Plasma TV Review
Plasma TV review? Anyone who tells you that plasma is the best or worst of the television industry is trying to get you to overlook their bias. The fact is that if you want a new TV that can hang on the wall and produce a bright image, plasma may be the best TV to buy. The electronics industry is behind this technology, so you should look at it.
So how does Plasma work?
First introduced in 1964, the plasma television manufacturers have made huge improvements in processing and manufacturing making this television one of the best. The plasma technology differs from other televisions like LCD and CRT televisions by combining all three colors within each pixel. A charge is sent by electrodes between the glass panels to change the state of the plasma gas. The red, green and blue phosphors glow, creates light on the TV screen.
While some manufacturers use fans to cool the plasma TV, some like Panasonic, have models that are air-cooled. With these models, you need to ensure they have a bit of air around the screen. So don’t mount it inside the wall without some space. The ones with fans can be noisy during quiet parts in the movie.
Here are some pros and cons of different TV technologies
CRT TV - It is the most common television. It is usually deeper than many other TVs and has a glass and metal tube. Recently, a flat version has become popular. Very heavy.
CRT Projection TV – The original big TV. They were the only way you could get a TV bigger than 40". They usually had a bright zone if you sit at eye level and not too far to the side. There is a bit of a depth to the TV and there is a gradual dimming of the picture as it gets older.
LCD – Flat and thin. What else can you say? Very bright image but can have some trailing with fast images if the refresh rate isn’t great.
LCD Projection Television – First you take small LCD panels and you magnify it before projecting it on a big screen. It stays bright until the bulb dies and is user-replaceable.
DLP Projection TV – The chip was developed by Texas Instrument and has million-plus microscopic mirrors that pivot to reflect light. A bright bulb is shone on this chip and the reflection is projected through a spinning color-wheel. The new kid on the block in TV land. The question is, how are the ball bearings and the other moving parts?
Plasma – The image is created by electric charges to change the state of the gas. Thin is in.
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