Plasma televisions are becoming more and more available and their cost is constantly decreasing. We’ve all heard of plasma TVs and ad campaigns constantly tell us they’re the status symbol to have. Ads are extremely effective in glorifying the benefits of owning a plasma TV, so much so that it seems our attractiveness and popularity will also improve. The one thing these ads don’t really tell us is what a plasma TV really is. Here is a short guide to plasma TV to help you appreciate this seeming miracle of modern technology.
Plasma TVs have a higher resolution than other conventional display devices, which means they can display HDTV and DTV high definition signals. Additionally, plasma televisions support SVGA, VGA, and XGA computer signals.
Unlike other display devices, plasma televisions have a transistor electrode for each pixel cell, which means there are no visible scan lines on regular televisions. These electrodes illuminate the entire image evenly on the screen and are not produced by an electron beam that is the cause of the scan lines.
High-end plasma televisions have display capabilities of over 16 million colors. This ensures that the image has a much more realistic color than that displayed on a conventional TV screen. This is because they can display many more shades of color than lower quality TV screens.
Plasma TV screens are completely flat, which has two advantages. There is no edge distortion, unlike more curved conventional TV screens, and there’s a much wider viewing angle too. The viewing angle of a plasma television is 160 degrees and allows you to correctly view the image from multiple areas of the room where the television is located. This makes plasma TV screens ideal for viewing by large groups and reduces the need for multiple televisions.
Of course, the main benefit that most people know about plasma TVs is their space-saving quality. They are extremely shallow and can therefore be installed in many more places than a conventional television. The depth of a 50-inch screen is approximately 4 inches and can therefore be hung on a wall.