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Need Advice: Plasma Screen 4 Control Room

Thinking of investing in a plasma screen TV for video playback in the control room for Director & Producer (film) folks.

I know there are tons of cool plasma screen TVs out there, so perhaps someone has some advice or warnings they could share?
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My only advice is to take note that you only get around 10,000 hours of life on a plasma screen. That is a lot but if your leaving it on 24/7 its only 2-3 years for a pretty hefty investment.
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I have heard related stories of maximum 4 year life span. They look great though.
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Wow...that's news to me. Thanks for the cautionary advice! It will definitely factor into the decision.

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They do get very warm - so you need to provide adequate ventilation, as well as room to get behind it to vacuum the vents once a month or so.
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The new LCD's are the way to go, though they only go up to about 32" right now. Run coooler, quieter (no fans!), more reliable and have a better picture. A little more expensive but in the same ballpark. I'm hoping the 42 inchers will be out by Christmas.
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blacks are brownish green still?

I know the High Definition plasma screens I saw about a year ago couldn't reproduce black 'to save their lives.'

It was funny because the demo video was emphasizing all the things it couldn't do very well like track motion and it suffered in dynamic range ... especially in shadows being brighter than what you'd see on a CRT.

Just bring a dynamic test DVD and pay attention to how it renders shadow detail and take note of the color of the shadows.

Check the viewing angle to be sure you're happy with that. I think they're up to at least at 130 or 160 degrees now.
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I actually just got a DLP TV. To me, it was virtually indistinguishable from the plasma TVs, and was less than half the price.

I got a Samsung 50" HLN507W delivered for $3300, and I just love the thing.

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I actually just got a DLP TV. To me, it was virtually indistinguishable from the plasma TVs, and was less than half the price.

I got a Samsung 50" HLN507W delivered for $3300, and I just love the thing.

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That's a nice TV
But a bit too thick for us since we have to put it up above the mixing/composing workstation (on the wall).
Since the Plasma sound like they're still a little dodgy wrt accurate resolution, how do the LCD TV's compare to Plasma?

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