Gone are the days of the clunky “tube” televisions with their long antennae and spotty reception. Everyone has a flat screen TV, and with good reason. Between their optimal sizes, high quality and long life, who wouldn’t want one for their home or business? As you search for the perfect flat screen TV to fit your entertainment needs, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- How Smart is too Smart?
Take inventory of all of the applications and internet services you use on a regular basis and would like to have access to on your TV. Flat screen TVs boast all sorts of “smart” features that allow you to do everything from browsing YouTube to making purchases on Amazon.com, and sometimes, they offer options that you have never even heard of, so will never use. Thoroughly research all of the smart features associated with the flat screen you have in mind, to be sure that you won’t
overpay for or be overwhelmed by your new TV’s hidden brain.
- Sizing it Up
Measure the empty space you have allocated for a new flat screen, or the dimensions of your current TV, before you start looking at huge flat screens being offered for a great deal. Just because you want the most display area for your money doesn’t mean a giant screen is appropriate for your home entertainment area. The goal in mind should be to find the largest screen possible, but also avoid overwhelming the room and everyone seated. Sometimes too large a screen can cause the individual pixels of color to become obvious, which is highly distracting and defeats the purpose of owning a good quality flat screen TV.
- Backlight Technology and Resolution
There are three main categories of backlight technology that make up the amazing picture quality of today’s flat screen TVs. Each of them is suitable for a different type of home theater, depending on how much natural light and additional lighting is in the room.
- LED: This is the most popular “liquid crystal display” of flat screen TVs. These TVs are lightweight and thin, more energy efficient, and can also produce very bright pictures. This is perfect for a room that receives a lot of sunlight during the day.
- Plasma: These TVs provide the best contrast on the market, which means the dark pictures are the right amount of dark and the bright pictures are the right amount of bright. However, they’re not as wide available as LED flat screens.
- OLED: These TVs boast “organic light-emitting diodes”, which is a new innovation in the flat screen business. Whereas the other forms of light portray black by delivering simply dark shades of other colors, OLED TVs reproduce true black. This means the final contrast and image quality is unparalleled. Additionally, these flat screens can be very thin, lightweight and energy efficient.
These are just a few things to keep in mind when searching for the perfect flat screen TV for your home or business. But they are the most obvious criteria to examine, especially when you have specific budget or your family has specific needs that you want to meet while also keeping up with the latest trends in the home theater