Tips for purchasing LCD TV
Thinking of purchasing a liquid crystal display (LCD) television but don't know where to start? First let's look at the basic advantages of an LCD TV: essentially, because of strategically placed panes of polarized glass and high pixilation, an LCD television provides sharper, higher-contrast images than a traditional television.
The first thing you need to decide whether or not an LCD TV is right for you in the first place. When using an LCD TV to complete a home theater setup the main question is whether this television will be viewed by you and possibly one or two more people or whether you plan to entertain larger groups. Obviously as the amount of people watching increases you will have some of them watching from the side. With an LCD TV one of the side effects of the technology used to project the image is that people viewing from the side will see the images all bathed in a purple hue.
Plasma TVs have none of these problems, having a 160 degree viewing angle as compared to the 120 degree viewing angle provided by LCD. Plasma TVs display high definition channels and movies, but over time leave streaky, "ghosts" on the screen. This kind of wear is avoidable by getting an LCD TV, because the pixelation refreshes itself much more often.
The reason why retailers and manufacturers are selling LCD televisions at cheap prices is competition. There are several major brands around competing soundly for consumer attention Sony, Sharp, LG, Panasonic, Pioneer and Samsung, to name a few. Within that group alone, there is already stiff competition, considering that LCD televisions are big ticket items. There are reasons why an LCD television is being sold cheap?
Before you buy a cheap LCD television, consider the possible reasons why it's being made available at such a low price. Are you getting it out of a clearance sale? Clearance sales mean that the unit you're buying is going to be phased out and replaced with newer models. There are newer features and technologies that you can no longer expect on the cheap unit because it's an older model.
Once you start narrowing down your choices, it is smart to go back online to check consumer reports or customer feedback on specific products you are honing in on. You can also run price comparisons online to further refine your list of preferred TVs. Be sure to take things like warranty and setup into consideration. If you are going to invest this much in a TV, you want to make sure that you have good coverage if something should happen to it early into your ownership of it.
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