Enjoy a larger TV with more free room when you choose Plasma TVs

Plasma TVs aren't technically televisions because they are only display screens without a tuner. In order to view anything on a plasma television, a device that accepts signals must be used. However, plasma screens allow for a much larger screen in a far less amount of space than a standard television.

Scientifically speaking, plasma is a gas and is the central element in florescent light. In a television screen, plasma discharges between two panels of glass, mixes with phosphors, and creates light. Plasma technology creates a bright, vividly colored display as each pixel is illuminated individually and it enables a very wide screen to be created in very thin casing. Plasma screens are less than 6'' thick. This translates into a screen that could fit in the narrowest of places, or even hung like a picture on the wall.

Space conservation is probably the biggest advantage of a plasma screen. Some believe that big screen plasma televisions offer a better picture at every angle than their CRT counterparts, but many would agree that the picture quality is parallel. If you decide that space is a premium issue, be prepared to pay a premium price. A standard 43'' screen will cost around $2,000 and larger models more than $10,000.

For home theatre use, plasma screen TVs offer superb brightness in a dark room creating optimal conditions for viewing movies. Power consumption of a plasma screen display is comparable to standard televisions, until they exceed 50'' when they consume considerably more power. The life expectancy is an estimated 60,000 hours before the picture degrades to half life point, or the point when the screen displays half the brightness and color as when new. Plasma screen displays are compatible with nearly all home theatre components, including wireless speakers, DVD players, and digital television recievers.