If you are looking for a plasma TV, chances are that you will have a hard time trying to find the right unit that would satisfy all your needs, and of course, your wants as well. One other thing to consider is that if you are not really sure you want to get a plasma TV, then there will be a huge possibility that you would end up buying something else (such as an LCD TV) instead.
Most people who are on the quest for a new flat-screen TV often encounter this common TV question – which is better, plasma TVs or LCD TVs (or others)?
Below are the advantages that you would enjoy when getting a plasma TV:
If you prefer a huge screen display, then plasma is your best bet. Plasma TV screens come in sizes that range from 32, 84 to 100 inches and even up to 152 inches! Thus, most people who want a large TV screen have more choices when they opt for a plasma TV.
The price of a plasma TV starts escalating from screen sizes 54 inches and up. However, the price starts decreasing from screen sizes 50 inches and less.
Plasma TV displays are created to turn off a pixel entirely as the blocking produces a much brighter image with more contrast between the blacks and whites (blacks appear blacker and whites appear whiter), resulting to colors that look more vibrant and life-like, unlike that of an average TV.
Most major manufacturers provide plasma TVs in the wide screen (16:9) mode.
A typical plasma TV viewing angle ranges from 160 to 180 degrees, which means you can view the picture from just about any angle.
Screen Refreshing Rates
Plasma TVs are desired for their superb refresh rates. This means that you will be able to watch fast action scenes as if you were actually there.
The average-branded plasma TVs have a half life of 50,000 to 70,000 hours. (Half life means 50% of brightness is lost as compared to a new one). For instance, if you watched TV for 6 hours per day, then it would take about 20 years for your plasma TV to reach a half life of 50,000 hours.
Most branded plasma TVs are very cost-effective. They are built to last for a very long time and are practically maintenance free.
The truth is, buying a TV is more of a personal choice that each shopper must make for themselves. If you are still undecided whether or not to get a plasma TV, then you should go to a reputable dealer, really take a close look at their wide variety of TVs, narrow down your choices according to your TV preferences, and make your decision based on what kind of TV will give you the most satisfaction and fits your overall budget expectations.
However, if you’re very passionate about the whole “global warming” thing, keep in mind that the production of all flat screen TV’s might come at a cost to the environment.