How long does a Plasma Screen last?
Like most electrical appliances the screen’s life will vary
depending on the model and circumstances. Most Plasma Screens,
however, are expected to last for 30,000 hours. This is a distinct
advantage over projectors that tend to have a lamp life of 2,000
hours. It is worth noting that they do lose their brightness to
a certain degree as the hours of use increase.
is a Plasma Screen not appropriate?
PROmotivations would not recommend a Plasma Screen where the image
displayed is going to be static (non-moving). For example a Corporate
Reception where the company Logo is going to be left in one place
on the screen all the time. This is because Plasma Screens can
suffer from "Burn in" particularly in the first few
thousand hours of use. This would result in the screen having
an imprint of the picture when the screen is turned off.
What types of input do Plasma Screens use?
This will vary between screens but in general all have:
Computer input via RGB - 15 pin D sub. Video input via Yellow
phono, BNC socket and/or S-Video. They usually have a composite
input and can run a signal digitally. You should contact us for
advice on set up at the time of purchase. DVD can be via, Phono,
S-VHS or on some models component. Most have multiple inputs and
newer models are introducing DVI inputs.
happens if the screen gets smashed?
Once a screen is smashed it is considered irreparable and at the
end of it’s life. If you are looking to position a screen
in a location where it is vulnerable a strengthening overlay can
What about brackets?
Plasma screens are generally sold without brackets or stands unless
specified otherwise. This is due to the number of environments
that these versatile screens can be used in combined with the
cost of supplying study brackets. It is worth remembering that
some of these screens can weigh as much as 70kg.
PROmotivations can provide brackets for all makes and models of
What about sound?
As with brackets, few screens come supplied with built in speakers
and those that do are clearly marked. It is possible to get matching
speakers for many makes, which can either, be free standing or
attached to the side of the screen. Many people use their own
sound systems and the screen is just used for the picture. Many
come with built in amplifiers but not all. Please ask about sound
options when enquiring.
Can I install a Plasma Screen myself?
Most people could install a screen themselves but it is crucial
to remember that these screens are not light. Where 30kgs may
not sound much they can be an awkward shape and often require
a second pair of hands. The leads are fairly straightforward to
connect. You should use a proper Plasma mounting bracket or stand
as the screens MUST be securely installed. They should never be
fixed to a dry lined plaster wall without going into the wall
behind with a strong fixing.