LCD or plasma screen

@dbhattji (2507)
India
June 12, 2007 7:49am CST
What is the difference between LCD and Plasma screen monitors? Which is better for my eyes?
4 responses
@santuccie (3381)
• United States
12 Jun 07
LCD screens have a backlight, and the pixel elements will tilt to reflect different gradients. Plasma screens use ionized gas, which heat up and glow. They may not last as long as LCDs, since holding still pictures for extended lengths of time can cause burn-ins, just like with CRTs. I like LCD, of course. But there are other technologies in the making, some of which use less energy than LCD and may increase laptop battery life in a big way. I'm looking forward to what's still to come. :)
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@dbhattji (2507)
• India
13 Jun 07
Thanks for the explanation, but does that mean LCD has better contrast and will cause less strain to my eyes.
@santuccie (3381)
• United States
13 Jun 07
I would be inclined to believe that a plasma monitor would offer better contrast and more colors, as I am of the understanding that an element must be charged in order to emit any light, and because adjusting an electrical charge likely offers more fine-tuning of gradient than tilting. I'm pretty sure a plasma is also better for viewing from an angle. LCDs, being reflective, look like negatives when viewed from outside a certain range of angles. As far as radiation goes, I have nothing to say. I haven't read or even heard about that, so I would be guessing if I told you.
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@Katagiri (426)
• Brazil
20 Jun 07
LCD. Plasma is beautiful and cheaper but breaks easy and can bleed if you turn it upside down.
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@dbhattji (2507)
• India
20 Jun 07
Every day I am learning something new. i expected it to bleed if broken but how does it bleed when put upside down, isn't it closed from top also?
@Sir_bobby88 (8243)
• Singapore
16 Jun 07
I would prefer the old CRT monitors yea ... anyway i do think that plasma will be better for eyes , as you look within a distance then the screen at the monitor is clear ... so you will be force to go at a healthy distance yea
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@dbhattji (2507)
• India
20 Jun 07
That is a very good observation. i had not noticed that, so looking at a plasma screen from up close does not give good picture? I do stay at a healthy distance but because otherwise I would have to use reading glasses.
@dragan80 (920)
• Italy
13 Jun 07
I prefer LDC monitor I thons LCD is better than plasma
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