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screen cracked on plasma

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Bought a 51'' plasma on saturday broken by thursday. Lucky enough I was able to get it replaced by the store but seriously, what are these screens made out of? I realise its glass but boy is it fragile. The guy at the store assured me that the glass is stronger than the lcd screen he even knocked on the glass on a display tv at the store and seemed strong. So what do you think? Plasma more durable than LCD? Alos, want to add that once screen is cracked no display can be seeing also it cost more to replace screen than what the tv is worth so if you have a plasma becareful.
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I have no clue cuz i don't own a plasma and only LCD. But glad you were able to replace it cuz i'd be so disappointed if that happened to me! Plasmas are not CHEAP!
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To my knowledge, plasma TVs have gas between two glasses hence the name plasma. If the crack is deep enough, gas is released from its sealed containment and thus not producing any picture. By that point, it is pointless to repair the TV because the cost of replacing the glass will cost more than the TV.
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