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A Case for Plasma TVs

If you are in the market for a new television set, plasma TV has certainly received a lot of press lately. Perhaps now is the time for you to consider purchasing one of these units and foregoing the traditional LCD set. Let's examine some of the advantages of buying plasma TV.

Flat Screen - For an absolutely flat screen, plasma TVs deliver the best picture. Images are delivered in a manner that is clear and crisp, even at the edges of the screen. Flat screen plasma TVs are easy to view from angles and from the side. This feature extends the viewing width and area immensely.

Thin Design - If you are pressed for space, the thin design of the plasma TV may be just what you're looking for. If you simply don't like the idea of a bulky television set taking up more and more space in your living room, then simply take down the Monet or Van Gogh painting and hang up a thin designed plasma TV instead. Just remember to use an appropriate mounting for you TV. Yes, the ultra thin design of plasma TV means that you can watch TV without the television gobbling up lots of precious space, as compared to an old TV. And the thin design is Ideal for one of those tiny Manhattan apartments you hear about. Even if you live in a house, most homes could use a little extra space. The thin design of plasma TV should fit in any home. Some people even like to mount their thin TV on the ceiling so they can recline and watch their favourite movies in comfort.

Highest Resolution - Like contemporary computer monitors, the resolution for plasma TV is simply outstanding. Plasma TV is fully capable of reproducing HDTV signals as well as personal computer signals, including SVGA. The higher the resolution of the TV screens the better the picture. Yes, you can even surf the Internet like never before, with spectacular pictures to enjoy in the process. When shopping for plasma TV, be sure to buy the highest resolution available that you can afford, to get the best picture you can afford.

Of course, if you live in a high altitude area, particularly above 6,000 feet, you may find that plasma TV does not work well. Buzzing from changes in the ambient air pressure may not affect picture quality, but could shorten the life of your unit. Better to make certain first that the unit you are purchasing is "high altitude" ready. Do your research, talk to local salespeople and the neighbors, and be knowledgeable about how plasma TV performs in your area if you live in a high altitude. Look into buying plasma TV especially made to work at high altitudes. If you live above 9,000 feet in altitude, you will probably be out of luck if you want plasma TV. You will have to wait until technology catches up with your home's altitude.

While prices for plasma TV are still very high, the trend continues to march downward resulting in better units at lower prices. For the best deals, shop at discount electronic store or warehouse club. Make certain that the plasma TV you are considering come with an extensive in-home warranty and include all of the supporting hardware to properly hang your unit. As plasma TV becomes more popular, more home entertainment equipment manufacturers are selling them. This increase in competition is bringing the prices of plasma TV down. This means that many people who wanted plasma TV can now afford to own one.

Some units have a line of accessories for your consideration, too, including wall speakers, a tilt wall mount, and a table stand. It is very likely that you can purchase each one of these accessories separately or as an "add on" package with your plasma TV. Shop around to find the best all around deal that works right for you. And you might want to buy the accessories at the same time you buy the TV. This is especially true if you are getting a mount with your plasma TV. When you are ready to purchase, consult with the salesperson and he or she will be available to help you make decisions about what you need and how to install the plasma TV accessories. Just don't let that convincing salesperson talk you into accessories that you don't really need, especially if you can't afford them. Have a good idea of the amount of money you have available to spend, and stick to your budget. Some features can be added to your home entertainment center at a later date.

Yes, plasma TV is here to stay. Prices of plasma TV are beginning to drop due to competition between TV manufacturers. Prices will continue to tumble for a while, and plasma TV will become the standard unit for television viewing in many American households.