Plasma TVs are widely popular, due to the advantages they offer. In this
article, we'll go over a few of the pros and cons of Plasma screens, as well as
tips for buying a plasma TV.
The Pros of Plasma Screen TVs
Plasma screens are very shallow (slim line profile) – usually the screen
will take up about 2 inches, and the entire TV or finished screen will be just a
few inches deep. This means that your TV takes up very little room, and is
easily mounted on a wall.
Plasma screens also have an excellent contrast, and can display nearly perfectly
dark black. Plasma screens can also display very bright colors. This makes them
ideal for watching movies.
Plasma screens can also come in extra large sizes. The largest plasma screen in
the world is 103 inches across. You can easily buy plasma screens up to about 65
The Cons of Plasma Screen TVs
Plasma screens begin losing their brightness after about 2,000 hours of use.
The latest model plasma screens will be half as bright as they originally were
after about 60,000 hours of use.
Plasma screens are very fragile, so they are hard to install and ship. Of
course, they are also at an increased risk of breaking.
Above about 6,000 elevation, Plasma screens will emit a humming noise. Very few
people will have an issue with this, though, as very few people live above 6,000
feet elevation. Most people actually live well under 1,000 feet elevation.
Tips for buying a Plasma Screen TV
As with any other electronic, it's important to shop around and get the best
product at the best price. Check online review and shopping comparison sites.
Also, be wary of advertised contrast ratios. Since there is no standardized
measurement method, it is very difficult to compare contrast ratios between