Plasma or LCD Screens for Retail Displays

The majority of homes are now equipped with a flat screen TV is compatible with High Definition. So the war rages among manufacturers and it is sometimes difficult to navigate in this world who could scare the less tech savvy among us. Especially if you need these displays for retail displays, you need to understand the differences between them.

A comparable equipment, the question most often returning is what technology to choose between a Plasma , an LCD TV and now a LED TV . Especially now that every manufacturer brings innovations based on screen type.


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Here’s a guide to help you make the right choice with ease.

Plasma screens

What’s this? The technique of image reproduction from a mixture of gases (Argon and Xenon) contained between two glass plates. The emission of an electric current through the mixture to create the plasma .

Interests / benefits

The reasons to opt for a plasma screen are multiple:

You get better contrast with a quality of obvious black and a wide range of colors. It is the ideal solution to watch your movies on Blu-Ray or DVD
The plasma screens are larger than those from other families (at least 94 cm)
The Plasma screens are now more accessible in terms of prices.


Beyond these real qualities, screens Plasma suffer from some flaws.

Their weight. In fact, slab glass is heavier compared to plastic tiles of LCD or LED. Reward so be careful if you need to hang the Plasma screen to your wall and choose the proper outlet.
Power consumption is higher (around 20% compared to a LCD TV and LED )
This type of screen requires a relatively large part due to the screen size
The plasma screens are not optimized for video games. A persistent image syndrome (Burning) may occur, even if the last Plasma have made ​​great progress on the subject. It is for example not possible to continue to collect the logo of a chain once the TV off after extended use.
Why choose a Plasma screen?
You’re a cinephile DVD-vore? Plasma is for you. The screens are great, the color rendition is more natural, the more fluid picture and very high contrast. Their perfect for watching a movie in a dark room use!


Some manufacturers such as LG offers models with a “Photo mode”. This allows the TV to reproduce images (or other multimedia content) on the screen with a particularly faithful to the original clarity and resolution. Also note that these images can be displayed with effects such as monochrome, sepia, oil painting and sticker …

There are now several models of plasma screens equipped with the THX display certification. It is the standard for electronic audiovisual entertainment products.

Also be aware that plasma TVs now include HDMI and USB ports.

Finally, note that the problem of burning effect was attenuated on the new generation plasmas. Affichées too long, still images could continue to see (superimposed) for hours. Now, the latest models use technology capable of preventing this phenomenon.


What’s this?
Initial LCD mean ” L iquid C rystal D isplay “that can be translated in our beautiful language” LCD “. This technology is widespread in most of our daily screens: mobile phones, computer monitor, cameras, washing machines, the LCD is everywhere.

Interests / benefits

Technology LCD also has strong advantages:

It is the choice of the market: the LCD is the technology adopted mainly by buyers TV
A wider range including more choices in screen size
A much higher brightness plasma for best viewing in a bright room
The LCD screens are consume less energy than plasma screens
The image is also finer and more accurate with native resolutions often higher than the Plasma .


The LCD screens are unfortunately more fragile. Attention to the syndrome of dead pixel! Whether your screen is on or off, a black pixel can remain after a bad shot. He may be tiny, but it remains still, you will not see him, especially if he is in the middle of the screen!
The contrasts are lower than for a plasma screen . But manufacturers have made ​​great strides in this area, catching up slowly behind them.
Plasma Compared to the response time of the image is higher, giving the impression of a less fluid picture. But again, manufacturers have made great strides.
Why choose an LCD screen?

The LCD screens are the most versatile. They cover the vast majority of uses: video games, TV, Cinema, Multimedia …

It is also the ideal technological solution for extra screen. If you are looking for a second TV, or if you have a smaller room: go for a LCD screen!


We currently know of screens LCD touch and / or able to connect to the Internet.