Which Television Should I Buy?
Choosing between a flat screen Plasma television and a television that features a liquid crystal display can become quite a difficult task without knowing which questions to ask. This article aims to cover some of the common questions. These questions include how big or small do you want the television, how long you need the television to last, and also where you are thinking of having the television fitted.
One subject to think about is the image "burn-in" on Plasma television screens. Bright images may "burn" and spot on the screen and may become bothersome.
Another issue is the bulb replacement cost. Often the cost of replacing a LCD screen bulb can be more than the cost of replacing the entire television set. Plasma typically will last 30,000-60,000 hours of operation before the bulb will go out. After that time the bulb will be working at half the efficiency as a new bulb.
LCD televisions typically weigh less than Plasma screens at the same comparable size. Also, Plasma television sets are more fragile in transportation so take that into consideration when purchasing a television with or without a product warranty.
When selecting a flat screen television you need to consider the ranges of sizes for each of the two kinds of products, Plasma and LCD. Plasma televisions are typically only available in sizes bigger than 32 inches. Some Plasma screen manufacturers are producing screens that are 103 inches in size. At that size you may as well consider purchasing a high definition projector setup. On the other hand if you are looking for a quality television for smaller purposes (i.e. the bathroom or kitchen) you will want to consider the LCD variety. LCD television screens range in sizes all the way from 13 inches to 45 inches and up. Some LCD televisions are 100 inches and bigger. If you are looking for a clear solution to bigger screens once again I would suggest that you consider a HD projector as an alternative solution.
Plasma televisions run hotter, need a lot more power and are heavier than their LCD counterparts.
As far as the thickness of the television set, the LCD is only slightly thinner than a Plasma television. This is not a huge difference between the two.
Further Information - LCD's tend to perform better in higher altitude locations than the Plasma televisions. High altitudes affect the Plasma screen because of the pressure and stress put on the inside of the television set. If you live in the mountains I suggest you purchase a LCD television.
LCD televisions and Plasma televisions both come in High Definition quality variations.
Do you have other questions? Please contact HomeViewTV, we would very much like to help you make an informed decision.