Your guide to buying a Plasma TV for cheap

The Advantages of Plasma TV

Plasma TVs offer many advantages over other television technologies, and this accounts for why they are the fastest selling 'new' TV technology on the market. Here are the main advantages that Plasma TVs provide over other types of televisions:

-Exceptional Color: Plasma TVs display up to 16.77 million colors - more than the human eye can even register - to provide a highly accurate, lifelike picture.

-High Resolution: Plasma TVs are able to display a high resolution, and are capable of displaying HDTV signals. Many Plasma TVs are capable of producing 720p pictures, and some are able to display 1080i as well. Note that not all Plasma TVs are true HD-capable. Many are considered EDTV, or Enhanced Definition TVs, as they are able to display a higher resolution than conventional TVs, but not a true HD signal in it's native format.

-Slim, Lightweight Design: A key advantage of the Plasma TV is it's thin, flat-panel design, often only inches thick. Plasma TVs are also very light, generally weighing 50-80 pounds. Compared to rear-projection TVs, which can be up to 30 inches deep and weigh up to 400 pounds. The Plasma TVs space-saving design allows it to be moved easily as well as placed in areas that no other type of TV would fit. They also make great design statements.

-Price: Although still more expensive compared to direct view or rear projection TVs, Plasma TV prices have fallen dramatically, and are now quite affordable. Plasma TVs are priced lower than other new technologies such as LCD and LCoS TVs.

-Built-in Line Doubler: Most Plasma TVs include a built in line doubler; a feature that basically doubles the resolution of conventional TV signals, greatly improving their image quality. This is perfect for those times when you are not watching a HDTV or DVD source.

-Widescreen Aspect Ratio: Plasma TVs offer a dramatic widescreen 16:9 ratio display, allowing you to view HDTV signals in their native size, as well as view DVDs in their proper aspect ratio.

-Uniform Screen Brightness: Compared to rear projection TV's, Plasma TVs offer perfectly uniform screen brightness. Rear projection TVs often have 'dull spots', where the picture is a bit fuzzy or not nearly as bright, resulting in a lower display quality.

-Wide Viewing Angle: Plasma TVs offer the best viewing angles, equal to that of the best direct view (CRT) sets. Plasma TVs are noticeably superior to rear projection and LCD TVs in this regards.

-Magnetic Field Immunity: Since Plasma TVs use different technology compared to conventional TVs, they do not suffer distortion when placed in proximity to a magnetic field. Speakers can be placed next to, below, or right on top of Plasma TVs with no adverse effects.

-Flat Screens: Plasma TVs offer perfectly flat screens, cutting down on image distortion and glare.

-Computer compatibility: Most Plasma TVs are able to receive VGA and SVGA signals from computers, as well as standard television and HDTV signals. This allows them to be used for multiple purposes, including many in a commercial or retail environment. Computer gamers have also been known to make use of Plasma TVs to provide them the advantage of a larger viewing area.

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