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LCD v/s Plasma television

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I want to change my present conventional flat screen CRT television. Which technology is best out of LCD and Plasma for over all best performance.
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I repair both LCD and Plasma. I personally like Plasma for the safety reason of having glass in the front. LCD does not, it doesn't need one but if you scratch the panel, it's there for life. As far as reliability, both are equal. Just make sure that you ask for one that is 1080P, 1080I is only 720P which is the standard for now but will be rapidly changing here shortly, so just make sure is says 1080P..

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Hi sassyl,

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Using a search engine, you should be able to find one of several comparison articles or charts online for better understanding.

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