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LCD vs Plasma: Features & Design

by Colin Tang
20 March 2007

Styling

Rank LCD TV Points
1 Pioneer PDP4270XD 2
2 Sony KDL40W2000 1

Glossy black panels are all the rage these days but there is no denying the style, quality and excellence in design of the Pioneer plasma (wow... I sound like a dunhill advert). If you disagree, then just exclude this category from the final score calculations.

Screen Size

Rank LCD TV Points
1 Pioneer PDP4270XD 2
2 Sony KDL40W2000 1

You get a little more screen real estate on your 42 inch Pioneer plasma then your 40 inch Sony.

Connectivity

Rank LCD TV Points
1 Sony KDL40W2000 2
2 Pioneer PDP4270XD 1

The Sony KDL40W2000 has more options and flexibility with its connections, with 2x HDMI and 1 VGA that are lacking on this Pioneer model. The upgraded Pioneer PDP427XD corrects this shortcoming, but with added cost. The Sony KDL40W2000 can accept up to 1080p input on HDMI at 50,60Hz but the Pioneer can only do up to 1080p 24 Hz. Strangely, this is an exciting prospect for Pioneer users waiting for 1080p24 players. With this magical frequency, you can expect a smoother, judder free performance for motion pictures. with 1080p24 input.

Best Price > Sony KDL40W2000 & Pioneer PDP4270XD
Model
Merchant
Total
Pioneer PDP4270XD
Sony KDL40W2000
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