Flat Screen TVs

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Flat Screen TVs

  1. 1. ==== ====Check out the deal on this great tv:http://amzn.to/yIlzX4==== ====Why go flat screen? Flat screen TVs are not just the trend, they also give you more in terms ofviewing space. Although a 20" flat screen TV may have the same measurements as the moretraditional curved screen TV usually found on CRTs, the flat screen gives the illusion of extendedwidth and height. If this is your dream gadget for this year, here are a few tips you can use whenchoosing and buying a flat screen TV:Sometimes, flat screen is just that - flat screen.High-end television units such as plasma TVs, HDTVs and LCD TVs all feature a flat screen.However, there are also lower-priced CRT (cathode ray tube) TVs that feature a flat screen but donot have the same features and capabilities as its more expensive cousins. Dont just think thatbecause its a flat screen, its automatically a plasma or an LCD.Thin is a good thing.They might be banning super-thin models on the catwalk but people definitely welcome thin, flat-panel TVs with open arms. When buying a flat screen TV, look for a unit that is slimmer than theolder CRTs. There are brands such as Philips, for example, that sell flat screen TVs that arethinner than usual. They may not be as thin as sleek plasmas and LCDs but they will do well inyour living room or anywhere you intend to put them in your home.Thin flat screen TVs are also easier to move and they dont occupy a lot of space. Youll thankyourself later when its time to re-locate the unit to a better viewing area or in case you move to asmaller apartment.Plasma or LCD?Either one of these flat screen TVs would be a good choice, depending of course on what youwant and what you expect. Budget, too, is a factor. Both are thin and offer a smooth face, althoughLCDs tend to be lighter. The cinematic experience is also enhanced with both, since the aspectratio of todays units are at 16:9 - meaning, images will appear more rectangular.To choose from either type of flat screen TV, consider the following:Size. Plasmas tend to come in monster sizes although LCDs arent too bad either. If you prefersize, go for plasma.Resolution and image display. Plasmas show excellent details and sharpness, especially alongthe edges of the onscreen image. LCDs, on the other hand, allow you to view images unchanged
  2. 2. even in bright conditions.Budget. Prices are currently nearly head-to-head, so its really up to how much your bank accountwill allow you to buy.Go for picture quality.Ultimately, a TV is made for viewing. You cant really appreciate a TV if it doesnt count for much inthe image display department. Regardless of the technology behind it, a flat screen TV isnt worthyour time, effort and money if it cant deliver a decent picture.Spend some time with your intended purchase and examine its performance. Look for differencesin picture delivery, particularly in the areas where blacks contrast with white or bright colors orwhen a high-speed scene is being shown. How well you can tolerate a flat screen TVsperformance in these areas will of course depend on your preference, patience and budget.However, it pays to consider the kind of money youll be shelling out for the type of viewingpleasure the TV will give you. If youre the type who looks forward to spending hours and hours onend in front of the TV, then make sure the flat screen TV you choose wont disappoint.Discount LCD TV is a discount shopping website where you can purchase the latest plasma andLCD widescreen televisions from Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, LG and Philips. Find moreinformation and advice on what to look for before you buy a flat screen TV at our website.Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Alex_Bradbury==== ====Check out the deal on this great tv:http://amzn.to/yIlzX4==== ====

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