The 3D TV technology is still in it's infancy, and it could be hard to know which TV to buy to get the best quality 3D images. Here is a guide that will help you become more aware of the differences between Plasma and LCD 3D TV.
What are the technical differences between plasma tv and LCD 3D TV?
The 3D Plasma TV brightness.
The Plasma TV contains thousands of small cells, that create electric pulses and excite xenon and neon gas which causes them to glow and create a bright light. Each cell is a microscopic fluorescent light that illuminates the proper balance of red, green, or blue to display the proper color separation from the light.
The LCD Light Filter
The LCD TV is composed of two transparent plates. Between these two plates is a layer of liquid crystal that acts as a filter that passes only the colors required for the displayed image. The LCD TV uses a backlight that is placed behind two transparent plates.
Pros and Cons of Plasma and LCD for 3D.
Today technological advances have blurred the differences. All available 3D TVs deliver excellent quality. Your choice will depend on how you will use your 3D TV and also how much money you have to spend.
Advantage for Plasma 3D TV
Advantages of a plasma 3D TV is that they display black better, which gives a better quality when rendering dark scenes in 3D. Plasmas also provide sharper Images which provide a more natural quality of the image and 3D effects and are also better at displaying fast moving scenes. You also have more flexibility with a plasma TV with a wider viewing angle.
Advantage of the LCD 3D TV
LCD TVs have provided a great clarity of image and the 3D image is bright. You do not need to remain close to the screen to get the best possible 3D image. The energy consumption of an LCD TV is 20 times lower than a plasma and has a longer lifespan.
Disadvantage of plasma 3D TV
Unfortunately plasma TVs tend to have a shorter life span, they are more fragile and the screen can "burn" if an image is displayed for a long time. Plasma TVs tend to cost more and currently there is not built in 2D / 3D conversion planned at this time.
Disadvantage of LCD 3D TV
LCD have difficulty displaying real black continuous technical improvements. This causes the displayed image to be less "real." The LCD 3D TV also can become blurred when playing back fast action scenes. Refresh rate is a detail which you will need to pay close attention to.
When you should consider buying a 3D plasma television:
- If you're a fan of blu-ray films of high quality and very demanding on the image quality
- If you want to plug a game console into your TV
- If you are not interested in converting standard 2D television in 3D television
- If you have a higher budget
When you should consider buying a 3D LCD TV:
- If you have a fairly small room
- If you're looking for a longer lying TV
- If you want to see your favorite shows now in 3D.
- If you are looking for the best value for money.