User may be editing post.
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Arlington, TX
heres the raw facts.
Plasmas have better color and are better for movie watching if you're concerned about total visual quality. However, they have burn in - bad for computer displays/gaming. I have a buddy with a 60" Panasonic top of the line plasma, they have some of the best pixel dancing algorithms to prevent burn in, and his burns in nasty quite frequently.
LCD's lack true black as mentioned earlier, and they tend to lose color fidelity at steep angles. However, they have superior static display - good for pc screens and gaming. They scale well with different resolutions, and theoretically they may end up lasting longer. They run cooler, and consume less energy. I own a 48" LCD because I use mine for gaming and PC use often, a plasma just can't be used for that for long periods without damage, no matter what people say. And, honestly, with OLED's just cresting the retail market, plasma's will probably end up being a thing of the past.
Last edited by CJ; 06-09-2008 at 12:09 AM.