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Size Matters

The best way to figure out what size works best for you is to measure how far away you’ll be sitting in inches and divide that by 1.5.  Therefore, if your couch is 6 feet away from your tv ideally you’ll want a tv in the 48” range.

LCD vs Plasma

If you plan on watching your set mostly during the day or in a well-lit room, consider an LCD display. LCD TVs can create brighter images than plasmas, which can help offset any excessive room or ambient lighting.

If, however you’ll be watching TV mostly at night or in a darkened room, plasmas may be your best choice: Overall, plasma TVs produce greater contrast, more realistically textured images, and richer colors.  When buying keep in mind that plasmas are a little bulkier and don’t come in sizes smaller than 42”.

TV in 3D

There are two different kinds of 3D televisions.  Passive and active.  Active 3D uses battery-operated shutter glasses that do as their name describes: they rapidly shutter open and closed. 

Passive uses inexpensive polarized glasses, like what you get at most movie theaters.

Smart TVs

Smart TVs, which means that they have things like built-in Wi-Fi.  For example, they can also have access to YouTube, Netflix, and other content.  While useful it’s important to ask yourself if you’ll use these add-ons as they will increase the cost of the TV.

Final advice

Everybody has different preferences when it comes to TVs.  Go to your local store, look at different options.  Try out the features.  Decide what looks best for your eyes. 

Featured TVs


Sony 60” BRAVIA EX645


Sony Internet Player with Google TV



Samsung 75“ ES9000



LG 55” LM8600


 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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