Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Death of the Plasma TV

With the announcement by Samsung that they are pulling the plug on Plasma TVs, it is official the Plasma TV is now dead. The worst part of this for me is that I love my Plasmas. It is a sad reminder that it isn't always the best technology is the most successful.

I am barely old enough to remember the VHS/Betamax, but from everything I've read and everything I've heard the Betamax was simply the better product. The same, unfortunately can be said for Plasma TVs.

I was on vacation last week staying at a rental home. This home was equipped with a brand new top of the line Visio LED TV, and I found it difficult to watch. There was ghosting and strange artifacts that I never see on my TVs. Even the colors seemed overly saturated. Quite frankly it was part of the reason that I so successfully managed to take almost a full break from Technology (despite the World Cup's attempt to pull me back in)!

I understand that technologies die, but if Plasma has to die, then please TV manufacturers take heed: For the love of God fix the little glitches in LCD and LED TVs, especially before trying to sell me on new technology like 4K.

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