Difference Between LCD and Plasma TV

Televisions are not to be brought every year. They are long term investments and provide valuable service for an innumerable number of years. When shopping for a television, a basic knowledge of the current trends and technologies is a vital factor to the process.

Difference between Liquid crystal display (LCD) and Plasma television is one factor that should be well researched before the final decision of the type of television to be purchased is taken. Both, LCD TV and Plasma TV make use of flat screen technology, and this is what makes it difficult to tell the difference between the two.

Liquid crystal display television commonly known as LCD TV is a flat, thin electronic display that makes use of the properties of liquid crystals to work. On the other hand, plasma television works through a series of cells that traps xenon and neon gas in plasma form to emit light.

When a plasma set is switched on, electricity charges the plasma cells, and thus the image is created. Whereas when a LCD TV set is switched on, light from fluorescent bulb shines through the crystals and thus the image is created.

In terms of size, plasma televisions are available in large sizes. They are generally available in a size of 42 inches onwards.  They provide accurate colors and sharp image, and this is due to the high contrast ratio.

On the other hand, the size of LCD televisions varies between 5 inches and 65 inches. As a result, LCD screens can be used as a computer monitor also. In addition, LCD televisions offer much brighter image in comparison to plasma televisions, and this is due to the provision of ultra backlighting. They are no lingering or ghost images also.

LCD televisions are light weight, compact, less expensive, more reliable, portable, and easier on the eyes. They are energy efficient and consume less energy in comparison to plasma televisions.

The angle viewing convenience in plasma television is much more superior in comparison to LCD televisions, as there is almost no fading at all from off side angle. On the other hand, faded view from extreme angles is a common feature associated with LCD televisions. Another significant difference between plasma television and LCD television is their reflectivity. Plasma televisions feature high reflectivity due to their glass screens. On the other hand, LCD televisions do not reflect so much because of their matte plastic screen.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on February 20th, 2011


3 Responses to “Difference Between LCD and Plasma TV”

  • anjy says:

    Plsma TVs generate a lot of heat, though it gives better picture quality. I had to eventually get rid of my plasma screen .

  • Compare to LCD, Plasma TVs are the better choice. But the price of Plasma TV is bit higher than LCD as it is a new technology. I guess its better to wait for some more time to get reduced its price.

  • Shavoy says:

    Okay . I Have A 42′ Samsung Plasma TV And Its The Best. I Think Its Way Better Than LCD. Because Of The Picture. The Thing Yuh Wont Like About It Is The Heat That Comes Off It And How HEAVY It Is.

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