Plasma TV

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Plasma Evolution

Plasma TV

The Plasma display panel was invented at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by Donald L. Bitzer and H. Gene Slottow in 1964 for the PLATO Computer System. The original monochrome (usually orange or green) panels enjoyed a surge of popularity in the early 1970s because the displays were rugged and needed neither memory nor refresh circuitry. There followed a long period of sales decline in the late 1970s as semiconductor memory made CRT displays incredibly cheap. Nonetheless, plasma's relatively large screen size and thin profile made the displays attractive for high-profile placement such as lobbies and stock exchanges. In 1992, Fujitsu introduced the world's first 21-inch full color display. It was a hybrid based on the plasma display created at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and NHK STRL, achieving superior brightness.

In 1997 Pioneer started selling the first Plasma TV to the public.

Today the superior brightness, viewing angle, and the lower cost (compared to LCD) of color plasma panels have caused these displays to become one of the most popular form of HDTV.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

waking up astonished: Getting situated

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  • Tuesday, May 16, 2006

    About Plasma TVs

    Provided by Cnet.com

    Whenever television shoppers are asked to describe the most important criteria they want in a new TV, the most common answer--more so than price, style, size, features, reliability, futureproofness, or brand--is picture quality. While the esoteric tests that we at CNET use to delineate a better-performing HDTV from a less impressive one might confuse some readers, there is a method to our madness, and at the end of the day, we assign a performance score commensurate with that method. That's where the 50-inch plasmas below come in. Regardless of their differing price points and feature sets, each scored 7 or higher in Performance, enough to earn a "very good" rating. If you care about picture quality first, then one of them is sure to please.

    Difference between Plasma and LCD?

    I went to Best Buy the other day and I asked one of their employees about the difference between Plasma and LCD and he told me that Plasma was much better..? I thought it was the other way around , to my understanding LCD is much better than plasma , that is why is more expensive... well I'm trying to buy a plasma or lcd tv and wanted to see what would be the best choice ... any comments? thanks
    adm