The following are the advantages and disadvantages of Plasma Display Screens:
- Slim profile
- Can be wall mounted
- Less bulky than rear-projection televisions
- Produces deep blacks allowing for superior contrast ratio
- Wider viewing angles than those of LCD; images do not suffer from degradation at high angles unlike LCD's.
- Less susceptible to reflection glare in bright rooms due to not needing back lighting.
- Virtually no motion blur, thanks in large part to very high refresh rates and a faster response time, contributing to superior performance when displaying content with significant amounts of rapid motion.
- Heavier screen-door effect when compared to LCD or OLED based TVs.
- Susceptible to screen burn-in and image retention, although most recent models have a pixel orbiter that moves the entire picture faster than is noticeable to the human eye, which reduces the effect of burn-in but does not prevent burn-in. However, turning off individual pixels does counteract screen burn-in on modern plasma displays.
- Phosphors lose luminosity over time, resulting in gradual decline of absolute image brightness (newer models are less susceptible to this, having lifespan exceeding 100,000 hours, far longer than older CRT technology.
- Susceptible to "large area flicker".
- Generally do not come in smaller sizes than 37 inches.
- Heavier than LCD due to the requirement of a glass screen to hold the gases
- Use more electricity, on average, than an LCD TV
- Do not work as well at high altitudes due to pressure differential between the gases inside the screen and the air pressure at altitude. It may cause a buzzing noise. Manufacturers rate their screens to indicate the altitude parameters.