PLASMA VS. LCD TV’s • Which is better??????????????? Definition: L.C.D. TV. Liquid Crystal Display- A display technology that uses rod-shaped molecules (liquid crystals) that flow like liquid and bend light. Unenergized, the crystals direct light through two polarizing filters, allowing color to show. When energized, they redirect the light to be absorbed in polarizers, causing the dark appearance of crossed polarizers to show. The more the molecules are twisted, the better the contrast and viewing angle. DEFINITION: PLASMA TV. • Plasma TV - create a picture from a gas (plasma) filled with xenon and neon atoms and millions of electrically charged atoms and electrons collide when you turn the power on. The collision releases increases in the energy level in the plasma and the neon and xenon release light (similar to the way neon lights work). ADVANTAGES OF L.C.D. TV’S • LCD technology is not prone to screen "burn-in" or "ghosting", static images will begin to "burn-in," or permanently etch the color being displayed on PLASMAS. • LCD monitors display static images from computer with full color detail, have no flicker, and no screen burn-in. • LCD TV’s conform better to gaming consuls. • The longevity of the L.C.D. is far superior to that of the PLASMA. ADVANTAGES OF PLASMA T.V.’S • plasma technology has the better picture quality in normal to low room lighting conditions, and are better in most picture quality categories. • Plasma technology will almost without exception triumph during night time viewing. • PLASMA offers larger screen dimensions LCD/PLASMA MUNUFACTURERS LARGE MANUFACTURERS • SONY Most major manufacturers • LG produce both L.C.D. and • VIZIO PLASMA televisions. • SAMSUNG Some manufacturers specialize in the • HITACHI production of either • DYNEX L.C.D. or PLASMA, but usually offer both of them to the market. COST • In the case of 1080p and 720p resolutions, the L.C.D. TV. Will cost you an average of $200-$500 more than the same sized PLASMA. • The PLASMA TV. has an energy consumption that is significantly higher than that of the L.C.D. CONCLUSION • Both the PLASMA and the L.C.D.’s picture quality are a far superior to the old standard, “tube” style televisions. • There is no clear winner when trying to decide which is the right one for you, They both have their own strengths and their own weaknesses. The better model will depend on the consumer’s budget, and how he/she plans on using the television. REFERENCES • "LCD/PLASMA- PC Magazine." PC Magazine - Computer, Software, Hardware and Electronics Reviews, Downloads, News and Opinion. 2 June 2008. 17 Nov. 2008 <http://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia • "Plasma TV vs LCD TV - Plasma TV Buying Guide." Plasma TV Buying Guide: Offers Plasma Television, DLP TV and LCD TV Buying Tips. 2 June 2008. 17 Nov. 2008 <http://http://www.plasmatvbuyingguide.com/plasmatvreviews/plasm a-vs-lcd.html • " LCD vs. Plasma." Crutchfield: LCD TV, Car Audio, Home Theater, Speakers, Plasma TV. 3 Feb. 2008. 17 Nov. 2008 <http://www.crutchfield.com/S-n0A1Vn NEED MORE INFO???? • TV BUYING GUIDE • BEST BUY.COM --- PLASMA vs LCD • HOME THEATER BUYING GUIDE.COM - -- PLASMA/LCD which is right for you??