I disagree. Until someone shows a demonstration of plasma television running with appropriate meters on possible spectrums, then it has been documented.
I found threads indicating plasmas emit UV rays too.
There is also the question of how much electromagentic field is created by different TVs - whatever the emission. And how they related.
I find it interesting that there is no definitive testing pubished and visible to see, and so much speculative technical hearsay, ESPECIALLY when we are in a strange era when one can BLAST themselves with 60" of screen.
Further, plasma screen technology is continually changing, contrary to the publish believe that they are "Dead". Many plasma screens produced over the last decade even contain a highly radioactive material, which I believe can be used in the worst type radioactive material production purpose. Granted, it was in miniscule amounts, but really we should be smart enough to know it only takes ONE in certain criteria. And there is no telling what the varying conditions can create.
The bottom line is that I am sure they are safe as indicated by regulating authorities, but I was just inquiring as to what the actual real conditions are, where are lightly publicized at best. So that is all.
Further, IT SIMPLY CANT BE DISPUTED. Whatever Panasonic is doing with their plasma sets is different. The 60" LG plasma I have simply does not put the same type energy out of the screen. This is noteworthy ENOUGHT for further inquiry to the matter. It does not take a rocket scientist to know that when one puts their face near of panasonic plasma screen - ITS "HOT". You can the further remove your face from the screen and feel a definite action on the skin, which I DONT THINK is conductive heat. Its not like typical heat from an over rolling out through the air. AND if there is any truth to the Panasonic being able to "radiate" out a tingle other than conductive heat, and as far as 12-15 inches, then this should be a concern. That would be too much of something. PERIOD.
I can definitely see where the user opinions of these screens exists related to this. There are several different manyfacturers of the actual screen, and who knows how the varying hardware and firmware applications that drive the screens as deisgned by the various manufacturers relate?!! I THINK panasonic has classically used a Sharp brand plasm screen - I think. I know there have been changes by some manufacturers as to the fundamental ingredients of the screen's composition as of late. I AM satisfied with the physically notable emissions that my 60" LG plasma emits. I AM SUPRISED how "hot" even the newest Panasonic screens are.!! STILL, this does not differentiate anything good or bad for either. I was just inquiring about some solid data. I will review the other posts over time and see if anyone posted anything worthy of reviewing. Any links here are appreciated..
Originally Posted by AvidHiker
Well, in "guaranteeing" anything like this, you're kinda contributing to the BS that litters the internet. All plasmas generate heat - some more than others - this will never change.
BTW, unless you're putting your face in physical contact with the screen, heat cannot be conducted, it is radiated. Any sensation you're getting beyond that could have a multitude of sources, most likely good old static electricity (coupled with paranoia
). Honestly, if you have concerns about this potential "exposure" to something you percieve
to be harmful then you'll probably want to dig a hole and live a few hundered feet underground because you're getting every imaginable form of radiation exposure every day. Just be happy that plasma technology gives you a CRT-like picture without the high energy radiation those things are capable of releasing (which, BTW, has never been shown to pose any significant health risk). About the only thing plasmas may radiate more than other devices is RFI. I'm not aware of any risk to low level RFI exposure.