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Plasma LCD Comparision Chart

Goal: To provide a quick reference between Plasma and LCD displays, especially comparing the feature difference between models in the commercial LCD product line which has a lower priced commercial multimedia line(intended for AV applications) and an Information Display line(intented for Digital Signage applications). I used NEC as a reference.
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Updated July 18th, 2008

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Screen Type
42'' Plasma
40'' LCD 40'' LCD 40'' LCD 46''LCD 46''LCD
Model (Direct web pape link)
42XP10 AccuSync PV40AVT LCD4020-2-IT M40-IT AccuSync PV46AVT LCD4620-2-IT
Grade Pro Series Multimedia Information Display Multeos Series
1080P
Multimedia Information Display
Price CDN (List)
  $1,600.00 $2,540.00 $2,670.00 $2,270.00 $4,000.00

Other Versions:
AV series *1
Price CDN $

AV models accept video inputs. May not be required for Digital Signage applications
    LCD4020-2-AV
$2,600.00
M40-AV
$2,740.00
  LCD4620-2-AV
$4,200.00
Other Versions:
AVT series *1

Price CDN $
IT or AVT series required for Automated monitor matching and calibration with optional NEC  SpectraviewII Software and also includes the AV input modele.
    LCD4020-AVT
S 2,800.00
M40-AVT
$2,940.00
  LCD4620-2-AVT
$4,400.00
Visual display size (actual active viewing area)

42''
36.3''W x 20.4''H

922. x 518.16 mm

40''
37.5''W
x 21.7''H

952.5 x 551.18mm

40''
34.9''W
x 19.6''H


886.5 x 497.8mm
40''
34.9''W
x 19.6''H

885.6 x 498.2mm
46''
40.1''W
x 22.5''H

1018.5 x 574mm

46''
40.1''W
x 22.5''H

1018.5 x 574mm

Overall screen size (Physical Dimensions)
40.8'' W 25.4'' H
5'' D

1036.32W x 645.16H x 127 D mm
39.3''W x 29.4''H x
11.7''D

998.22 W x 746.76 H x 297.18 D mm

36.2''W x 21''H x
5.5''D

919.5 W x 533.4 H x 140D mm

38.7''W x
22.9''H x
5.6''D

981.8 W x 582.4 H x 142.5 D

45''W x
33''H x
14''D

1143 W x 838.2 H x 355.6 D

41.6''W x
24''H x
5.5''D

1056.6 W x
609.6 H x
140D mm

Bezel *2

2.24''x 2
2.5'' x 2

56.89mm
63.5mm x 2

.9'' x 2 (LR)
3.85'' (TB)

22.86mm x 2
97.79mm x 2

.61'' x 2 (LR)
.61'' x 2 (TB)

15.5mm x 2
15.5mm x 2

1.8'' x 2 (LR) 1.6'' x 2 (TB)

46.6mm LR 40.6mm BT,

2.45'' x 2 (LR)
5.2'' x 2 (TB)

62.25mm x 2
132.1mm x 2

.669'' x 2 (LR)
.649'' x 2 (TB)

17mm LR
16.5mm BT

Resolution (Native) *2 1024x768 1366 x 768 1366 x 768 1920 x 1080 1366x768 1366 x 768
Pixel Pitch 0.900mm (W)/0.676 mm (H) 0.648mm 0.648mm 0.461mm 0.7455mm 0.746mm
Aspect Ratio *2.b
16:9 see note
True 16:9
Contrast Ratio *3
15,000:1 5000:1 (Dynamic) 2000:1 1000:1

5,000:1
(Dynamic)

1,800:1
High Brightness
cd/m² *4
  1500

700 Max
500 Typical


450 Typical 

1000 700 Max
500 Typical
Response Time *5
  6ms (grey-to-grey) 16ms 8ms (grey-to-grey)
18ms
(6ms grey-to-grey) 16ms
Viewing Angle *6
XtraView®
180° 178° 178° 178° 178° 178°
Colors 1.07 billion 16.77 million 16.77 million 16.77 million 16.77 million 16.77 million
FEATURE SET
Color Temperature Control *7
Yes
Normal, Warm, Cool, user
Adjustable from
2,600K to 10,000K in 100K increments
Adjustable from 2,600K to 10,000K in 100K increments
Normal, Warm, Cool, user
Adjustable from
2,600K to 10,000K in 100K increments
6-axis color control engine
OmniColor™ Control System allows for precise and simplified color, color temperature and saturation adjustment Note: For video sources only
No No Yes Yes No Yes
Phospher Protection *8
5 Modes
Image Sticking Minimization or Phospher Protection is less than an issue in LCD
Also see Burn-in *9
Aspect ratio Correction*10
Known as Picture Format. Not applicable for for PC sources or Digital Signage
Yes Yes Not required Not required Yes Not required

Noise reduction *11

10-BIT FAROUDJA DCDI CHIP FOR A CRISP AND TRUE PICTURE.

Yes Yes

Yes -Variable user steps


Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Yes -Variable user steps

Yes

Film Mode
3-2 Pulldown (Cinema) *12
  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auto Off *13
  No Yes   No Yes
Auto Power On *14
  No Yes   No Yes
Key Lock *15
 
Yes (Password)
Remote Control *16
Wireless
Wireless
Remote ID
Yes, up to 26 devices Yes (99) Yes, up to 26 devices   Yes (99) Yes, up to 26 devices
Proprietary IR (infrared) codes
Yes
Yes
-prevent unauthorized remotes from controlling the monitor
TV Tuner*17
No Commercial
AVT model only
Closed Caption
Yes, US only
Yes, Not available in Component, RGB-PC, and HDMI modes.
Rapid Response™ technology
Delivers virtually uninterrupted, undistorted viewing of high-speed, full-motion video
No No Yes Yes No Yes

Video Tiling Capabilty *18

Build-in Video wall processor
- 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 1x2, 1x3, 1x4, 1x5, 2x1, 3x1, 4x1, 5x1
Yes
No
Yes, up to 5x5
-Better results due to Ultra-thin Bezel
Yes, up to 5x5
No
Yes, up to 5x5
-Better results due to Ultra-thin Bezel
TileCompTM
Compensates for tiled bezel width to optimally display still images
No No Yes Yes No Yes
Real-time clock
Sleep/wake management
No No Yes Yes No Yes
Internal temperature sensors
Control self-protective circuits to minimize heat damage
No No
Yes
Yes No
Yes
Self-diagnostic capabilities
Detect possible failure points via queries remotely through DDC/CI and RS-232C & a failure state will be indicated by a blinking red light on the front of the monitor.
No No
Yes
Yes No
Yes
AMX Café Duet Protocol
Yes No     No  
Text Ticker/Insert Function
Yes No     No  
Underscan Mode
Yes Yes     Yes  
Picture in Picture (PIP)
Yes
Yes, Not recommended for Digital Signage
-places a smaller video frame within the full-screen video frame
Picture on Picture (POP)
No
Yes, Not recommended for Digital Signage
-places a smaller video frame next to the full-screen video frame

Side-by-side view *19
Yes
Yes, Not recommended for Digital Signage
-places two video frames of equal size next to each other
Side Color Function
Used with 4:3 images in 16:9 space to prevent black color from burning screen
No No Yes Yes No Yes
Quick brightness control or Picture Mode or Luminance Management *20
Yes
Yes,
Dynamic, Standard, Mild, Game, User
Yes Yes
Yes,
Dynamic, Standard, Mild, Game, User
Yes
GAMMA adjustment *21
Reduces the effect of high contrast images on long-term image quality
No No Yes Yes No Yes
Gamma selection
Lets you adjust the screen to your preferred settings (2.2, 2.4, S-Curve or native)
No No Yes Yes No Yes
Black level expansion
Improves image quality in shaded and darker images
No No Yes Yes No Yes
Portrait mode
Permits you to change from Lansdcape to Portait mode, as if it was a poster
No No Yes Yes No Yes
Reduced reflection and glare
In high ambient light environments provide you with a more comfortable view of the screen
No No Yes Yes No Yes
Touch-Capable
Designed for integration
No No Yes
  No Yes
DDC/CI
Enables communication between the PC and monitor for display management, diagnostics and the remote control
No No Yes Yes No Yes
Color Calibration Capability
- Option for DDC/CI *22
SpectraView Kit Colorimeter and Software $274.99 US
No No Yes Yes No Yes
Built-in expansion slot
Allows for seamless integration of future third-party components (DTV tuner, HD-SDI, etc.)
No No Yes Yes No Yes

Power-on delay

Allows for multiple displays on a single electrical circuit
No No Yes   No Yes
INPUTS
Output Resolution *23
NTSC, VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, UXGA, WideVGA, WideXGA
NTSC, VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, UXGA, WideVGA, WideXGA
NTSC, VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, UXGA, WideVGA, WideXGA
NTSC, VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, UXGA, WideVGA, WideXGA, 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
NTSC, VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, UXGA, WideVGA, WideXGA
NTSC, VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, UXGA, WideVGA, WideXGA
Resolution Capabilities Internal scan conversion
WXGA WXGA
Supports up to WideXGA
Supports up to WXGA
WXGA
Supports up to WideXGA
Line doubler *24 Scaler
  Scaler Scaler   Scaler Scaler
High Definition *25

HDTV
1024x768p, 1080p (scaled)

HDTV
1024x768p, 480p, 720p, 1080i (scaled)

HDTV
1366x768p, 1600X1200 (Scaled)
480p, 720p, 1080i (scaled) & 1080p (scaled)

HDTV
1366x768p, 1600X1200 (Scaled)
480p, 720p (scaled), 1080i & 1080p
HDTV
1024x768p, 480p, 720p, 1080i (scaled)

HDTV
1024x768p, 1600x1200(scaled)
480p, 720p,
1080i (scaled) & 1080p (scaled)

Composite Video In
Video &
S-Video
Video &
S-Video
Video &
S-Video (AV)
Video &
S-Video
Video &
S-Video
Video &
S-Video (AV)
Composite Video Out (Loop)*26
Video only No Video & Audio only (AV) Video & Audio only No Video & Audio only
(AV)
Y/C S-Video *27 Yes Yes Yes (AV) Yes Yes 1 (AV)
Component In *28
1 1 1 (AV) 2 1 1 (AV)
DVI In *29
(24 pin digital DVI )
DVI-D 24pin HDCP
3 on HDMI input with HDCP
Yes with HDCP (AV)
Yes with HDCP (AV)
3 on HDMI input with HDCP
Yes with HDCP
(AV)

HDMI In *30 for HD Video input
(19 pin HDMI Type A )

No
3 on HDMI input with HDCP
Yes (AV) Yes (AV)
3 on HDMI input with HDCP
Yes (AV)
RGB IN (HD-15)
1 1 1 1 1 1
RGB Out (Loop) *31 (HD-15)
No No Yes, 1 1 No Yes, 1

RS-232C Control (9 pin) *32

Control
Ethernet only RJ-45
Control & Service
Control & Service In/Out
Control & Service
Ethernet only RJ-45
Control & Service
Control & Service In/Out
RS-232C Control (9 pin) Loop
Daisy chain capability enabled through RS-232C allows for individually addressable display control
Yes
Control
No
Yes
Control & Service In/Out
Yes
Control & Service
No
Yes
Control &
Service In/Out
Video detect
Automatically finds the first or last signal used for easy setup
No No Yes   No Yes
Cable Compensation
Equalizes the video signal to eliminate color halos on long cable runs;
30m Digital, 100m analog
No No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Variable Audio Out *33
  No Yes Yes No Yes
ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATIONS
Optional Speakers
SP-P421 $          
Ext, Speaker Push Terminals
Rear Rear Rear (AV) Rear (AV) Rear Rear (AV)
Total Audio (watts) output
2 x 8W

2 x 20W

15W x 2 2 x 15W 2 x 20W 15W x 2
VESA Mount *34
700mm x 300mm
(4 Holes)

3 x 200mm x 200mm
(8 Holes)

2 x 200mm x 200mm
(6 Holes)

800 x 400

3 x 200mm x 200mm
(8 Holes)

2 x 200mm x 200mm
(6 Holes)

3 x 200mm x 200mm
(8 Holes)

2 x 200mm x 200mm
(6 Holes)

800 x 400
Optional Desktop Stand
  Yes

Included

Included Yes Included
Optional Wall Mount
$          
Optional Ceiling Mount *35
Peerless Peerless Peerless Peerless Peerless  
Weight Monitor Only
81.61 lbs
lbs
52.14lbs
64.8 lbs 71.9 lbs. 85.1lbs 79.6 lbs
Cabinet Finish
Black Black Black Black Black Black
Fan Noise
(1) less than 22dB
Not specified     Not specified  
RoHS compliance *36
  Yes   Yes Yes  
Warranty Parts & Labor
1 years 1 years 3 years 3 years 1 years 3 Years
Life expectancy (or MTBF) hours *37
25,000 hours
50,000–75,000 hours
PDF
42XP10 AccuSync PV40AVT LCD4020-2-IT M40-IT AccuSync PV46AVT LCD4620-2-IT
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