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OT (sort of)....What kind of TV do you prefer for watching hockey...Plasma or LCD ??

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06-24-2013, 10:13 PM
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OT (sort of)....What kind of TV do you prefer for watching hockey...Plasma or LCD ??

So, as the title says, what kind of TV do you watch your hockey on and what do you prefer.

The reason I ask, is bc I have had a 42" 720p plasma tv for about 4 years now and I love it. The colors are great and the speed ( refresh rate 600mhz ) does not give any sort of blur with fast moving tv prgams ( such as hockey ). I also have a 32" LED LCD TV that is only 60hz and to be honest, on normal tv programs, its got a great picture. however, watching hockey on it, it has a noticable, slight motion blur or shadow effect ( which has been well documented with LCD TV's over the years).

I am looking to get a new 50" or so TV for my livinig room ( retiring the 42" plasma to the Kiddies bonus room above the garage ) and I am debating wether or not to get another plasma......or an LED-LCD TV, but the LCD will be a 120hz processor, which is supposed to help greatly with motion blur. The only reason I am not 100% set on a plasma ( I do beleive, as most critics that the plasmas give the best picture ) is that they have glass screens still and the room i am putting it in can give a reflection on the screen.....LCD's do not reflect anything.

What do you watch hockey on and whats your opinion? Are the LCD's with the 120hz processors really that good at reproducing a great picture and minimal motion blur for watching hockey?

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I don't really care, as long as it's HD. I used to ever watch a game in HD because of superstition.

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Plasma is smoother but the refresh rate difference is really overblown imo. I watched most games from a computer this year because who would pay the NHL a.d subsribe to gamecentre after another lockout.

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LED > Plasma > LCD

The refresh rate that plasma tvs like to throw around is ridiculous. The human eye can barely tell the difference between 240Hz and 600Hz. Just a typical case of "Bigger numbers = cool".

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LED 240Hz

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LED > Plasma > LCD

The refresh rate that plasma tvs like to throw around is ridiculous. The human eye can barely tell the difference between 240Hz and 600Hz. Just a typical case of "Bigger numbers = cool".
well, actually, LED is an LCD tv......its just the way an LCD tv is lit. I am aware that the human eye can only tell a slight difference, but I can really tell on my 60hz LED-LCD tv. Wether or not 600hz is a "wow" factor, it is a big difference.

Im really just curious if those who have 120hz tv's ( bc the 240hz tv's arent even being made too much any more becasue there is apparently not much of a discernable difference between the 240 and the 120 on an lcd screen ) can tell me if the picture quality is worth it or if I should stay with plasma.

but since my thread got moved to a dead section of the forum, i doubt ill get many more replies...


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well, actually, LED is an LCD tv......its just the way an LCD tv is lit. I am aware that the human eye can only tell a slight difference, but I can really tell on my 60hz LED-LCD tv. Wether or not 600hz is a "wow" factor, it is a big difference.

Im really just curious if those who have 120hz tv's ( bc the 240hz tv's arent even being made too much any more becasue there is apparently not much of a discernable difference between the 240 and the 120 on an lcd screen ) can tell me if the picture quality is worth it or if I should stay with plasma.

but since my thread got moved to a dead section of the forum, i doubt ill get many more replies...
I'll give you an odd one... I have a 100hz TV

There's a difference between that and my LED 240hz monitor, but it's not that big.

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If hockey is the big thing you are watching on the plasma I wouldn't worry about the reflections. I prefer the picture on plasmas much for the reasons you listed. The reflection can be a little annoying in the wrong circumstances but all the white ice in hockey means its fine.

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Throw me into the plasma crowd, there's a noticeable difference in the quality of hockey going from LED to Plasma and it is a positive one.

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The refresh rate on both is fine at this point. It isn't 2005 anymore.

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Give me a 1080p LED-LCD TV with a refresh rate ≥ 120 Hz and I'm good.

I don't know anyone with a plasma. I don't ever see plasmas at stores anymore either, but maybe I'm not looking hard enough.

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I have a Plasma and an LCD and the Plasma is better for viewing hockey.

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If hockey is the big thing you are watching on the plasma I wouldn't worry about the reflections. I prefer the picture on plasmas much for the reasons you listed. The reflection can be a little annoying in the wrong circumstances but all the white ice in hockey means its fine.
Good point about the reflections. If you're in a room with lots of sunlight go with a LCD. If not go Plasma.

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Good point about the reflections. If you're in a room with lots of sunlight go with a LCD. If not go Plasma.
Panasonic makes some very good anti-reflection Plasmas that are in the <$1000 range.

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Plasma for me, the in-laws have an LCD and I get a little motion sick watching hockey there (I get motion sick easy mind you) but never have that problem with plasma.

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thanks for all the input. I know plasma's arent the norm anymore, but I really believe ( after having a nice one for the last few years ), that the refresh rate that plasma's have really makes for a more enjoyable hockey watching experience. I do think the LED-LCD's are nice, but everytime i see fast moving content, i just notice something slightly "off " about it. Looks like I may just go with another plasma.

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I don't know the difference.

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