Benefits of Plasma Television
Plasma Television Screen Size
Plasma televisions are only a few inches thick, providing installation options never before possible. In addition to table-top stand mounting, you can hang your plasma television on a wall or from the ceiling, allowing you to enjoy home theater impact from a TV that doesn't dominate floor space. Conventional televisions by comparison take up far more space and are much more limited in placement flexibility. Current Plasma television models start at 3.25" deep, and range in size from 37", 42", 50", and now over 60".
Plasma televisions have higher resolution than conventional television sets, and are capable of displaying full HDTV and DTV signals as well as XGA, SVGA and VGA signals from a computer.
No Scan Lines
Conventional CRT TVs use an electron beam to scan the picture tube from top to bottom at regular intervals, lighting the phosphors to create the image. In the case of standard (NTSC) TV, visible scan lines can be seen—but not on a plasma television! Most plasma televisions include built-in line doubling to further improve image quality when viewing standard analog video sources such as TV broadcasts and VCR tapes.
Perfect Flat Plasma Television Screen
Plasma television monitors have screens that are perfectly flat, with no curvature whatsoever. This eliminates the edge distortion that can occur in conventional television displays.
Plasma Televisions perform better than TV's or monitors in bright rooms, so feel free to position it in a well-lit room. However, for best viewing, you should avoid placing it so that it faces a large window, or where sunlight will shine directly onto the screen.
Widescreen Aspect Ratio
Plasma television sets have a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio, the relationship between the screen's width and height. This is the proper aspect ratio for HDTV, and also allows many DVD-Video movies to be viewed in widescreen format, as originally seen in the theater.
Unlike Projection Televisions, plasma TVs have viewing angles of 170° or better, and can thus be viewed from virtually any angle, vertically or horizontally.
High-end plasma television displays are capable of displaying billions of colors, providing superb color realism with exceptionally subtle gradations between colors and shades of gray.
A Plasma television set is a TV monitor, capable of displaying high definition TV, regular TV, and home video. AND it's a computer monitor, capable of doing everything a regular computer monitor can do.
The lifespan of the best plasma televisions have been expanded to as much as 60,000 hours. This equals almost 30 years of viewing your plasma television for up to 6 hours a day!