How to Choosing an HDTV – Part 2
Posted on January 25th, 2010 Filed under Gadget
Choosing the right screen
Now that you know the size, your choices of display type should already be down to two or three instead of all six. To narrow it down further, consider how it will fit in the room. For instance, if you plan on mounting it to the wall, then LED, LCD or Plasma are your practical choices.
If you still have a couple of choices, then think about how much light is in the room and how it will affect the picture. If it is bright, then you want a set that is also bright so that it can overcome all the light. keep in mind that a bright room also means a high chance of glare. Therefore, a TV with a front surface made of glass may not be the best choice. This situation is perfect for LED or LCD.
Conversely, if the room is darker or doesn’t get much reflection, then something that can give you great detail in the dark areas will probably be better. Plasma will work well in these situations.
How does it look turned off?
Cast an eye on the cosmetics as well. Brochures and online pictures rarely show the real look and quality of the construction. You have to live with the set in your room, even when it is off, make sure that it will fit the look of your home.
Give it some space
When you do look at the picture, don’t stand too close. No matter how good a TV is, if you stand close to the screen you will see flaws, Instead, stand as close as the closest seat will be to the set in your home. If it looks food there, then you’ll be happy with it at home.