Making a HDTV Comparison to Find the Best One
If you are
considering buying a HDTV you will probably have been overwhelmed
by the models and information out there. Every store will be
pushing the latest and most expensive model on you claiming that
this is the best model out there. As true with all technology, the
next HDTV will probably be better than the model that came before
it. However that doesn't mean that you can't find a HDTV that fits
your budget but still makes your entertainment experience great.
You can make a HDTV comparison by doing a little research and
testing out models in a store near you.
LCD or Plasma?
There are two types of HDTV that dominate the market, LCD and
plasma HDTV. A comparison of LCD and Plasma HDTV models will make
them both seem similar. There are a few differences and when you
make a HDTV comparison you will notice the subtle differences that
will go towards helping you find the better TV. If you make a
comparison of HDTV performance in a darkened room you will find
that they both do exceptionally well. However there is a slight
difference in brightly lit rooms, an LCD HDTV does better in bright
rooms. During the day you may find that the detail and vivid colors
on your plasma HDTV is not as bright as it is at night.
When making a comparison of HDTV color and image quality you
will find that there is a subtle difference in LCD models. LCD
models have a better color quality but this can fade over time as
the LCD back lights dim. You will have to replace the back light to
regain the picture quality that you first had when you bought your
TV. This can be a real problem, however some brands have developed
back lights that have a long life span so that you don't have to
worry about this.
In terms of
viewing angles the Plasma HDTV is better in comparison to the LCD
HDTV. At some angles the crisp details may be lost on an LCD HDTV.
The images may seem gray and faded and the colors may look slightly
different. Older LCD models also had the problem of blurring when
watching fast motions. However newer models have largely managed to
overcome this problem. If you have decided to go for an LCD model
make sure that this feature is one that your LCD HDTV has.