Thursday, July 9, 2009

Plasmas Vs LCDs

This my rant/response to this Yahoo! Tech article:

As the technology fades, plasma TVs see huge discounts - Yahoo! Tech
Mon Jul 6, 2009 5:08PM EDT

I'm really sick of LCD lobbyist, pretending that LCD's are better than Plasma displays, even high end LCDs have trouble with fast motion and viewing angles. LCD supporters keep touting their just one advantage i.e.: 'power consumption' and the difference is not as big as its marketed to be. LCDs still suck at picture quality where it counts!

Thats why the industry killed CRTs, because they couldn't make high margin profits off them anymore, even though they still have the best picture, and now they're doing it to Plasma displays.

Plasmas can easily handle fast motion like CRTs, for real Blacks (Not LCD's fake Greys), Sports, Games etc, they have very wide viewing angles, unlike LCDs, where even at 10 degrees colors start looking different.

Only thing annoying about Plasma displays is their front glass which is no different than CRT's glass and matters little unless you have a lamp shining directly in front of it. Most of the good Plasma displays are coated with anti-reflective material these days.

Sorry to say people, you pay high dollar for crappy displays when you buy LCDs. Damn the false marketing!

Kudos to Panasonic, Samsung and Hitachi for their good Plasma displays.

Yahoo! Tech people, please don't rehash press releases, but do some research first, like:

Refs:

LCD-Plasma Display Technology Shoot-Out - ExtremeTech.com

Plasma display - Wikipedia