|Originally posted by shaw |
Yeah, the lcd/led/plasma debate might have more unfiltered BS than just about anything in electronics. Hell, HDTVs, as a whole, are full of more smoke & mirrors than I can even address. The first time I saw a Samsung TV boasting a "4,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio," I literally laughed.
In a perfect world, looking at two sets side-by-side is the best way to judge them. The problem is, salespeople & manufacturers jack with settings, source material is sub-par, lighting conditions vary across a large store, and what looks best at quick glance might not be what looks best for extended viewing at home. The guys who evaluate picture quality (not TV quality) are the ones with the worthwhile info.
I typed up a whole run-down of the differences, but realized it was futile and would be met with 'here's an article that says LEDs actually do [x] better' responses or [even more] tl;dr.
c0r version: Plasmas are better and cheaper. Ignore all numbers, acronyms, reviewers who discuss pedestals or remotes, and salespeople.
how are plasmas for gaming purposes? if i play something for 3 hours will i be left wit hthe HUD burned into it forever?