Difference between LCD and Plasma TV sets ?

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What is the difference between LCD and plasma TV sets?

Collectively the two technologies are called flat-panel TVs.

Although the two types of TV look pretty similar, there are major differences in how they work.

Liquid crystal display (LCD) TV screens come to life when light shines through the TV screen’s matrix of tiny colored liquid crystal cells.


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Difference between LCD and Plasma TV sets ?


The plasma technology focuses solely on fluorescent bulbs.

The display in the front is composed of cells and in between those cells lays xenon gases which are held together by a plasma substance.

Once the plasma TV is turned on, the gases are initiated which create blue, green and red phosphors which ultimately create pixels.

In contrast, LCD TV’s are composed of two layers that are glued together. One side of the layer contains liquid crystals which are utilized when the television is in use. Also do to the fact that LCD's do not function on phosphors; they use less power, heat and radiation.


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Difference between LCD and Plasma TV sets ?


 Outward appearances are definitely deceiving when it comes to LCD and Plasma televisions. Although both types of televisions are flat and thin, they employ different technology in an attempt to deliver similar results.

The ADVANTAGES of Plasma over LCD are:

1. Larger screen size availability.

2. Better contrast ratio and ability to render deeper blacks.

3. Better color accuracy and saturation.

4. Better motion tracking (little or no motion lag in fast moving images).

The DISADVANTAGES of Plasma vs LCD include:

1. Plasma TVs are more susceptible to burn-in of static images. However, this problem has diminished greatly in recent years as a result of the incorporation "pixel orbiting" and related technologies.

2. Plasma TVs generate more heat than LCDs, due to the need to light of phosphors to create the images.

3. Does not perform as well at higher altitudes.

4. Potentially shorter display life span – this used to be the case. Early Plasmas had 30,000 hours or 8 hrs of viewing a day for 9 years, which was less than LCD. However, screen life span has now improved and 60,000 hour life span rating are now common, with some sets rated as high as 100,000 hours, due to technology improvements.

LCD television ADVANTAGES over Plasma include:

1. No burn-in of static images.

2. Cooler running temperature.

3. No high altitude use issues.

4. Increased image brightness over Plasma, which makes LCD TVs better for viewing in brightly lit rooms.

5. Lighter weight (when comparing same screen sizes) than Plasma counterparts.

6. Longer display life used to be a factor, but now LCD and Plasma sets both have at least 60,000 hour or higher lifespans.

DISADVANTAGES of LCD vs Plasma televisions include:

1. Lower contrast ratio, not as good rendering deep blacks, although the increasing incorporation of LED backlighting has narrowed this gap.

2. Not as good at tracking motion (fast moving objects may exhibit lag artifacts) – However, this is improving with the recent implementation of 120Hz screen refresh rates and 240Hz processing in higher-end LCD sets.

3. Not as common in large screen sizes above 42-inches as Plasma. However, the number is growing fast, with 46 and 47-inch screen sizes becoming more common, and some LCD sets having a screen size as large as 65-inches also available to the general public.

4. Although LCD televisions do not suffer from burn-in susceptibility, it is possible that individual pixels on an LCD televisions can burn out, causing small, visible, black or white dots to appear on the screen. Individual pixels cannot be repaired, the whole screen would need to be replaced at that point, if the individual pixel burnout becomes annoying to you.

5. LCD televisions are typically more expensive than equivalent-sized Plasma televisions (although this is changing).

Answered By 5 points N/A #95045

Difference between LCD and Plasma TV sets ?


The full form of LCD is Liquid Crystal Display. There is a liquid crystal between the TV's display panel. This liquid crystal gets activated on receiving electric current. It uses a CCFL back light.

A TV with a plasma screen works on a totally different platform. It is made of a sheet of plasma cells. When electricity is passed these plasma cells get activated. The major differences between LCD and Plasma TV sets are-

a. Plasmas TVs are made of chemical compounds called phosphors.

b. LCD TVs use crystals in between two pieces of  glass. LCDs produce sharp, lively colors.

c. Plasmas produce warmer and more accurate colorsPlasmas can suffer from burn-in effect; LCD doesn’t.       


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Answered By 0 points N/A #95040

Difference between LCD and Plasma TV sets ?


Plasma on LCD is as follows advantages are:-


1. Large screen size is readily availability.


2. Contrast ratio is better and ability to render deeper blacks.


3.  For better saturation and color accuracy.


4. Better tracking of motion.


Plasma over LCD disadvantages are:


1. Plasma TVs are better to burn in of static images. However this has reduced to great extent in today’s time because of the incorporation "pixel orbiting" and other related technologies.


2. Plasma’s generate far more heat than LCDs to create the images because of need to light of phosphors to create those images.


3. It does not perform well in certain conditions at higher altitudes.


4. Shorter display life of the TV was the case in earlier technology. It was earlier said Plasmas had or 8 hours or 30000 hours in a day for 9 years which is less than that of LCD TV. The life span of screen has now improved and life span of span rating is now very common with some TV’s which are rated high as 100000 hours of life span due to technology improvements.

Answered By 0 points N/A #196074

Difference between LCD and Plasma TV sets ?


Hi I am showing you a image here which is telling you the difference between Plasma TV and LCD /LED in a better way in spite of both are HD and in flat but there are some more differences in these all.

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