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Do Plasma TVs Generate Heat?

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Robert Silva
Question: Do Plasma TVs Generate Heat?
Answer: Yes, since one of the major components of a Plasma TV is charged gas, the set will be warm to the touch after being in operation for a while. Since most Plasma televisions are wall or stand mounted, with plenty of air circulation, heat generation, under normal circumstances, heat is usually not an issue (refer to previous question on high-altitude use). However, along with heat generation, Plasma TVs do use more energy than a standard CRT or LCD set.

The main thing is to remember to give your Plasma television enough room to dissipate the heat that it generates.

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