Thursday, October 30, 2008

Plasma TV Comparisons - How to Find the Best Plasma TV

Plasma TV Comparisons

If you love television, and you love modern technology, there's no way around it - you've got to have a plasma TV! Here's an overview of plasma TVs, plasma TV features, and where to go online for plasma TV comparisons to find the best TV at the best price.

What is a plasma TV?

A plasma TV is a video monitor that uses millions of tiny colored fluorescent lights to create an image. The tiny light cells are sandwiched between two plates of glass along with electrodes that trigger the cells to produce colors and patterns. This innovative way of creating images allows plasma TVs to be both flat and very large.

What are the features of a plasma TV?

* Plasma TVs provide high-resolution images. The image quality of plasma TVs is much sharper and clearer than tube TVs. Because of this, plasma TVs can accommodate high-definition HDTV signals, as well as DTV, and other formats.

* Plasma TVs are easy to view from any place in the room. And unlike projection TVs and LCD TVs, the picture on a plasma TV is clear from almost any angle.

* Plasma TVs are completely flat. Not only are they attractive and modern, but there is no distortion from curvature, which can be a problem with tube TV screens.

* Plasma TVs are slim and lightweight. The construction of plasma TVs lets them be hung on a wall and hug the wall. You can put a plasma TV almost anywhere, in comparison with the limits posed by the shape and size of traditional tube TVs and projection TVs.

* Plasma TVs accommodate a widescreen format. You get the full theater experience from plasma TVs because they use a widescreen aspect ratio. In addition to their high resolution, this allows plasma TVs to make the most of HDTV and DVD formats.

* Plasma TVs are lifelike. The picture you get from a plasma TV is the clearest picture around, and there is such a sense of depth, the image almost seems three-dimensional.

Where can I compare plasma TV prices?

All this modern technology comes at a price - plasma TVs aren't cheap. Most start at $2,000 and can cost up to $10,000, depending upon the size and model.

In order to get the best price on a plasma TV, I recommend going to your local electronics stores to compare the prices and features, then compare prices online before you buy one.

I found an excellent online service that compares prices and provides customer reviews on all models and brands of plasma TVs. Not only does this service provide well-researched price comparisons for the various makes and models of plasma TVs, but it also gives ratings plus detailed product information.

Reviews of plasma TVs are provided by customers who actually own one. It's like having a network of friends to give you first-hand, unbiased advice on your plasma TV purchase. You can click on the links below to go to this service and comparison shop for yourself.

Visit the to get more information, to compare prices, and to get consumer ratings for plasma TVs and LCD Tvs.

Labels: , , , , , ,

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Show Off That Awesome Plasma TV with the Perfect Stand

Plasma TVs are one of the hottest electronic items being sold today. They are somewhat of a financial investment so whether you're planning on creating an entire home theatre system for your family or just want a nice way to show off your new TV, a plasma TV stand is an excellent idea. Here's a few different types of TV stands and cabinets to assist you with your decision making.

Metal Plasma TV Stands

Metal plasma TV stands are modern and stylish and come in different finishes like black or silver. A nice feature of these types of stands is that in some circumstances, the metal is even textured with a powder coat finish to hide fingerprints. They are also very sturdy and easy to assemble. Some manufacturers even give you of choice of features such as glass shelving and magnetized trims in different types of wood finishes.

Console Styles

Consider a console plasma TV stand in your choice of contemporary or elegant wood and metal finishes. Consoles are great because accessories like tapes and DVDs can be stored inside them, out of sight. They also help to 'hide' wires and components because the front is covered by the cabinet doors. These aren't the bulky TV consoles from the 'old days' either. Their designs are streamlined and modern and in addition to their functionality, can add a really nice touch to your existing d?cor.

Designer Style

These types of plasma TV stands come in wide variety of styles and can really add an additional degree of drama to a room. Choose from wood or metal in different finishes and then mix it up with shelving choices in different materials than the base. An all glass stand is a great way to give the illusion of more space in smaller rooms and you can select from clear, frosted or beveled. These stands are also very sturdy and what's nice about the open style of these types of TV stands is that all of your components are easily accessible. Many also include a swivel turntable so you can easily adjust your TV for different viewers around the room.

Stands with Motorized TV Lifts

Automatic TV lifts are built into the cabinet and designed to raise heavy plasma TVs. They use four rails to guide the unit as motor raises the lift quickly, quietly and safely. Some models will even stop automatically if something obstructs its path in the same way an automatic garage door mechanism works. These are pretty cool but are actually more of a furniture piece so you'll need to make sure you have the space if this is your choice for a plasma TV stand.

Our selection of plasma TV stands features beautiful contemporary hardwood, glass and metal entertainment furniture. Options include shelves for VCR and DVD storage and hutches that create the illusion of your plasma floating over its stand.

Labels: , , , , , , , ,

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Review: Panasonic TH-42PX50U Plasma TV

The Panasonic TH-42PX50U is a 42" plasma TV and one of Panasonics newest additions to its plasma range. The realism of a TV pictures has never been better with the technology of plasma TVs getting better and this plasma TV is one that is leading the way. It has a contrast ratio of 3000:1? which means whites are whiter and blacks are blacker and a display of 8.58 billion colors, giving you better quality of viewing.


Let's start with the border of the screen. Around the outside of the plasma screen Panasonic have made the border color a sleek black, along with the excellent contrast ratio the black border enhances the picture quality making the picture more defined and legit. The plasma sits on a simple silver stand with the speakers of the plasma mounted at the bottom under the screen. This plasma is of a smooth elegant design that would go well in any room.

Picture Quality

Before we talk about how good the Panasonic TH-42PX50U's picture quality is, there are a few settings that need to be changed before watching something on it. First off the contrast needs to be set a -10, the sharpness at -5, the brightness at +5 and the tint and colors at 0. These setting will give you a natural cinema like picture which really is the optimal setting for viewing. Now let's talk about how good the picture quality is.

Mostly all plasma TVs of today have great bright and dark colors; however the ultimate test to see if a plasma TV has great picture quality is to how bright colors show up when there is a dark background in the background. To see how good the Panasonic TH-42PX50U performed we tested out The Matrix and Aerosmith live in concert DVDs. Both these DVDs contain lots of scenes where there is a dark or black background and blight sharp colors in the foreground. An average plasma would have trouble displaying these picture where by a glow on the screen would be visible around the edges of the bright objects. In the Panasonic's TH-42PX50U case it has no trouble dealing with dark backgrounds and blight foregrounds, I was amazed at how well it performed - the picture was nice and crisp with a great natural look.

Sound Quality

The sound quality of this plasma was also very impressive. The 16 watt speakers mounted at the bottom drive out a clean full sound with no anomalies or static. You will find that even when you turn the volume right up the quality and cleanliness of the sound still remains the same. Adding more bass will give you a fuller sound and in contrast adding more treble will give you a crisper sound, again without taking away sound quality.

Overall this is a great plasma TV that not only has great picture and sound quality but great features too, like a tuner that gracefully degrades - meaning when a signal is weak or interfered with the tuner can still display the picture and not just drop out like some other plasmas do. This plasma also features a simple user friendly menu which is easy to navigate through and the ability to have 6 inputs connected to it.

Set backs

  • Inputs only on the back, no inputs on front or side for easy access
  • Does not support picture in picture display
  • No computer input or camera card reader


  • 31 inches tall
  • About 42 inches wide
  • 4 inches deep
  • 76 lbs
  • Stand 13 inches deep
  • Power consumption listed at 399 watts

To find out more about Pioneer plasma televisions and 50'' plasma television visit our website OR our articles page

This article may be reproduced for use on other websites and webpages as long as this resource box and links stay intact and functional.

?2005 Millennium Online Marteting Pty Ltd

Labels: , , , , , , ,