When you opt for a LCD your eyes will go for a toss - on first looks a lcd looks sharper but a few hours of late night viewing it puts a lot of strain.
Whereas with a plasma you are ready for marathon viewing - last night i watched RDB, Wall-E and The Reader at one og on my panny. No strain at all.
well i watch movies ,play games for hours together in lcds and it does not cause any eye strain whats so ever,compared to my crt tv which can cause quite a lot of eye strain and after some time u feel weird especialt if u play games on the lcd no such issue.
i would go for a 37inch or a 40inch lcds,considering u have a ps3 which i guess u use for gaming,lcds are immune to one possible problem that can occur in plasma burn in,while todays plasmas are much improved they still can get a burn in(permanent image retention) which no plasma manufacturer can deny.
u can google around here is one such article
Plasma TV Burn-In
Another thing about LCDs (my experience with the32'' LG Jazz and Sony V series 40) - watching sports or playing fast motion games was a problem - ghosting. I could not play resistance on the ps3 on the Sony for more than 45 mins - eys started to hurt. And late night movie (SD source - did not try with HD) made my eyes water.
well it varies from person to person and majority of the people are fine and prefer the image of lcd,and i too play a lot in my lcd never hurt my eyes what so ever.well if lcds are bad sales figure would have been different, magazines/review sites would have had the lcds score low on points,but that hasnt happened.the fact is plasma is nearing its end,its only a matter of time before other plasma manufactures follow the path of pioneer,with EU trying to ban plasmas,plasma days are numbered.
As a PV8 owner guess my position is clear. The OP seems to be MIA here. But just wanted to state something. All LCD backers talk of sales figures. Well going by that Maruti 800 is the best car right? Nano might become the best car too going by sales figures.
Sales in India are an altogether different ballgame. Most dealers will push products that give them higher margins. Freebies are another thing. Plus EMI schemes where you can bring the TV home paying Rs. 1500 per month. All such factors influence sales figures.
in fact i got my panny pv8 which comes under the 6 month interest free scheme from Citi. Works out great for me.:clapping:
well do note that competing lcds are priced much higher then plasma yet lcds still have the lead in sales.there are wast majority of the people who like the picture of lcd ,the sales figure of plasmas in no where near that of lcds even in the US,like i said its days are numbered.companies like sony who don't make lcds and plasma themselfs ditched plasma for some reason.
anyway the advantages of lcd far outweigh the advantages of plasma atleast in my case.
the pros and cons of lcd ,plasma have already been discussed before,people go by the tech they prefer,where majoirty prefer the tech of lcd.
i guess that you are right here wrt what works for whom.
Believe me wrt to PQ the Kuro can beat any TV from the Sony stable (X series included), Samsung 6/7 dont even come close.
PS: Please everyone check out the Kuro full HD and the Sony X series full HD (watch it for more than 20mins if possible ....sony is calibrated for deeper reds hence at first glance looks great but after 20 mins as the Pioneer warms up compare SD quality, HD quality side by side - you will know the diff)
LCDs being more expensive than Plasma its correct for a Full HD LCD compared to a HD Ready Plasma (which is what everyone compares). Now if you start considering the prices of Full HD Plasmas then its an entirely different ballgame. Sony dumped plasma not because it was an outdated technology, but mainly because they were not selling any plasma TVs. If you apply this analogy then you have to accept Sony's CRTs are bad or did not sell which is not the case, but Sony has discontinued CRT production too. This is only because they want to push LCD sales. In fact Panasonic has gone the other way and is backing plasma over LCD. Coming to plasma days being numbered, well even LCDs days are numbered with OLED coming in. I have seen OLED TVs and both LCDs and Plasmas don't hold a candle to it. In fact Sony and Samsung (the LCD backers/promoters) are going ahead with OLED TVs more than even Panasonic/Pioneer (the plasma backers/promoters). What does this say? The LCD backers themselves want to push new technology because they know LCD days are numbered right? In a year or a couple of years these two companies will be churning out OLED TVs and not LCDs and be giving the same reasons they are now giving for LCD vs. Plasma i.e. OLED is more energy efficient and consumes less power, saves more space, is a better technology, etc. In 2 years LCD along with plasma will be dead simply because Sony/Samsung and other TV manufacturers want to push newer technology in the form of OLED and that too at newer/higher prices.
I've said this before and will say so again. I was a firm believer in LCD is better than plasma because like many I read all the online reviews, forums, etc. and in fact even argued with friends (a couple of whom had Kuro so you can imagine what these guys must have thought of me). Fact is when I put LCD and plasma next to each other and watched them only Sony X series scored against any plasma TV be it Panasonic PV8 and/or Samsung 410/450 and really to compare the Sony X series you will need to put the Kuro next to it and compare. Apart from the Sony X series (to my eyes and IMHO) plasma just rules in PQ at least. Forget all the marketing talk (that's just companies fooling people to sell their products, just look at the Fair & Lovely ads and you'll know what I am talking about) I would really like to know which LCD TV (company/model) really gives better PQ than say a Panasonic PV8 apart from the Sony X series. If anyone can give me a model/make I will really put it next to a PV8 and compare. I've compared almost all companies/models and to my eyes at least the plasmas were always better on head to head or side by side comparision. This is actually watching in side by side comparision forgetting all the jargon on why LCD is better than plasma. Heck, I can show so many links where they say Dolby is better than DTS but all audiophiles know otherwise.
OLED is another story altogether and that's the future.