The last time I bought a TV was roughly four years ago. Back then I did a metric buttload of research and decided that the Panasonic G10 was the one for me. It remains an awesome. That TV was a plasma so ever since then I’ve been a verified Plasma fanboy — better blacks, better motion, better for gaming. But now that I’m considering a new TV, I’m wondering if the picture quality of LCDs have caught up?
I asked this question in the office and instantly regretted it. I had Gizmodo’s Luke Hopewell and Lifehacker’s Angus Kidman talking a giant hole in my brain about the issue for 30 minutes straight. It seems that LCD’s have made some leaps and bounds and may be better TVs, but even if they aren’t there are a number of other benefits that come from owning one: they’re thinner, consume less energy, etc. There’s also the fact that Plasma is a tech that the mainstream has deemed unfashionable, so most companies tend to funnel R & D funds into LCD tech.
That makes me a little sad.
Anyway, I thought it might be worth having this debate. Which do you prefer? LCD or Plasma?