Tech giant Samsung has said that it is going to stop producing plasma televisions (PDP TVs) by 30 November. This is because falling demand and it would instead focus on producing curved and ultra-high-definition (UHD) TVs.
“We remain committed to providing consumers with products that meet their need,” Samsung said.
Panasonic, Sony, Hitachi and Pioneer have also pulled out of the sector in recent years, and LG is expected to follow suit soon.
Plasma screens use electrically charged ionised gases and are often applauded for their brightness, deep blacks, and high frame rates, which isideal for watching sport and films.
They however tend to use more electricity and are considerably bulkier than the now more popular liquid-crystal display (LCD) and light-emitting diode (LED) TVs.
Plasma is a lot better than LED/LCD TVs in terms of image quality, such as contrast ratio, and motion handling, it has a few drawbacks, Plasma TVs can’t be made a thin as LEDs, for example yet people like stylish tellies.