Samsung just announced that abandons the production of plasma televisions in November. Other companies like Panasonic, Sony Hitachi and Pionner have previously made this decision.
The only brand that will continue to produce plasma TVs will be LG, for the moment it seems that the company will have a monopoly of production, a good asset since in terms of image, plasma is superior to LEDs. As an example the model Viera TX-P60ZT65 from Panasonic was chosen by the European Image and Sound Association as the best TV of the year 2013/2014.
For this decision Samsung argues that Plasma demand has fallen considerably and will put all its efforts in the new flat screen models in high definition. The future seems to be in the production of large appliances and it is very complicated to do them with plasma technology. In addition, plasma screens cannot be as thin as LED screens, and consumers increasingly like extra-thin screens.
Although plasma screens are superior in contrast and movement management, they have some disadvantages such as their high power consumption The new LED screens have improved markedly in brightness, color gamut and contrast.
For the experts, though the plasmas will always have their little point, this type of screens has been surpassed by another type of technology.