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A few years ago, flat panel LCD televisions lasted longer than plasma screen televisions. With recent advances in technology, plasma screen televisions now last just as long as LCD screens. Both technologies deliver about 60,000 hours of continuous playing time before they have to be replaced. Plasma screens use their illumination power more efficiently than LCD displays, as each phosphor of a plasma screen television is illuminated individually. LCD displays use bulbs that do not illuminate as accurately.