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Posted 31 August 2010 | News & Blog   

Also wants to know what the buzz is, all about 3D HDTV. We have seen the industry change so much on the newest, latest, greatest Flat Panel HDTV and its rapid turn over rate.

At Plasma LCD N Parts we are still waiting for the first original Flat Panel ( Plasma ) TV to be perfected. Everybody just bought a new TV. Between 2007 and 2009, over 40 million HD TVs were sold in the U.S., most of them close to or below $1,000. In 2008, the hottest ticket was the 40-plus-inch TV set, because people like Vizio were selling them at Costco for $999. That means people who really love sports, movies and gaming already have a massive flat screen in their living rooms. Already in 2009, the best-selling units were not 40-plus inches, but smaller sets, destined for the bedroom or the den. Because the living room was already taken care of, at least in the homes most likely to care about video—the same homes likely to enjoy 3D. Now we’re going to ask those same people to spend between $2,000 and $4,000 to get a good 3D TV set with just two sets of active shutter glasses? Sorry, for us at PLASMA LCD N PARTS the credit card is going to stay in the wallet for this one.

Here Are A Few Facts, Advantages and Disadvantages for The Next Big Thing in 3D HDTV:

- I should note that 3D TVs have been on the market for years. Mitsubishi has been touting the 3D capabilities of its DLP HDTVs, mainly as a key differentiator for games. Did you know that? No? That probably means there hasn’t been a huge market for it. In a post-Avatar and ESPN 3D world, that will certainly change. But it will also take a while before 3D TV really goes mainstream.

- 3D TVs do not suffer from any of these motion blur/ghosting issues to begin with. Plasma TVs have almost instantaneous pixel refresh rates and this results in a lack of ghosting and blurring in fast motion videos. In older Plasma TVs there used to be a motion trail effect due to the phosphor lag time of the plasma screen (the lag time is the time it takes the phosphor of the screen to stop glowing after it stops being excited). However, current 3D Plasma TV manufacturers have solved this problem by developing newer phosphors with extremely low lag times. To combat the Refresh Rate misinformation campaign being conducted by the LCD TV conglomerates, the Plasma TV makers have started to market a term called “Sub-field motion” or “Sub-field drive” numbers like 480Hz and 600Hz. This is obviously a ploy by the Plasma TV makers to beat the LCD consortium at their own game while also allowing consumers to understand that Plasma 3D TVs are indeed better when it comes to motion tracking and refresh rates than LCD 3D TVs. While it is certainly reprehensible that both camps have to stoop to such levels of misinformation to win consumers over, at least the Plasma TV makers are doing so to prove to the consumer that they do indeed offer a superior technology when it comes to screen refresh rate.

Stay tuned for more reviews from PLASMA LCD N PARTS and HOME THEATER INSTALLATION .

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