All About Plasma Television : A Buyer's Guide
Broadcasters now can offer free, over-the-air television of higher resolution and with better picture quality than ever before. DTV is a reality-if you've got the right TV to see it with...When you go to plasma TVs, you're making a long-term investment that yields immediate-and foreseeable-dividends. Read MoreHow Plasma TVs Work
The basic idea of a plasma screen is to illuminate tiny colored fluorescent lights to form an image. Each pixel is made up of three fluorescent lights -- a red light, a green light and a blue light. The plasma display varies the intensities of the different lights to produce a full range of colors.
Just What is Plasma?
Plasma is often called the "Fourth State of Matter", the other three being solid, liquid and gas. A plasma is a distinct state of matter containing a significant number of electrically charged particles, a number sufficient to affect its electrical properties and behavior. In addition to being important in many aspects of our daily lives, plasmas are estimated to constitute more than 99 percent of the visible universe.
The History of Plasma Televisions
"For most of its time, it was a solution looking for a problem," says Larry Weber of the technology he has dedicated his professional life to. Today that "solution"—the amazing plasma display panel seems to have finally found the problem it always deserved: carrying high-definition television (HDTV) into millions of homes. Read More
How does 3D TV Work?
How does 3D TV take advantage of our Biology to create the illusion of 3 dimensions? It shows a different picture to each of our eyes, both pictures are of the same thing at slightly differing angles and this forces our brain to give the 2D image apparent depth. Read More
How does LED TV Work?
If you pay any attention to televisions then you've certainly heard of a "new" TV technology called LED TV. New is in quotes because LED TV is a bit of a misnomer, and LED TV should technically be called and LED back lit LCD TV, the panel is still an LCD panel but the back light is provided by Light Emitting Diodes (LED) rather than the Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps found in the televisions manufacturers are still calling LCD TVs. Read More