I agree that plasma sets seem to be less prevalent today than a few years
ago, but the November issue of "Consumer Reports" listed 21 plasma sets
(screen sizes 42 to 63 inches) that CR had tested. This was part of a
listing of top products for 2010, just in time for Christmas giving, of
Happy New Year and 73,
> [Original Message]
> From: Alan NV8A <email@example.com>
> To: <RFI@contesting.com>
> Date: 12/31/2010 8:52:46
> Subject: Re: [RFI] Plasma TV's are killing our hobby
> On 12/31/10 04:44 am, Tony wrote:
> > I recently discovered that a neighbors Plasma TV has been the source of
> > interference I've been experiencing on HF. Needless to say, it's
> > difficult to hear much while beaming in his direction and if it wasn't
> > for the fact that I'm far enough away to null the noise in other
> > directions, I'd be off the air.
> > To add insult to injury, the same noise has turned up on another beam
> > heading, but fortunately, it's much weaker and not nearly as intrusive.
> > The fact that it was discovered a day after Christmas leads me to
> > believe that someone received a new Plasma for the holiday.
> > I hate to say it folks, but I think it's only a matter of time before we
> > become overwhelmed with devices like these, especially in areas like
> > mine where neighbors are within 100 feet of each other.
> > We're fortunate that our utility company has a special investigator who
> > does a terrific job solving RFI issues, so we will pursue this one. I
> > feel for those who aren't so lucky.
> I read several years ago that many of the big-screen TVs (probably
> plasma at that time) being sold in retail stores were not in fact
> certified for use in residential environments.
> But as others have pointed out, plasma sets seem to be going away. I
> can't recall seeing one in the stores for years.
> Alan NV8A
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