Lets see here. The advantages of plasmas: great colors, good
price and long life. Disadvantages: potential of burn-in, big ones cost a lot and high power consumption. Burn-in can be
avoided and get a better job if you want the bigger sets. *joke* Power consumption of plasmas can be more then you think
and with the rising costs of energy, it is something to think about.
CNET ran some tests and charted out
the power consumption of
all TVs. A scan over the data does not reveal anything surprising. LCDs have the lowest power consumption and plasmas
are the worst. Just like we posted a few weeks
, Panasonic's plasmas are the best in their class. LCD and DLP based rear projections tend to offer the
consumer a good balance of size verse power however.
They have 20 of the industry's top TVs all charted here
. It is worth a look if you are looking for a
new HDTV. Personally, I don't think I would make it a deciding factor but it is something to think about.