LCD and PLASMA TV

  • Updated
  • 14/05/2009

What are the differences between these two types of TV?

Now exist two technologies that directly competes in the screen and Tv markets: LCD and Plasma. Next, some features, pros and cons of these two.

The plasma screen uses gas, stored between two glasses that iluminates through an electric charge. LCD screens have a liquid glass that filters light generated by phosphorus combustion behind the screen through a feedback system. In the beginning Plasma TV last around 25 and 30 thousand hours; now Plasma TVs exceed the 100 thousand hours, life similar to the LCD that are around 50 and 60 thousand hours before losing thier bright.

Another important feature is the viewing anglethat lets the viewer enjoy pictues in any angle and not only from front view; in Plasma TV the viewing angle is up to 160 degrees, while in LCD reaches 178 degrees.

When it comes to colors, Plasma TV has more precission and diversity, giving more realistic shades, while pictures in LCDs has better contast and brighter colors, recreating high impact pictures.

Why Plasma TVs are considered friendly with the environment?

Since 1994, LG Electronics is continuously commited in minimizing production impact to the environment, specifically the product development stage. With the intention of creating a cleaner environment and protect people's health, LG Electronics has established an environmental protection management and strategies to develop eco-friendly products. Today we support environmental protection agencies. LG Plasma TVs are friendly with the environment since it has considerably reduced its parts, weight and volume. From planning and during development stage, LG Plasma TVs are designed to reduce electronic consumption and some of their parts can be recycled. These products are covered of a no flamable material to prevent gas leak in case of fire. They are easy to dissassemble designed to make recycling process easier. The company has also improved the light effectiveness, while enhances the components and circuits designs reducing energy consumption. it has also improved TV avoiding using dangerous materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium, PBB, PBDE and DecaBDE additive.