Which LCD TV to choose?

March 14, 2012
Which LCD TV to choose?

Want to buy a new TV, but a huge selection is confusing? Below we give the parameters, given which, it will be easier for you to understand which LCD TV to choose.

  • Screen diagonal

When choosing a diagonal, remember that it is most convenient to watch TV from a distance of 4-5 diagonals. Therefore, the choice of the diagonal depends entirely on the size of your room. Mini-TVs with a screen of a couple of inches to 100-inch panels are available. Usually buyers choose TVs with a diagonal of 30-60 inches.

  • Screen resolution

The resolution of the matrix of the TV is the number of pixels that create a visible image on the screen. The higher the resolution, the sharper the image. The TV specifications show the ratio of the number of pixels horizontally and vertically, for example, for a high-quality DVD viewing, you need a resolution of 1366 X 768, and a high definition digital HDTV signal will be fully displayed on panels with a resolution of 1920x1080.

  • Viewing angle

The image of the old models of LCD TVs could vary, depending on the angle at which they were looking at the screen. Brightness and contrast, for example, depended on the viewing angle. Modern models have a viewing angle of about 180 degrees (do not buy models with this parameter less than 170 degrees). To check the viewing angle, in the store, move away from the TV to the distance from which you plan to watch it at home, and look at the image from different angles.

  • The response time, or response speed of the TV, is also an important parameter. In modern models, the response time should be no more than 8 ms, otherwise, with a sharp change of frame on the screen, you will see a dull loop.
  • Brightness and contrast - these parameters are indicated in the technical specifications of the TV. The screen brightness should not be less than 450 cd / m2, and the contrast should be not less than 500: 1.
  • Connectivity. On the front and back of the TV are connectors for connecting various devices: a disc player and DVD and blu-ray, camera, camcorder, game console, computer, external USB drive, antenna, home theater, headphones, etc.Therefore, at home, decide in advance what you will connect and which connectors you need: tulips, component, SCART, S-Video, DVI, USB, HDMI, etc.
  • Sound - it is desirable that the models have built-in sound decoders Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic, Virtual Dolby.

Pay attention also to the weight and power consumption of the model. How to choose an LCD TV by manufacturer? It turned out that Russians most of all trust firms such as Sony, Philips, Panasonic and Samsung.

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