Plasma screen technology and plasma screens allow the image to be seen clearly from up, down, left or right. They are particularly suitable for all environments subject to electrical interference, such as power facilities, factories, ships, power stations and hospitals. The plasma screen is much more versatile than traditional CRTs or projectors. Plasma Video was co-invented at the University of Illinois, just outside of Chicago.
When compared to the competing technology of LCD, we can note the following: plasma screens generate a wider color spectrum, a wider gamut and have better contrast, especially with the quality of blacks. LCDs gradually fill this gap, including through the use of wide gamut backlighting CCFL type. Plasma screens are not affected by buzzing, banding, clouding or absence of uniformity. While LCD’s do sometimes show these affects. The aforementioned type have a much higher power consumption. Some models consume over 500 watts.
These screens are susceptible to the phenomenon of screen burning which is images (or any part of the image as the logos of the channels displayed in the corners) can damage the screen, causing it to display the superimposed image on the current display. Again, the latest generation of screens use a number of technologies to prevent this problem and make it reversible.
Because of some these reasons, and because of lower demand, some builders no longer produce this type of display. This may mark a step towards the abandonment of this technology.
Current companies that still produce this technology include Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Pioneer, Vizio. Plasma vs LCD is a popular argument among TV enthusiast with each group pointing out the shortcoming of the others. When deciding make sure to base your decision on your own needs.