Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Offer : Samsung 55 inch LED HDTV

What are LED Televisions ?
A new type of LCD TV is now available in which the fluorescent bulbs have been replaced by a series of LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes). LED Technology allows for TVs to be produced in a very slim profile (as small as 1” deep) and will display a greater color spectrum and substantially improved black levels.

Christmas Offer @ hometheaterstore : Buy any SAMSUNG 55 INCH LED HDTV & get either $500 OFF or FREE Panasonic Plasma HDTV. Hurry UP !!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

LG 60PS11 60" 1080p Plasma HDTV

Add style to any home entertainment system with the LG60PS11. Its superior technology ensures that no action sequence is too fast to catch, bringing you higher refresh rates and ultra smooth image transition with zero motion blur.
Perfect for watching action-packed programming.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


What is HDMI?

HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a single cable capable of carrying fully uncompressed digital video (up to and surpassing 1080P resolution) and uncompressed digital audio, including the latest audio standards such a Dolby True HD and DTS HD Master Audio.
HDMI connects digital audio/video sources such as set-top boxes, Blu-ray Disc players, personal computers (PCs), video game consoles (such as the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360), and AV receivers to compatible digital audio devices, computer monitors, and digital televisions. HDMI is the only connection available today that carries both 100% uncompressed digital audio and video.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Contrast Ratio

What is Contrast Ratio?
The contrast ratio is a measure of a display system, defined as the ratio of the luminance of the brightest color (white) to that of the darkest color (black) that the system is capable of producing. A high contrast ratio is a desired aspect of any display, although there is no industry standard for measurement of contrast ratio, so comparing the contrast ratio of one brand with another may not yield valid results.

"Dynamic Contrast Ratio" is one of the recent upcoming development in LCD Technology.
This display underpower the backlight lamp in case the darker image needs to show on screen.

Dynamic contrast ratio is usually measured at factory with two panels (one vs another) of the same model as each panel will have an inherent Dark and Light (Hot) spot. Static is usually measured with the same screen showing half screen full bright vs half screen full dark

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Aspect Ratio

What is Aspect Ratio?
The aspect ratio of an image is its displayed width divided by its height (usually expressed as "x:y" or "x×y). The older format for analog TV was 4:3, while the standard format for HDTV (both HD signals and HDTVs) is 16:9 or 1.78:1 (approximately 1.78" wide for every 1" high), while film directors can choose from any of the available film ratios. The most common formats for movies are 2.35:1, 2.40:1, and 1.85:1, which is very close to the 1.78:1 of HDTV.

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sony Bravia KDL65W5100 (KDL-65W5100) LCD HDTV

Sony has launched BRAVIA W-Series KDL65W5100 LCD TV. This 65-Inch 120Hz LCD TV is all equipped with Sony’s flagship feature consisting of Motion flow 120Hz technology.
Built-in BRAVIA Internet Video compatibility lets you enjoy online movie & TV streaming.
Meanwhile it facilitates you to personalize your entertainment including latest news, weather and stock information.

o Motionflow 120Hz technology eliminates judder and augments the action movements for more detailed and crisp image quality Integrated BRAVIA Internet Video feature lets you access on line contents
o You can select and personalize Bravia widgets that brings you all the latest news and weather forecast
o USB input facilitated you to watch your Multimedia on big screen, enjoy your mp3 or to video clips

Monday, November 2, 2009

LED Television Types

There are 3 main types of LED TVs:

Edge-lit: LEDs are arranged around the perimeter of the screen and lit is distributed via a diffusive reflection panel behind the LCD screen. It has only slight advantage in picture quality over CCFLs but it produces the thinnest of all the LCD TVs. (All Samsung LEDs 8000 series and below.)

Back-lit: An array of LEDs are arranged directly behind the LCD screen. The LEDs can be dimmed but not independently. Brighter pictures and more energy efficient than CCFL but not as thin as Edge-lit. (Sharp LE700 series.)

Local-dimming: Local dimming is Back-lit but individual or small groups of LED's can be dimmed independently. This is the most expensive but it produces the richest colors and the deepest blacks. Again, not as thin as Edge-lit but close to plasma in terms of contrast ratio. Local dimming comes in two varieties; all-white LEDs or groups of red, green, & blue LEDs. (Samsung 8500 series and Sony XBR8 Tri-Luminous)

An important thing to note is that just because an LED is backlit does not mean there is an LED for each pixel. Actually, no such TV exists. In the case of the Sharp LE700, there is only a couple dozen LEDs behind the whole LCD screen. Usually, one LED is responsibly for lighting several thousands of pixels. Which means there is still room for improvement as LEDs get smaller and less expensive.

The biggest thing to remember about LED TVs is that they offer a better picture than CCFL, they are more energy efficient (by up to 40%) and the are usually thinner.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Plasma Vs LCD

Technology : How it works?
LCD : A matrix of thin-film transistors (TFTs) supplies voltage to liquid-crystal-filled cells sandwiched between two sheets of glass. When hit with an electrical charge, the crystals untwist to an exact degree to filter white light generated by a lamp behind the screen

Plasma : Plasma technology consists hundreds of thousands of individual pixel cells, which allow electric pulses (stemming from electrodes) to excite rare natural gases-usually xenon and neon-causing them to glow and produce light.

CONTRAST / BLACK LEVELS : Will it be able to depict best of shadows or darks?
: Even though there have been continuous research and development in LCD TVs black levels, only the best LCD televisions can really manage to crossover 1000:1 contrast ratio hurdle.

Plasma : Better than its counterpart; Plasma technology has certainly attained quite high contrast ratios, that fetches blackest black compared to the whitest white

COLOR ACCURACY : More lifelike images
LCD : Although most LCD displays handle it quite well; but it is inherently difficult pattern to maintain color accuracy and vivacity in comparison with PLASMA TVs.

Plasma : PLASMA certainly has edge over LCD as in plasma display; every pixel inherits all basic color of red, green and blue elements, which in conjunction create 16.77 million colors. That results into more rich and color accuracy.

VIEWING ANGLE : Which one has Best viewing angle?
LCD : Here again PLASMA outperforms LCDs. The best viewing angle of LCD HDTV till date is around 120 and 130 degree.

Plasma : Plasma has made much of 160° viewing angles. The 160° viewing angle for A PLASMA makes it best. Every angle is great viewing angle

FAST-MOVING VIDEO PLAYBACK : Fast action scenes! Which one is better?
: Again PLASMA takes the lead because of their exceptional capability for fast moving scenes and higher contrast levels

Plasma : Last couple of years has seen rapid improvement in “response time” of LCD TVs. but…. but …but still there is scope for improvement as they still carry slight trailer effect.

HIGH ALTITUDE : What if I move towards higher altitude?
: As LCD are predisposed to handle change in atmospheric pressure; Reason why they are preferred in Airplanes. As LCD are not effected In air pressure fluctuation

Plasma :igh altitudes (6,500 feet and above),difference in air -pressure emerges, which causes plasma displays to give out buzzing sound due to the lower or unfavorable atmospheric pressure

LONGEVITY : Life of my television? Or how many hours of viewing before backlight burn out?
: LCD on average last 50,000 to 65,000 hours; this is what manufactures have to say when asked about durability of their product. In fact an LCD will last long as its backlight does- and the best thing you have is that you can replace these bulbs.

Plasma : Plasma displays utilize current to induce combination of gases (i.e., argon, neon, xenon) due to which it glows red, blue or green. Being an active phenomenon; phosphoric element deplete over time.

SCREEN BURN IN : Why does it happens?
LCD : LCD Technology is not predisposed to “burn-in” of pixels as “Twisting crystals” technology rule-out premature aging of pixels

PLASMA : In case of plasma; PLASMAs are more prone to “burn in” or permanent etch of color in glass display- Although manufactures are doing their best to overcome this tendency and prolong the display life.

POWER CONSUMPTION : Please! I need to reduce carbon foot prints
: Due to florescent backlighting to reproduce images; LCDs consume substantially lesser power to operate than plasmas do; almost half the power consumed by plasma displays.

PLASMA : Plasma TV consumes almost double of electricity of LCD in bid to illuminate Each pixels on screen - even for the darker ones do. Though there is improvement in voltage consumption; still a plasma TV will consume around third more power than LCDs.

RESOLUTION : How many pixels? More pixels means more lucidity in the picture ? Got it?
: LCD HDTV possesses higher resolution per same size contrast to plasma. The least resolution of LCD measures 1366 X 768 - easily full HD resolution in 1080i or 720p.

PLASMA : Most of the PLASMA displays carry 1024 X 768 resolutions. Though this is not truly an HD resolution, but not everyone can figure-out the difference.

Cost : How much dent this purchase gonna make in my pocket?
LCD : Expect to pay a third as much more for a similar size PLASMA.

PLASMA : Costs less than LCD

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sony KDL52XBR9 (KDL-52XBR9) 52" 240Hz LCD HDTV

Unlike recent surge of LED Backlighting; 52XBR9 Series uses fluorescent-backlit using WCG-CCLF technology instead of using LED backlighting more common these days. BRAVIA KDL-52XBR9 is 52-inch LCD TFT full HD TV. Two deviously hidden speakers beneath the screen produce exuberating 20 watt audio power. There are some pretty cool privilege to explore the audio capabilities such as auto volume adjustment and voice zoom.

Structured BRAVIA KDL-52XBR9 skirts glossy frame and layer of transparent plastic surrounds the glossy frame. In-fact subtly thin structured frame would endure the test of time.
Known for its performance, Sony BRAVIA KDL-52XBR9 is all equipped with wide array of color and picture presets. Besides that, internet connectivity feature lets you access online video streaming services, yahoo widgets and other online multimedia.

Considering LCD TVs of this Genre, the black levels of this model seem to be better than any of its counterpart. And yes; no definition is complete without mentioning the frame rate, courtesy to 240Hz refresh rate; fast-action scenes are ultra smooth. Color accuracy is up to mark and provides up-scaling to standard definition videos. Matte screen surface obliviates any reflection. Meanwhile your BRAVIA KDL-52XBR9 is energy efficient (it is EPA Energy Star compliant).

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Combining all Panasonic expertise and with 1080p resolution and an incredible contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1; Panasonic tcp65v10 determines the unmatched all picture sensation on 65 inch wide screen.

Going by the reputation of Panasonic HDTVs; you’ won’t be let down in any walk of trade. I am pretty sure that this TV will unearth all the qualities that one looks into a full HD television. Uncompromising color details, exposing vary minute details of the motion and crystal clear clarity. Blazing fast engine removes blur & on screen judder; a problem that arises while displaying fast action scenes.

What defines a better picture quality? Deeper blacks and whitest, whites; isn’t it? As It results into brilliant color reproduction for more realistic and natural looking images. In short; you will feel in the middle of the action; every character will be so real that you’ll feel them living into your media room.

Redefining the home entertainment, Panasonic tcp65v10 is just perfect one. Hope I am not exaggerating; once you experience this HDTV; I am pretty much sure that you have no chance to go back to your regular TV.

Turning imagination into reality, THX certification for image reproduction ascertains to turn creator’s imagination into reality, unadulterated. In the early 1980's, Lucasfilm, established the THX Standard to stipulate the audio and video quality criteria for cinema environments. Intention behind this whole exercise is to improve cinema experience altogether and provide high fidelity to audio and visual ambience. And your VIERA meets the high standards laid by the THX Certified Display Program.

Mitsubishi DLP Televisions

People might be chanting more about Mitsubishi’s laserVue TV since its introduction in the market… No doubt that laserVue TV over shadowed its due exposure- of 65-inch laserVue TV. So recently we decided to let the consumers know what we have found out by reviewing the L65A90. We took it under our stringent test scanner to drain out the best of the information for our viewers. It did pretty well although there were some issues with video processing and resolution clarity to maximum HD output. But it compensates all the minor weak spots by delivering excellent color, contrast and fine black details.

More Mitsubishi DLP TVs :
Mitsubishi L65A90
Mitsubishi WD60735
Mitsubishi WD60737
Mitsubishi WD65737
Mitsubishi WD65835
Mitsubishi WD65837
Mitsubishi WD73737
Mitsubishi WD73835
Mitsubishi WD73837
Mitsubishi WD82737

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Panasonic TCP54V10

highs : Excellent black-level presentation and exceptional shadow depiction; comparatively high color accuracy after customized mode. Greater color representation; full Fidelity to 1080p/24 sources; exclusive VieraCast lets you access selected internet services; ample HDMI connection and one PC input.
lows : A bit costly; some picture accuracy issues in non- THX modes; inadequate picture control.
Conclusion: overall picture quality is much better than any other flat panel HDTV in recent past.

Panasonic TCP54V10

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Panasonic TCP50G10

If you are looking for incredible clarity look no further than Panasonic TCP50G10; as it brings fidelity to cinema-quality movie reproduction all along with complete web browsing and Amazon’s VOD video service obliviates need of any PC. It also delivers improved technologies of next generation; VIERA G10 series entertains with features like Viera cast web menu, viera image viewer with THX qualified depiction.

The 50-inch TCP50G10 image quality is all set to astonish your senses. The all new G10 Series comes with special cinema quality movie reproduction to make your sports and gaming experience all along with web entertainment. Thanks to the Panasonic Neo Technology to deliver enhanced picture details, deep black and extraordinary illumination meanwhile promoting green by lowering the power consumption.

THX Certification ensures breathtaking movie playback fidelity where as Viera Image Viewer facilitates hazzale free reproduction and sharing digital contents. Along with all the emenities G10 series brings you full HD 1080p resolution, enhanced black level with native contrast ratio of 40000:1. Features carry on to Infinite Black Panel; 600 Hz Sub-field drive in addition to Game Mode and Viera Link. The 600 Hz Sub-field drive delivers the best of image quality for fast motion scenes and sports.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

LCD TV Buying Guide....

Uh! This Looks Better or that one? Which one to buy? Every TV looks same to me, puzzled! Every day a new model is launched with distinct specification and it is not easy to keep up with the technical advancements. Bamboozled! No worries just follow our instructions that will help you to choose the best out of rest. To make it easier for you, we have made it too simple, and hope you end up with the best deal. Keep these essentials in mind while picking up that LCD.

Screen size
Screen size is the first thing that one notices in a TV, to some extent buyer’s fancy larger size of LCDs. A general tendency is bigger the size better it is – not necessarily, always base your decision upon the available space in your TV room. If you watch things from close, it will give you grainy images. Reasons behind this, in large size TVs pixels are bigger in size, mean while it causes strain on the eyes.
Because of that experts recommend two to five fit distance for 20-27-inch displays, six to eight feet for 32-37-inch displays, 10-14 feet for 42-46-inch displays and for 50-inch or above display you should maintain 16 feet to enjoy the best.

One more thing that is worth consideration, is better watching angle LCD TVs give. That means you get the best view from every angle, no matter from which angle you are watching your program. LCD TVs view angle ranges from 160 degrees to 80 degrees.

LCD TVs installation

Yes you are right, one should always keep in mind that LCD requires careful handling. Being very delicate and thin these can be mounted either on the wall or on the table- but before the placement, make sure that there no micro wave , heater or any other components placed underneath or over , because heat, dust and other such thing can lead to distortion in its functioning, Results in lesser performance and life. Oh! One more thing, do a bit for ventilation too………..


Resolution is determined by the pixels your TV has, and decides how sharp the picture you going to get. Simple equation- more the pixels – more resolution better picture and greater display quality.

Average LCDs has 1280x720 resolutions, these are the minimum pixel count one should look for.
Bigger LCDs proffer with 1920x1080 high pixel resolutions. But you know, you have to pay a bit more that usual TVs….

Contrast ratio

Contrast ratio characterizes the degree of variation in whites and dark of the images. I.e. any LCD has lesser contrast ratio, dark images will be produced in gray and whiteness will look blurred or washed. An Average LCD TV should have 10,000:1 contrast ratio.

Motion Response Time

High transition demanding scenes, such as Actions or sports- motion timing is the most important aspect to cope-up with the fast moving scenes. For example: A high intensity game such as football, where there are rapid changes in the scenes. If your TV hasn’t got better Response Time, vague impressions will appear in the scenes. So before zeroing you option, check out these specifications.


Check the numbers of HDMI inputs are provided in your TV. If you have got home theater, there must be number of components such as gaming console, HD DVD or Blu-ray player to be attached to your LCD TV. Even, some TV screen facilitate as a computer screen too. Ask for the composite connections, S- video, component video and RGB SCART inputs.


Last but not the least! Pricing, although it depends upon the specification or the characteristics you are looking for. Better the features - more the price’ any doubt? Although some time you might find better specification at lower prices, depending upon the brand you prefer.