There are many tough decisions that one needs to make in life. The biggest decision for anyone looking to purchase a television is whether to choose a plasma or LCD TV. Although LCD TVs are preferred nowadays, there are still some plasma TVs out there and millions of Plasma TVs still in use. Here are some reasons to justify why you should still purchase a Plasma TVs despite them being less popular nowadays:
LCD screens have a limit to the hues that they can reproduce whereas Plasma TVs are known to provide better contrast ratio, colour accuracy, and saturation. In other words, plasma TVs can produce colours that look richer and more natural. This feature makes Plasma TVs ideal for media consumption such as high-definition movies and games.
Although modern technology has enabled the best LCD displays today to come close to their plasma counterparts in terms of colour quality, they are still unable to produce the same dark shades that plasma screens can display. Each plasma cell illuminates independently which enables plasma screens to deliver uniform lighting. This means that a certain shade of black is equally black whether it appears near the edge, in the middle or surrounded by bright colours on screen, something that cannot be replicated by any type of LCD display available today.
Plasma displays also have an upper edge over their LCD counterparts when it comes to response time. Plasma cells can change colour in nanoseconds, much faster compared to liquid crystals that require two to four milliseconds. This means that plasma cells do not leave a “ghosting trail” that can be seen on some LCD TVs. However, the latest LCD displays have improved in this area and the lags are almost unnoticeable to viewers.
LCD TVs do provide great image quality, provided you are seated in the “sweet spot” which is right in front and at eye level. This means that those who are seated to either side of the television will experience diminished image quality. Plasma TVs solve this problem as they are known for providing wide viewing angles. They offer a much wider range of viewing angles without compromising the image quality. Viewing problems might not be a problem for TVs in bedrooms as the viewers will usually be placed directly in front of the screen. For living room television sets though, the wider viewing angles provided by plasma TVs will be appreciated by anyone watching from the side of the room.
Although Plasma TVs beat all other kinds of flat-screen televisions when it comes to size and image quality, they are surprisingly priced cheaper. You can purchase a large-sized plasma TV for the price of a much smaller LCD TV. Hence, if you are looking for an affordable television, a plasma TV is a great option to consider.