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News Hitachi unveils 1.5” plasma

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  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    aren't plasmas much more expensive than LCDs? they do have better image quality.....
     
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    plasmas are cheaper

    and the image quality degrades over time (so does LCD i believe, but slower)
     
  4. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Hah, when I clicked on this article, I expected a really tiny screen.
     
  5. CJ145

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    I could care less about the depth 99% of the time. IQ + viewing size > *
     
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    LOL my how standards change in such a short time... i remember when the house got a 32" 4:3 and all my friends wanted to come over cause they only had 26" ones .. and it weighed a TON (figuratively)
     
  7. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Yeah... 50" is just "reasonable" now? Last I remember, that was pretty freakin' gargantuan.
     
  8. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    103" is the new gargantuan, I saw it in a misco newsletter I got and shat bricks

    Plasmas are better than LCDs but they are definitely not cheaper, what degrades as well is just the brightness IIRC, it degrades quicker than an LCD, but it's also a hell of a lot brighter than an LCD pretty much always be brighter than an LCD. Still, I don't really see the point, nothing compared to a 3mm OLED screen :D Damn I can't wait for some new proper tech to come, LCD and Plasma have always been half assed ways of making a flatscreen until they can figure out how to do it properly.
     
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    yeah give me an 82" 4k display
     
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    Can someone tell me honestly what is so amazing about plasma? I find the color reproduction to be horrible, the glossy screen obnoxious, the overly bright colors painful to watch. I honestly thought the only reason people bought plasma is because up until about two years ago they were bigger than LCDs.

    About the only plus I see is that it isn't back lit, so they work well in brighter rooms. But then your going to get glare off the screen anyway cause of the glossy coating, so whats it matter.
     
  11. Veles

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    It's got a much better contrast ratio than a LCD, that's one of the main problems with LCDs, even on very good ones the blacks can look grey. I found the colours to look very good as well, maybe the plasmas you saw were setup wrong and had an awful input. That's one of the main problems with shops, you go in because it's always better to actually see a telly than to rely on the stats, but the always have such crappy stuff playing on them that makes the screens look awful
     
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    I used to work at an electronics store and I used to try and set them up as best I could. But even with most plasmas they aren't really black, they are a greenish color, some times gray. But I've never been impressed at all. The contrast is about the only thing i see as a point against the LCDs. But most have improved so well its not noticeable, especially with LED back lighting coming around.
     
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    Depends what inputs you have as well, but TBH I agree, they are better, but worth the price difference? I don't think so.
     
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