How to choose a new TV: the secrets of a successful purchase
Today we will talk about the urgent problem faced by many people who have decided to buy a new TV. Modern technology is developing rapidly. What are the parameters to choose a TV? Which brand to trust? We will talk about these and many other trifles that you need to pay attention to when choosing your companion to watch a movie.
To date, the following types of TVs are on the market:
- iquid crystal (LCD).
- plasma tv.
When choosing a TV is very important to consider its location in the apartment! This will be a brightly lit room or a darkened room. At what distance should the TV be from the place from which you will watch TV. All these factors affect the type and diagonal of your TV. The optimal is the diagonal of at least 32−42 inches. With this size, the best distance for comfortable viewing is 2.5-3 meters. Almost perfect distance for a hall or a room. But each person has his own perception of the size of the TV, so when selecting it, be sure to move away from the distance from which you will view the content – to control your eyes. Nobody can tell you better than him!
Dwell on the resolution
The choice of resolution is closely connected with the choice of the diagonal of the TV. If you do not take into account the parameters of the displayed image, then the diagonal and screen resolution play a leading role in the perception of the image. The higher the screen resolution, the greater the number of fine details and effects you can see, since it is the resolution that affects the number of screen pixels, which in turn form the image. With a decrease in the resolution, small errors in the image begin to appear on closer examination — various angularities or uneven boundaries. If possible – try to buy a TV with a large resolution.
The sweep frequency is an important parameter that determines the number of frames displayed per unit of time. The high frequency of the scan eliminates the possibility of poor-quality video display when the image begins to blur and “float”. The undeniable advantage of plasma models is a high frequency sweep. If you plan to choose a plasma TV with the ability to play 3D video, think about buying a model with a frequency of 500-600 Hz. For a TV without 3D functions, this will be more than enough; in this case, you can choose a model with a frequency of about 200 Hz.
Summing up, we give a brief selection algorithm, which in this case begins with the definition of the intended use model.
If you need a television of the largest possible diagonal with the minimum cost, which will be used primarily for watching television and movies, then the “plasma” will be the best choice. If you plan to connect a large number of different devices (computer, game console, media player, etc.), playback of various content formats, and there is also a need for a small diagonal, then you should prefer the LCD model.
After choosing the type of TV, you should decide on its size, for which it is not superfluous to visit the store (or better yet, one of the familiar owners of flat TV) in order to see firsthand its dimensions and their correspondence to the future situation in the room. And finally, the final step is to choose a specific model that fits your budget. Do not forget that the older models of the line of televisions provide a higher image quality and an expanded set of features, so it is sometimes wiser to sacrifice a larger diagonal in favor of the best user characteristics.