other action games, an HDTV can enhance your gaming experience.
Types of HDTVs
An HDTV’s gaming performance is largely based on the technology used to display the image. The three main types of HDTVs currently available contain plasma, LCD, or LED displays. A plasma screen uses tiny ‘bulbs’ between two pieces of glass containing gases that emit light when they are ionized by an applied voltage. Plasma screens are less prone to visible motion blur, the ‘comet’ effect that follows fast-moving object, and are capable of producing high contrast images with a wide viewing angle. Early plasma screens were susceptible to burn-in, when a still image that has been displayed on for a long time gets ‘stuck’ on the screen, and these screens still use more electricity than their LCD counterparts.
LCD (liquid crystal display) screens use liquid crystals to modulate light from one or two fluorescent backlighting sources. These screens are light with little or no visible screen flicker that, theoretically, have no upper limit to their resolution. Brightness distortion can occur due to uneven backlighting and dead pixels may occur due to manufacturing defects.
test technology in the HDTV scene. These tiny light emitters are used to backlight LCD screens and give a brighter display with improved contrast while using less power in a thinner panel. Presently the main drawback to these displays is cost, which has yet to come down due to economies of scale.