Everybody requires quality and low priced LCD HDTV (liquid crystal display high-definition television) and all LCD HDTV producers say that their televisions are both of superiority and low priced. So does that mean every LCD HDTV out there is worth purchasing? How will a buyer select the right LCD HDTV?
Well the answer is, it all depends on what you want. Are you going to use it to play video games or an alternative computer monitor or just only to view television programs or both? When you are eager to purchase your first HDTV take a big breath and loosen up. You will need to do a lot of research to select between all kinds of LCD HDTVs that are for sale.
Rule #1 – Buy the biggest LCD HDTV screen size you can afford. Don’t debate this, don’t worry about it being too big for your room. This is the most important decision and the one that leads to the most regrets for buyers. Go big.
All right, let’s begin. A few things to search on an LCD HDTV are it’s max resolution, color depth, and refresh rates. The bigger the figures the better. First is the maximum resolution. The Modern LCD TV market primarily provides 720p and 1080p resolution. Nevertheless, if you want the maximum definition, that would be 1080p (1920×1080). You will see this resolution more and more being a standard on monitors, but it will come with a larger price tag. You will be able to see the difference in image resolution between a 720p TV and a 1080p TV. Do not waste your cash buying one of the cheaper. lower resolution televisions, as you will become disillusioned with it in a few months and then take out your wallet again to buy a 1080p LCD HDTV.
How is the screen lit? Today most LCD HDTVs use a tube for backlighting. Tubes are cheaper. Higher end LCD screens use LED backlighting which is brighter, has a better color balance and can give more uniform brightness across the screen.
The next thing to consider is the color depth and refresh rates. You’ll want the greatest conceivable color depth and refresh rates. High color depth intends that the pictures will have unaffected colors. Red looks red, green looks green, black look coal black rather than dark grey and white looks virgin white rather than light yellow color.
High refresh rate is particularly detectable when you’re viewing fast movements either in motion pictures or video games. A higher refresh rate permits the image transition appearing fluent. LCD HDTVs range from 60Hz to 240Hz refresh rate today. For comparison, Plasma HDTVs have a 600Hz resolution and show no artifacts when displaying motion like during a sporting event. For refresh rates, buy the fastest LCD HDTV you can afford.
And so, now that you have the resolution, brightness, color depth and refresh rates done, it is time to consider the other facets for example the loudspeakers. The inbuilt loudspeakers you will notice in a LCD HDTV commonly have acceptable quality. And so if when purchase the TV, it is probably best to go to your local store and hear to the audio.
Ask the salesman or woman to hook up a DVD and play a action movie and listen for yourself. If you are not really certain what a great loudspeaker should sound like then you should read the online reviews about the televisions. Studying from other people experience and thoughts can make your LCD HDTV purchasing decision a good deal easier.
One of the last things to consider are 3D capability and Wifi connectivity. We think that 802.11n WiFi connectivity is essential when buying a TV today. Whether connecting to your laptop or the internet directly, you’ll use this more and more as time goes on.
The jury is still out on 3D capability. The technology is young and the market is unproven. It may just be a fad again like it was in the 1950s. We say, don’t pay for this feature. If it comes with the HDTV you want, then get it, but first get the best picture you can with all of the other features. You probably won’t watch much 3D TV after the first week of ownership.
Additional things you might prefer to think about before purchasing is the television design (will it fit in the design of the room you are placing the HDTV?), whether it has a inbuilt Digital Tuner (so you are able to make the best of Digital broadcast signals), is there a wall mount included (so you will be able to hang it on the wall) and other accessories. They might not be all that significant but you certainly want to obtain the biggest bang for your LCD HDTV buck.