Plasma vs LCD - TCO?
I have been a fan of plasmas for a long time. Have a 42" in my office and a 50" in my living room. A friend had a Sony Grand VVega LCD projection TV that recently died. Personally, I never cared much for the picture and for it being Sonys flagship model at the time, I was disappointed. There was jaggies during action scenes and it wasn't as bright and crisp as my plasmas.
Well that was few years ago and recently it died so I figured he would be thinking of plasmas now that plasma pricing has levelled off. Well, evidently not, he went and bought the same model again. He claims he did the research and the plasma's are much more power hungry than the LCD's. WTF? I never thought of that. Most people are scared of the advertised shorter display life. Not me, but the power thing did get my attention. I know they put off more heat but thats probably a plus during the cooler season.
Has anyone done any comparative research on the total cost of ownership between an LCD (projection or direct display) and the same size plasma? Am especially interested in costs to operate between the two.
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