LCD & Plasma TVs


I’ve been shopping around for a big screen TV for my parents for about a year now. Last month we finally decided to buy.

Dad and I made a trip to Future Shop, after having visited London Drugs, Best Buy, and Costco, and we finally settled on a Samsung 40″ LCD TV and a Samsung home theatre system.

My folks have a very large living room with big windows that flood the room with sunlight. After looking at a lot of different big screen TVs, we settled on the 40″ LCD for a few reasons…

LCD TVs don’t reflect light off their screens – so my parents can now watch TV with the blinds open. It’s really nice to be able to watch a golf tournament on TV in the middle of summer without having to make the living room dark to make out what’s on the screen.

LCD TVs are now at a reasonable price-point for models 40″ and smaller.

The LCD TV is much narrower than a projection LCD TV, which has a better pricepoint.

LCD TVs look great – the picture is amazing.

While Plasma TVs offer more screen for the money, the reflection on Plasma TVs was the biggest reason we opted for the LCD TV.

We bought the LCD TV setup from a really nice woman at the Future Shop on Broadway in Vancouver. I forget her name but she was the only woman salesperson I saw in the electronics department – she’s a self-proclaimed “geek” – and she knew her stuff inside and out. If I can find her business card I’ll contact her and see if she’d like me to put her email address here.

I’ve got a 36″ CRT TV at home and I’m looking forward to an excuse to get an LCD sometime in the near future.

For more info on LCD TVs, Plasma TVs, or for a comparison of display technology.

4 Replies to “LCD & Plasma TVs”

  1. Don’t forget that plasmas have a screen burn in problem and the color starts to fade after a few years. The pictures are outstanding, but you’ll have longer life with LCD.

  2. Hello Jeremy,

    Want to say that the info you provided enabled me to finally decide that a LCD with todays tech. is the way to go for me. I too live in apartment that has lots of light and reflections.


  3. Doug,

    Glad to hear that my experience helped you with your TV decision. Why don’t you let me know what TV you end up with and what your buying experience is like.



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