Don’t be proud of that sleek plasma TV hanging on the wall, it’s sucking a hell lot of energy and draining your pockets too. A scientist’s warning shown by David Smith and Juliette Jowit reveals that if plasma TV could sneak into half of the British homes, it would demand for two more power plants. It is obvious since plasma TV asks for four times as much electricity as any traditional cathode-ray set. Thus, this demand can rise if people go for ‘extras’ along with their plasma TVs, to satisfy their avarice for luxury and ease. Extras like set-top boxes, digital video recorders, DVD players and home PCs, demand additional power of six gig watts if played altogether. Previous year’s electronic consumption in England was equal to 30 % of total domestic electricity consumption. If these estimates are kept in mind, eight standard power plants would be needed till 2010 just to fulfill ‘digital home’ need. Though chances are that eco-concern with improving technology, bring forth “Extreme low standby” however, it will take one more decade.
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See that space on your room wall? You know, the space between your expensive wallpaper and photo of your cute baby, is crying out to be filled. So, it’s time to fill the space with new Modus L 42 from Loewe. The 42′ HD flat-screen plasma TV is gorgeous in looks with ear soothing sound system and embraces Freeview. Available at £2000 is now for sale.
The LG 42PC1D HD ready plasma TV is a good value for money. This is the first TV from the LG stable to support ‘clear filter’ screen. The removing of the glass panel has not only reduced the weight of he TV but also helps if you wall mount it. The clear filter comes in handy during day viewing as it does not reflect the objects. It’s not quite as impressive as the Panasonic TH-42PX60, but still the cost at which it comes and the features that are loaded in it compensate for the weaknesses. The picture quality is good and hi-definition clips are bright, crisp and noise-free. The connection selection is superb considering the low price of the set. At the back you’ll find two HDMI inputs, three Scarts (two of which are RGB capable), a component video input and a VGA connection for hooking it up to your computer. Priced: £1,500 but you can get it for less than £1,000 on net.
LG Electronics has unveiled an Australian first in digital technology with the release of its new 42′ (42LC2DR) LCD television and 50′ (50PB2DR) plasma television, both with a built-in digital video recorder (DVR). The best feature that makes it different from other such products is its ability to skip ads in recording process. Both these models are incorporated with built in 250GB hard disk drives, which allows you to record live footages up to 100 hours. The remote control provided with both sets includes a “commercial skip” button, which fast forwards footage in 30-second intervals, the typical length of a commercial break. There are other various features, which makes the product more versatile and appealing It has a good remote control that lets you control all functions. Both these products will provide you with high resolution image of 1366 x 768. The only difference in two models is that The 42LC2DR offers 500cd/m2 brightness and a contrast ratio of 1,600:1 while the 50PB2DR offers 1,000 cd/m2 brightness and a 10,000:1 contrast ratio. Both the products will for sale this month at a price of $5375 for the LCD and $6875 for plasma.
With too many technologies and products flaunting the market, often many questions pop-up in my mind: Which is better, LCD TV or Plasma? Which one should I buy?… Therefore, I have tried to figure out some important points that can guide you in making the right a choice… Both these technologies have similar features, so the first parameter that comes into my mind is size and price. In case of price, LCD’s have a higher price tag associated with them as compared to plasma. However, LCD TVs give better performance and are capable of displaying high-definition images. It is technically difficult and often costly for the manufacturers of plasma to give a full high-definition function to models with a screen size of less than 50 inches. Plasma color richness and naturalness will prevail in rooms with lower to normal lighting. LCDs will be better in bright-lit rooms due to their inherent anti-glare technology and brightness. Moreover LCDs are also not much effected by the increase or decrease in air pressure. The plasma TVs still leads the size battle by a great margin. The size factor will be taken over by the manufacturers this Christmas season and this will be a hard time for plasma manufacturers as this is the last chance for them to promote 42-inch models. By this time next year, probably, there will be no price difference between plasma and LCD TVs, as the prices are expected to fall by 30% for the LCD’s and just 15 to 20% for plasmas. Which one you should go for? Keeping the points discussed above, I would prefer to have an LCD display, as LCD HDTV displays will have a higher resolution per same size comparison than plasma. Looking at the emerging demand for LCD’s over plasma, TVs, some major manufacturers have decided to jump into the race of LCD production. South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and LG Electronics Inc. as well as Japan’s Hitachi Ltd. offer both LCD and plasma TVs. Matsushita also sells both products, although it heavily bets on plasma.
We all love the way the plasma revolution is progressing and we want to see the technology getting cheaper some day so that more people can afford it. Spoiling all our dreams, Samsung is planning a new Multi-Media Center for its 50-inch plasma TV, HP-T5064. Samsung will integrate a hard drive and a Wi-Fi receiver in this plasma TV. The hard drive can be used to store any video or some PC media. Samsung has commented that they will unveil the TV at the Consumer Electronics show that will be held in January. This integration will not make the plasma TVs any cheaper and this technology will find some more dollars for Samsung.
Sharp has unveiled its two new Full HDTV’s in 32′, LC-32GS10 and LC-32GS20. Both these models promise high quality picture with a 1920×1080 resolution. The models have high contrast ratio of 2000:1 and can maintain perfect brightness up to 450cd/m2 due to Black ASV technology employed. They can be easily connected to external devices with built in 2 HDMI ports and an iLink port. The positioning of speakers marks the only difference in these two models as LC-32GS10 has speakers at the bottom and LC-32GS20 features them on each side. Price: 1820.00 Euros
Bang-Olufsen has released a new PDP TV (Plasma Display Panel TV) in Korea. The BeoVision 4 is a high-end 50-inch Plasma TV that boasts of its ‘Vision Clear’ technology that enable the TV to provide the best possible image to every corner of the room. For this the TV adjust the brightness and the temperature automatically according the ambient lighting in the room. The TV can be placed on a table and can also be hung on a wall. The Aluminum finish of the TV makes it look like an elegant 50-inch photo frame. You can also choose between a wide variety of colors that includes Red, Black, Silver, Dark Grey and Blue. The other important feature lies in the remote control unit of the TV, which can handle lighting, curtains and even other TVs in the house. The Suggested price of this high-end 50-incher is 24,900,000 KRW.
Plasma TVs have always won my heart but this one is really for the spendthrift…! A Japanese company has introduced a 42-inch PDP TV that has good features but a very bad resolution. The TV touts a truly uninspiring 852 x 480 resolution, that you won’t even like for playing games forget about any great HD-DVD or Blu-Ray viewing experience. Moreover the TV is priced at $1,430. I think you can buy much better stuff with that…! Other features of the TV are: � 1,500 cd/m2 Brightness � 10,000:1 Contrast Ratio � Genesis DCDi Chip � Analog Audio and Video Outputs � HDMI Input � Removable 10-Watt Stereo Speakers Via: engadget
Vizio’s 60-inch Maximvs VM60P plasma is being offered at a very low price of just just $2,999 with a lot of features what makes it a better choice than the other models in the same range but with hefty price tags. The TV offers a native 720p (1366×768) resolution, four HDMI inputs, two component inputs, VGA jack and ATSC / QAM / NTSC tuners integrated into the set itself. The TV has a fair contrast ratio of 7,000:1 and good brightness level of 1,200 cd/m2 and can also accept the input from 480i to 1080p to display using its Genesis Faroudja DCDi scaler. You will have to wait until next till next month to own one. Till then may be competition has something better for you. Via: engadget