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.