turkeypig666 wrote:so its the same thing in plasma tvs?
That depends on what exactly you mean, but the proper answer would be no. It is the same state of matter, but it is not the same thing.
The first thing to point out is that a plasma is merely a gas (any gas) which holds an electric charge.
Exactly like steam, carbon dioxide, oxygen, nitrogen, etc are all gases, but different gases, the same is true of plasmas.
To put this in perspective using gases instead, if you were to wander in and ask: "Is carbon dioxide the same as steam", the answer would of course be "no".
Plasma TVs use inert gases like neon, argon and xenon which are then energised to a low pressure plasma by relatively little energy (much like a "plasma ball" toy).
This cannon takes solid aluminium, turns it to a gas, then ionises that super hot gas into a very high pressure plasma (the high pressure being by virtue of taking a dense solid and making it into a low density plasma).
So while both are plasmas, they are not the same plasma, as they are made of different substances (and from different starting states it must be added).