Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Plasma or normal TV?

There is a lot of hype going on over the much publicized plasma screens and the older TVs. Why choose plasma at all? Well the answer is simple. Quality and style. Our usual TVs depend on the cathode ray to beam the picture onto the screen. That means the bigger the screen the bigger the TV. Some larger sized models are very heavy and take up a significant amount of room.

Plasma screens on the other hand are rarely more than four inches in depth no matter what screen size they are. This means that they can be hung from the wall or ceiling, be housed in slim-line cabinets with a 'lift' at the end of the bed or even stood elegantly on their own stand.

Then there is the quality of the picture to consider. Plasma screens are perfectly flat and don't distort the image at the outer edges. The viewing angle is also much wider meaning that no matter where you sit in the room you can probably see the entire screen.

As for sharpness and brightness, well, the plasma wins hands down. These screens have literally thousands of pixels each emanating its own color range making for sharp and clear images beyond anything that we have experienced before.

But there is a down side to this new innovation. That is the cost. Although the price of these screens have decreased significantly over the past few years they are still considered expensive by any standard.