Plasma and LED 3D TV sets were first brought out in the market in 2010 due to the increasing demand of movie growers wanting to bring their experience into their own home. Since then, there seemed to be a conflict developing within the development of 3D entertainment technology between some of the biggest manufacturers of television. They are all eyeing at to be the premier choice of consumers when it comes to providing high quality and yet affordable products.
Since the development of home theater systems, the debate between LED TVs and Plasma TVs has also brewed at the same time. And due to the advent of 3D entertainment, it brought the debate to a higher level.
To make an LED 3D TV, manufacturers used LCD TVs with LCD and LED backlighting, and Plasma displays uses gas cells to generate light producing phosphorescent plasma cells to form lit up pixels. Both LED TVs and LCD TVs have their own fair share of advantages and disadvantages in the areas of brightness, viewing angle and refresh rate.
Below are stated differences between an LED 3D TV and LCD TV.
Refresh rate is very essential for 3D contents, mainly because if a television has lower refresh rate then that would mean ghosting of fast moving images which will lead to a poor overall quality on the 3D image. While LCD manufacturers have all claimed that they make panels consisting of refresh rates that are as fast as 480Hz, the fact is LCD technology is only has its own limitations with refresh rates.
Even though refresh rates on LCD technology are progressing with every innovative idea, 240Hz or 480Hz has not been reached by any manufacturers yet. On the other hand, Plasma pixels actually refreshes quickly than LCD TVs. Because of this fact, Plasma TVs have higher refresh rates that LCD TVs. This means to say that Plasma TVs have a slight advantage when it comes to refresh rate.
Having a good viewing angle is very essential if you have a lot of your friends watching a basketball around your 3D TV. Since Plasma pixels generates their own light that are projected naturally in all angles, Plasma screens produces better viewing angles and they are sometimes better than LCD screens.
LCD screens rely on backlighting as its light source. This light is projected upright to the screen plane. Though contemporary screens have their own distribution techniques that used produce better viewing angles, Plasma TVs still are the better TVs when it comes to viewing angle. And when talking about 3D contents, it is essential that the television has high clarity for the viewers to experience the maximum 3D effect.
Since LCD pixels are backlit, there is always a certain amount of light bleed that would restrict it from producing true blacks. However, this is not an issue that you will encounter with Plasma screens and the contrast ratio and black details are much better in Plasma Screens.
Here is where everything turns upside down. Since LCD screen are made with separate light source, the modern LED backlit LCD televisions actually have better brightness ratings. On the other hand, Plasma screen has their own self-lit pixels that make it hard for them to adjust its brightness.
The Similarities and Difference of Both an LED 3D TV and a Plasma TV:
• When it comes to refresh rates, it is clear that Plasma TVs have the upper hand.
• LED 3D TVs are brighter than Plasmas TVs.
• When we talk about viewing angles, Plasma TV does also have the upper hand.