Plasma shipments up this year, but you'll have to go abroad to even notice


Apparently plasma TVs are no longer the “it” girl of the tech world, at least not here in the Shining City on a Hill. Shipments of plasma panels increased by 53 percent Q1 2008 compared to Q1 2007, but you’re not likely to notice unless you’re in China or Latin America, where plasma is more popular than LCD.

Why is LCD more popular than plasma here? A big reason is that consumers still think that plasma suffers from burn-in, which is largely a non-issue at this point. I personally own an LCD, but would totally be down with whatever tech can give me the best screen size:price ratio.

Feel free to ask me stupid questions at our fiesta this evening; I have plenty of snappy answers ready for y’all.