Plasma TV vs LCD TV
For those seeking to buy their first flat panel TV
display device, it is easy to be confused with conflicting and counter claims by
different interest parties. So what is the truth in the competition between LCD
and Plasma TV? Here's are some pointers before you rush out and buy your flat
panel TV on impulse . Just consider and keep them in mind when choosing.
Actually, both types of technologies have their pros and cons.
Let's start with various factors.
Plasma TVs have better contrast ratios and show better blacks
than an LCD TV. That means in a dark scene, you are able to see images more
clearly defined. This is because in LCD technology, liquid crystals are unable
to shut off all the light completely due to the presence of the backlight
resulting in light leakage and therefore it is impossible to get absolute black.
I understand plasma TVs are able to produce better color
saturation than LCD TVs. Generally, the native resolution of LCD TVs are higher
than that of plasma TVs so you may get greater details when watching your
programs especially in high definition video sources.
If you looking for a really big screen, then you have to go
for www.buy-home-theater.net/Flat-Screen-Plasmas.htm">plasma TV
as they are available in sizes up to 60 inches. LCD TV on the hand come in
maximum sizes of up to 40 inches. If you compare prices on both technologies for
the same screen size, you will also realise LCD TVs are more expensive.
You may also want to factor how long your new display device
can last. LCD TVs have a greater life span than plasma TV. They have a life span
of 60,000 hours compared to about 30,000 hours for plasma TVs.
TV have this advantage over plasma TV. Power consumption for LCD TV is 30%
less than plasma TV. With rising oil prices, maybe it is better to get an LCD
TV. Further more, plasma TV generate more heat and if you live in an
airconditioned home, the air con usage will definitely rise too.
If you are going to invite many guest to your homes, a plasma
screen will do better. It has a wider viewing angle than LCD TV. Guests can
easily view on either left or right side of the Plasma screen without fear
of the loss of image which is inherent of LCD TVs.
If you enjoy action movies or sport programmes, plasma TV
offer a better deal as it can handle fast moving images better than LCD TVs.
Traditionally, Viewers see a blurry moving images for LCD TV . However, this may
no longer be the case as the response time for LCD TV has come down to as low as
Burn in effect
Plasma TV suffers from this particular effect called burn in.
You get a permanent ghost like image stuck on your screen. This is the result
when you have static display over a long period of time.
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