the burn-in situation it is not correct to say it is a non-issue.
I end up having to watch a lot of 4:3 stuff to review.
I refuse to crop, zoom, or stretch it out. I want to watch it in the native environment.
If you do a ton of that on a plasma, it will burn. Maybe not significantly, but it will burn. There's just no way around it.
Honestly, I'd rather get a good DLP to either a Plasma or LCD.
When my last unit went down I ended up getting a new LCD, but still love DLP technology.
Yeah, I know the bulbs burn and a single chip DLP has color wheel issues, but a 3 chip DLP rocks.
My 2 cents.
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« Reply #5 on: Aug 07, 2009, 11:00:45 PM »

When my last unit went down I ended up getting a new LCD, but still love DLP technology.
Yeah, I know the bulbs burn and a single chip DLP has color wheel issues, but a 3 chip DLP rocks.
My 2 cents.

Amen!!! DLP, if you have the room, is the best bang for the buck in formats larger than 40".

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