LCD or Plasma?
Both LCD and Plasma TV technologies have the capability to present stunning visuals. Choosing between the two used to depend on your viewing environment. However, these days, there is very little difference between the two technologies, especially when it comes to high end products. In the past, plasmas were renowned for delivering superior black levels. Today, many LCDs now feature variable backlight technology, making LCD black level performance comparable to that of plasmas. In addition, the new 120 and 240 Hz LCDs have addressed motion blurring, minimizing streaking trails that follow objects as they move quickly across the screen. LCD manufacturers are also making strides to reduce the effects of off-axis viewing, meaning you should experience the same image quality as you shift your viewing angle. Deep blacks, clean signal processing and accurate colors have long been characteristics of the very best plasmas for years. Once criticized for having glossy screens that were susceptible to reflections from windows and lights, newer plasmas now feature anti-reflection coatings to minimize glare. In fact, LCDs have also gone glossy and they include the same anti-reflection coatings found in plasmas. Choosing between the two technologies today is more a matter of brand preference.