So you got some extra money and had decided to upgrade an electronic device on your entertainment center. What new item should you buy? If you have an older TV or want to upgrade your current high-definition TV to a more updated one, then now is the time.
As the economy slows, you can find some pretty good deals for TVs if you look in the right places. More people are getting rid of things they can get rid of for some extra cash to make ends meet, and you can usually find a good bargain. Even electronic specialty stores are marking down TVs more because they want to get rid of their inventory.
Consider the size of the TV
When choosing a TV, there are some things you need to consider before making your purchase. What size TV do you want? Another over 25″ would be ideal for the bedroom, but you might want to get a bigger TV for the living room since it will probably be used the most for entertainment purposes. Plus, you will be sitting at least 10 to 15 feet away from the TV, and you won’t want to miss a single detail.
Consider the resolution
The higher the resolution numbers, then the better the picture will be. A TV with a 1080 resolution, for example, means that the resolution has a value of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The first number determines how many pixels can be displayed horizontally while the second number determines how many can be shown vertically.
You will typically want to buy a TV that has a “p” at the end of the resolution, i.e. 1080p. The p stands for progressive scanning and means that what you see on the TV is displayed as one large picture, rather than interlaced scanning, which means that lines that are formed vertically and horizontally are shown at a very fast rate to trick the mind into thinking it sees one whole image.
Consider is whether to get a plasma or LCD or liquid crystal display
Each has its advantages and disadvantages, and it is up to the preference of each viewer to decide on which is better. Plasma TVs have better color saturation and display darker colors than LCD TVs because the latter uses a backlight to light the liquid crystal that is pressed between the two glass plates, which can allow light to shine through.
A plasma TV is made up of plasma gasses and electrons, and three lights in the colors blue, green, and red light up each pixel. LCD TVs tend to be less expensive and have a longer lifespan than plasma. However, since the backlight does age, it might start to change colors, which in turn will affect the picture quality.
If you’re uncertain about what TV to choose, then speaking with several sales associates or browsing through TV reviews should help you decide.…