Why did plasma go extinct.??

Kingnoob

Kingnoob

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They went extinct because plasma tvs are dull looking heavy and over priced. You can get deeper blacks on oled displays anyway.
Plasma weight was pretty substantial but far better then any led or qled tv.

Are oled better I heard they burn in more then plasma but for average sports fans will oled work. ? For movies too


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ATLAudio

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Plasma weight was pretty substantial but far better then any led or qled tv.

Are oled better I heard they burn in more then plasma but for average sports fans will oled work. ? For movies too


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Plasma was far heavier than anything LED/OLED etc. burn in was far more common in Plasma, and very unlikely in OLED. Once LED got close enough to Plasma contrast retailers basically had enough of the heavier sets that could only be stored upright and had more returns and warranty work.

That said, I’m still waiting for my 55” plasma to die before I get a new set. I hope OLED will drop in price, but it’s not happening it seems.
 
Kingnoob

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Plasma was far heavier than anything LED/OLED etc. burn in was far more common in Plasma, and very unlikely in OLED. Once LED got close enough to Plasma contrast retailers basically had enough of the heavier sets that could only be stored upright and had more returns and warranty work.

That said, I’m still waiting for my 55” plasma to die before I get a new set. I hope OLED will drop in price, but it’s not happening it seems.
So oled is better then plasma? Even the best led tv never ever ever came close to the contrast ratios of top brand plasmas in the ‘millions .


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ATLAudio

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So oled is better then plasma? Even the best led tv never ever ever came close to the contrast ratios of top brand plasmas in the ‘millions .


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Define better. No matter how much better plasma might measure, the goal is what a human eye can't detect. I'm unaware of any double blind experiments, controlled for only contrast, comparing plasma and OLED, but I would highly doubt you would see preference outside of chance.

Moreover, while I don't have measurements in front of me, I'm willing to bet that OLED would be considered SOTA in contrast as well.

Price not a factor, and I will always have a fond place for PLASMA in my heart, I wouldn't take one over an OLED.
 
Kingnoob

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Define better. No matter how much better plasma might measure, the goal is what a human eye can't detect. I'm unaware of any double blind experiments, controlled for only contrast, comparing plasma and OLED, but I would highly doubt you would see preference outside of chance.

Moreover, while I don't have measurements in front of me, I'm willing to bet that OLED would be considered SOTA in contrast as well.

Price not a factor, and I will always have a fond place for PLASMA in my heart, I wouldn't take one over an OLED.
More less not price but discontinued and killed , oled is probably lot brighter . Are led brightest ? When is micro qled coming does it compare to oled ?

Modern TVs are what 1/3 the weight of similar sized plasma ? And at 75”+ size modern oled is probably best . Rarely plasmas exceeded 70”?
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Paul Mohr

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LCD/LED technology got good enough and cheap enough that the masses would buy it. And for those that want better blacks and are willing to pay for it we have OLED. Which is lighter and I am guess cheaper to produce than plasma. Probably uses less power too. I still have a 42 inch 720p plasma that I really like though. Its in my bedroom now.
 
Kingnoob

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LCD/LED technology got good enough and cheap enough that the masses would buy it. And for those that want better blacks and are willing to pay for it we have OLED. Which is lighter and I am guess cheaper to produce than plasma. Probably uses less power too. I still have a 42 inch 720p plasma that I really like though. Its in my bedroom now.
Yeah I guess oled kills any reason to make plasma again but some plasma had better picture when new them some of today’s oled s. ESP Kuro which I never could afford .

Oled can be credit card thin so it wins period over anything .


Led also is super thin . And yes much much cheaper then oled

Plasma was killed far too early it could had been perfected and made thin like oled .
Imo and would had been superior for some content but not everything.

Comes down to greed that’s it .
But I’m glad TVs are finally getting better then those plasmas I’m talking about .

Burn in killed them off and there heavy weight. Plasma used a lot of power too

Panasonic and pioneer left tv industry killing the format ? I prefer plasma to led
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ATLAudio

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Ok, I’ll play on this zombie thread too...

Plasma was better as long as you could deal with it’s drawbacks. So, for consumers...

1. Gets hot AF
2. Heavy AF
3. Very prone to burn in

For retailers, weight is a burden. It also had to shipped upright.

For manufacturers “4K” turned out to be marketing gold. Making a 4K plasma was possible but the tv had to be no smaller than ~50-50” and needed even more power and more weight. On a side this makes me sad as 85% of programming viewed is still 720p. The average person just thinks 4K means good ole TV, or some such BS, and plasma was considered in the perceived “Stone Age” of 1080p.

Thin TVs were also marketing gold. Plasma would always lack here, and would probably soon hit a point of virtual impossibility to make as thin as modern day LEDs.

But, there was no doubt if you were serious about the best picture Plasma couldn’t be beat. The last ones released were truly awesome.

Then came OLED, and it was over for plasma.


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Kingnoob

Kingnoob

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Ok, I’ll play on this zombie thread too...

Plasma was better as long as you could deal with it’s drawbacks. So, for consumers...

1. Gets hot AF
2. Heavy AF
3. Very prone to burn in

For retailers, weight is a burden. It also had to shipped upright.

For manufacturers “4K” turned out to be marketing gold. Making a 4K plasma was possible but the tv had to be no smaller than ~50-50” and needed even more power and more weight. On a side this makes me sad as 85% of programming viewed is still 720p. The average person just thinks 4K means good ole TV, or some such BS, and plasma was considered in the perceived “Stone Age” of 1080p.

Thin TVs were also marketing gold. Plasma would always lack here, and would probably soon hit a point of virtual impossibility to make as thin as modern day LEDs.

But, there was no doubt if you were serious about the best picture Plasma couldn’t be beat. The last ones released were truly awesome.

Then came OLED, and it was over for plasma.


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I disagree they could had kept on advancing in technology so it could had gone to 16k plasmas but the bit rate we get at home isn’t true 4K or 8k


Yeah makes perfect since to use a less hazard prone burn in prone type of tv for the next gen 8k and 4K which ehhh weird af no content ..
My 4K tv isn’t hdr


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Kingnoob

Kingnoob

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Define better. No matter how much better plasma might measure, the goal is what a human eye can't detect. I'm unaware of any double blind experiments, controlled for only contrast, comparing plasma and OLED, but I would highly doubt you would see preference outside of chance.

Moreover, while I don't have measurements in front of me, I'm willing to bet that OLED would be considered SOTA in contrast as well.

Price not a factor, and I will always have a fond place for PLASMA in my heart, I wouldn't take one over an OLED.
You ever cleaned dust out of a used plasma ? Can you use a sweeper or no?



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Paul Mohr

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I believe plasmas are also a bit more fragile as well. I also think I read somewhere that the manufacturing of them wasn't that enviornmentally great. So that might have hard a part in it too.
 

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