1. Plasma and LCD technology - what's the difference?

Plasma and LCD panels may look similar, but the flat screen and thin profile is where the similarities end. Plasma screens, as its name suggests, uses a matrix of tiny gas plasma cells charged by precise electrical voltages to create a picture. LCD screens (liquid crystal display) are in layman's terms sandwiches made up of liquid crystal pushed in the space between two glass plates. Images are created by varying the amount electrical charge applied to the crystals. Each technology has its strengths and weaknesses.

2. What advantages does plasma have over LCD?

*It has better contrast as it shows black better.
*Has a better viewing angle.(New plasma TVs now have a better angle)
*Brighter display
*Doesn't blur.
*Better refresh rate
*Available in large screens easily.
*Cheaper than LCD only for large displays like 42 inches.

3.What advantages does LCD have over plasma?

*Higher resolution
*Consumes less electricity when compared to plasma.
*Lighter and easily portable.
*Longer life span.
*Doesn't burn out like plasma TV.

NOTE: LCD TVs are catching up with plasma and even out beating them in some of the advantage's mentioned above eg. HDTV LCD's have better contrast than plasma's. In short LCD technology is catching up and improving alot where as plasma TVs technology is more static.They are also making use of LCD TVs short viewing angle like three in one TVs ! You can see different video display at different angles.


Buy an LCD TV (preferably the latest one's) they are much cheaper , consume less power , are easy to run and last long.They are ideal if your buying a TV less than 42'inches and are becoming cheaper each day.

If you are going for a TV that is above 42 inches it is recommend that you buy a plasma TV.If not stick to LCD .

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