3D lcd hd tv modelsOpposition of plasma and liquid crystal technologies is going on, and if youre thinking about buying a big screen TV, you should do some hard thinking on what technology is more acceptable for you, LCD or plasma.
The first flat TVs in the late 1990s priced at several thousand pounds used plasma technology and had 42-inch screens. LCD screens, invented in 1970s, at first were used in calculating machines, then it was growing slowly in size and gradually progressing till it began to compete with plasma displays in the middle of the first decade of the 21 century.
Now about one in ten sold flat panel TVs uses plasma technology. LCD technology, more often posing as LED models, closes out the market. Mainly this connected with economic reasons. A lot of big producers of TVs decided to center around the output of LCD panels that in the long run, in the manufacture of large quantities, made their self-cost cheaper. Also the producers at first centered around the plasma for switching to the Full HD definition.
But plasma is not dead. Panasonic still continues to produce millions of plasma HDTV, but Samsung and LG are not going to switch to LCD technology fully.
Many modern technologies of LCD TVs that are loudly advertising today, such as 200 Hz and LED lightning is meant for treatment of some birth defects, appearing in LCD panels in video playback. The typical problems of LCD panels, such as smearing of dynamic images and low contrast ration, as a rule, are extrinsical to plasma panels.
But the advertising of LCD models is so importunate, that forces for market promotion of plasma models and often for marketing purposes to include compatible in sound technologies. Often, only for the consumers brainwash.
Of course, this means that LCD TVs have not certain advantages over plasma models. Such advantages at first are competitive prices and often much more slim design.
Obviously, there is no winner in the opposition between LCD and plasma. All that answers your purpose will depend not only on your needs but also on your preferences. But this article is destined to help you to find your bearings in that fuss around the significant difference between plasma and LCD TVs.
LCD vs plasma: prices and popularity
Marketing agencies say that by the end of July, during the preceding 12 months, has been sold 822000 plasma TVs and 9 994000 were LCD TVs with traditional or LED lighting. Thus, plasma models were only one eleventh part of sales. But statistics are more illustrative.
The average cost of plasma models in this period was ?713, in comparison with ?322 for LCD TVs. Such big difference is connected at first with the fact that plasma technology is used only in TVs with the screen size more than 42 inch, which of course is more expensive.
Initially, both marketing agencies and producers put TVs with LED lightning in the class of its own. Following the results of sales during the first 12 months by the end of July of 2009 has been sold only 41000 items, during the next 12 months has been sold already 3 550000 items.
The main reason of the popularity of TVs with LED lightning is price slashing. If the first TVs cost at the average of ?1365, then by July their prices has fallen till ?924, although the TVs with LED lightning have some very attractive features.
LCD vs Plasma: screen size
In addition to extra-large displays, plasma TVs are always produced with 42, 46, 50 and 60 inch screens. Now there are also 37 inch models.
Until quite recently term plasma was a synonym for TVs with large screen, but now LCD panels grew to similar sizes.
Although LCD TVs have recently cleared the hurdle of 32 inch, but today they are produced in all sizes and formats. And the key to the statistic supremacy of LCD models on the market, a huge demand on 42 inch screens is the market niche, in which plasma models are almost not presented.