Week 5 Assignment: Compare and Contrast Essay
Plasma vs LCD TVs
ENG121: English Composition (ABC1239C)
Instructor: Sonja Pasquantonio
October 29, 2012
Today’s world is one of choice. Every day, consumers are presented with the opportunity to choose something from an array of options. And the truth is that that choice is not always made consciously. Sometimes, instead of choosing what is best for personal requirements, buyers fall in the trap of commercial tricks and buy something not really needed. But, when one wants to make the choice based on facts and objective reasoning exclusively, it is necessary to methodically analyze and compare each product based on the criteria that is valued. Today, the goal will be to do just that when choosing something as simple and comfortable as a TV, and compare two popular types of TV’s – LCD and Plasma. When entering the technical department of any supermarket or a high-tech store, many people ask themselves whether LCD TV is better than Plasma TV or vice versa. To answer this question, the two products need to be compared based on several relevant technical criteria.
First, take a look at the technical differences between LCD TV and Plasma TV. From a layman’s eye, LCD and Plasma TV may look alike; however, a keen eye will notice the difference between these TV sets. These differences permit customers to have multiple choices based on their particular requirements. A plasma display comprises two glass panels packed in compartmentalized spaces, with many small plasma cells. Plasma cells are normally charged to a precise electrical voltage level. On the other hand, an LCD display is comprised of aqueous crystals that are normally preset between two panels of glass. The displays are further enhanced by utilizing electricity voltage on the LCD TV set panel.
As a result of such technical differences, a conclusion can be drawn that Plasma TV sets are better in comparison to LCD TV sets when it comes to...