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Old January 3, 2011, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by jeremyofmany View Post
Check out these 2 JPEGs I uploaded to ImageShack.
To show you the lighting.

Daytime & with lamp light on (POV)

Daytime & with lamp light off (POV)

Definitely LCD. Although you might want to get a thicker curtain to block off the glare.

As well, check all the viewing angles you might be seating on. With my plasma downstairs, everyone is seem to be watching straight on. So, viewing angle isnt a problem. As well, my light source is behind the TV, not at the front or side... so glare is non-existent.

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Old January 3, 2011, 05:18 PM
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Even a little daylight can be hugely detrimental to the viewing experience on a plasma.

You need something with anti glare, only good ones I know of are the Panasonic G20/G25/S2 series. (and the 3D versions) The G's will be slightly out of your price range, a 42" S2 will probably be your best bet. It lacks a few features, but the image quality is well up there, although it uses the older AR filter. (which should still be good enough for your viewing conditions) You won't ever get motion blur on a plasma either. I've seen the TC-P42S2 as low as $700+tax. Might even be able to get it lower if you do some bargaining.
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Old January 3, 2011, 08:08 PM
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If you plan on gaming I can recommend any LG 47" model due to the fact they have IPS panels which are best for gaming (make sure to research a bit on the potential panel lottery) otherwise I can recommend the Sony EX500, it has gotten reviews for having great picture quality for the price.
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