Did you know that the plasma flat screen television was actually invented in the 1960s? It then made a brief appearance in the consumer TV market in the 70s, it did not quite catch on. Today, the plasma flat screen television is defining what a home theater should be, and most people who want a home theater system, owns a plasma flat screen television along with other high-tech innovations, such as surround sound speakers. The plasma flat screen television truly gives one the feeling of sitting in the cinema, and, if mounted on the wall, it can also save a lot of space. Although the price was once out of the range of the average consumer, plasma flat screen televisions are now ino the range of affordability.
How Does Plasma TV’s Work?
A plasma flat screen television uses technology that is quite different from the typical cathode ray television. Neon and Xenon gases move between two flat panel glasses. These are inert gases and are not dangerous. The end result is amazing color; the typical plasma flat screen television produces 16 million unique colors, and provides great contrast between dark and light, black and white. The screen has a perfect black that gives it a cinematic feel. Although the plasma flat screen television is much larger than the conventional television, with all of its devices, it is usually no more than four inches thick. This allows you to install a plasma flat screen television on a wall to save space.
Although the cost of a plasma flat screen television continues to decrease, you should take into account the amount of extra power these televisions can use. While there are many energy-efficient models, a larger plasma flat screen television can use a lot of electricity. However, there are technological improvement on the plasma TV that is being developed and improved constantly, and, before long, using a large plasma TV will eventually conserve energy.
Advantages Of Plasma TV’s
One advantage to the plasma flat screen television is that it has a relatively long life; the typical set has 60,000 hours to half life (half-life occurs when the screen quality is reduced by half). When you purchase your plasma flat screen television, ensure that you have an extended warranty, and that you can have it serviced for free or at a low cost.
One thing to be aware of with your plasma flat screened television is that they are quite delicate, and the slightest bump can cause problems. For instance, if a child throws a ball at the screen, hundreds of individual tubes can lose their ability to glow, and repair for this can be expensive, if at all possible. It is a good idea for parents to install their plasma flat screened television so that it is high enough to avoid such interference (or don’t allow your kids play ball in the TV room!). There are tilt wall mounts that allow you to install your plasma flat screened television at an angle, if you mount it high.
Along with the plasma flat-screened television, you can purchase plasma furniture or special cabinets and stands for your plasma television. If you prefer the classic, hardwood look, there are home entertainment cabinets specially designed to hold plasma flat screened televisions along with other equipment. For a more contemporary look, you can find metallic curved stands with simple glass shelves or just a short stand to place on top of an existing cabinet or table.
When Choosing Plasma TV Furniture
An important tip to keep in mind when choosing plasma flat screened television furniture and supplies is that they should be well-tested for sturdiness, since a plasma TV cannot handle a bump, much less, a complete fall. Make sure that all surfaces and mounts are sturdy enough to hold your set or more weight.