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Value of LED



60 in Panasonic Plasma TV - $798 (~$900 AFTER TAX) (SAMS CLUB)

60 in Samsung LED TV - $1,100 on AMAZON (FREE SHIPPING & NO TAX)

From everything I've read, Panasonic is the leader for plasma and Samsung is the leader in LED. Is the quality of LED worth the $200 price difference?



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Mr Gardoki
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I'm a plasma guy but what is it for?





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LSU Coyote
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I rather plasma but LEDs have came a long way in color correction.

For sports go LED for high refresh rates, for gaming you can get by with a plasma since current gen consoles are 30FPS and next gen will be 60FPS.






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Samsung is the leader in LED.

Love their "slim" line. You can get 55" 120hz/240 clear 1080 slim LEDs refurbished for under 1k from TigerDirect.



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VABuckeye
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What's the lighting like in the room?

If you have complete control over lighting (including natural lighting) then plasma may be a better choice. If you have natural light in the room that you can't control then LED (which is an LCD TV with LED back lighting) will be the better choice.






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Mr Gardoki
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For sports go LED for high refresh rates

Refresh rates are not an issue with plasma. The motion is much more smooth because of how the plasma technology works.






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Refresh rates are not an issue with plasma. The motion is much more smooth because of how the plasma technology works.

Not a TV buff but I can say from experience that our plasma almost requires motion blur at times. I love it for the colors but sports and action movies can become a hot mess at times.






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Mr Gardoki
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Thats odd cause mine and everyone one i have looked at has been great. Sports are only shot in 60fps and movies are in 24fps anyway.

Just found this to explain a bit



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taylork37
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Pretty much this.

If you have a bright room or windows facing the television you are going to have a bad time.






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Lucky Tiger13
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The lighting in the room will be controllable. I'll likely use it for sports and occasional streaming of netflix/hulu.

I have an LED and an LCD and I know the LED is worth it over the LCD.

I know I will love the LED. I don't want to purchase the plasma and have buyer's remorse. I guess the $200 is worth the guarantee that I will be satisfied.






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I don't think you will be upset with either one.





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VABuckeye
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I have an LED and an LCD and I know the LED is worth it over the LCD


Technically, you have two LCDs and one of them has LED back lighting.






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Is the quality of LED worth the $200 price difference?


In my opinon, the quality of Samsung alone is worth the price difference.

I'm sort of a samsung junkie so my opinion is pretty biased, but thier SmartHub is far superior to other manufacturers (again, in my opinion).

Its almost like comparing thier top end app availability to that of iOS when comparing that to what you can get on the Window's Phone. There's just more "stuff" on the Samsung smarthub.

If "stuff" isn't your thing, buy for price. LG has some solid LEDs for a decent price.

And if you're a sports fanatic, Samsungs ClearMotion technology delivers the same sports experience as a 600 plasma. Samsung LEDs without ClearMotion technology, however, has a lot of ghosting on sports and 60fps gaming. But ClearMotion LEDs, you can almost not tell the difference in the clarity between that and plasma.






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