What’s the difference between a plasma screen TV and an LCD screen TV? Consumer Reports helped us distinguish the differences between these TV types:
There’s no clear winner between plasma TVs and LCD TVs for quality. There are reasons to pick one over the other, though.
Plasma TVs are generally cheaper than LCDs. They also generally have better contrast, which makes for natural-looking skin tones in your picture.
Plasma TVs also have an unlimited viewing angle, which means the picture doesn’t lose quality when you aren’t sitting right in front of the TV.
LCDs, or liquid crystal displays, are generally brighter than plasmas.
And the screens are less reflective which means they can look better in bright rooms.
LCD TV’s are also better for playing video games. That's because LCD's don't have the burn-in image problem that plasmas can have. Burn-in images can happen to plasma TVs when fixed images are displayed on a monitor for a long period of time.