As the LCD technology evolved, more and more was convinced that the days of plasma TV’s were over, and several manufacturers have even opted to completely abandon the production of plasma displays.
New figures from the U.S. for the second quarter of this year shows that plasma technology is far from dead. Compared with the quarter before, there has been an increase of 31% in the number of units sold and an increase of 35% in turnover.
During the same period, the LCD television didn’t do quite as well, here the curve has been flat for the number of TV sales, while turnover fell 7%.
One of the reasons for the huge success of plasma technology is the new 2010 models from Panasonic, Samsung and LG, which breaks with the large energy consumption, plasma screens are known to have. The new models have had the energy cut down so much that it actually matches the LCD technology.