Plasma TVs

Plasma televisions work by passing an electrical current through capsules of noble gases, causing them to emit light. In turn, the light hits a phosphorescent layer to produce the appropriate images.

The main advantage of this type of television is that they are relatively affordable. Plasma TVs are also capable of producing bright images and, unlike many types of  LCD TVs, fast images do not blur. In addition, due to their composition, this type of display is capable of producing richer blacks which can greatly improve image quality.

Unfortunately, there are a couple of drawbacks associated with plasma televisions. As this type of television has a glass screen, it can be difficult to see the screen in a well-lit room due to reflections. Plasma television screens a liable to image burn-in, which is a permanent discolouration due to the same image shown on the screen for a long time, such as a channel logo. In addition, they are not the most energy efficient type of television as they consume high amounts of electricity.

However, in recent years there have been considerable developments in the LED and LCD television industry which has led to many television manufacturers ceasing to produce further plasma TVs.


Despite the fact that many television companies are turning towards LED and LCD devices, Panasonic offer an excellent range of plasma TVs. While Panasonic has been loyal to plasma technology for a long time, it is rumored that they will soon cease to produce new plasma models.

Top 3 Panasonic plasma TVs

  • Panasonic Viera TXP42ST60B: 42”, 3D, HD and Freeview
  • Panasonic Viera TXP55VT65B: 55”, 3D, HD, Freesat and Freeview
  • Panasonic Viera TXP42X60B: 42”, HD ready and Freeview

Panasonic Viera TXP42ST60BPanasonic Viera TXP55VT65BPanasonic Viera TXP42X60B







LG’s range includes a number of plasma TVs, many of which have HD and Smart technology. A great innovation that makes LG’s plasma TVs stand out from the crowd.

 Top 3 LG plasma TVs

  • LG 60PN650T: 60”, HD and Freeview
  • LG 42PN450B: 42”, HD ready and Freeview
  • LG 60PH670V: 60”, HD , Smart TV and Freeview

LG 60PN650T LG 42PN450B LG 60PH670V


While Samsung mainly manufactures LED TVs, the company has a great collection of plasma TVs to suit a range of budgets.

Top 3 Samsung plasma TVs

  • Samsung F8500: 64″, HD, 3D, Smart TV, Freesat and Freeview
  • Samsung F4900: 43″, HD, 3D and Freeview
  • Samsung F5500: 60″, HD, 3D, Smart TV, Freeview

Samsung F8500 Samsung F4900 Samsung F5500