One thing Pioneer out because they no longer could compete! The sold out to Panisonic which has the highest rating of any tv presently. And a plasma at that!
Check out the experts this spring and see who is the best.
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Plasmas are twice as heavy, why would you want that? A plasma is also more susceptible to lying flat vs an LCD. I would be very hesitant to buy a top dollar LED or plasma for traveling when a regular LCD will do the trick and can lie flat.
Yep, ^^^^^what he said! LCD's have a longer projected life spam too.
CNET now shows life span as equal and also show problem of each. The new sets come out in the spring so I'll wait. Panasonic led the pack last year.
There is also supposed to be a "generic" set of 3D glasses for around 20 bucks.
Most consumers cannot tell the difference between a plasma image and a quality LCD or LED image. Just as most audiophiles cannot really discriminate between a radially tracking and linear tracking phono arm. So the "who's best" is mostly moot. What drives the consumer market, and why plasma's are suffering, is the ease of use. An LCD/LED television, size for size, is about 2/3 the weight and can be had in sizes under 50" that can still produce 1080p images. You won't find a reasonably priced plasma under 50" in 1080p resolution. When hanging a flat panel television on the wall, I'd much prefer hanging 41 lbs of LCD as opposed to 57 lbs or better of plasma. LED televisions are actually beginning to rival plasma screens in their ability to show blacks (contrast ratios) and control motion artifacts.
IMHO, for the way the RVs are built, you really can't beat the new generation of LED screen televisions, for size range, power consumption, ease of mounting, durability and viewability.
As to the OPs question... Plasma screens upright, since they tend to have larger screens and the screen layers are composed of glass. It doesn't take much flexing of those thin sheets of glass to ruin the screen. LCD/LED upright preferred to prevent something being accidently placed on the screen, but, no harm done if transported flat. An LCD/LED screen doesn't contain glass and some gentle up down motion won't cause deformation cracks unless you are talking about 50" and larger, then you should tranport those upright. Many folks transport their LCD/LED televisions flat, screen up, on the bed while traveling in their RVs.
My 2 cents, your mileage may vary...
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I have to disagree about Plasma vs LCD and which has a better picture. I know of 2 people that have Plasma's and their picture sucks compared to our 3 LCD tv's in the house. And one of those tv's is a 6 or 7 yr old Dell.