Plasma Television Guide For the Average Joe and Jane

As opposed to giving you a list of the myriad of differences between Plasma TVs and the other makes and models of new Digital TV technology that is out on the current market, let's look at what you need to know about a Plasma television that you may not have known before.

For the average Joe or Jane, Steve or Stephanie out there, you may get all tangled up in what is happening with modern technology, and you really might not care either. The simple fact is that you want a good TV.

Now if you're like me, and you really don't like listening to salespeople, or it's more like you feel obligated to buy whatever it is that they're selling, (just ask the girl guides that come to my door selling cookies every year), then you have to do a little bit of reading on what these new technologies are to avoid them. Sit down at your computer, like you are right now, and begin your search.

Within a few minutes you will come to the understanding that a Plasma television is a gas filled unit, comes in an excellent variety of sizes, and is affordable. It is useful for the home setting, as well as for the office, retail network, and commercial environments. It provides excellent viewing angles, is lightweight, thin, versatile in mounting options, and most importantly...affordable. You will discover that Plasma televisions have some advantages over LCDs, such as better contrast ratio, better motion response time, better colour depth, better render deep blacks, and more larger screen size availability.

However, there are some disadvantages of Plasma TV compare to LCD TVs are that they are more susceptible to burn-in (this is no more an effect now because of the improvement of new plasma technology in the past years), they are generate more heat, they do not perform as well at higher altitudes, and have a shorter display life span (plasma TV life span has now been improved to normal rate), and that they are delicate to ship.

So in a nutshell, you have the basics for what you need to know about Plasma TVs. There are some technological advantages as well to know for compatibility with other technology that you may be using. Complete a search of the equipment and provider that you are using for your network to see if they are up to date to use with your new Plasma.

Also take into consideration how and where your Plasma television will be used, and how it will fit into your decor. For the average person you will have to consider additional costs to get it up and running, such as the addition of a tuner, sound system, mounting fixtures, and other components. Some of these components are left out of the sales pitch to get you hooked into thinking how cheap everything is, by simply focusing on the cost of the TV itself. So Dear Joe and Jane... make sure the television and everything you need with it fits into your budget...and don't forget the service plan offered by the dealer, just in case...

Rose Pleasure owns and operates Digital HDTV review site that educates consumers about different types of digital TV, tips and TV buying guide. She also offer a TV shopping comparison site to easily search and compare for cheap TV best deal.