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the advice you'll need.
LCD and Plasma flat panel TVs have evolved
considerably in recent years. Even if the plasma technology retains an
advantage in the rendering of more natural colors, deeper black, and
very large viewing angles, LCD technology, including LED backlighting,
also produces enhanced rich colors and deep blacks.
plasma technology offers richer and more natural colors. However, with
some upscale LCD TVs, the gap is narrowing considerably. This applies to
models that offer extremely qualitative backlight, including those with
LED technology (which use LEDs for backlighting instead of fluorescent
tubes). However, the entry-level LCD displays a less extensive range,
with drifts of color.
Deep blacks and contrast
plasma screens have a head start on the LCD on the depth and shades of
black (no backlight to turn off completely pixels), and show a better
contrast ratio. But from a purely visual point, this advantage can not
be verified in the dark. The minutes of black may also show themselves
better on LCD screens in a lighted room. Obviously, this information can
be disproved by the exceptions relating to the quality of the TV.
Gloss, matte and satin
that the bright tiles, also called Glossy, enhance contrast and density
of black in a dark room. But they are more sensitive to light
reflections which can be very bothersome during the day. Matte tiles for
their part restrict these reflections and accentuate the deep blacks
and contrast. The right balance is found in slabs called satin which
combines the advantages of two other types of tiles.
Lifespan and Consumption
terms of lifespan, the plasma has made progress since its longevity is
similar to that of LCD screens: approximately 25 years at 4 hours of use
per day. It is however advisable to opt for a plasma if you live in
high altitudes. The LCD is better for the average consumer especially
models with LED backlighting. Count an average of 200 Watts for the
32-inch, 250 watts for the 40-inch and 350 watts for 52 inch.
you are fond of home theater, plasma is an excellent choice. It keeps
the price advantage compared to LCD panels for very large (> 46
inches) screens. These are also less affected by the phenomenon as
marking residue image disappears more or less quickly depending on the
model (Logo channel, dashboard video games...). This phenomenon is most
marked in the first hours of use, a bit like running a speaker. You
should be careful in the first six months. However it should also be
noted that this marking phenomenon is reversible and that the recent
television offer through their menu, tools to address this problem.
LCD is more suited to everyday and heterogeneous use (TV, DVD, video
games). But more and more technology oriented films tend to deep blacks
and natural colors of plasma. It is a hard choice but hopefully, you'll
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