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Plasma FlatscreensPlasma Flatscreens

Plasma Flatscreens are made in a range of sizes to suit everybody's need. The most popular size is the 42 inch screen, however most manufacturers produce plasma screens from 32" up to 60" and beyond.

Plasma screens are produced in one of two aspect ratios.The details of which are given below:

4:3 aspect ratio - A rectangular screen which is the same shape as a computer monitor or non-widescreen television. 

16:9 aspect ratio - This is the new 'widescreen' television screen shape. 

42" and 50" plasma screens can be connected to a computer and video recorder/TV/satellite system.

New television technologies have enabled TV manufacturers to create TVs with wider screen size yet still only a few inches thick. Flat screen TV is one of the most popular and exciting TV technologies today. At only a few inches thick, flat screen TVs offer unparalleled flexibility and convenience. Thus, flat screen TVs usher home entertainment into the 21st century.

To find out more details about Plasma Screen features have a look at the Plasma TV Features


Plasma TV Lifespan

The lifespan of a plasma TV, contrary to rumor, is great. Also,
the technology is ever advancing to produce better televisions
that will last even longer. Most manufacturers will give an
approximate lifespan of 60,000 hours for their plasma
televisions. That's 20 to 25 years of normal viewing before the
screen begins to noticeably dim. This is a new number that
reflects the improvements made to the technology in recent
years. In the infancy of the plasma television, the lifespan
was only 30,000 to 40,000 hours; a substantial improvement.
After the television begins to dim, many models give you the
option of replacing the light source, which renews the life of
the unit.

There are several new technologies that have helped to increase
the lifespan of plasma televisions. First we have the pixel
orbiter. The orbiter quickly swaps the color of adjacent pixels
when a static image is being displayed. This creates a sense
of picture change for the television itself but it practically
impossible for the viewer to see. This almost single-handedly
eliminates the threat of burn-in. Another software component
of "Anti-Burn" technology searches out pixels that have been
on too long and shuts them off for a short period of time to
allow them to rest. These advantages prevent burn-in and,
by attending to pixel health, extend the lifespan of plasma

A good tip for plasma television users is to watch as many
shows as possible in widescreen format. This helps prevent
a quality difference from developing between the inner pixels
and the outer ones that would be neglected when sidebars
appear. Also, keep brightness levels as low as possible.
If you have your television in a bright room, you don't need
to keep the brightness at 100%. Reducing this takes
some of the strain off of the pixels and phosphors and
helps lengthen lifespan. One last tip to increase the life
of your plasma television is to keep it in a cool,
well-ventilated location. A cool atmosphere reduces the
amount of work done by the internal cooling components
and helps the phosphors work longer.

Plasma televisions provide a large screen (42 inches and up)
for considerably less than a comparable size LCD. Knowing
this, we see that even if television manufacturers are
exaggerating the average lifespan of their plasma models,
these units are still a better value than an LCD. Obviously,
a first generation plasma television presents concerns for
owners. They must more actively monitor the health of their
screens. However, looking at the newer model plasmas and
the future of the technology, it must be conceded that a
plasma television's lifespan is long enough for any average

Article written by Jakob Culver.

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