Plasma Screen Television Problems - Plasma TV Problems

You have spent months anticipating your new plasma television purchase, weeks working out the details of installation, mounting and connections and will no doubt spend years paying for it. When you finally collapse into your favourite armchair, all you see little black dots on your screen. Have you finally lost your mind or are there gremlins inside your plasma screen.

Much the same as those digital watches from the 1980's, a plasma television screen is made up of lots of pixels, which are tiny dots of color. Sometimes millions of pixels make up a large screen television.

Most people are aware of the phenomenon of pixelation which comes about when the size of a low resolution image is increased. But what you are probably not aware of is that most screens that you look at these days are made up of pixels. These pixels are so small that they make curved lines look natural.

Sometimes though, in manufacturing a screen of pixels, the manufacturer makes a mistake and one of the pixels stops working as it should. If this happens, you will see it as a tiny dot on your screen. If your screen has what appears to be rainbow colored dots, then get your duster out as that effect is caused by dust. You should dust your screen on a regular basis.

If you do see little dots on your screen, call the maker of your plasma television. They will probably have to replace your plasma screen. There is nothing that you could have done to make the pixels go bad and in any case, quality control is supposed to catch these things before they leave the factory. Also, lower end plasma television manufacturers sometimes have lower standards. No matter what the factory standards, if it is noticeable, complain until it is fixed. After all, you paid a lot of money for your plasma television, and deserve a superior picture for that money.

Another display problem with plasma television that is less often discussed is a sunburst pattern or a ring on your display. This is a common problem with laptop displays. Plasma televisions are much less durable than ordinary televisions and if the installer grabbed your plasma television wrongly when installing it, he may have damaged the screen. Someone falling against the screen, may damage your picture as can your toddler pressing against the screen. As a rule of thumb, you should never, ever touch your plasma television. That is what a remote is for and if you are wise, you will encase it in glass. This is no joke as plasma screens are very delicate.

Other display problems like phantom shadows and flickering can also interfere with your picture. Phantom shadows and flickering you can probably fix using accessories. Your plasma television manufacturer will help you trouble shoot these issues. If nothing works, insist that it is not your fault. They will fix it if you are persistent enough.

Standard televisions have had over half a century to get all the bugs worked out of them. However, even after all that time, they are still not always perfect. Plasma televisions offer many benefits over traditional televisions, but they are still new technology. If you have persistent problems with your set, call the manufacturer of your plasma television.