Have you ever wondered what the differences are between an LCD and Plasma TV? If so, you may be surprised at the number of small differences in the display shown on the different TVs. While many of the features of the two TV types are similar, they are in fact two competing technologies. The primary difference between the two TV types is in the way that the picture is delivered to the viewer.
Both a Plasma and LCD TV are available in casing that is 3.5 inches in depth. In the past, sizing and associated pricing were limited, but today, new LCD TVs are offered in a variety of sizes which has allowed them to directly compete with the Plasma TV options.
When Plasma TVs first came onto the consumer market, there was initial concern surrounding burn risk, which is no longer a concern with today's models. Plasma TVs offer a high volume of small pixels, working together to create nearly 17 million colors. These colors combine to provide the viewer with such a clear picture. Plasma TVs have a pixel design that is superior to most models, although newer LCD TVs are rapidly advancing.
LCD TVs of today have a higher pixel quality, with enhanced color accuracy. However, most TV viewers prefer the accuracy of the Plasma TV screen.
LCD TVs manipulate light waves. They produce colors by subtracting the primary colors from light called "white light". This method makes it extremely difficult to maintain vibrancy and color accuracy. Modern technology in LCD displays have overcome this. Color transformation is improved with the higher than average number of pixels per square inch found in LCD televisions. LCDs are still not as impressive as plasmas with similar pixel counts.
So, do you want richer color or brighter color? That depends largely on where you are putting your TV. A room with a lot of natural light would be better suited with an LCD, while darker rooms are better for plasmas.