Good Bye Plasma TVs, LG Stops Production

/ 2 years ago


Good bye and rest in peace Plasma TV, it was a great ride. The last company to make plasma TV screens for the international market, LG, said this week that it would stop the production of plasma sets in November. This move was widely expected and their rivals Samsung and Panasonic have already stopped their plasma production.

There are still a couple chinese manufacturers that make Plasma screens, but they aren’t available outside of China and the tech consultancy IHS expects them to stop their production by 2016.

Instead of purchasing plasma TVs, customers have opted for the less expensive LCD TVs that have a higher resolution at a lower power consumption. Plasma TVs offer what most considered to be the best picture quality on the market, but it also came at a higher price. They still gain favor thanks to their black level performance, warmer tones and wider viewing angles.

The difference between the two types of screens is that Plasma TVs use pixels filled with gas that light up in different colors when hit with an electrical current, LCD screens use liquid crystals that are lit up from behind to create images.

IHS expects stock to be sold out after the 2014 holiday sales, so this might be one of the last chances to get a new Plasma TV. If lucky, one might even make a great deal due to the shops wanting to clear out the old stock and make room for the next generation of TVs instead.

Thanks to CNN for providing us with this information

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  • Zeed

    sad day for AV enthusiasts like myself. Guess i will keep my Panasonic till it dies 🙁

  • Jeff Leatherdale

    glad i picked up my samsung 51″ 🙂 its a few years old but had less then 60hrs on it as it was a tv kept in a bedroom (know the previous owner very well)

  • Agelos

    RiP plasma. It was a great ride.Thanks