Title: Plasma Flat Screen Television Word Count: 624 Summary: The plasma flat screen television w as invented in the 1960s, and altho ugh it made a brief appearance in t he market in the 70s, it did not qu ite catch on. Nowadays, the plasma flat screen television is defining what a home theatre should be, and most people who pride themselves on having a fine home theatre own a p lasma flat screen television along with other high-tech innovations, s uch as surround sound speakers. The plasma flat screen television trul y gives one the feeling o... Keywords: plasma TV,home theatre,plasma furnit ure Article Body: The plasma flat screen television w as invented in the 1960s, and altho ugh it made a brief appearance in t he market in the 70s, it did not qu ite catch on. Nowadays, the plasma flat screen television is defining what a home theatre should be, and most people who pride themselves on having a fine home theatre own a p lasma flat screen television along with other high-tech innovations, s uch as surround sound speakers. The plasma flat screen television trul y gives one the feeling of sitting in the cinema, and, if mounted on t he wall, it can save a lot of space . Although the price was once out o f the range of the average consumer s, plasma flat screen televisions a re slowly moving into the range of affordability. A plasma flat screen television use s technology that is quite differen t from the typical cathode ray tele vision. Neon and Xenon gases move b etween two flat panel glasses. Thes e are inert gases and are not dange rous. The result is amazing color; the typical plasma flat screen tele vision produces 16 million unique c olors and provides great contrast b etween dark and light. The screen h as a _perfect black_ that gives it a cinematic feel. Although the plas ma flat screen television is much l arger than the conventional televis ion, with all of its devices, it is usually no more than four inches t hick. This allows one to install a plasma flat screen television on th e wall to save space. Although the cost of a plasma flat screen television keeps decreasing, you should take into account the a mount of power these televisions ca n use when you figure out the cost in real terms. While there are many energy-efficient models, a larger plasma flat screen television uses a lot of electricity. However the t echnology of the plasma TV is being developed and improved constantly, and, before long, using a plasma T V will conserve energy. One advantage to the plasma flat sc reen television is that it has a re latively long life; the typical set has 60,000 hours to half life (hal f-life occurs when the screen quali ty is reduced by half). When you pu rchase your plasma flat screen tele vision, ensure that you have an exc ellent warrantee and that you can h ave it serviced for free or at a lo w cost. One thing to be aware of with your plasma flat screened television is that it is quite delicate, and the slightest bump can cause problems. For instance, if a child throws a b all at the screen, hundreds of indi vidual tubes can lose their ability to glow, and repair for this is ex pensive, if it is possible. It is t herefore a good idea for parents to install their plasma flat screened television so that it is high enou gh to avoid such interference (and don_t let your kids play ball in th e TV room!). There are tilt wall mo unts that allow you to install your plasma flat screened television at an angle if you store it high. Along with the plasma flat-screened television, you can purchase plasm a furniture or special cabinets and stands for your plasma television. If you prefer the classic, hardwoo d look, there are home entertainmen t cabinets specially designed to ho ld plasma flat screened televisions along with other equipment. For a more contemporary look, you can fin d metallic curved stands with simpl e glass shelves or just a short sta nd to place on top of an existing c abinet or table. An important tip to keep in mind wh en choosing plasma flat screened te levision furniture and supplies is that they should be well-tested for sturdiness, since a plasma TV cann ot handle a bump, much less, a comp lete fall. Make sure that all surfa ces and mounts are sturdy enough to hold your set or more weight, just to be on the safe side.
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