A Plasma TV is a flat panel type TV that is larger is size as compared to common CRT TV. Pixmania provides you with a wide range of Plasma TV models to suit your specific requirements.
The name ‘Plasma’ with regard to TVs refers to the technology used that utilizes a cloud of electrically charged ionized gases known as plasma. Plasma TV is much brighter than CRT TV and as a wide colour gamut and is fairly larger in size when compared to a CRT TV. Plasma TV, LED TVs and LCD TVs are based on different technologies and offer variant picture quality. Plasma TVs offer more natural looking blacks and are more economical than the same sized LED TVs. LED TVs are slimmer than the other types of televisions and save more power by being energy efficient. Plasma TVs are generally big, however, LED TVs come in all kinds of sizes to fit in the room of any size. LCD TVs are very economical compared to other two types. These are not energy efficient and do not offer much screen size options. 32 inches LCD TVs aren’t as common in the market. The main advantage of purchasing a Plasma TV over other TVs is that you can view the TV from different angles along with making better viewing in darker conditions (evenings lights off) as they create better contrasts. If this is the case, then Plasma TVs are for you.
The various models available
Plasma TVs are differentiated on the basis of their size of the screens and resolution. The Enhanced Definition or ED Plasma TV has a resolution of 853×480 and it down-scales the High Definition incoming video signal to match the native screen resolution. High Definition or HD Plasma TV supports a native screen resolution of 1024×768 a screen size of 42”. Bigger screen sizes support even larger resolution extending up to 1920×1080 found in screen sizes ranging from 42 to 103 inches. This Plasma TV up-scales the incoming Standard Definition video signal to match the native screen resolution. Many big brands including Samsung, Philips, Sony have high-quality Plasma TVs in the market.
Unique features to look out for
There are many features to look out for while buying Plasma TV. One of them is the screen size and resolution. While buying a Plasma TV with 42” screen or bigger, it is important to look for 1080p resolution otherwise the quality of picture is degraded. Contrast Ratio is also important; anything less than 5000:1 in a bigger screen TV may not provide optimized performance. A TV with sufficient brightness should be looked for as low brightness would result in muddy and soft images. While purchasing a Plasma TV, make sure it has at least one HDMI input for you to connect it to a game console for instance. If you are a movie buff, you may want to have it connected to a DVD player or a blue ray player. Smart TV features and 3D viewing are secondary to look for that enhance the TV viewing experience and provide many additional features.