Top 3 Reasons to Upgrade to a Plasma TV

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Top 3 Reasons to Upgrade to a Plasma TV

Selecting a high definition television can be difficult as you can find yourself bombarded with jargon and specifications, not to mention a variety of features including smart internet portals, media playback, picture within a picture, and more ports than you thought a TV could handle. However, when choosing an upgrade, you should consider the top reasons users switch to plasma televisions before making a decision.


Fast Response Time

Almost all HDTVs, including plasma televisions, are fixed-pixel display, which means the screen uses a fixed number of pixels to produce the picture. All fixed pixel displays have a native resolution that informs the consumer of the maximum level of image detail that a particular television can produce. While televisions feature a high number of pixels, plasma television pixels have no moving parts, as do LCD televisions where the crystals have to move to produce each new colour. This means that plasma televisions have significantly faster response times to quick moving action on the screen, producing clearer and crisper images. This is especially important when viewing programming with lots of action in high definition. With fast response times, a 42-inch or 50-inch HDTV plasma television can deliver a brilliant image.


Black Levels

Another advantage of a plasma television is the black levels. Plasma televisions have three individually lit plasma chambers for each pixel, one each for the colours used to translate the image: red, green, and blue. When you apply current to the television from the electrical socket by plugging it in and turning it on, the gases inside the cells form a plasma, which glows. Plasma mostly produces as an infrared heat which lights up the screen. With each cell lit individually, a plasma television display produces a black image by not applying current to those pixels. The black is true, almost inky. With a true black, the picture appears much sharper in contrast to the colours, giving a crisp viewing experience.


Viewing Angles

With each cell self-lighting, viewing angles tend to be much more forgiving, allowing the viewer to sit off centre from the plasma screen and still enjoy the rich colours as if sitting directly in front of the screen. Viewers can sit on a chair or sofa off centre, up to 80 degrees off centre in some cases, and still see the image clearly; whereas, with other television technologies, the colour can be lost when viewing the television from an angle. This allows you to place the plasma television in a wide variety of locations while still ensuring that all viewers see the images clearly.

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