Difference between LCD and Plasma Television
The difference between LCD and plasma television is one that you should research before making a final decision
on the type of television that is best for you. Both LCD and plasma TV's are good and each has certain advantages
over the other. However, with the increasing screen size of LCD televisions, comparisons between the two is an
important factor in the buying process.
LCD television have recently begun to push into the plasma market, so consumers should be aware of the
differences in order to purchase the correct product for their personal preferences.
Current focus still appears to be on the rivalry between HD DVD and Blu-ray DVD players. However, the truth is
that this dispute will not be of as much interest as what appears to be a battle currently raging between LCD and
plasma television as the HD TV format of choice.
Up until now, both formats have managed to coexist reasonably amicably, which is mostly due to the problems that
LCD's have had with reaching the same sort of screen sizes that plasma television has been able to tackle more or
The dividing line if you will has been LCD up to and including 32 inches, with plasma television used for
anything larger than that. However, LCDs have started to come in at affordable prices in the 37 inch bracket.
Indeed, a number of big name manufacturers will be unleashing ranges of affordable LCD screens of forty inches or
more, which will ultimately start encroaching into the plasma television market.
This means that we will be walking into our local electronics stores in search of a new forty inch plus TV, and
rather than just having to choose between brands of plasma televisions, we will be choosing between different
brands AND two different technologies.
Of course, manufacturers such as Panasonic will argue that plasma television remains the best technology for
larger screens. Indeed, Panasonic for one, are putting their money where their mouths are by not launching any LCD
screens larger than thirty two inches. Pioneer, meanwhile, are so enthusiastic about plasma that they have not even
announced plans to make any LCD TVs at all.
The perception among consumers thus far seems to be that LCD is the technology of tomorrow, and plasma is the
technology of the past. However, what you should not do is ignore plasma just because it does not seem to be the
While LCD might have the edge over plasma in making high definition look dazzlingly bright and sharp, in many
other equally important but less showy performance areas plasma television can still show up young LCD in a few
areas. It is strongly suggested that the consumer gives plasma as well as LCD a fair chance before buying one or
the other, rather than just mindlessly buying an LCD just because that is what everybody else is doing.
With the introduction of larger LCD televisions, some rivalry of technology has arisen between LCD televisions
and Plasma televisions. However, when it comes to price, size, and other special features, the public will need to
decide which features they really want and how much they are willing to pay for them.