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    Quote Originally Posted by TrueFX View Post
    I would have to say avoid LEDs if you are picky about a cinema experience.

    The bright lighting makes most things look like they were shot with low quality home cameras. I see this all the time when I am at Best Buy. Human Skin tones and such are way too bright. You will also notice a huge difference in movies. They look "real" vs the image that was intended to be conveyed by the director.

    I urge you to go check them out in person, I think you will see what I mean.

    That can be turned off and on most TV's, even has various levels. My LG has "True Motion". There are certain things like sports and movies that I leave it completely turned off for, but then other random shows like sitcoms, etc. I will turn it on a low setting.
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    Just went through this decision myself, picke dup a 55 in, for my game room few months ago, I went with Plasma, mainly b/c im a sports fanatic, and LED hasn;t been around to long, and all I can say is I made the right choice, the refresh rate is much quicker and alot better in plasma, but that also has to do with the manufactor of the tv itself. Another thing is about any issues, if at any point you need to fix it the LED is alot more hassle and money to have fixed. But then again, once you get to the store and look at both LED and plasma, just look at the manufactor you want and check both tv's out I was lucky enough that best buy had themn side by side so I was able to see same channel on both tv's at same time and I saw alot better pop in color and picture on the plasma than the LED

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    Quote Originally Posted by royalwulff View Post
    So what do you mean by local dimming?
    The best LCD LED tv's that can more then rival a good plasma are local dimming LED. It's the technology they use to actually light the screen. Most LCD tv's are lit around the edges and I think it uses a florescent tube. Even a lot of the new LED tv's are edge lit LED. The best picture you can get from a LED tv uses LED's that are behind the screen or local dimming. You have to research the models to find out which are local dimming and which are edge lit.

    While I agree that plasma is an awesome screen right now I'd still buy LED for the size, energy and heat savings and just as good a picture.


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    I have two Panasonic Viera Plasmas ( 60 and 37) For the price You can not beat the Plasma. Forget about the heat or energy requirements-- typically overblown. Check on slick deals and be patient. The deals will come and you will save some serious dough. You just have to know what you want and be ready to pull the trigger fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolbreeze View Post
    Dark room plasma, light room LED and you are good to go.
    I think that about covers it!
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    hit up avsforum.com you will find all the research you need on any model you are interested in.
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    Here's a thread I started a while back while thinking about that same subject:
    http://www.thehackersparadise.com/fo...need-TV-advice
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrueFX View Post
    I would have to say avoid LEDs if you are picky about a cinema experience.

    The bright lighting makes most things look like they were shot with low quality home cameras. I see this all the time when I am at Best Buy. Human Skin tones and such are way too bright. You will also notice a huge difference in movies. They look "real" vs the image that was intended to be conveyed by the director.

    I urge you to go check them out in person, I think you will see what I mean.
    This is to me the biggest factor. It is called the "Soap Opera Effect". If you watch movies, the plasma is hands down the better choice. More on Soap Opera Effect here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motion_interpolation

    Quote Originally Posted by Golf Ghost View Post
    That can be turned off and on most TV's, even has various levels. My LG has "True Motion". There are certain things like sports and movies that I leave it completely turned off for, but then other random shows like sitcoms, etc. I will turn it on a low setting.
    You can only reduce the effect but not eliminate it. That reduction is done in a very artificial manner as well, which takes you further from the original format.

    Quote Originally Posted by jschlesi View Post
    I have two Panasonic Viera Plasmas ( 60 and 37) For the price You can not beat the Plasma. Forget about the heat or energy requirements-- typically overblown. Check on slick deals and be patient. The deals will come and you will save some serious dough. You just have to know what you want and be ready to pull the trigger fast.
    Dead on about the overblown heat or energy requirements. CNET showed the difference to be $8 a year for the average person. It is primarily a marketing tactic for LCD's. Not worth considering.

    We have both in our house. LED upstairs and Plasma downstairs. More light upstairs and the LED works great. Less light in the basement and we always watch sports and movies down there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by All4's View Post
    This is to me the biggest factor. It is called the "Soap Opera Effect". If you watch movies, the plasma is hands down the better choice. More on Soap Opera Effect here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motion_interpolation



    You can only reduce the effect but not eliminate it. That reduction is done in a very artificial manner as well, which takes you further from the original format.



    Dead on about the overblown heat or energy requirements. CNET showed the difference to be $8 a year for the average person. It is primarily a marketing tactic for LCD's. Not worth considering.

    We have both in our house. LED upstairs and Plasma downstairs. More light upstairs and the LED works great. Less light in the basement and we always watch sports and movies down there.

    So "off" isn't really "off"?
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    I fully admit that I am TV tech challenged, but, if you do not play video games, but love to watch sports, what do you guys think is best?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Golf Ghost View Post
    So "off" isn't really "off"?
    Right. When you turn the True Motion "off", the TV software is now not doing anything to address the frame rate issue at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by All4's View Post
    Right. When you turn the True Motion "off", the TV software is now not doing anything to address the frame rate issue at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trae* View Post
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    hit up avsforum.com you will find all the research you need on any model you are interested in.
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    Great info guys! IceyShanks, you never did post your final pic in that forum. Ha! From all that I've gathered It's about a $800 difference in the LED to the Plasma for the size I'm looking for. Sounds like I can't go wrong with either choice but the plasma for the room without widows might be the way to go.

    I think some of you have already answered this in regards to movie watching, but as far as Blue Ray movies go, still say plasma gets the slight nodd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate View Post
    Great info guys! IceyShanks, you never did post your final pic in that forum. Ha! From all that I've gathered It's about a $800 difference in the LED to the Plasma for the size I'm looking for. Sounds like I can't go wrong with either choice but the plasma for the room without widows might be the way to go.

    I think some of you have already answered this in regards to movie watching, but as far as Blue Ray movies go, still say plasma gets the slight nodd?
    Yes, all movies, regardless of the format it is distributed on, are shot at the same frame rate (24 per second). If anything, the HD nature of Blu Ray only highlights the problem from my experience.
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