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Which type of flat-screen TV gets hotter—plasma or LCD?

Which type of flat-screen TV gets hotter—plasma or LCD?

Have you ever tested the heat output of plasma vs. LCD TVs? Several stores have told me that plasmas are better for the money but they run hotter than LCDs. I’m leery of making a room hotter than necessary and upping the cost of my A/C.—Wayne Stramer San Antonio

We haven’t tested the temperature of  TV technologies, but plasmas generally get warmer than LCDs. If the room is small and not ventilated, and the TV is on for a long time, you might see a small change in temperature.

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