No cable TV on flat-screen TVs?

Enjoyed the article ‘Seeking the perfect flat screen’ by Jean-Baptiste Piggin. We were out looking for a flat-screen TV over the weekend and when I said that we had cable TV we were told that you could only have a plasma TV. The smallest plasma was a 42 inches, and we only wanted a 32-inch screen.


  • Asked on Thursday, November 8, 2007 | 11:41 AM
    Michael G Finn, Wichit.

Televisions of any kind of screen can show cable TV; it is not a technology that can be shown by plasma screens only. I guess the salesperson suggested that you buy a plasma screen because he or she thought that it’s the best-quality screen they had.

But I reassure you that cable TV signals can be shown on any kind of TV screen.

  • Answered on Thursday, November 8, 2007 | 11:41 AM
    Woranut Saencharoen, Manager of Phuket Cable TV.

Actually, no manufacturers of plasma-screen TVs make screens smaller than 42 inches. They simply do not make screens smaller than this. I think it’s because of the quality of the image on the screen and also for marketing reasons.

  • Answered on Thursday, November 8, 2007 | 11:41 AM
    Supaporn Malawanno, OA department chief of Power Buy at Central Festival Phuket.
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