PLASMA AND LCD TELEVISIONS
The average person looks
forward to relaxing in front of their TV after a hard day’s
work. For many people this relaxation can now take place in
front of a plasma TV. To decide which of these TVs is best for
you will need to look at the difference between plasma and LCD
The main criteria that you
will need to look carefully at are screen size, television
thickness, viewing angle and burn-in. These issues will help
you to understand the between plasma and LCD TVs better for
making an informed choice.
In the screen size you will
find that a LCD screen can range from 13 inches to 46 inches.
This is set to change as there are bigger sized LCD’s about to
come onto the market. For the plasma TV the screen size is from
32 inches to 60 inches.
Here the difference between
plasma and LCD is that plasma TV’s are currently larger sized
but the technology of LCD’s is making the large screen for LCDs
a reality. For the thickness issue you will not find too much
of a difference as both the LCD TVs and the plasma TVs are both
manufactured to similar sizes of thickness. In general the flat
screen TVs are about 1 to 2 inches in depth.
This slim style allows you to
hang or place your plasma and LCD television anywhere that you
want. The other factor you will need to look for in the
difference between plasma and LCD is the viewing
Generally LCD televisions have
a fixed angle of viewpoint. This means that once you have
placed your LCD television on a stand or in a TV hutch you will
need to physically change the direction of the TV to see the
With a plasma TV you have the
option of placing your TV in a place where you can see it from
any place in the room. For the optimum viewing pleasure your
plasma TV you should sit at a reasonable distance so that you
see the picture clearly but you will not see the individual
The same is true for LCD TVs
but here there is a slight advantage for the LCD televisions
because the screen resolution in terms of pixels is clearer. In
a LCD TV you will receive a smooth looking image, much more
than you would with a plasma TV. For this reason you will find
the screen resolution difference between plasma and LCD only
ends at the large end of scale for both of the TVs.
The difference between plasma
and LCD TVs is not that much when you look at the various
issues. You should however remember that these issues are only
one way of selecting a plasma TV or a LCD TV.