Plasma televisions provide several benefits over LCD, LED and 3D TV models, but why? How do plasma TVs work to bring you a sharp picture in such a small space? We'll explain.
Did you know that a plasma TV contains neon and xenon gases? Even though plasma televisions are just a few inches deep, the two gases are in hundreds of thousands of tiny cells sandwiched between two pieces of glass. Electrodes are also sandwiched inside; they're on both sides of the cells containing the neon and xenon. The electrodes are placed vertically and horizontally. Based on the incoming signal received, the TV uses the electrodes to charge the neon and xenon, producing light invisible to your eyes. However, as they light up, they light interior surfaces coated with phosphors. Phosphors can only produce light after being struck by another light source. And the human eye can see the light produced by the phosphors. A plasma TV screen is made up of thousands of pixels (aka dots). Each pixel has three subpixels. Each is filled with either red, yellow or blue light phosphor. Depending on the pulses of the current, the TV decreases or increases the amount of red, yellow and green to make every hue in the color spectrum. In fact, plasma can produce 16 million colors that bring shows, movies and video games to life.