What is the difference between a Plasma TV and a LED TV?

  1. dappledesigns profile image90
    dappledesignsposted 4 years ago

    What is the difference between a Plasma TV and a LED TV?

    Is one better or more reliable than the other?

  2. pocono foothills profile image81
    pocono foothillsposted 4 years ago

    Plasma TVs are lit by Phosphorous in the screen and don't need any backlighting, because the Phosphorous lights up itself (with a little help from a lot of integrated circuit technology). LED (light emitting diode) screen are usually backlit.  Personally, I prefer LED TVs because I believe that the overall screen is brighter than Plasma; however, some plasma TVs automatically adjust the screen brightness based on how bright your room is.  Also, an LED TV of the same size as a Plasma TV is lighter in weight, so easier to move around or mount if you want to mount it on a wall.  I bought a Samsung 32" LED TV and I am very happy with it and I think if I bought another TV for another room, I would still go with a backlit LED TV.

 
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