Do plasma TVs use a lot of electricity?

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Updated: 4th December 2019

According to the Wall Street Journal, a 42-inch plasma set can consume more electricity than a full-size refrigerator -- even when that TV is used only a few hours a day. But the WSJ notes that A 42-inch LCD set, a typical upgrade item, requires about twice that amount of electricity.

Correspondingly, what is the difference between plasma and LCD?

Plasma TVs have an edge over LCD TVs in terms of overall picture quality but LCDs are catching up with improvements like LED backlighting. The main difference lies in the display technology. Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD) panels - work by trapping a liquid crystal solution between two sheets of polarized glass.
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